Category Archives: Hotel Bedroom Accessories

Luggage racks that are guest friendly – and eco friendly!

An item that no hotel room should be without, luggage racks are always a welcome accessory for guests to have to hand.

Making packing and unpacking easier, keeping suitcases and bags off freshly cleaned bed sheets and floors, as well as helping to make the living space a lot more organised, the importance of a good, sturdy luggage rack should never be overlooked.

    


In line with our aim to ‘Go Green’, we have recently introduced a stylish new range that is eco-friendly. For every three products sold, one tree is planted in co-operation with www.weforest.org

 


If room space is minimal, these luggage racks are ideal as they are so easy to store. Due to their sleek design they fold to only 5.5cm deep, allowing them to fit within the narrowest of spaces.

To prevent any damage to walls, the model featuring the back stand offers a simple solution and peace of mind. They are very easy to fold and unfold so are completely hassle free for guests and staff.

   

Made in Europe, these have been designed using strong solid beech wood. You can choose from a range of classic colours – Wenge Black, Walnut, White or Natural Beech to blend in with almost any interior.

You may also want to customise your luggage racks with a choice of leather straps (colours include cognac brown, black, grey and white). Alternatively, if you prefer, you can opt for Nylon straps in black or grey.

Our high quality Luggage racks include a 2 year guarantee.

Click here to order your hotel luggage racks now. Find out more at www.hotelsuppliesltd.co.uk 

Guest ready popcorn and some great movie themed hotels

When it comes to crowd pleasers, movies have long been a serious money-spinner for a wide range of industries the world over.

Hotels play a big part in the industry too.

Whether it’s hosting guests attending premieres, providing accommodation for people heading to London for a special movie showcase, or just providing an up-to-the-minute movie selection for hotel guests on the in-room hotel entertainment system.

Hotels around the globe have adapted their interior styling, developed themes inspired by films. They host movie-based events to support film releases, or to make the most of their movie location roots.

At Hotel Supplies Ltd, we like to keep an eye on current hotel trends and quirky hotel ideas.

We’ve been having a look at some of the inspirational movie themed hotels around the world.

Even if you’re not planning movie themed redecoration for your hotel any time soon, they’re lots of fun.

The Eden motel in Taiwan boasts an incredible Batcave. Inspired by the caped crusader and featuring bats a plenty, film memorabilia and plenty of mat black and craggy grey. A hotel guest bedroom with the perfect accessories for Batman fans.

Image via: Eden Hotel | website: www.eden-motel.com.tw

The Despicable Me hotel suite for kids is in Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando. Featuring minions galore, specially designed guest beds and lots of bright yellow, this child friendly hotel room is a real winner.

Image via: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel | Website: uo.loewshotels.com

The Georgian House Hotel has a spellbinding Harry Potter themed guest bedroom designed to feel just like a very luxurious version of the Hogwarts dormitory.

Image via : Georgian House Hotel | Website: www.georgianhousehotel.co.uk

The Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton has a fabulous hotel suite dedicated to Lord Vader. This Star Wars themed hotel room is full of quirky accessories and memorabilia – ideal for budding jedi.

Image via: Hotel Pelirocco | Website www.hotelpelirocco.co.uk

Even if movie-inspired theming is not on the cards for your hotel, but you’d like to encourage your hotel guests to curl up with an in-room movie, we can provide the popcorn (and our popcorn is something rather special).

Popcorn for Hotels

We’re delighted to now be supplying Joe & Seph’s gourmet popcorn. In a variety of formats and sizes, perfect for guest snacking, hotel minibars and hotel welcome packs, this delicious popcorn is a great movie accompaniment too. It’s available with caramel and sea salt via our website but we can also supply other varieties – and arrange for co-branded packs too. Find out more here.

For lots of other guest-friendly ideas for your hotel, head over to the Hotel Supplies website.

Hotel Supplies talks towels…

In the late, great Douglas Adam’s cult book, The HItchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the towel was identified as ‘About the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have’.  This noteworthy quote prompted the introduction of a National Towel day when to mark the importance of the towel, everyone is encouraged to carry one (it’s the 25th May if you’re interested).

At Hotel Supplies, we sell tons of guest friendly towels.

