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Information and industry updates regarding wholesale linens within the hospitality industry.

Savings On Essentials For Your Bed and Breakfast

InnStyle is the premier supplier of wholesale fine linens for bed, bath and dining for the inn keeping industry. We carry a wide product line in which you will find everything you need to make your inn comfortable, luxurious and unique for your guest’s − all at wholesale prices!

For innkeepers interested in even further cost savings, our clearance items are a great solution. Taking advantage of purchasing our high-quality merchandise at clearance prices is a cost-effect way to refresh tired inventory for an established business, or obtaining stock for a brand new bed and breakfast.

Quilted Coverlet for your Bed and BreakfastExamples of current clearance items include:

  1. Windowpane Quilted Coverlet: Meticulously triple-stitched with 400-thread-count combed cotton. This coverlet is sateen, lofty and supple with a soft sheen. Generously filled for year-round use. Machine washable and dryer safe. Sample sale clearance is not returnable.
  2. Comfort Allergy Free Eco Pillow: Comfort Allergy Free Eco Pillow made from recycled poly Fiber. Sample Sale. Clearance is not returnable.
  3. Organic Terry Velour Robe: Plush terry organic cotton robe for men or woman. Plush Terry Robe for your Bed and BreakfastShawl collar, Dropped shoulders and two pockets. Available in white. Vendor requires $310 minimum or 15% upcharge.
  4. Denim Window Treatment Set: 100% Cotton. Two Blue Denim rod-pocket window panels 40″x63″ each & two rod-pocket valances 48″x20″ each with box pleat detail. Tie-backs are Velcro fasten. Clearance is not returnable.
  5. Branston Tablecloth: 100% Polyester. Features a spillproof material fabric that beads liquids up for an easy clean. Machine wash and dry. Clearance is not returnable.

We have sales staff members who will personally assist you in finding the items you need for your particular property. We serve innkeepers throughout the United States and Canada to the Virgin Islands. Our customers vary from 2-room bed and breakfasts’ to 75 room properties. We are certain that we can service your property. Please contact us at 267-354-6020 or toll-free at 1-800-877-INNS (4667).

 

InnStyle Representative to Attend 2013 Innkeeping Leadership Week

2013 Innkeeping Leadership WeekThe Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), the group dedicated to the education, information, networking, advocacy, business opportunities and research relating to the innkeeping industry, will be hosting “Innkeeping Leadership Week” on
April 15 – 18, 2013, in Charleston, South Carolina.

PAII provides continuing education programs in many formats, the largest being the annual Innkeeping Conference & Tradeshow, where experienced innkeepers are challenged and new innkeepers brought up to speed at events featuring dozens of workshops, nationally known experts, and the industry’s largest trade show.

But learning extends far beyond the annual conference and include such opportunities as interactive Webinars; weekly and monthly e-newsletters; Innkeeping Quarterly (IQ) (the industry’s only magazine exclusively serving the needs of the professional innkeeping community); and a variety of areas on the Website (http://www.innkeeping.org/) most notably the Online Forums, which bring an invaluable interactive exchange that benefits both posters and readers alike.

2013 Innkeeping Leadership Week is another of the many and varied learning opportunities for innkeepers. The agenda of this event includes:

  • Monday, April 15th: 9:00am – 5:00pm – Key Leaders Retreat and Innkeeping Leadership Banquet – “Getting B&B Associations on the Right Track” – Workshop Facilitated by Bob Harris, 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Cocktail Hour, 7:00pm – 8:30pm -
Innkeeping Leadership Banquet.
  • Tuesday April 16th: 9:00am – 5:00pm – Advisory Council Meeting (includes PAII board members), 6:30pm – Advisory Council and PAII Board Dinner
  • Wednesday April 17th: 9:00am – 12:00 pm – Advisory Council Meeting, 12:00pm – 5:00pm – PAII Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00pm+ – PAII Board Dinner
  • Thursday April 18th: 9:00am – 12:00pm -
PAII Board of Directors Meeting

For information or to register visit http://www.innkeeping.org/event/leaders or contact Michele McVay at Michele@paii.org.

