Simmons has introduced a new mattress that lets you zip off the top layers of the mattress and replace them. By doing this, you can extend the life of your hotel’s mattresses. A mattress can now last up to 14 years according to Simmons.
Check out the full details, including a video on Simmons website by clicking here.
Our take: It seems like a solid idea. The replacement tops cost about $120. It seems like a good solution to replace soiled mattresses for about 1/5th of the cost. We really like any idea that improves the cleanliness of the beds in hotel rooms. Hotel beds have really come a long way in recent years. We really believe that the triple sheet system that replaced the disgusting comforters is one of the biggest improvements for hotels in decades.
Budget Travel ran a great article in their February issue as part of their confessions series. Read the full article here. The article is written by a hotel room attendant who clearly does not enjoy her job and took every short cut possible from skipping the vacuuming to placing a do not disturb sign on a door or two.
We believe that hotel cleanliness has greatly improved over the last decade or so. Remember the old days of room attendants washing the drinking glasses in the bathroom sink and having comforters that were cleaned once a year? Whoever invented the triple sheeted bed deserves an award. We also love new hotels that skip the bathtubs and just install showers. I could not imagine taking a bath in a hotel room and doubt many guests ever do.
When you click over to the magazine article, be sure to read the comments at the bottom. There is some great stuff there!