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 […]

Quality Linens, Towels, and Sleep

What’s trending today? Sleep. The trend in our interest in sleep has grown according to Google Trends by 68 percent over the last ten years. There is even a Ted Talk on how to succeed by getting more sleep as well as a New York Times best-selling book on, you guessed it, sleep. Sleep permeates […]

The “Coolest” Linens for Hot Austin Nights

In Austin, we feel the August heat. In fact, we will feel it through October. It’s not uncommon in August to begin counting the consecutive days where it’s 100 degrees or hotter. To cool things down and prevent sleepless nights due to the heat, following are some choices to help you keep your nights “cool” […]

A Towel and Linen Strategy That Saves You Money

When I stay at a hotel, when traveling I often find a notecard in the bathroom on the bathroom sink requesting that I be conscious of the environment by hanging used towels so that these towels will not be replaced by hotel staff, thereby saving water. I wondered does this work and if so what […]

Don’t Throw In The Towel

I’m not one to help myself to a hotel towel when traveling. I’ve learned some people are prone to use hotel linens as souvenirs or to wrap a souvenir. Today many luxury hotels in the Austin area use a digital tracking system to ensure that its linens stay onsight. Many of these hotels also track […]

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