Building the best bed for today’s discerning travellers
This month, Canadian Lodging News asked suppliers what products they would use to build the perfect bed. Here are some of their recommendations.
Top of bed decorative elements—bed throw with bed scarf
Elizabeth Hueston, Sysco Guest Supply
Option A: Connoisseur Decorative
White Top Sheets
A modern twist on the traditional white bed, this easy care 100 per cent polyester top sheet is heavy weight (six ounces per square yard) for quick and easy machine wash and dry, and durable enough to undergo the rigours of hotel laundry.
With three tone-on-tone white patterns including Fern, Saturn, and Wavy Stripe the subtle luster gives a touch of sophistication to any guest room. Sheets are oversized to fit 12-14 inch mattresses and allow for tuck-in programs.”
Option B: Beyond Impressions
Top covers with integrated bed scarf
Get the look of two pieces for the price of one and save time and money.
Beyond Impressions Top Covers combine a traditional top cover and bed scarf in one. The bed scarf is printed with colour-fast dyes designed to withstand commercial laundering. Made with 100 per cent JetSpun polyester, the fabric is abrasion and wrinkle resistant with a quicker dry time than natural fibers resulting in time and cost-savings.
It also offers design flexibility as the top sheet design can be used in the bed scarf position or as an end cap. The coordinating bed skirt is fitted to prevent shifting and is available in solid colorways to coordinate with top covers, which are available in solid or printed designs.
From left to right: Two looks-Beyond Impressions beige top cover end cap and bed scarf. Beyond Impressions Large Floral top cover.
Coils help provide undisturbed sleep
Laurie Dubrovac, Simmons Canada
Beautyrest World Class Felicity II Pillow Top with the Beautyrest with the
Why this mattress:
Simmons is an innovator in the hotel industry and known around the world for premium quality sleep sets. Our Beautyrest World Class Felicity II Pillow Top is designed to specifically to improve the quality of sleep. It’s what’s inside that counts and this Beautyrest mattress features 1008 patented Evolution NON-FLIP pocketed coils. These coils react individually to the weight and contour of the body reducing motion ultimately providing undisturbed sleep.
The perfect mattress and box spring
Christine Pella, Serta International
o Edge Support—360 degree encasement of innerspring with high grade foam to ensure the ultimate sag prevention and seating edge support since hotel beds are frequently used as seating.
o Re-enforced Centre—Eliminates sagging and provides maximum support by providing more metal in the centre of the bed which is where 75 per cent of the pressure is applied.
o Innerspring coil design—Unique motion transfer coil construction works to maintain proper spinal alignment and support for the sleeper. It also enhances the innerspring’s stability and durability throughout the life of the mattress.
o Two-sided construction—Enables the property to have the option to flip the beds as often as they like or not at all. Even if the beds are flipped once a year, they will last twice as long. Two-sided beds are actually easier to lift and tuck sheets into as well.
o Upholstery Layers—Provide comfort and contouring with layers of foam and fibre while helping to reduce tossing and turning. Serta’s unique patented Comfort Quilt also allows air to flow easily through for up to 42 per cent more cooling power.
o Wood Construction
o Non Skid Decking Cover
Mattresses and Boxsprings are constructed with 95% post-industrial recycled steel, certified sustainable wood, organic cotton fabrics and reduced energy and waste during production.
Are bunk beds making a comeback?
Bunk beds seem to be a trend in chic, urban hotels, according to an article by Brad Tuttle in Time.com’s Moneyland.
Take for example, the Wyndham TRYP brand hotel in Manhattan, near Penn Station. Its family rooms, which include sleeper sofas and bunk beds that tuck away up against the wall, as well as bottle warmers and foldout couches, appeal in particular to hip young families. Groups simply looking for good value will also be interested. Rooms at the TRYP hotel in New York City fit as many as six people, at rates that are often similar or better to hotels where the maximum room occupancy is four.
The TRYP joins a handful of other hip Manhattan hotels outfitted with bunk beds. Unlike the TRYP, though, other bunk rooms aren’t really geared towards families, but to young travellers who don’t mind sleeping on the top bunk if the tradeoff is more space and cheaper rates, with a décor and atmosphere that’s much cooler (and cleaner) than the typical hostel. The Jane, the Ace Hotel in New York, and the Pod Hotel all have bunk bed rooms designed to fit two guests max.
Find out about bed bug alert monitors
Elizabeth Hueston, Sysco Guest Supply
Find out about Bed Bug Alert Monitors from Sysco Guest Supply and ensure you are the first to know about a bed bug problem. Bed Bug Alert Monitors enable you to take action before the problem becomes an infestation.
Sysco Guest Supply is pleased to introduce Bed Bug Alert Monitors to the lodging industry. This small plastic detection device contains a proprietary attractant gel that actively lures and traps bedbugs if they are present.
Simply place under the mattress or anywhere bedbugs are suspected, and monitor daily to detect problems before an infestation. Bed Bug Alert Monitors are discreet, safe and easy to use.
Protect your mattress and box spring investment
Angela Fox and Dorron Rybkot
Caber Sure Fit Inc
One of the worst offenders is bed bugs, which sneak into millions of beds and cause sores and itching, and have recently come back in alarming numbers.
Ensure your mattresses and box springs are encased with a bed bug bite, entry and exit proof encasement. Encasements provide better night’s sleep for your customers and a longer life for your beds in two outstanding ways:
1) They reduce the likelihood of an infestation;
2) They limit the spread of bed bugs if you already have a problem.