Prevent Chilly Nights with Warmer Linens
Categories: linens , Down bedding , Down alternative bedding , Duvet , Bed and Breakfast
The temperature is starting to cool down, in some places nighttime is already downright chilly. Innkeepers know all too well, how tricky it can be to find the perfect temperature to appease every guest. Since your guests cannot always control their environment, they can control how they respond to it, with a little help from you:
- Start by incorporating a mattress pad. A mattress pad will set the foundation for your bed and also provide a fundamental layer of warmth.
- Next add linens and provide several blankets -- one on the bed, one displayed in the room (draped over a chair, folded within eyesight, etc.) and one or two more in an accessible linen closet -- this allows guests to add warmth and strip layers quickly, easily and independently.
- Provide a light comforter or duvet and keep a heavier comforter or duvet ready-to-go in a linen closet. The idea is to save the heavier duvet for when it's truly needed and curb unnecessary use at times when the lighter option is best.
- Lastly, provide many different shapes and sizes of pillows ... not only will this help guests choose the perfect pillow for a good night's sleep but the collection can help provide and trap additional warmth.
Back to (Hospitality) Basics
Categories: linens , Robes , Slippers , Down bedding , Down alternative bedding , Shower Wraps , Duvet , Bed and Breakfast
'Tis the season for starting anew. As schools prepare to open their doors, bed and breakfasts and spas are also gearing up to welcome a new season, and with that comes replenished amenities.
It's important for B&Bs and spas to feature quality towels, bed sheets, slippers, and robes, among other high-end furnishings. The caliber of your linens will greatly impact the experience your guests have at your property. Soft, plush, and luxurious textures will help your guests have a memorable experience that's recalled fondly long after they've gone.
Berkshire Amenities truly understands that quality is paramount -- and that it significantly impacts your bottom line. When you choose high quality linens and amenities, you're not only showing the guest that you care, but you're also extending the life of your purchase.
Take a look at our luxurious towels, wide selection of quality robes (which may be customized with your company's logo or initials), slippers, fine bedding options, and more. Please call (413) 229-8200 ext 17 or email us with any questions. We're eager to help your guests feel right at home.
New Year, New Sheets
Categories: linens , Down bedding , Hypoallergenic
Every year around this time we receive inquiries from bed and breakfast innkeepers wondering what types of sheets they should consider for their B&B or inn. While there is no shortage on options, we have two brands we like to refer for their quality, easy laundering, and durability:
Down Inc. - Based in Michigan, Down Inc. is a manufacturing company specializing in down and feather bedding products for the residential, design and hospitality trades. It was founded in 1963 and offers an extensive product line, which includes really terrific sheets. Their soft luxurious 100% cotton sheets and pillowcases are made of 310-thread long-staple cotton in a sateen weave. Their fitted sheets have a universal elastic finish with 14" deep pockets, which is ideal for inns that need sheets that fit well and stay snuggly in place.
EcoLuxe - These microfiber bed linens look and feel like 600-thread count cotton and are unremarkably soft and breathable. They feature an extra fine weave, which protects against dust mite allergies. They are also eco-friendly, highly sustainable, and 100% recyclable. Guaranteed for 300-washes, EcoLuxe is fast-drying, extremely energy efficient, and doesn't require ironing.
To learn about these linens in more detail, please call us at 1 (413) 229-8200 ext 17.
Sewn-Through Vs. Baffle
Categories: Down bedding , Duvet , Uncategorised
While most people are familiar with duvet inserts, we are often asked the difference between a duvet with a sewn-through boxstitch and a baffle boxstitch. Here's a quick way to tell these apart:
Duvet inserts that use a sewn-through construction have seams that run all the way through the duvet, keeping both sides of the shell together. Sewn-though constructionhelps to keep the down or down-alternative in place. Sewn-through duvet inserts are great, particularly for warmer temperatures.
Duvet inserts that use baffle construction have strips of fabric inside that form a divide that helps to keep the down or down-alternative in its place. Duvet inserts with baffles tend to cost more than sewn-through duvets since their construction ensures that there are less cold spots in the duvet. Baffle construction is great for cold temperatures and is said to be the best construction for ultimate warmth.
For more information on duvets click here to send us an email or call us with questions at 413-229-8200 Ext. 17.
How to make your inn's beds more comfortable
Categories: linens , Down bedding , Down alternative bedding , Hypoallergenic
A great night's sleep can have a big impact on your guests. In fact, they're less likely to toss and turn with a few slight modifications. While each guest is different. Here are four tips to create a more restful experience:
1. Consider a mattress pad. Adding a mattress pad to a bed is one of the easiest ways to increase comfort. Mattress pads can help provide support and cushion the body, relieving aches and pains. The extra layer of material underneath the sheet also delivers a real touch of luxury.
2. Upgrade your sheets. Selecting weather-appropriate fabrics will dramatically improve the comfort level of your guests. Dress your beds with lightweight sheets in summer or warmer climates and flannel or warmer fabrics in cooler environments.
3. Provide many pillows. Choose fluffy bedding made using natural fibers and also be sure to provide guests with pillows that vary in firmness. While most guests seek a fluffy bed, they differ in their pillow needs. By representing a few options on the bed, you present a stress-free way for a guest to feel in control of their experience.
4. Stay cozy. Even in warmer months, guests want to feel cozy in their sleep. Much like with pillows, it's important to provide different blanket options; like a lightweight blanket, a heavier blanket, and a comforter or duvet. Stashing an extra blanket in a guest closet also adds another opportunity for warmth and comfort.