For many businesses who are working hard to increase their revenue and flourish during this tough economic climate, the thought of replacing a contract bed can be a daunting one. Not only is it a possible inconvenience as we head towards Spring and the busier Summer season, but begs a significant question. How do you dispose of the old one?
It can be one of the biggest nightmares for any hotelier in fact, as they try to negotiate a hotel full of guests, while undertaking the equivalent of a full move in bed terms. After all, they don’t want their guests complaining and certainly can’t consider simply closing down for the day.
There are a couple of options when having an old contract bed or beds removed. You can opt for your local council or waste disposal specialist to do the job for you, but this often means negotiating agreements with more than one body at a time.
Therefore, you can often be left trying to arrange delivery, while simultaneously trying to arrange for collection of the old beds! In fact, even if you manage this, you are often at the mercy of a service which is designed to suit someone else more than you or your business.
Here at Millbrook Contract Beds, we take this very seriously and have for some time offered a removal service for old contract beds, which is much more easily organised as you buy the contract bed from us and WE arrange the collection of the old one.
This is obviously chargeable, but the time and hassle it saves you is priceless. We know what we’re doing and have over 60 years experience within the contract bed industry and have removed more old beds than you can possibly imagine.
So, if you’re thinking about buying a contract bed but are worried about the implications of disposal, then give us a call!
We are happy to offer free, holistic advice to all businesses, no matter who you are and you can contact us via email or telephone and with our experience in the contract bed industry we can help you with anything.
Buying a new contract bed just go a lot easier!
The importance of dealing with, and buying from, an experienced contract bed supplier is paramount in today’s climate. It is all too easy to try and buy from budget sources that provide cheap construction for cheap prices. These types of contract beds and contract bed suppliers do not cater to the crucial factors needed for a good night’s sleep – comfort and quality.
Millbrook Contract Beds has over 60 years experience in the manufacture of high quality pocket spring beds. We continue to be a leading and innovative brand supplying major retail chains, hoteliers, contract clients, Governmental Departments and Health Authorities with a market leading range of beds and sleep systems. We have been a premium choice amongst a range of industries for decades. What we have learnt over this period is the importance of a perfect sleep so that guests, clients, or employees will return time and time again. Our contract beds define the comfort level of hotels; nurture the ailments of patients under care; encourage the best sleep and ultimate revitalisation of employees; and create a highly contented sleep state for the sleeper.
Over the years, and through careful analysis of client requirements, our contract bed collections and ranges have evolved. The comprehensive knowledge of today’s markets that Millbrook possesses contributes to our ability to stay ahead of our competitors. Millbrook Contract Beds product range is fully supported by professional expertise in all areas from order-tracking to quality assurance to delivery schedules. Every aspect tailor made for clients.
We provide advice for clients on the suitability of each and every bed to ensure that the right contract bed is selected from the right collection. Due to the contract beds being handmade rather than mass-produced, we accommodate to individual necessities, ideas and requests. Through our ability to deal with these special requirements, we can create and supply the most appropriate and perfectly tailored contract beds to any client’s particular need or potential necessity.
Millbrook Contract Beds supplies free, impartial advice, free site surveys and the very finest in customer service.
These are all the qualities that characterise a reliable and superior supplier.
The highest level of comfort and quality of sleep from our contract beds is our utmost priority. The benefits of a Millbrook Bed are clear, they leave the guest feeling healthy, fresh and bursting with energy to take on the new day.
A dependable contract bed supplier will recognise the significance of contract beds to your business. Avoid the pitfalls of buying them cheap from unsound, untested and unreliable sources. Millbrook Contract Beds is here to give you the chance to make an informed choice for your business and have peace of mind that your guests will be getting a peaceful night’s sleep. For further information, advice or details, contact Millbrook here.
For hoteliers, the star rating is of vital importance when marketing the business to potential guests. The star rating is a general indicator and reflection of the quality of the hotel itself, although individual circumstances must be taken into account.
