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It's Slipper-Time!

Luxury Matters
Categories: Slippers , Bed and Breakfast

Over the summer, B&Bs that don't have a pool or outdoor space, sometimes forego slippers as an in-room amenity but come Fall, guests often request the comfy slip-on make its way into their rooms ... particularly as temperatures drop and bathroom floors seem extra chilly. Similarly, spas tell us guests tend to bring their own sandals but when the season changes, so do guest expectations.


Choosing the right slipper for your inn or spa can be a lot of fun and relatively easy.



First decide if you'd like closed toe or open toe slippers. Presumably you'll want non-slip slippers - all of our slippers at Berkshire Amenities feature a non-slip sole. Next, choose your materials: Chamois, velour, waffle or terry.



Chamois will be the warmest since it has a fleece lining. Open-toe will incorporate a small, breezy, tip. Velour and terry are the most popular fabric for slippers and robes year-round; waffle is know to be light, comfortable, and airy.  Before you choose, take a look at your robes and see which style and fabric would work best for your particular property. Can't decide? We're here to help. Call Berkshire Amenities at (413) 229-8200 or send us an email with your questions.



PS  - Remember to get a bath mat to also help temper that chilly floor!


2015-10-26 08:00:45

Back to (Hospitality) Basics

Luxury Matters
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 towelsbed sheetsslippers, 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.


2015-09-14 09:10:35

Slippers - The Second Most Popular Item to 'Walk' from Hotel Rooms

Luxury Matters
Category: Slippers

Believe it or not, slippers are the second most popular item to walk away from hotel rooms, according to a study released this summer by Hotels.com..


The amenity ranked 12% among top removed items, second only to stationery (20%); key cards came in third (10%).



Hotels.com, which surveyed 5,000 travelers, also found complimentary Wi-Fi to be the most wanted amenity, particularly among 49% of business travelers, who called it a deciding factor when choosing where to stay. Leisure travelers also listed free Internet access as a top factor (30%).



So, what does this mean for your inn or spa? Well, you might want to mention your complimentary Internet access on your website and marketing materials... and you'll definitely want to pick up extra slippers in case your current ones head out the door.



Berkshire Amenities carries a wide selection of luxurious hospitality slippers -- including closed toe chamoisclosed toe velourclosed toe waffleopen toe terry, and washable terry.


2015-08-17 08:00:32

B&B Spotlight: The Happy Landing Inn

Luxury Matters
Categories: B&B Spotlight , Robes , Slippers

What's in a name? Well, at Happy Landing Inn that's self-explanatory. This seven room bed and breakfast tucked in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, has been delighting guests since it was first built in 1926 as a summer retreat by two sisters. In the 1940s it became a real inn.


Composed of a trio of buildings that surround an interior garden courtyard, the inn is outstanding. And just a handful of months ago it underwent a major renovation and redecoration, incorporating new furnishings, flat screen TVs, Blue Ray DVD players, modern bathroom amenities, iPod docking stations an much more. To add an extra special touch -- each room is now filled with decor, quotes and memorabilia in honor of American icons.



Also new: the luxurious robes and slippers. "I met the owner of this company [Berkshire Amenities Group Inc.] years ago at CABBI [California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns] conference; liked him and his products," said Dawn Dull, co-owner and co-innkeeper. "We purchased them for another B&B I was manager of, and I was very excited to be able to offer them to our guests here at Happy Landing."



The robes - white embroidered microfiber with terry lining (style 777) and closed toe velour slippers are making a fantastic first impression.



"This was our initial order, so less than 6-months," said Dull. "However we do hope to feature the robes for purchase, not only in the lobby but perhaps with a romance package attached."



For Dull, the service also adds to the experience. "Everyone I've dealt with along the way has been patient, efficient and possess great customer service skills. Sometimes with start up orders there's a lot of delay and back and forth in the order process, on our part; they were considerate of our needs and just kept coming up with solutions and answers to our questions."



In fact, Dull encourages other B&Bs to consider their own embroidered robe. "This is an amenity that guests truly appreciate," she said. "Saves them so much room in their suitcase, feels great, makes a wonderful, not to mention useful, souvenir."



2014-07-07 09:02:32