Hotel Supplies Talks Towels: Elevating the Guest Experience, One Towel at a Time

Hotel Supplies Talks Towels: Elevating the Guest Experience, One Towel at a Time

In the vast universe of hospitality, where every detail contributes to guest satisfaction, one item stands out as a quintessential necessity: the humble towel. As Douglas Adams famously penned in "The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy," the towel is hailed as 'About the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.' This declaration has not only inspired a quirky tradition of 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) but also underscores the indispensable role towels play in the hotel industry.

At Hotel Supplies, we understand the pivotal role towels play in the daily operations of hotels. From supply to collection, folding to laundering, towels are integral to maintaining the comfort and hygiene standards expected by guests. Despite their utilitarian nature, the value of towels is often underestimated, overshadowed by more glamorous amenities. Yet, towels are among the most utilized items in hotel bathrooms, making their quality and functionality paramount.

When it comes to towel selection, material and weight are crucial factors. At Hotel Supplies, we exclusively offer towels and face cloths crafted from 100% cotton. Renowned for their superior absorbency and softness, pure cotton towels ensure a luxurious experience for even the most discerning guests. Our towels are available in various fabric weights, measured in grams per square meter (gsm), indicating their density and drying efficiency. From the lightweight 400gsm Leisure and Spa towels to the plush 600gsm Madison Hotel Towels, our collection caters to diverse preferences and requirements.

Our standard Chelsea towels, with a cosy 500gsm, are ideal for hotel use, combining affordability with durability. To streamline towel management for hoteliers, some of our towels feature practical details such as distinct chevron bands or coloured stripes for easy identification. These thoughtful design elements enhance efficiency and ensure seamless operations for housekeeping teams.

While towel theft remains a concern for many hotels, hotel branding can transform towels into promotional merchandise, reinforcing ownership while serving as a subtle marketing tool. Our Madison Hotel Towel Range offers customization options, allowing hotels to personalise towels with their logo or branding.

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

o Charles Dickens was the first to use the word ’towel’ as a verb. Shakespeare never mentioned a towel in any of his plays.
o 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’.
o Bath towels were invented in the city of Bursa in Turkey in the 14th Century.
o Hand towels (the paper variety) were invented in 1907 by Arthur Scott of Philadelphia.
o 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.

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