The mainstay of any star rated hotel is the contract beds that are available to suit guest expectation and requirements.
The Economy class of one-star hotels is essentially a no-frills deal. The rooms are usually small, the decor is functional and they generally cater to the budget travellers.
The Value class of two-star hotels are again, basic accommodation, perhaps offering private bathrooms and television, but all in all, limited amenities.
The Quality class of three-star establishments begin to take on a greater emphasis on a satisfying guest experience with on-site dining, additional hotel services such as baggage assistance and the guestrooms are certainly more extensive in what they offer to the guest.
The Superior class of four-star hotels offer concierge services, conference rooms, valet parking etc. But their stronghold are their luxury rooms with the added benefits of stylish furnishings, an extensive variety of amenities and most importantly of all, fine quality, high standard beds and bedding.
Finally, the Exceptional class of five-star hotels are considered the finest hotels in the world. They offer the highest possible standard of service with the embellishments of interior design stylistics, grand architectural aesthetic, an abundance of gourmet cuisines for fine dining and a fast track, 24-hour room service. The recreational facilities can be anything from friendly tennis courts to sprawling golf courses while the luxurious spa centres exemplify relaxation. But the guestrooms are the real prizes at five-star hotels. They are comprised of premium bedding with everything from high-speed internet access to widescreen TV’s and DVD players.
The hotels that do not manage to attain a star rating are often referred to as half-star hotels, which classify the hotels that have differing levels of amenities, property type and property-class characteristics, and varying degrees in the quality of service.
However, the class system does not mean that hotels below par with four and five star luxury hotels cannot provide fine quality contract beds for their guests. After all, contract beds are the most crucial element of any hotel room.
Millbrook contract beds offer a wide range of contract beds that have a proven track record for supplying comfort, luxury and pleasing aesthetics to the hotel and leisure industry. These contract beds help to provide the right holistic experience for guests. This guarantees to provide personal recommendations, which is the strongest arm of advertising available.
The star rated system for hotels factors in, in a very big way, the quality and comfort of the contract beds in each room. Guests expect and demand that more than any other aspect of their hotel stays.
If you are a hotelier looking to increase your bookings, or if you are indeed looking to climb that hotel star ladder and improve your quality of service, amenities and overall excellence, start in the guestrooms with the contract beds.
Millbrook contracts beds’ International collection is tailored to hotel services specifically;
The President is top of the range. It has individually hand nested pocket springs and a choice of comfort levels. Mattresses come available in standard or firmer comfort while there is a choice of base, leg and fabric options. The materials consist of quality fire retardant woven damask upholstery and extravagant fillings which include pure cotton, durable polyester and luxury pashmina. It’s not called The President for nothing. It’s fit for one.
As a hotelier, of course, budget must be a consideration. If you have thirty rooms to fill with thirty new beds, you need to make an investment. The only way to increase star rating is by upping your game and the standard of the hotel, and that costs money. When it comes to the contract beds, Millbrook deals so regularly with the hotel industry that the prices and deals are incredibly reasonable. There is no need to worry about accentuated or spiralling costs if you know who to come to.
The Hotel contract bed is a popular choice for many hotels, hence its name. It has open coil spring and a deep mattress. It is the classic firm option bed with fresh, practical hardwearing 100% cotton upholstery and a choice of leg and fabric options on the divan base. Mattresses are available in the custom style of standard comfort. It is practical, comfortable and affordable.
A star rating means status, it means standards, it means quality, it makes people want to stay with you. If you’re a half-star looking to become a one-star or a one-star looking to become a two-star and so on, you can achieve this only by starting by developing what is at the heart of your business, and that is the guest experience. All guests measure their hotel experiences by the quality of sleep they had and the quality of the contract bed they slept in.
Look anywhere in society these days and you’ll find a wealth of advice about what to do to stay healthy – what to eat, what to avoid, what exercise to do… These certainly play a large part in your general health, but we at Millbrook Contract Beds would like to point out how great an impact a good night’s sleep can play. Getting your 40 winks every night could help you shed an extra pound or two, or help stop you putting it on!