We recognise the fact that to hoteliers, towel supply, towel collection, towel folding and towel laundering is a big part of the hotel’s day-to-day operation. The value of a towel is definitely generally underestimated as they are often the most used items in the hotel bathroom or cloakroom.

The majority of hotel guest towels are 100% cotton or a cotton, polyester blend.

          

At Hotel Supplies, all our towels and face cloths are 100% cotton because they’re more absorbent and much softer than blended fabrics – perfect for the most exacting or sensitive skinned. Every towel has a listed fabric weight which is generally measured in grams per square metre or gsm. The gsm measure refers to how dense and thick the towel is and consequently indicates how quickly it dries off. Lighter, lower gsm towels are often used in hotel spa or leisure facilities and the thicker towels make luxurious bathroom towels.

The hotel towels in the Hotel Supplies collection range from 400gsm Leisure and Spa towels to our luxurious 600gsm Madison Hotel Towels.

Our great quality, standard Chelsea towels are a cosy 500gsm  – perfect for your hotel use as they are economical, easy to wash and come in a range of sizes.

          

As sorting towels out can be a bit of a headache for hoteliers, some of our towels have handy details to help with this.  For example, our Chelsea Towels have a different number of chevron bands, depending on their size so a hotel housekeeping team can quickly spot which towel type it is. Our leisure hotel towels have blue stripes – partly as a design detail but also because it makes it much easier to quickly separate them from the general hotel bathroom towels.

It’s a well known fact that light fingered hotel guests have been known to squirrel away the odd hotel towel or two. (A washable electronic tag has even been launched to sew into towels to combat theft). If towel pilfering is a problem for you, why not make those towels a bit more promotional and add your hotel branding? Low cost, it can be a good way of re-iterating that the towels are hotel property but they’ll also remind your hotel guests about your hotel if they do take the towels away. It might even turn your hotel towels into desirable enough momentos for you to sell in your hotel shop.

We offer a special personalisation service on our Madison Hotel Towel Range. Just get in touch to find out more.

Here are some other things you might not know about the humble towel…

  1. Charles Dickens was the first to use the word ’towel’ as a verb. Shakespeare never mentioned a towel in any of his plays.
  2. The term ’throw in the towel’, was first coined in 1915 in relation to boxing. Before that, the phrase ‘throw in the sponge was used’.
  3. Bath towels were invented in the city of Bursa in Turkey in the 14th Century.
  4. Hand towels (the paper variety) were invented in 1907 by Arthur Scott of Philadelphia.
  5. In her 1897 book, ‘Travels in West Africa, Mary Henrietta Kingsly famously questions : “What is life without a towel?”

Whether you’re looking for thick, snuggly premium bath towels, lighter weight leisure towels for spas or poolside, or you just want a simple, practical and economical white Egyptian cotton towel for your hotel bathrooms, just head to the Hotel Supplies website and check out our cosy towel collection. If you can’t spot exactly what you’re after – just get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help you out.

Hotel guest supplies for a good night’s sleep…

If you can give your hotel guests a comfortable bed, a sound night’s sleep and the opportunity to enjoy a lie-in in the morning, there’s a pretty good chance that they’ll check out of your hotel feeling happy.

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Provide a hotel Do Not Disturb sign for your guest bedrooms.

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Not only does the provision of guest ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs ensure that your hotel guests get to make the most of a undisturbed morning lie-in, they also reduce the likelihood of any staff embarrassment if they need to service the guest rooms. Our range of reversible ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs includes our stylish leather room signs which are available in a range of finishes and can be personalised with your hotel branding for a particularly impressive touch. We can also supply economical faux leather signs which are reversible too, allowing your hotel guests to either request a room service, or request that they’re left in peace for a little bit longer.

Keep hotel rooms calm and quiet for sleep deprived hotel guests.

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It’s not always easy in a hotel to ensure that noise is kept to a minimum and that traffic, events and other guests do not cause a disturbance. If your hotel is city based or regularly hosts large scale celebrations then ear plugs might be a useful addition to your guest friendly amenities selection. Even if your hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility, you still might find they’re useful for offering to light-sleeping guests. We have some beautifully packaged boxed ear plugs in a choice of colours to suit contemporary or traditional hotel styles.

