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6 Things to Know About the Life and Maintainence of a Hotel Mattress

September 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM | by | Comments (2)

All this week, we'll be talking about Hotel Beds--where to buy 'em, how to make 'em, how to trust 'em (see story below!) and what to do when the bed isn't enough to send you to Sleepyland. Got a hotel bed question or comment? Send it to us! We're not sure about you, but we like to know a little bit about the different beds in which we sleep. At the end of the day, hotels are simply community beds, a concept that brings up a few questions: How often is the mattress replaced? Or worse... what about those spills and stains? We caught up with Philip Ridgway, Director of Housekeeping at the Four Seasons San Francisco, to get some answers. Here are 6 things to know about the life of a hotel mattress:

1. All the mattresses in the Four Seasons San Fran are the same, and they are made specifically for the brand. They are usually ordered on a large-scale by the corporate office and delivered directly to the individual hotel. They typically try to replace the whole hotel at once about every ten years, unless thereís an incident where one has to be switched out.

2. Speaking of incidents, donít worry about spilling that glass of wine. Just donít set the room on fire. Four Seasons will only charge in the case of gross negligence, like if you had a huge party and literally (not figuratively) set the sheets on fire. They wonít charge you for a small spill or if your kid wets the bed. Those things happen. The best thing to do is just be honest and let housekeeping know.

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How to Make A Bed, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Style

September 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM | by | Comment (1)

All this week, we'll be talking about Hotel Beds--where to buy 'em, how to make 'em, how to trust 'em (just wait and see what we mean) and what to do when the bed isn't enough to send you to Sleepyland. Got a hotel bed question or comment? Send it to us!

Little did we know when we started this series that there was such a thing called, "National Make Your Bed Day". Now, we're all for kitschy holidays, but in honor of our weeklong dedication to all things sleep related, we were especially happy to hear there's an actual Bed Making Expert at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantationin Greensboro, Georgia.

Haajar La Roche began working at the hotel in 2002 in the housekeeping department, focusing on public areas and turndown, and is now the head of the housekeeping department. She has supplied three key instructions on how to make your bed, hotel-style.

We wanted to see this in action, so we went to the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park in New York City and had 9-year employee Diomeda Rosario, one of the hotel's best room attendants, demonstrate La Roche's instructionsso you can try it at home.

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How DoubleTree By Hilton Makes Their Sweet Dreams Beds Everyday

September 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (2)

All this week, we'll be talking about Hotel Beds--where to buy 'em, how to make 'em, how to trust 'em (just wait and see what we mean) and what to do when the bed isn't enough to send you to Sleepyland. Got a hotel bed question or comment? Send it to us!

If a hotel's got a plush bed, mounds of pillows and crisp, clean linens, one might think they've got the hotel bed down on lock. Wrong. Presentation is everything. Have you ever walked into a hotel room after a long trip, more than ready to collapse onto the hotel bed, only to find it was poorly made with the pillows out of order and the sheets half-on or wrinkled? We have. And it was pretty depressing.

That's why a properly made bed is just as crucial as the bed type itself. Now, how does one properly make a hotel bed? Well, each hotel brand has different protocols. Thanks to Diana Plazas, Director of Global Brand Marketing for DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, we've got a step-by-step tutorial on how to make DoubleTree's own Sweet Dreams bed.

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11 Hotels That REALLY Want You to Get a Good Night's Sleep

September 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM | by | Comments (9)

All this week, we'll be talking about Hotel Beds--where to buy 'em, how to make 'em, how to trust 'em (just wait and see what we mean) and what to do when the bed isn't enough to send you to Sleepyland. Got a hotel bed question or comment? Send it to us!

Cheap foam earplugs and a thin eye mask lifted from an airline just aren't cutting it any more. Heck, sometimes the plush hotel beds we sink into after checking-in can't always assure a perfect beauty sleep. So it's a really good thing these hotels below have anticipated the arrival of such troubled sleepers like us.

Here are 11 Hotels That REALLY Want You To Get a Good Night's Sleep.

1. The Bryant Park Hotel, New York
The Bryant Park offers a sleep mask in the mini bar and complimentary ear plugs, as well as a sound machine next to the bed that's turned on to nature sounds (or silence, if you prefer) at turndown.

2. 70 Park Avenue, New York
70 Park Avenue offers a practical, and dream-inducing, twist on turn down service by providing melatonin chocolates.

3. Hotel Monaco Chicago
If you're lucky enough to stay in the Tranquility Suite at The Hotel Monaco, you'll get a plush robe, sound machines, and pajamas. Best of all, you'll get to relax in your own cozy sleeping cove, which features an exclusively-designed Simmons mattress, wrapped in super-soft bamboo sheets.

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Hotel Bed Week: Where to Buy Your Own Hotel Bed

September 16, 2013 at 3:54 PM | by | Comments (11)

All this week, we'll be talking about Hotel Beds--where to buy 'em, how to make 'em, how to trust 'em (just wait and see what we mean) and what to do when the bed isn't enough to send you to Sleepyland. Got a hotel bed question or comment? Send it to us!

Let's face it. The most important part of a hotel stay is the hotel bed. You can have the finest of fine views, the highest in high technology and the fanciest of fancy toiletries but if that bed is hard as a rock, you're going to wake up hating the hotel.

Fortunately, hotels in recent years have put a lot of money into their bed experience not just by adding comfy posture-friendly mattresses but also loading up the pillows and using luxe linens. And several hotels brands are so passionate about their bed offerings, they think you will even want to buy it after you check-out.

We already listed which hotel brands sold their beds back in 2011 but it was time for an update. Consider this your semi-regular mattress flipping.

Keep reading for the list of hotel beds!

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