As part of the Advisory Council,  InnStyle will be attending this event.  InnStyle has been the source for innkeeper supplies and linens at wholesale pricing since 1952.  Offering a wide variety of inn supplies including sheets, towels, blankets and much more.

Contact InnStyle for your fine linens and Personal Service at Wholesale Pricing.  Or call 1-800-877-INNS (4667).

InnStyle To Be An Exhibitor At The Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show and Conference

InnStyle is excited to announce that they will be participating as an exhibitor at the 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show and Conference.  This event will be held from March 10th – 12th at the Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley Maryland.
Mid-Atlantic InnKeepers Trade Show 2013

InnStyle is delighted to be named among the exhibitors of the 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show and Conference. This must-attend event is for new, seasoned and aspiring innkeepers from all over the eastern seaboard to exchange innovative ideas for their business – all while enjoying a refreshing time away at the Hunt Valley Inn outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

The 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show and Conference is presented in cooperation with the West Virginia Bed & Breakfast Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns, the Authentic Bed & Breakfasts of Lancaster County, the Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association, the Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia, Preferred Inns of New Jersey, Select Registry and other state B&B Associations.

The trade show will showcase exhibitors with products and services specifically geared to owning, operating, managing, and marketing bed & breakfasts and country inns. The conference, featuring a wide variety of innkeeping courses and bed and breakfast seminars, will be the most comprehensive and affordable innkeeping conference in the entire Mid-Atlantic region.

InnStyle is a perfect fit at this event and offers a wide variety of B&B and country inn supplies and services, from institutional to designer quality, for the innkeeper and hotel manager. Customer attention and satisfaction is InnStyle’s hallmark. Its staff is exceptionally knowledgeable of the bed & breakfast industry and understands the products needed for a particular inn property. In addition, InnStyle offers its quality products at wholesale prices.

New at the tradeshow this year is a conference app, which is free and available through the iTunes App Store or, Android Market Place. Search for “Midatlantic Innkeepers”
and click the download/install buttons to set it up. Participants can flag favorite sessions and begin to participate in many of the app features. There is a small registration step to participate in some of the app features, which requires email verification.  As with any app download, Wi-Fi access is necessary.

InnStyle, a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping industry, was established in 1952. A family business, it began by providing hotel fine linens to local bed and breakfasts, country inns and restaurants in their community. It expanded nationally when the need for innkeepers to purchase fashion at wholesale pricing became apparent. Over the years, InnStyle has expanded the product line to fulfill the needs of their customers who prefer “one stop shopping.”

Call a knowledgeable InnStyle representative at 800-877-4667 and ask about the B&B or inn startup list, or take the opportunity to have them assist you in furnishing your hotel or inn at wholesale prices.

InnStyle To Be An Exhibitor At The 2013 Innkeeping Show in Las Vegas

The wholesale fine linens supplier will assist hundreds of innkeepers and industry vendors at the most important conference and trade show in the innkeeping industry

InnStyle, a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping 2013 Innkeeping Show in Las Vegas: Innstyle to be an Exhibitorindustry, is proud to be participating at the 2013 Innkeeping Show, January 28-31, at the all new Tropicana in Las Vegas.

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) hosts this Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show, which is the most important conference and trade show in the innkeeping industry.

The focus for the annual conference is to bring each innkeeper in attendance the very best selection of cutting edge education and tools available in the industry, as well as to help innkeepers and industry vendors to gain important insight and ideas to succeed in meeting and exceeding business goals.  The PAII also provides attendees with much needed time and space to swap ideas with peers, and meet personally with the vendors such as InnStyle who provide much needed information on products and services.

The 2013 Innkeeping Show is the ultimate experience, with over 50 classes to choose from.  Developed to allow innkeepers to spend a few days away from the inn in order to focus and get connected, or reconnected to the passion that drove innkeepers into this business. Additionally, innkeepers can save money as they shop and chat with exhibitors such as InnStyle!

InnStyle, a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping industry, was established in 1952. A family business, InnStyle began by providing hotel fine linens to bed and breakfasts, country inns and restaurants in the local community. Over the years, InnStyle has expanded its product line to fulfill the needs of customers who prefer “one stop shopping”, carrying a wide product line on its website. Six sales staff members are dedicated to personally assisting customers, throughout the United States and Canada to the Virgin Islands, to find the items needed for their particular property.

