Ever wondered what mattresses hotels use and what makes their beds feel so special?
If you’re stuck at home this winter, add a dose of luxury to your bedroom by investing in a hotel-standard mattress.
We explore the types of mattresses used in top hotels and how you can bring a touch of luxury to your own bed.
What Type of Mattress do Most Hotels Use?
The type and quality of mattress used in hotels can vary wildly depending on the hotel’s standard and ratings. Usually, mattresses found in five-star establishments are of higher quality and provide greater comfort, while budget chains offer more basic beds.
However, this isn’t always the case and different sleepers have varying requirements when it comes to comfort.
Mattress types commonly found in hotels include…
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses are supportive and comfortable, thanks to the viscoelastic foam that moulds to the contours of your body as you rest.
The benefit of using memory foam in hotels is that it is well suited to most types of sleeper and the hypo-allergenic materials provide a barrier against dust mites and dead skin cells.
Memory foam can vary in price and quality, so premium hotels may offer enhanced foam technology in their luxury mattresses.
Pocket Spring Mattresses
Pocket sprung mattresses are another popular hotel mattress. Individually encased springs react to movement throughout the night, helping to keep you supported.
One downside of springs is that they can become squeaky over time. However, if you opt for a high-quality design the mattress should be long-lasting.
Hybrid mattresses offer the best of both worlds. Often combining layers of cushioning memory foam with a supportive and breathable spring base, this type of mattress is perfect for catering to a wide array of sleeping needs.
What Kind of Mattress do Luxury Hotels Use?
To create a luxurious sleep experience for guests, many luxury hotels use hybrid mattresses to cater to a wide range of sleeping requirements.
For example, a hybrid mattress could contain a mix of technology to:
- Relieve allergy symptoms
- Reduce movement transfer
- Provide a cooler sleeping environment
- Ease aches and pains
- Provide enhanced hygiene and breathability
Some of the top hotels and resorts even offer custom-designed mattress to give their guests a unique and luxurious night’s sleep.
What Mattress Firmness do Hotels Use?
In order to please as many guests as possible, most hotels go for medium or medium-firm mattresses. Firmer mattresses can be longer-lasting, however, too firm and you start to lose out on comfort.
What Kind of Mattress Toppers do Hotels Use?
Some hotels use mattress toppers to prolong the life of their mattresses and provide extra cushioning on older models.
Memory foam mattress toppers with quilted, washable covers and deep, sumptuous foam layers are usually top choice for the best hotels.
Which Hotel Chain has the Most Comfortable Beds?
While we maintain that comfort comes down to personal preference, some of the hotel chains that are known for their heavenly beds include:
- The Ritz Carlton
- Hilton Hotels
- Premier Inn
- Fairmont Hotel
- Marriott bed
Why do Hotel Beds Feel so Good?
Ever sunk into a hotel bed and wondered why it feels so dreamy? This can be down to a number of factors:
- The mattress itself - when it’s their main priority to make you comfortable, top hotels don’t scrimp on mattress quality. It’s in their interest to invest in durable mattress technology that wows guests and generates rave reviews
- The topper - It may be that the mattress is topped with an additional layer of memory foam for enhanced softness and feel-good factor
- The pillows - A great sleep experience doesn’t end with a mattress. It’s all the finishing touches that made a difference. Memory foam pillows provide extra cushioning and support to ease aches and pains, as well as being irresistible to sink into
- The bedding - Premium quality bedding and a high thread count adds a sense of luxury that can make the bed feel even more heavenly.
- The service - Chocolates on pillows, perfectly made beds and daily changing all contribute to that luxury hotel bed feeling
Next, find out how you can bring a taste of hotel luxury into your own bedroom...
How Can I Make My Bed Like a Luxury Hotel?
Transform your bedroom into a luxury hotel experience you can enjoy every night of the week with these simple tips.
Invest in a Hotel-Quality Mattress
The most sure-fire way of improving your sleep is to start with a quality mattress. For a hotel feel, we’d recommend opting for a memory foam mattress that combines performance technology with comfort and support.
For example, the Zen Ergopedic Memory Foam Mattress features a deep layer of medical foam designed to ease back pain with zoned air channels and a soft comfort top.
Or, for hot sleepers, the Ultra 4G Aircool Memory Foam Mattress makes use of open-cell foam and breathable fibres to increase airflow by 95%. It’s then topped with a quilted, Eucalyptus infused cover for maximum freshness.
Size Up Your Mattress
Another way to achieve an instant hit of that hotel feeling is to choose a super king mattress. This extra-roomy mattress size evokes hotel bedrooms where the bed is the focal point.
Upgrade Your Mattress with a Topper
If your budget can’t stretch to a new mattress, a topper can make a world of difference to your comfort levels.
To really get that hotel standard, choose one of our premium designs such as the 4G Aircool Memory Foam Mattress Topper which features temperature regulation technology and pressure-relieving foam.
Add a Memory Foam Pillow
A foam pillow, such as the luxury orthopaedic 4G Aircool contour pillow can offer superior support for your head, neck and upper body. Featuring a supportive, ergonomic design, cooling open-cell foam and medium-soft support - sink in, drift off and enjoy a pampered sleep.
Pro tip: The more pillows you add - the more you’ll feel like you’re bedding down in a hotel!
Splurge on Sheets and Bedding
Splashing the cash on Egyptian cotton can make you feel like a celebrity in the penthouse suite. But finding luxurious sheets and bed throws doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are plenty of products to choose from on the high-street.
For throws and blankets, opt for tactile fabrics such as silk, velvet or faux fur for an extra dose of luxury.
Create a Soothing Atmosphere
Creating a luxurious bedroom environment is also dependant on your surroundings. From relaxing background music to candles and low lighting, create a haven at home with soft furnishings and accessories.
Premium Finishing Touches
Finally, add some high-end touches to complete your hotel from home.
- Spend time making your bed so it’s extra crisp and clean
- Place a chocolate on your pillow
- Treat yourself with fuzzy slippers and robe by the bed
- Reupholster your bed frame with sumptuous fabrics
Find Your Five Star Hotel Quality Mattress
Ready to re-create the luxury of a hotel in your own bedroom?
To get started, choose your perfect design from our wide range of quality memory foam mattresses.
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