Obesity is generally considered to be a bad thing, health-wise. It has been suggested to be a risk factor in developing all kinds of conditions and problems – and regular exercise is generally considered to be a good way of keeping your weight relatively under control.
Have you ever tried going for a morning jog after an unfulfilling night’s sleep? It’s not easy to work up the motivation to, especially if you’re just starting out and aren’t used to a regular exercise regime. In addition, the risk of developing many sleep-related conditions (such as sleep apnea and insomnia) is increased in overweight individuals. In essence, the more weight you put on, the more at risk you are of having a bad night’s sleep, and the less motivated you will be to exercise in the daytime due to tiredness, which exasperates the problem. It’s a vicious circle, a hard one to break.
Since it’s so difficult to begin and stick to an exercise regime when your sleep patterns are so substandard, many experts recommend targeting the sleep difficulties first and foremost. Millbrook Contract Beds would recommend speaking to a healthcare professional (such as your GP) about the available options.
Once your sleep quality is improving (this may take a little time so don’t be disheartened!), it’s time to make a start on a beneficial exercise routine. You may think that exercising right before bed will lead to you being more tired out and therefore sleep well – that’s a common misconception. After exercise, especially if you are not very physically fit, your heart rate will stay higher than usual for quite some time. Your body temperature will rise, and may take anything up to six hours to start to drop again. If you’re trying to get to sleep within this time, you will find it difficult – the body has a natural daily rhythm of rises and falls in temperature, and sleep is generally associated with a cooling down. For this reason it would be recommended to exercise early on in the day – late afternoon is ideal as you will begin to cool off around the time you’ll be sleeping!
We do hope you get the very best night’s sleep you can – but if you are suffering from difficulties, perhaps our Healthcare Collection could help. With a great deal of individual customisation available on all of our orders, Millbrook Contract Beds really is the ideal option for an unsurpassed sleeping experience.
Millbrook Contract Beds is constantly trying to pave the way in the design and functionality of its contract beds. It is important to us that all of our contract bed collections are of the highest quality and standards. Of course, every contract bed supplier would say this, but we really mean it. This can be proven and evidenced by our Healthcare Collection. In the last blog we took you through the benefits of The Purity and why it is ideal for mature guests or guests with ailments, or even just hotel guests looking to recline, relax and feel pampered.
Hoteliers understand the importance of contract bedroom furniture as much as we do, therefore we must live up to their expectations and demands. In today’s blog we are looking at The Therapy, the sister model to The Purity. So why is this contract bed so good?
Without giving a direct demonstration, it cannot be fully expressed on how advanced these healthcare beds are. The Therapy is the finest adjustable bed going as far as contract bedroom furniture goes.
Like The Purity it is an adjustable bed that has a control function tailored to suit the individual needs of the person using it for reclining, relaxation and recovery. It operates through a five way adjustable positioning system that can be accessed and adjusted by a handset control. As with The Purity, The Therapy has the massage option which allows for an entirely blissful experience.
The Therapy is a pocket spring bed that is inclusive of heat sensitive visco memory foam. Visco memory foam is polyurethane that has additional chemicals applied to it in order to increase viscosity and density. This higher-density allows for the foam to become pressure-sensitive, moulding to the contours and shape of the person’s body that returns to its original shape once the pressure is alleviated. This mattress is incredibly beneficial to those who suffer from back pain or have psychical ailments. The reason it is called The Therapy is that it is specifically designed to facilitate good health with full responsiveness to body contour moulding.
The Healthcare Collection has benefited the hotel and hospitality industry as much as it has the healthcare industry. What is important to recognise in this is that some guests require that much more comfort than others, especially if they older or suffer from disability or illness. Hotels should cater to everyone and you really can’t go wrong with a Therapy in your rooms – one of the finest pieces of contract bedroom furniture you can get your hands on. Millbrook Contract Beds is always available to give advice and talk you through contract bed browsing and buying. For more information contact us here.
