Ireland hotel bed mattresses 2018
The spring in the step of Irish hoteliers has been apparent for quite some time and the start to 2018 has been a very busy one here in the King Koil factory in Kildare. Just a small sampling of the Irish and international hotels who have refurbished their contract mattresses with new King Koil contract mattresses, so far in 2018 include:
The Mespil Hotel, Dublin
The Clayton Hotel, Dublin
Maldron Hotel, Belfast
Davenport Hotel, Dublin
Jurys Inn, Swindon, UK
Jurys Inn, Sheffield, UK
Premier Suites, Rotterdam, Holland
We are seeing major refurb programmes, whereby the entire population of hotel mattresses is changed out in one swoop. In most cases, hoteliers are not simply looking for replacement stocks but seeking the latest innovation in sleep comfort.
King Koil is seeing a trend towards hotel mattresses that are taller and more generously constructed than in the past. Comfort and the guest’s perception and feeling of comfort are pervasive. Not only do modern hoteliers demand more comfortable products, they demand innovations, such as anti-bed bug features and turn friendly designs and lightning fast, no hassle installations.
Of course, an equally paramount consideration when buying contract hotel beds is product durability. The ability of the hotel mattress to withstand regular movement, high traffic and still last for years, while retaining the comfort that it offered on day one. We like to think that King Koil’s Irish, 100% handmade hotel beds excel on both criteria.
The mission for King Koil is to continue to innovate contract mattress and sleep products that surprise and delight hotel buyers and hotel guests alike. Over the coming year, we will take a deeper dive into what makes a great hotel mattress, what trends and changes are taking place in guest sleep, and what to look out for in hotel sleep for 2019.
In the recent Irish Times article, Joan Scales spoke to a number of hotel owners, asking where they buy their beds. Some answers included The Dean Hotel, a Dublin boutique hotel.
“When the Dean Hotel opened during the recession on Harcourt Street, Dublin’s clubbing zone, they knew that bedrooms had to be special to tempt people to stay. They bought the best Irish-made mattresses, the King Koil Seventh Heaven, for the bespoke bed-frames and teamed them with soft linens and fluffy pillows.” “People often comment about the beds,” says Brian Davern, general manager of the Dean. “They ask where to buy them…”.
“At Castlewood House in Dingle, Co Kerry, awarded the best hotel for romance this year by Tripadvisor, it is Irish all the way for owners Helen and Brian Heaton. The 12 rooms have King Koil beds.”
“Frank and Mary Slattery, proprietors of Carrig Country House in Killorglin, Co Kerry. They were able to get a King Koil six-foot mattress to fit it (an Indian Maharaja’s bed frame) exactly and designed the canopy drapes in an Indian style. It must be the only hotel in Ireland with a Maharaja’s bed and “everyone who sleeps in it loves it”, says Frank.