Written by AJ Durtschi

What’s So Special About Luxury Hotel Linens?

What's So Special About Luxury Hotel Linens? | by Eric Austin

There are many luxury hotels in Austin. There is The Driskill, and Hotel Saint Cecilia designed by Austin’s reigning Queen of Cool, Liz Lambert. There is also Hotel Ella, which was the former Mansion at Judges Hill downtown, and one of Austin’s newest and most luxurious, the Hotel Granduca Austin, and there are many more I could mention.

It’s true, luxury hotel beds are heavenly. What makes them so special?

The pillows tell the story.

Yes, you might only lay your head on one, but luxury hotels provide that ultra-plush experience. Many luxury hotels offer a variety of pillows, from feather and micro-fiber to oversized pillows and euro and decorative pillows.

They invest in the mattress.

Luxury hotels don’t skimp on the mattress. They invest in quality mattresses that will provide the right support for a healthful and comfortable rest as well as endure lots of use.

They make it white.

The color scheme sets the stage and is of utmost importance. Luxury hotel designers look to create a halo effect, by using all-white bed linens to produce an oasis and focal point of the room. They also top it off with bed skirts and cushions to complete the crisp white look.

They do a triple sheet.

Luxury hotels use high thread count sheets. The minimum standard is 300 count. The unique twist is that many of the best hotels use three sheets. The third sheet gives a feeling of luxury as well as freshness, and the benefit of that is buttery soft sleep!

They top it off with exquisite turndown service.

Dim lights, and turned-backed sheets make for sweet dreams.