Where do Irish hotels buy their beds?
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.