Provide the comfiest bedding for your hotel guests.

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If you can give your hotel guests a ‘home from home, but better’ experience then they’re much more likely to book a return visit. A comfortable, freshly laundered bed with crisp cotton bedsheets and a super snuggly duvet will ensure bedtime bliss and you can find everything you need on the Hotel Supplies Ltd website. We have a fantastic range of specially selected bedding including pillows, duvets, mattress toppers, pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers. We’ve even got children’s cot bedding and cots so you can make sure the little ones get a good night’s sleep too.

Add some thoughtful extras from our Hotel Amenities collection.

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Whether it’s a luxurious yet practical black satin eye mask, some delicately fragranced hotel guest toiletries to pamper and relax or a cuddly teddy bear to keep guests company, there are a myriad of thoughtful guest bedroom additions that you can offer, to make your guests feel that little bit more special.

Many of the items which Hotel Supplies Ltd provide can be personalised with your hotel logo or branding, for an extra premium touch and added brand recognition.

If you’d like to find out about how else we can help your hotel guests sleep soundly, why not get in touch?

 

Quality Hotel Bags for every guest requirement…

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For gathering up laundry, keeping shoes shiny, for stopping hairdryers getting into a tangle or just for delivering the daily news, bag a selection of our quality hotel bags …

Our black cotton twill hotel bags are both stylish and practical…

If you’re looking for a smart, hardworking solution for holding guest laundry, for delivering newspapers or for keeping guest shoes in pairs, look no further than our black cotton drawstring hotel bags. From £2.25 per unit, the fabric is great quality and they all feature embroidered messaging and sturdy cord ties. Whether you want to hang them from a clothes hook inside your hotel guest bedrooms or slip them into a drawer, these hotel bags will co-ordinate with your hotel decor and protect their contents perfectly. There is also potential to have your own hotel branding added, or bespoke messaging (dependent on quantity required).

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Our linen hotel bags are robust and have a fabulous natural look…

If black hotel bags are a little bit heavy for you, then perhaps our creamy linen drawstring hotel bags might be more suitable? All made from great quality fabric with strong cotton rope ties and subtle embroidery, prices start from £2.25 each. These linen hotel bags are carefully designed for specific end use – the shoe bags for example feature two separate sections which prevent shoes from scuffing each other and they are roomy enough to hold large mens’ shoes as well as high heels.

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Alternatively, opt for our simple white hotel bags…

If your hotel is contemporary in style or has a minimalist feel, our crisp white hotel bags could be just the thing for you. These white drawstring bags are labelled clearly with smart embroidery and finished with tabs. Priced from £2.95 per unit we have roomy shoe bags, user friendly hairdryer bags and functional laundry bags, all specifically designed to suit their purpose with as much flexibility as possible.

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For the budget conscious, Hotel Supplies Ltd’s non-woven hotel bags are an economical choice…

Our lighter weight, non woven hotel bags are still roomy and robust but the material they’re made from is a man-made, non woven fabric which is a lot cheaper than cotton or linen. Priced from just 55p a unit, this range of hotel bags will still deliver but if you’re looking for a an economical solution or require large quantities of fabric hotel bags ongoing, these could work perfectly for your hotel requirements.

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Providing your hotel guests with guest accessories and room amenities which actually make life easier can really make all the difference.

Allowing your guests to be able to get ready in the morning without being faced with a tangle of hairdryer cable, providing them with a newspaper that’s tidily folded and crease free or clearly communicating that you’re offering a simple guest laundry or shoe shine service will all benefit your hotel guests – and by investing in a range of co-ordinating guest bags for your hotel, you can easily up the ante when it comes to  hotel guest services.

For more information, just get in touch or pop along to the Hotels Supplies Ltd website.

How to help your guests prepare for a night out

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As part of the travel experience, be it a holiday or business trip, hotel guests will often be heading out for the evening. Whether for a wedding evening do, romantic date or wild night on the town, guests will want to look their best. Any quality hotel establishment should make the getting ready process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Inevitably, there will always be the ultra prepared guest who brings a wheelbarrow of tools for getting ready – hair tongs, ironing board, enough cosmetics to make over the entire hotel – but there will also be the wildly unprepared guests. Cater for all scenarios and ensure your guests have everything they need to brush up and head out dressed in their glad rags. Here are a selection of our top tips for providing a seamless getting ready experience:

Hotel Toiletries

Anyah hotel toiletriesWe often mention the importance of quality hotel toiletries and we cannot stress enough the significance of the small details. Provide luxurious brands that will make your guest feel valued and pampered. Opt for sleek packaging to reinforce a sense of opulence and choose invigorating scents that will leave your guests feeling boosted and refreshed.

