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.
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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.
The article talks about how guests are finding much better deals on hotel rooms now than ever before, especially at luxury hotels. But the most important part of the article is the section titled ‘Guests Notice Cutbacks’. From the article: Hotels cannot hide all the cutbacks. Some frequent travelers say they’re starting to notice little things. From the article:
Some amenities — such as a bottle of water in the room or a newspaper delivered to the door — are gone. The quality of complimentary food and beverages has diminished in some club rooms or lobbies, or at hotel managers’ guest receptions, they say.
Because many hotels have cut their staffs, frequent travelers say they’re waiting longer to check in and out, have rooms made up and have cars retrieved by valets.
“There are fewer people to provide basic services, answer questions and make suggestions for restaurants and activities,” says Howard Knoff, an education consultant in Little Rock.