Contact information:

TollFree:1-800-877-INNS / Phone:1-267-354-6020

info@innstyle.com
www.innstyle.com

Taking Proper Care Of Your Linen Investment Is Serious Business

Now more than ever, it is imperative for the Innkeeper to conserve, and preserve, the vital resources essential to their business. Linens are one such resource. Innkeepers invest significantly into the purchase and care of linens, and it is in their best interest to do so properly, thus extending a quality lifespan and ultimately saving money on replacements.Fine Linens for Innkeepers - InnStyle Tips for Proper Care

The following are six tips for the proper care of your linen investment:

  1. Washing – Pre-wash your linens before first use. Separate your linens from other items in the wash, especially those containing polyester, which tends to create pilling, and items with heavy zippers, which can damage the fabric. Separate light and dark colors. Avoid overloading the washing machine, which can cause fibers to break down from excessive abrasion and agitation. You can wash most linens in warm water on a gentle cycle with a cold-water rinse, but be sure to check the care label.
  2. Detergent – Use a mild detergent without added bleach, whiteners, or fabric softeners. Do not pour detergent directly on textiles; rather, add it to the water as the wash tub fills or dilute detergent with water, then add linens. Unless linens are very soiled, you only need to use half the recommended amount of detergent.
  3. Bleaching – Chlorine bleach will weaken fibers and cause the fabric to yellow. If white fabrics need bleaching, use only an oxygen-based bleach.
  4. Drying – While line drying outdoors is gentle, safe, and imbues linens with the fresh scent of the outdoors and natural bleaching of the sun, it is not always practical. You can machine dry most linens on low heat, but be sure to check the care label. Shake out damp linens before placing in the dryer. Never use a high heat setting, which will weaken the fibers, damage the fabric, increase shrinkage, and shorten the life of your linens. Remove items from dryer promptly, while still damp, to minimize wrinkles. Smooth and fold, or press with an iron, if desired.
  5. Ironing – Check to make sure your steam iron is clean – mineral deposits could cause brown spotting. Iron linens while still damp. To restore the lustrous face of sateen fabrics, iron on the reverse side. For embroidered linens, iron them on the reverse side atop a towel to preserve the three-dimensional effect of the embroidery. Use a press cloth to protect delicate lace and cutwork.
  6. Shrinkage – All natural fibers will shrink to some extent, but in most instances we purchase products that are generously overcut to allow for shrinkage. Check the product that you purchase (for size – width & length). Do not wash or, especially, dry linens on a hot setting, which is most likely to damage the fabric and intensify shrinkage. Always follow instructions on care label.

InnStyle offers a wide variety of sheets with differing thread counts. We have 100% cotton and cotton blend sheets for your bed & breakfast, inn or hotel – all at wholesale prices.

Contact an InnStyle Representative today. Customer attention and satisfaction is our hallmark. Give us a call at 800-877-4667 and benefit from our knowledgeable staff.

Waffle Weave Blankets, Towels and Robes Feel As Yummy As They Sound

Waffle weave fabric is a woven fabric with a recessed square pattern resembling the look of the popular breakfast treat or honey bee comb. During the weaving process, the ridges outlining the squares or diamonds are raised on all sides by floating both the warp and the weft, and gradually decreasing the floats moving from the ridges toward the centers.  The result is a versatile fabric, ranging in gauge from fine to coarse, that is very absorbent. Waffle Weave Robe InnStyle

The adaptable nature of waffle weave fabric makes it a popular choice for many bath and kitchen accessories, including:

  1. Bath Towels: The waffle weave fabric is highly absorbent. It also allows air to flow through it so that it dries quickly, thus making it a perfect choice for towels. Waffle fabrics are made in a range of weights. Coarse or large gauge waffle weave material makes particularly luxurious, plush towels.
  2. Washcloths: The waffle weave design is engineered in such a way as to absorb soapy water and hold it inside of the specialty woven pockets.
  3. Dishcloths: The tiny squares are designed to remove large amounts of water away from the surface and reduce streaking.
  4. Bathrobes: The weave that makes fast-drying dishcloths and dishtowels also works well for a lightweight summer bathrobe. Medium gauge waffle weave has thermal properties and provides warmth that is a perfect choice for cozy cool weather robes.
  5. Blankets: Waffle weave has thermal properties that provide warmth and insulation by trapping body heat and forming a warm layer next to the skin, thereby increasing heat retention. In addition, waffle weave fabric is highly absorbent and available in a variety of weights. These features make this fabric perfect for blankets.