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, consumers are more tuned in to the source of the products they use. We would recommend an eco-friendly collection, such as the Anyah range, which is approved by the EU eco-label mark of quality for its packaging. Furthermore, avoid any products that utilise preserving ingredients like parabens and formaldehyde or even animal based ingredients. Guests will appreciate the natural feel and their skin will thank them for it.

Hairdryer

Generally expected in hotel rooms nowadays, hairdryers are an essential hotel accessory to provide. Go a step further and opt for a high powered hairdryer, such as the Valera Swiss Turbo. It will mean that your guests can style their hair in half the usual time and will appreciate the extra time they reap for putting some finishing touches to their evening look.Hotel hairdryers

Here at Hotel Supplies we offer a range of hairdryers. From budget, compact options to luxurious, high-end alternatives, there is something to suit all establishments. Choose between our Northmace & Hendon hairdryers or the Valera range and decide between a simplistic white colour or more extravagant steel gold.

Bathroom Mirror

Of course most hotel bathrooms will be equipped with a sizeable bathroom mirror. However, for an important finishing touch, ensure you are also supplying a smaller vanity mirror for shaving or applying makeup. No one can achieve that perfect eyeliner flick from a distance in a large mirror!Hotel bathroom mirrors

Whether free-standing or wall-mounted, your vanity mirror should not only be practical but look good, seamlessly blending in with the rest of the bathroom. Ensure there is a magnifying side so your guests can complete any of the finer details of their grooming with precision and ease.

Irons and Ironing Boards

There is nothing worse than unpacking your shirt or dress only to find your packing skills weren’t quite up to standard when you see a noticeable set of creases adorning your outfit. As your only outfit option, you need an iron and fast. Imagine the relief when you see one hiding away in your hotel room, ready for you to use and just waiting to save the day.

Hotel ironing board and ironA functioning iron and ironing board can mean the difference between a relaxing, enjoyable getting ready experience and a frenzied one. Ironing centres can be bulky products so ensure you opt for a space saving solution but never compromise on safety. Functionality and practicality are key here.

Emergency Kits

Toothpaste, nail trimmers and cottons pads: all notoriously easy to forget when travelling but nevertheless important, especially when preparing for an evening out. Be sure to have a backup for your guests so you can save the day. Cover the essentials with a vanity kit, dental kit, shaving kit, nail kit and sewing kit.Hotel Supplies black box amenities

Here at Hotel Supplies, we provide a range of hotel guest amenities, featuring all the necessary emergency kits. These include our Black Box range, Luxury Boxed range and White Box range. Packaged in contemporary boxes, these guest amenities are both highly practical and uniquely stylish.  

 

Ultimately you need to be putting yourself in the shoes of your hotel guests and thinking about how you can make their life as easy as possible. Getting ready for an event or night out should be fun and relaxing. Provide the necessary tools and your guests will enjoy a seamless evening and they’ll have you to thank for it.

6 ways to guarantee your guests a great night of sleep

Hotel-induced insomnia is a common problem for guests. Crippling jet lag, unfamiliar surroundings and frustrating disturbances can all exasperate a guest’s sleep situation. Yet ensuring a peaceful night of sleep for your guests can make the difference between a good and bad hotel experience. Guests need to feel refreshed and energised when they wake, whether they are in for a day of sightseeing or business duties.

Although the sleeping habits of your guests are ultimately out of your control, there are various measures you can implement to help them as much as possible, from staff education to providing the best hotel bedroom supplies. The Benjamin Hotel in Manhattan even has a specially curated sleep programme run by a sleep medicine expert. Featuring a pillow menu and other impressive sleep-inducing offerings, we are not suggesting you need to go to these lengths. Nevertheless, it only take small steps to lead to sweet dreams:

  1. Reduce hotel noise

The squeak of a food trolley being wheeled down the corridor, the persistent ‘ding’ of the lift, or the raucous cheers of a stag do in the neighbouring room. There are a myriad of potential opportunities for nightly disturbances so it is important to reduce them where possible. Install the appropriate level of soundproofing, educate staff and put up tasteful signs to remind guests to keep the noise down during sleep hours.

