Tag Archives: hotel & inn supplies

Articles focused on information regarding the supplies that are necessary to aid in successfully running a hotel, inn or bed and breakfast.

A Special Message For Our Loyal Customers Affected By Hurricane Harvey, Irma & the Earthquake in Mexico

At InnStyle, our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as by the devastating earthquake in Mexico.

We know this has been a trying time for you all, and we hope that you and your families are doing as well as can be expected.

Please rest assured that we will do whatever we can to help you through this challenging time. We appreciate your support over these many years, and know how comforting it is to be able to rely on family and friends.

If there is anything we can do for you, we welcome the opportunity to provide assistance.

Sincerely,
Your friends at InnStyle

Hotel Supplies: Made in the USA

As a buyer for our business, I’ve noticed an increasing number of manufacturers beginning to produce hotel supplies here in the USA.

I can’t tell you how refreshing this is. When I began purchasing goods for InnStyle 36 years ago, most of the textile manufacturers I used were based in the United States. Continue reading

The Difference Between Bath Rugs and Bath Mats

bath rugsQ. How does a bath rug differ from a tub/bath mat?

A. A tub mat or bath mat is usually an extension of a towel program, and used specifically right outside the tub to absorb water following a shower or bath.

A bath rug, however, serves multiple purposes. From a design standpoint, a bath rug can make a significant difference in the look of your bathroom. It can complement the overall color scheme of the bathroom or coordinate with the bath towels.

Available in various colors, textures and sizes, you have the option of changing out the bath rug when you need a new look.

Functionally, a bath rug, like a tub mat, helps absorb water from your body when you are stepping out of the shower or bath—it keeps excess water off the floor and prevents slipping on wet tiles. A 100% cotton bath rug is the best alternative, as cotton absorbs many times its weight in water and dries fast.

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How to Best Protect Your Mattress: Our Top Product Recommendations

protect your mattressWhile many factors will affect the longevity of your mattress (its original quality, for instance, and the amount of use), cleaning your mattress on a regular basis and protecting it from spills, insects, and even allergens can help you get the most from your investment.

As our regular readers will remember, we briefly touched on the topic of mattress protection in a recent blog post titled “How to Make the Perfect Bed”.  In this post we’ll delve more deeply into the topic of the care and protection of your mattress, and provide you with a list of our favorite products to accomplish this important task.

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Protect Your Mattresses Using Encasements and Luggage Racks

Stearns & Foster mattress

The Stearns & Foster Airdale Luxury Mattress from InnStyle

All this month, InnStyle is having a sale on both Sealy and Stearns & Foster mattresses. The mattresses we offer from these well-known manufacturers of hospitality mattresses are of the very highest quality.

I mention this as our prices on these mattresses are always excellent … and with the November sale, they’re even better!

When selling a mattress, we always recommend purchasing mattress and box spring encasements (preferably with protection against bed-bugs).

Along with the encasements — which should be zippered and should fully encase your mattress and box spring — we advise our customers to protect their mattresses by purchasing and using luggage racks in each guest room.

Placing luggage racks in each guest room is important for any number of reasons. For starters, they protect your mattress, bedspread, coverlet or duvet against regular wear and tear. They also protect the bed itself from any dirt, grease or bedbugs that guests may have unknowingly picked up during their travels.

We offer an especially wide range of different luggage rack styles on our website.

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Cozy Up with Down Blankets this Fall

What is the difference between a down blanket and a down duvet?

Bedding Collections: Down BlanketsGenerally speaking, down blankets are more lightweight. They use a sewn-through (or stitch-through) construction, where the top layer of ticking is sewn directly onto the bottom layer to keep the down evenly distributed. Down blankets are typically sized a bit more generously than a duvet, as they’re often used in lieu of a duvet, woven blanket, or coverlet. Many of our customers use a down or down alternative blanket as a third sheeting instead of a traditional blanket. It is a good choice for those who do “turn-down” service as it looks lovely when guests return to their room after dinner.

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Add a Gift Shop to Your Inn

All Cotton Sheets

Your inn’s comfortable sheets are a great item to sell in your gift shop.

If you are an innkeeper and you have a shelf or a corner of a room in your property, you should consider using this space for a gift shop. Gift shops are a great way for innkeepers to earn a little extra income. You do not need a lot of space, just a small area in which you can display some products that you may currently be using in your inn. Many of our innkeepers have been using our InnStyle 600 Wrinkle Free Sheets for the beds in their bed and breakfasts or inns. Their guests love these sheets, comment how wonderful they are to sleep on and want to purchase them. On a shelf, a set of sheets can be displayed with a list of sizes and prices. You can take orders to be shipped direct to your customer by InnStyle. It really is that easy! Continue reading

The What and Where of Fingertip Towels

Filo Fingertip TowelsA fingertip towel is a small towel designed to be easy and convenient for drying hands and particularly ‘fingertips’ quickly. It is smaller than a hand towel, yet larger than a wash cloth. A fingertip towel can be functional, decorative, or both. It is a versatile towel that can be laid on the countertop next to the sink, hung on a small towel rack, or draped over coordinating bath towels or hand towels, particularly in guest bathrooms.  Continue reading

Flame Retardant and Room Darkening Curtains

Flame Retardant Curtain Panels: FirefendInnStyle is proud to announce a new line of window treatments that are as decorative as they are room darkening and fire resistant. Firefend™ blends fire proofing with style and washing ease of care. The ignite-not™ thermal coating make these window treatments double as thermal blackout room darkening curtains that reduce outside light, noise and save you on your heating and cooling costs. Tested and certified by independent laboratories, Firefend™ meets standards set by the National Fire Protection Association.

Firefend™ Solid Color Panels – Back-Tab/Road-pocket is available in sizes including 44″x63″, 44″x84″ and 44″x95″.

Room Darkening Curtain PanelsSound Asleep™ room-darkening curtains are the ultimate blend of fashion, function and design.  The Thermaback technology applied to the curtain fabric blocks penetrating light, unwanted noise and helps to control heat and cooling loss. The draperies are made of a versatile, woven textured chenille fabric enhanced with light-blocking properties to help create the ultimate sleep environment.

Sound Asleep™ Window Panels is available in sizes including 42″x63″, 42”x84”, 42”x95” and 42”x108”. Backtab Window Valance and Rod Pocket Valance is 42”x18”. Panels and coordinating valances sold separately.

For questions, or to order these flame retardant curtains, please contact us or call us  toll-free at 1-800-877-INNS (4667).

High Quality Towels: The MicroCotton® Hotel Collection

InnStyle, a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping industry, is pleased to announce the addition of the MicroCotton® Hotel Collection of towels to its wide variety of wholesale hotel and inn supplies and services.

InnStyle MicroCotton Towels

Exclusive to InnStyle, the MicroCotton® Hotel Collection is one of our most popular towel styles and will be available once again in June 2013.

Twice as thick and plush as other towels of the same weight, your customers and guests will love the cloud-like comfort of these soft and absorbent towels.  You’ll love the MicroCotton® Hotel Collection towel for its practical utility such as:

  • 100% extra long staple cotton
  • Exceptionally soft and wonderfully white, even after many washings
  • Snag-free loops so there are no pulled threads during washing
  • Cottony-fresh right out of the carton
  • 100% extra long staple cotton makes the towel more durable

We encourage you to place your pre-orders now to ensure prompt processing. For personal assistance, please call us at 800-877-4667 and ask to speak with your InnStyle sales representative.  We appreciate your loyal patronage and look forward to speaking with you.