InnStyle carries a wide selection of towels, blankets and robes in comfortable, cozy and absorbent waffle weave. Browse the website and take a taste of your favorite waffle today.

Four Fancy Ways To Fold A Napkin

InnStyle is a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping industry. We are a family business that began by providing hotel fine linens to local bed and breakfasts, country inns and restaurants in our community. We expanded nationally and provide a full product line to fulfill the needs of our customers who prefer “one stop shopping”.

As we approach the holiday season, many of our loyal customers are interested in tips for Table Linens for Innkeepers at Wholesale Pricingsetting a warm, inviting holiday table. From simple to elegant, InnStyle carries the table linens needed to set “just the right” table. But, how to set this table has always been up to our customers!! InnStyle would like to offer our assistance in this area as well.

Here are four techniques for folding an elegant napkin:

  1. Envelope fold: Place square napkin on table like diamond, with one point facing you. Fold in half upward, point to point, to make triangle. Fold left and right corners of triangle inward so points meet at midpoint of base. Fold outer portions inward again in similar manner, with folds meeting at centre.
Fold bottom section of napkin up so you have rectangular bottom and triangle “flap” above it.
Fold “flap” down over rectangle to resemble sealed envelope.
  2. Fleur-de-Lis fold: Begin with your square napkin unfolded (press it for a really polished look). Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top corner to form a triangle, then bring the two side corners up to the top corner so that you have a square again. Bring the bottom corner up part way so that there is an inch or so of space between it and the top corner. Fold the bottom corner down so there is a little triangular tab hanging down. Finally, tuck the side flaps towards the back. And pull the “rabbit ears” at the top down and to the side – and there you have your fleur de lis!
  3. Silver Buffet fold: This creates a nice pocket to put the silverware in. Start with your square napkin unfolded. Fold in half from the bottom two corners up to the top two corners to form a rectangle (hot dog style!). Fold in half again to form a square (hamburger style!) and rotate it so that the open corners are pointing up. Roll the top two corners down to the halfway point, then just tuck the two side corners behind the whole thing, and you have your silver buffet pouch. Slide a set of silverware in, and place it on top of the plate, next to it, or in true buffet fashion, in the center of the table.
  4. Pyramid fold: Place square napkin on table like diamond, with one point facing you. Fold in half upward, point to point, to make triangle.
Fold left corner up to meet top corner.
Turn napkin over. Fold diagonally in half by bringing bottom point up to meet top. You now have a triangle.
Lift up base of triangle toward you while bringing outer points closer together underneath.

InnStyle stocks napkins in many styles, fabrics, sizes and colors. You will be pleased with our selection, prices and customer service. Call us Toll Free: 1-800-877-INNS (4667).

Decorate Your Holiday Table Festively with Natural Elements

In our previous blog we considered how table runners are a fast, easy, inexpensive way to beautify a table. In keeping with this theme, let’s now concentrate how we can inexpensively dress-up these table runners for the holidays, simply using nature as our muse.

Wholesale Table Linens from LenoxMany of the following eco-friendly suggestions can be found at the grocery store, in your backyard, or possibly already laying around the house just waiting to be repurposed:

  1. Embellish cloth napkins by tying springs of herbs, such as rosemary and thyme with beautiful strips of cloth or ribbon.
  2. Employ a pomegranate as a place card – Use silver, gold or black permanent marker to write the guests name on the deep rich red skin of the fruit before dinner, and enjoy the delicious fleshy seeds for dessert afterwards!
  3. Dress-up a craft store cornucopia with pickling stain on the outside with burlap lining on the inside. Copiously fill with a variety of squash, apples, pears, mini pumpkins, and pomegranates. Place the cornucopia on a platter so you can move it easily without upsetting the work of art.
  4. Place a small glass hurricane inside a larger one with about a 1/4-1/2 inch space between. Slip wheat, cranberries, acorns, leaves or another seasonal detail between the candleholders. Place a candle in the center (make sure the candle is shorter than the height of the inner glass).

