What Are the Standard Blanket Sizes?

Eiffel Quilted Blanket

There are fewer things more comforting than a blanket.

Charles Schulz didn’t just invent the idea of a security blanket – excuse the pun – out of whole cloth with Linus in the Peanuts cartoons. Children have long turned to blankets to provide a sense of well-being.

And while we may outgrow our need to keep our blankets – or teddy bears or whatever comfort objects we trusted – our need to sleep with a warm, comfortable blanket never goes away. Continue reading

How to Wash a Blanket

woman curled up in blanket at beach house

The nights are cold by the ocean, even in the summertime. Your guests have been strolling along the beach, chilled by the salt air at their backs.

As they walk back to your place, the thought of nestling themselves under a soft thick blanket initiates the warming process in their mind.

Whether you run a bed and breakfast in the mountains or the seaside resort we described above, your guests will appreciate coming home to blankets that are warm, comfortable…and clean.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide on how to wash a blanket.

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10 Things Every Successful Vacation Rental Property Has

Beach house investment propertyEvery vacation rental property is different. That’s part of their charm. You’re catering to people who want something that feels a little more lived-in than a hotel.

But there are some things that most vacation rentals – at least the good ones – have in common, things that make guests feel more at home. Let’s look at some of the things you’ll find at a successful vacation rental property. Continue reading

Innkeeper Tips: How to Clean a Mattress

Stearns and Foster Airedale Mattress

Mattress care, especially cleaning them, is a critical part of business for hotels, inns, and B&Bs.

Think about all the wear and tear your own mattress goes through, and then multiply that by the number of people sleeping at your establishment on a given week.

Here are some tips on how to clean a mattress, so that you – and your guests – can sleep better at night. Continue reading

The Best Way to Care for Your Bathrobes

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You’re fresh from the shower and not ready to get dressed again. At moments like this, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of slipping into a warm, fluffy bathrobe.

Your guests feel the same way, which is why bathrobes have long been a crucial part of good hotel service. But like anything in your establishment that provides guests with comfort, robes require proper care. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the essentials of care for bathrobes. Continue reading

Luxury Hotel Bathrobes: Make Sure Your Guests Can Relax

woman in hotel relaxing in luxury bathrobe

At the Corinthia Hotel in London, they have relaxation down to a science.

We mean that literally. According to the Huffington Post, the hotel joined forces with neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart to create a program to help busy travelers reduce stress using many of the aspects of traditional relaxation therapy such as yoga and meditation. Continue reading

How to Wash Pillows

Woman sleepingo n nice clean pillow

The pillow is the cornerstone of the most important thing you can offer guests: A good night’s sleep. According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 91 percent of all participants listed a pillow as the most important part of getting a proper night’s rest.

And a comfortable pillow is a well-cared-for pillow. That’s why we’re going to devote this week’s blog post to proper pillow procedure: how to clean pillows, particularly how to wash down pillows. And can you wash memory foam pillows?

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How the Right Pillow Helps Us Sleep

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Choosing the right pillow for your hotel, inn, vacation rental or B&B can present a challenge. You’re catering to all kinds of people, and that means catering to all kinds of sleepers.

What is the best pillow for back sleepers? What about side sleepers? What’s the best pillow for neck pain? There are a lot of questions.

Read on for our guide on how to choose a pillow.

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Which Amenities Matter Most to Vacation Rental Guests?

Bath towels of different colors in wicker basket on light backgroundGuests visiting your vacation rental property have different needs and expectations than hotel guests.

They recognize that some of the things they’d enjoy at a hotel – room service, a housekeeper bringing fresh towels every morning – won’t be available.

Still, your guests will expect great service, and the amenities you offer them can mean the difference between someone who stays with you one time and someone who keeps coming back. Here are a few amenities for vacation rental guests to add to your property.

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Choosing Window Treatments for Your Hotel, Inn or B&B

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Curtains are a crucial part of hotel décor, and there are special requirements when it comes to window treatments for hotels, inns and B&Bs.

In the world of hospitality, window treatments are about more than just showing off the view. The curtains, drapes, blinds or shades you choose for your establishment can be an important piece of your overall design scheme. Continue reading