Hotel contract beds are at the forefront of what we do here at Millbrook contract beds. We’ve been catering to the hospitality industry for over 60 years. That’s a long time to be in the game. In that time we have accumulated a vast level of experience. In this latest series of blogs we are profiling each individual hotel contract bed in our International Range so hoteliers can see the variances and differences between each make.
The previous blog profiled The President, which is one of our top of the range beds on offer. This blog will profile The Executive. This contract bed offers exceptional value ad provides wonderful economy, particularly in the hotel sector. If you’re a buy hotel, B&B or guest house, you probably find that you need contract beds that are not just comfortable but versatile as well. Those short notice bookings or last minute requests are a mainstay of the industry and they need to be catered to. You want to be able to maximise bookings and ensure every room is booked where possible. This is where The Executive comes into play. It is suited, quite perfectly, to meet this need.
It comes in a formidable range of sizes including; single, double, king size and super king, The Executive comes with an incredibly handy and economical zip and link option. The zip and link gives you the flexibility of turning a double bedroom into a twin very quickly, allowing you to say ‘yes’ when you may have previously had to say ‘no’ to a potential booking. This why it can be a prominent choice of hotel contract bed if you tend to worry about space.
The Executive is designed to some extent for hotels that are conscious of buying a contract bed that is aesthetically pleasing. This contract bed would look at home in a five star hotel in a metropolitan city or a boutique hotel with specific branding. It comes with a choice of base, leg and fabric options, meaning that you can find solutions to match your current decor more easily. Tailor your contract beds to blend or help define your hotel’s look, feel and ultimate image.
If you would like to know whether a contract bed in the Millbrook Contract Bed range will suit your needs, we are happy to offer free, impartial advice to guide you, including removal of any old beds too! Millbrook Contract Beds has provided contract beds to a variety of hotels all over the UK, and we never lie down on the job.
Experienced hoteliers know that the summer ahead is where their businesses will begin to boom. The sunshine and good weather brings travellers from all over the country and even the world. As the bookings increase and you begin to reach maximum capacity, what do you do when you need to book extra people into a room share, but there isn’t enough contract beds for everyone?
This is a situation that’s easy to find yourself in. In some cases, unfortunately, you simply have to turn away the extra business, purely for the fact you have no contract beds available.
However, with Millbrook contract beds there is a zip and link option provided with many of our ranges. This gives you great flexibility when you are faced with the need to increase your fill rate and achieve maximum capacity. Room changes become less of an obstacle, the ability to accommodate larger numbers of people efficiently and swiftly is suddenly possible and short-notice bookings no longer seem a daunting task.
Zip and link contract beds are linked together by bars through which the mattresses are attached and linked up via a zip. These are fantastic alternatives to the usual bed types available and become economical space savers. Zip and link contract beds work for luxury hotels, guest houses, B&B’s, hostels and even for homes that take in student boarders during the summer. They can be applied to almost any situation where contract beds are needed to fill space and make room for additional guests and visitors. The main goal is to increase your revenue over the busy periods.
The zip and link option with contract beds is cost effective too!
Contract beds that suit hotels and also come with zip and link options are in supply of plenty. Choice contract beds from Millbrook contract beds’ International collections are;
The Hotel – a bed that has proven tremendously popular in the hotel and leisure industry. It is the classic firm option bed that’s practical and hardwearing.
The Executive – is a set of stylish twin beds, which enhance any room they are put in. They provide different levels of comfort so that your guests have the option to select which level best suits their needs. The zip and link model allows for flexibility as a double bed or as a twin.
From the Academic collection the most suitable zip and link options are;
The Conference – an open coil mattress on metal skid leg base. The mattress has a wipe clean breathable cover that can be cleaned time and again. Zip and link option available to suit your requirements.
