Sometimes It’s About the Linens and Other Times It’s Not

The bedspread in our hotel room was beautiful. The pillows were white and plush. The room had a great view. The linens and towels looked fresh and clean. However, the customer could not ignore the bed bugs, and the hotel did not seem to care. Stephanie Mejia took to Facebook Friday evening to share with the world […]

Choosing the Right Towel

    Don’t throw in the towel! Towels. How do I choose the right towels? To some, they are just a commodity, but choosing the right towels for your business whether you are a hotel, bed and breakfast, massage/salon, medical facility, or a restaurant can make a big difference in your bottom line as well […]

What Austin Luxury Guests Want Besides Great Linens

  Richard Gere, an Austin regular and legendary Hollywood actor, knows a thing or two about luxury living and hoteliering. He is used to traveling in ultra luxe and having super luxury accommodations. One of Gere’s favorite hotels is The Oberoi in New Delhi. Gere goes to great lengths to ensure the hotels where he […]

Bed Bugs, Lice, and Linens

Bed bugs or lice, just the mention makes you want to itch. The Centers for Disease Control estimates there are anywhere from six to 12 million infestations of lice per year. The lice are transferred most frequently by heads touching heads, not in the sharing of hats or scarves as was often the thought of […]

In-Room Hotel Dining Trends

According to Hotel F&B, Thompson Chicago, a luxury lifestyle hotel located along Chicago’s Gold Coast, launched an elevated new in-room dining program that emphasizes some overlooked luxuries in traditional room service. Luxuries such as a restaurant quality experience, attention to details; unobtrusive, intuitive service; and most of all customization. At a time when hotel room […]

What’s Lingering In Your Towels and Linens?

When someone checks into a clean hotel, the last thing on their mind is the linens on the bed. But those sheets do have the potential to be deadly if they aren’t properly washed and handled. Dr. Philip Tierno, Clinical Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine and […]

A Valentine’s Idea and Special Linens

Valentine’s is right around the corner and for a few in Austin who can afford it is the world’s most expensive trip that will likely have your travel agent laughing all the way to the bank. The cost: $13,875,000. That’s not a typo. Experiential travel boutique DreamMaker has designed a trip around the world aboard […]

Changing The White House Linens

While most eyes this past week were on the Capitol in Washington D.C., the most action was happening during the frantic residence changeover less than two miles away at the White House. This is an American ritual you’ve never seen unless you work at the White House, called the “transfer of families.” This is a […]

An Austin Trend in 2017: Crisp, Clean Linens

According to StyleBlueprint in their recent publication, The Top 5 Health Trends for 2017, the number one trend is a better sleep. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington introduced a novel approach to achieving personal and professional success. The solution was a quality good night’s sleep. “Individually and as a society, we have been ignoring […]

How Luxury Hotels and Spas See Towels

Let’s face it; we’re all consumers. What drives us, as consumers, to make the choices we do? What causes us to like one bath towel over another? According to Martin Lindstrom, author of Buy-ology, the reason we are drawn to a particular brand of clothing, a certain make of car, or a particular type of […]

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