These decorations inspired by nature look particularly stunning juxtaposed on href=”https://www.innstyle.com/catalog/Opal_Innocence_Tablecloth-880.html” target=”_blank”>Opal Innocence by Lenox, an elegant scroll damask.

View our large selection of fine table linens – many styles, fabrics, sizes and colors available. Or call us Toll Free: 1-800-877-INNS (4667).

Table Runners to Enhance Decor

Using Table Runners is a Fast, Easy, and Inexpensive Way to Enhance Décor

As the days grow shorter, and colder weather drives people indoors, autumn is traditionally the time that thoughts turn to creating a warm, nurturing indoor environment. Our next few blog entries will focus on small ways to enhance your living space that make a big difference in your interior refuge from the harsh winter elements.

Table runners are one such way to not only compliment a table setting for mealtime, but to create an elegant “tablescape” that inexpensively transforms a room’s décor.

First, let’s define what a table runner is: a table runner is a strip of decorative cloth that Wholesale Hospitality Supplies: Table Runners from InnStylevaries in width, length and adornments, which “runs” the span of a table. Ways to use a table runner in a decorating scheme is limited only by one’s imagination. When used over a beautiful wood table, one may want to use a runner alone so as to enhance the natural elegance of the table. Additional drama can be introduced into a tablescape when a runner is used over a tablecloth, especially when fabrics of differing colors and textures are used.

Table runners are not limited to use on a traditional dining room table only. Runners can enhance the look and feel of end tables, side tables, buffets, teacarts, coffee tables, or almost any piece of furniture with a flat surface.

There is no hard and fast rule regarding the size of the table runner. It can have a drop and hang over the sides of the table or it can be shorter than the table and sit in the middle. But the runner should not hang down past the drop of the tablecloth.

Establishing a mood by the imaginative use of a table runner can result in a particularly dramatic decorative effect. Colors, textures and centerpieces can be mixed and matched in order to celebrate special occasions, observe a holiday, or simply change the “feel” of a room.

Quick tips for enhancing drama by simply using table runners:

  1. Lay two table runners across a round table, creating four “sections”. If four people are dining, each diner can be centered on the length of a runner. Eight diners can be seated with two diners per “section”, thus creating an intimate effect.
  2. For a less formal effect, use a shorter runner (one that is one-third the length of the table) and place a visually interesting, textural centerpiece on the runner.
  3. For longer tables, place multiple shorter table runners across the width of the table, preferably with no more than a six-inch drop. Be careful not to place the runners closer than two feet apart, otherwise the table will appear too cluttered.

InnStyle stocks table runners at wholesale pricing in many styles, fabrics, sizes and colors. You will be pleased with our selection, prices and customer service.  Call us Toll Free: 1-800-877-INNS (4667) or 1-800-877-4667.

Why should I use a mattress pad?

A mattress pad is designed to lie on top of a mattress. It can have an elasticized skirt that is placed over and around a mattress, similar to a bottom fitted sheet. Or it can have anchor bands at the corners that keep it in place.

A mattress pad serves several purposes:Mattress Pads for Inns - B N B

  • It offers extra cushioning, enhancing the overall comfort of the mattress. You experience the added softness of a mattress pad, while not taking away from the support of the mattress.
  • It provides an added layer of warmth between the mattress and your body. In colder weather, or in well-air conditioned rooms, a mattress pad acts as insulation and helps keep you warm.
  • It acts as a buffer between the sheets and the mattress, helping protect against stains. An unprotected mattress can become stained very easily, even from natural perspiration.
  • It protects the integrity of the mattress, especially the stitching along the seams. A protected mattress will have a much longer useful life.

InnStyle carries a complete line of Mattress Pads at wholesale prices.  Call us Toll Free at 1-800-877-INNS (4667). We offer Personal Service at Wholesale Prices.