Sizing Up Your Hotel Linen Service

Commercial linen services like Austin Linen Service want to persuade hoteliers of the reasons why outsourcing laundry and linens is in their best interests. Hoteliers want to know and consider those reasons. At Austin Linen Service we believe a hotel should outsource its laundry for these reasons: It allows the hotel to improve the use […]

Offering Towels Is Good Service

Whether you are an owner or operator of a day salon, gym, fitness center, or physical therapy center, you will likely agree with Tara Nultemeier, owner of Peak Fitness Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado who says offering towels (bath towels and sweat towels) is a service to members. She says, “We offer towel service for […]

The Hotel Sheet and Linen Test

Considering that Austin is a travel and entertainment destination for many, it’s only natural to wonder about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that happen at your favorite hotels. And who better to rely on than the housekeepers, desk clerks, and bellhops. According to Women’s Health, there are 10 secrets that hotel employees won’t tell you. 1. Steer […]

Was Everything Okay With The Linens?

The bedspread in our room was okay. The desk was neat; the towels looked clean. We tried to ignore the carpet that was worn in places. The clerk at the front desk was polite and going through her routine questions. The napkins were a little frayed, and yes, it did cross my mind that these […]

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 […]