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 […]

“Superbugs” On Your Floors And Linens

The American Journal of Infection Control recently published a report that confirms, “Hospital room floors may be more of a ‘superbug’ threat than many hospital staffers realize.” Dr. Abhishek Deshpande, the lead researcher from the Cleveland Clinic, said, “Efforts to improve disinfection in the hospital environment usually focus on surfaces that are frequently touched by […]

Poor Service, Bad Linens

We are all consumers. We have access to lots of information usually right in the palm of our hand. We can use Yelp to determine where we are going to dine based on the reviews of what other customers say. We use Google to research information and find the best deals before we make a […]

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 […]

Avoid Deadly Mold On Linens

Andrew Streifel said, “I would put my money on it.” He was referring to the odds that linens supplied to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh were contaminated with “heavy fungal growth.” The mold outbreak on bed sheets at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is believed to have contributed to the death of five patients who contracted fungal-related […]

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 […]

Which Linen Is Best? Cotton or Microfiber

Choosing Your Sheets: Cotton or Microfiber is Austin Linen’s most popular article on our website and gets over 15,000 views a month. Our second most favorite article is Everything You Need to Know About Cotton Sheets which attracts 1,500 to 2,000 views each month. So I think it’s pretty fair to say that the topic […]

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