The Campus – a smart design featuring open coil springs with an easy to clean stichbond covered mattress. The bed frame is available with fixed or detachable legs. The zip and link option allows for generous economy of space when you need it.
This summer is looking like it will be a booming one for the hotel industry. If you are a hotelier or if you are in the leisure industry, looking to find contract beds that offer flexibility in their range and applications, Millbrook Contract Beds can steer you in the right direction, so your business can flourish in the busy, coming summer months.
Millbrook contract beds understands that with the current financial climate as it is, medical fields and healthcare practices have lost many of their contract beds in the last year due to government cuts. However, there has been a resurgence of contract beds required in the healthcare industry. The demand for better quality contract beds in hospitals and practices has now generated a tremendous need.
Millbrook Contract Beds understands the dilemma facing the healthcare industry in terms of budgetary restrictions and has evolved accordingly to meet the demand for high quality, cost effective contract beds.
Millbrook’s healthcare collection is tailored towards patients or even guests for relaxation and recuperation. The prerogative here is comfort that enhances hospitality. There are adjustable models in this collection that Millbrook describes as the essence of good design and function. These contract beds offer a five way adjustable action which moves the bed into different resting positions with fingertip control and the added extra of a massage option.
The healthcare contract bed selection has two picks to choose from;
The Therapy contract bed is an adjustable pocket spring bed that includes heat sensitive visco memory foam that is highly beneficial to health and fully responsive to body contours. The five way adjustable position is operated by a handset control. The massage option provides that extra level of bliss to any patient or guest.
The Purity contract bed is an opulent action bed that offers a choice of comfort levels. The Purity, like The Therapy, also has the five way adjustable action with an integral handset control. At the push of a button the supportive position that is required can be achieved, effortlessly and quietly. This contract bed is available with smart chrome corner protectors and leg design.
Both have been designed for maximum comfort. Best of all however, these beds can cater to the leisure industry also. The Therapy and the Purity can be of great benefit to those that suffer from back pain or those who have trouble sleeping.
What is important to consider here is the pricing. Because times are tough and the financial hardships facing all industries from leisure to healthcare are increasingly real, Millbrook contract beds presents affordable, top quality, expertly manufactured contract beds that can be the band aid you need in a time where funding and financing is haemorrhaging internally.
Without such options available in the healthcare fields in terms of affordable, quality contract beds, there would be a catastrophic drop in the level of distinction for the care of patients. Make Millbrook contract beds the first ones you talk to, to get the right advice and the right contract beds by contacting us today.
For the service sector, the buying of a contract bed can often impact on what are already tight budgets. Thus, for some at least there is a certain amount of ‘mattress’ and contract bed swapping in-house, whereby a popular room’s contract bed will be exchanged with that of another, perhaps quieter or less frequently used room.
The idea being that you can ‘evenly wear’ out the beds and get more from them. But is this really just a false economy?
Although using what is really a second-hand contract bed or mattress may seem like a cost saving activity, it could in fact be a false economy, and end up causing a lot more hassle than it’s worth.
Guests sleeping on older contract bed mattresses are not likely to sleep all that well and for some key reasons.
Using an older contract bed mattress that has seen better days means that you are not serving a variety of sleeping patterns, you’re not offering the same level of comfort and more importantly you risk unhappy clients – who as we all know in hospitality means that they will tell their friends.
So, before immediately spending time swapping beds around, consider whether even the time spent doing it is really worth it.
If you need to spend time (or worse still) get staff to spend time swapping beds around, what will that actually cost you in money?
Perhaps surprisingly, buying a contract bed, needn’t be a massive expense at all and the fact that on average a new contract bed will last from 7 to 10 years, you will end up getting a lot more for your money.
You save time, you don’t have to pay your staff to do any moving and focus on the most important part of your business – running it!
For advice and information on economy contract beds, Millbrook Contract Beds is always happy to offer free, impartial advice to clients and help you purchase a contract bed that fits with your needs and your budget so do contact us if you need help.
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