When it comes to buying new bedding for your hotel, you need to find a high-quality supplier who offers a discount for bulk orders. After all, depending on how many bedrooms your hotel has, you could be placing an order for several hundred sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, and valances. Fortunately, the best suppliers offer discounts of up to 60% off the RRP for bulk orders. If you are having trouble finding a company that can provide you with a good discount, try searching the internet for “wholesale bedding suppliers”.
Behrens suggest that besides the price, the quality of the bedding you purchase is also important. If you buy poor quality sheets, for example, they are unlikely to last very long; especially if they are washed several times a week in a 95-degree wash cycle in an industrial washing machine. It’s not like you can wash the sheets in a low-temperature wash to preserve their lifespan because you need to be sure that all bacteria and viruses are killed when you run a public hotel.
Ideally, you should look for high thread count bedding that is 100% cotton. This is because cotton can withstand high-temperature washes and it is unlikely to irritate the skin. Unfortunately, pure cotton items can be difficult to iron, so you might want to opt for items that have a 20% polyester blend. When it comes to colors and patterns, you should look for plain white or cream items. That way you won’t have to worry about colors fading. It is also easier to see when white bedding is dirty.
Many hotels add a bit of color to each room by buying decorative cushions and patterned curtains. This is because curtains don’t need to be washed as often as bedding, so more colorful patterns of material can be chosen. Just remember to keep other items, including towels, sheets and duvet covers plain and simple.