January 1, 2017

Hotel quality bed linen, duvets and towels are a cut above the rest and thats why hotel rooms always have that sumptuous, luxurious feel. However, how do we know what the industry standards are to make your hotel room so comfortable?

Bed Linen:
Bed linen in hotel rooms has a lovely, luxurious feel and this is often down to the thread count of the linen itself. The higher the count of the threads in the item, the softer and more comfortable the bedding seems to be. The thread count is the number of fibres horizontally and vertically inside a square inch of the material and the higher this is, the better the quality. Hotel bed linen has a thread count of around 300-400 threads.

This then fits over the beds in the room, of which there are a number of different sizes. The exact measurements may differ slightly from one manufacturer to another.

UK Bed Measurements:

Single: Fitted Sheet – 90 x 190cm; Flat Sheet – 180 x 265cm; Duvet Cover – 137 x 203cm

Double: Fitted Sheet – 141 x 196cm; Flat Sheet – 230 x 275cm; Duvet Cover – 198 x 203cm

King size: Fitted Sheet – 152 x 200cm; Flat Sheet – 275 x 280cm; Duvet Cover – 244 x 234cm

Super king size: Fitted Sheet – 183 x 200cm; Flat Sheet – 305 x 305cm; Duvet Cover – 270 x 234cm

Towels:
Towels are also subject to specific requirements for hotels and the width of the cotton towel or its weight is usually measured in GSM, this is grams per square inch. Low quality towels can have a GSM of 200. However, towels in hotels generally have a GSM of at least 600 and up to 800. This ensures they are more absorbent and also softer as there is more cotton to absorb the liquid.

Bath towels in hotels usually come in four different sizes. Again, exact measurements may vary.

Types of Towels and Their Sizes:

Large towel – 100 x 178cm

Medium size bath towels – 70 x 137cm

Small size hand towels – 50 x 100cm

Smallest size towels – 33 x 33cm

Duvets:
The duvet in hotel rooms is usually made from quality natural materials. The tog is how the duvets insulation is measured, and doesnt signify the thickness of the duvet as many people think. This is because different fillings may have the same tog, but differ in thickness.

Togs generally come in six sizes 4, 7.5, 10, 10.5, 12 and 13.5.

Typically, a 4 tog duvet is used for the warmer summer months, whereas the 10.5 tog and 13.5 tog are used for winter months.

So, now you understand the different sizes, thicknesses and materials used by hotels you can buy all your linen, towels and duvets with confidence.

Jaipur, known as the Pink City is a beautiful sight to behold. Stunning hilltop palaces and forts lay like footprints from the rich and royal past. Jaipur was known to be one of India’s first planned cities. Find a treasure trove of goods in open bazaars where if you are brave enough, you may test your bargaining skills. The saris on sale are so beautiful and colourful, that you cannot help but buy one.

Visiting Jaipur there are so many attractions, festivals and things to do. Among the best places to visit while on holiday or if you have a day to spare while on business would be Jantar Mantar a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The battle scarred Old City from which Jaipur derives its moniker is beautiful to behold at sunset when the rays make the city glow with is soft shades of gold and pink.

Travel 2.5 kilometres to the east of the city and find the Temple of the Sun God which is also known as the Galta Monkey Temple. A popular place among the locals for worship, non-believers are also allowed to the temple. However, it is best if you are dressed modestly when going to religious places in India in general. One would also be advised to wear sensible shoes as upon reaching the temple site, you will have to walk through a gorge which is a steady climb to the distance of 200meters.

The biggest possible highlight of visiting the temple is the monkeys that inhabit the surroundings. Very familiar with humans the monkeys wait for visitors to feed them fresh fruit and vegetables. It is not uncommon for them to come right up expecting food. Considered an extremely holy place for Hindus, the Galta Monkey Temple has a complex with holy water which is for bathing, which is considered an act of purifying yourself.

Looking for a Jaipur hotel on your next visit to the Pink City? The Gateway Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur is a comfortable and spacious accommodation choice that is centrally located to allow for some exciting Jaipur sightseeing. Make a choice to stay in this hotel and enjoy conveniences, amenities and service that keep both the travelling businessman and holiday seeker in mind.

Those travelling to the sunny state of California in America, have much to see and do. This vast state is home to several locales each offering something different to experience; Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Nevada City, San Diego and Sacramento to name a few! Not to be missed however, when holidaying in California, is a visit to the popular city known as Beverly Hills. >

Known for its exclusive neighbourhoods, famous celebrity residents, upscale shopping and trendy nightlife, this famous city is located next to West Hollywood and is bounded by Los Angeles. Made even more famous by such television shows as “Beverly Hills, 90210”, the city is an ideal place to visit for young and old alike and offers plenty of activities for those exploring its charming streets. The Greystone Mansion and Park, Rodeo Drive shopping district, Beverly Gardens Park, the Electric Fountain, Beverly Hills City Hall, Roxbury Park and Virginia Robinson Gardens are among the attractions worth checking out.

Part of the charm of visiting here is that you will never know what fascinating site of interest you will come across on your adventures. Thos heading to Doheny Drive which can be found near Wilshire Boulevard, should make time to see one of the city’s more unusual homes; the Zoo House!

Located in the Beverly Hills flats area, the Zoo House is so named, due to the intriguing array of animal sculptures that can be found on its lawns. Many of these sculptures are close to life-size and are positioned on the house’s lawn. A proud looking lion staring at those who walk past, a gorilla surveying the scenery in front of him and even a giraffe with its long neck towering above the fence as young ones watch below, are among the animal sculptures you can view here.

Those interested in looking at striking architectural design should also explore Sunset Boulevard. Though you may not see sculptured animals here, you will definitely come across Colonial and Spanish style houses.

Travellers heading to the city and in search of a 5 Star Hotel Beverly Hills that not only offers luxurious comforts but superior service as well can stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Apart from stylish accommodation options, this Beverly Hills Luxury Hotel also boasts of an award-winning luxury spa that lets you enjoy some personal pampering.