So much competition exists in the hospitality industry today. Companies like Airbnb and VRBO making a variety of lodging options more accessible and less expensive has forced many hotels to improve their amenities in both number and quality. It is not enough to have a large number of amenities attracting new business, but also the quality that will keep them coming back. Customer loyalty in the industry is paramount to success, and nothing will prompt guests to return as much as a comfortable night’s sleep. For this, the right sheets are essential.
Whether traveling for work or pleasure, there are few things that a guest will appreciate more than slipping between a clean, crisp, comfy set of sheets at the end of a long day. Anyone that travels on a regular basis knows that the right bedding can make or break a hotel stay. Hotel sheets run the gamut of quality and you, and your guests, certainly want yours to be on the higher end of the spectrum. The good news is that providing your valued guests with a high level of comfort does not have to come at a high cost.
The conventional wisdom used to be that quality hotel sheets needed to be made from high maintenance cotton with a costly thread count. As far as thread count, the National Sleep Foundation’s website Sleep.org suggests that for optimal sleep comfort the ideal thread count is between 200 and 400 and that anything over 400 can trap an uncomfortable amount of heat. Also, advancements in materials have made buying and caring for hotel sheets easier and more cost-efficient.
Whether you choose 180, 250, or the most luxurious 310 thread count sheets made from 60% combed cotton and 40% polyester; single pick construction will provide your guests with optimal comfort while offering the durability that your busy hotel requires. For the utmost in durability and ease of care, Micro-Percale sheets are an excellent option, giving your guests the luxurious feeling of 400 count cotton sheets without having to spend a small fortune. Housekeeping and laundry crews love that these 100% polyester microfiber sheets are no-iron, stain-resistant, and fast drying.
As the expectations of travelers and hotel guests continue to increase, the details are becoming more and more critical. A small improvement in the quality of your bedding can be the difference between earning a loyal guest or having them check out your competition for their next visit. At National Hospitality we have a wide range of sheets and bedding that will keep your guests coming back again and again.