  1. Comfy hotel bedding

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 12.43.09There is nothing worse than falling into bed at the end of an exhausting day of travelling to be met with a painfully solid ‘thump’. Guests will likely be spending the majority of their time at the hotel in bed, therefore it needs to leave a good impression. Make it so comfy that they drift into a deep sleep the moment their head touches the pillow.

Begin with the mattress but don’t stop there. Provide plush pillows and deluxe duvets. Engulf them with comfort and they will never want to leave, which can only be a good thing. Here at Hotel Supplies, we offer a range of high quality hotel bedding, from luxury goose feather pillows to snug mattress toppers for an additional level of comfort.

  1. Earplugs and eye masks

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 12.43.17For those guests who are particularly sensitive to excess noise and light, offer a practical but luxurious turndown gift. Ear plugs to block out any unplanned noise disturbances and eye masks to keep out excess light. Small gestures that can make a big difference to a night of peaceful sleep.

  1. Do not disturb sign

On the topic of minimising disturbances, deter any unwanted visitors by supplying a do not disturb sign. Especially if your guest has had a particularly late night, having the option to display a do not disturb sign to any early morning cleaners will put their mind at rest that they can enjoy a peaceful lie-in.

  1. Hot water bottle

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 12.43.33To achieve the ultimate level of cosiness, guests will appreciate having the option to cosy up to a hot water bottle. Reminiscent of home comforts, a hot water bottle is a sure-fired way to help your guests achieve a level of contentment that will send them into a dreamy sleep. Choose from our luxurious black quilted hot water bottle cover or our cosy white waffle cover. Safety conscious, hygienic and smart, our hot water bottle range is perfect for keeping even the chilliest of guests warm and comfortable.

  1. Relaxing hotel toiletries

A popular way of bringing on a natural sleep is to have a lovely warm bath or shower before bed. Enhance this method further by providing an impressive selection of hotel bathroom amenities. Choose products that comprise natural ingredients and offer the ultimate relaxation experience. Feeling clean, relaxed and refreshed, your guests will then be ready to enter a sanctuary of sleep.

Sweet dreams!

Back to black – glossy, gorgeous accessories to suit the most dramatic hotel interiors…

When it comes to adding the finishing touches to your hotel bathrooms, bedrooms or public washroom areas, we’ve made sure that our selection of contemporary hotel-ready accessories includes a comprehensive range of all things black – to suit those darkly contemporary colour schemes and add a helping of sheer luxury to your hotel rooms.

If your hotel is a place full of monochrome magic, dark wood and rich textures or glossy black lacquer, then our collection of black hotel accessories should certainly co-ordinate and will definitely delight the most discerning hotel guest.

From our ever-essential gloss black, wall mounted hotel hairdryers to our stylish black welcome trays, discreet matt black toilet brush holders through to our strong cotton woven hotel bags, every hotel guest requirement is catered for whilst your interior spaces will remain pristinely finished and refreshingly contemporary, however many you opt for adding.

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Hotel bedroom accessories like our sleek matt black tissue box covers and stylish leather document wallets will look great whilst providing practical solutions for everyday guest requirements. For the hotel bathroom, our black resin soap dishes and co-ordinating tumblers make an elegant statement. If you’re after black amenities, boxed beautifully, we can help out with those, add bespoke branding for you, and we can provide a choice of fabulously sleek black presentation trays to display them on too.

Our black leather or leather-look ‘Do not disturb’ signs make a refreshing change from cardboard and co-ordinate nicely when hung alongside one of our woven black hotel bags. Or for the ultimate cosy experience why not provide your guests with a snug black quilted hot water bottle? Super practical as well as super smart.

So if you’re on the hunt for co-ordinating accessories for your hotel which are modern, stylish and suitable, whatever the size be it boutique or international, you can be sure to find great quality, competitively priced hotel supplies when you pop over to our website or give us a call.