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.
You can forget the Harry Potter series; Millbrook Contract Beds is leading the way for the most dynamic and exciting series of all – our Blog Recap!
Okay, that might eb a little bit of an overstatement, but our commitment to recapping and taking a retrospective look back into our comprehensive blog archives is for certain. This blog series will save you lots of time in looking for answers to the questions you might have about buying contract beds or general information that could serve you or your business well.
Welcome to Contract Bed Guide Part 4 – the previous parts can be viewed individually – Part 1 HERE – Part 2 HERE – Part 3 HERE. We recommend you read in chronoligcal order so you can follow the trajectory of the blog content and see if there were any articles that addressed your particular query or concern.
The blog recap continues:
This was the first part of a three part blog guide for people needing to diagnose the condition of their current contract beds. The focus here was on successfully identifying problems/issues with the contract beds and imparting some advice on managing quality control over them. The emphasis was on the hotel sector. A lot of beds need looking after – quality control needs to have regulation and scheduling to keep up compliant customer service.
This was a follow-up blog from the previous article that addressed issues of using beds well past their sell-by-date. Useful tips on how to dispose and replace these old beds was put forward in an attempt to make the process of contract bed buying and replacement an easier one.
This blog concluded the three part contract bed guide series on identifying the causes of bad sleep from old contract beds and replacing them with new ones. A list of alternative replacement beds that gave cost effective solutions for hotels was provided.
The reality of bed buying is that not all hoteliers and hospitality and leisure industries buy contract beds as a package deal. Sometimes they see it as a more economical option to buy the mattress and bed base separately. This blog discussed purchasing the two main components of a contract bed as individual items.
Not every bed is designed to accommodate the sleep habits of younger children. Family run establishments or youth based holiday service providers know this very well, which is why this blog addressed the research carried out on children’s sleeping patterns and how sleeping conditions could be improved for them overall through use of the Academic Collection.
That brings up to another cliff-hanger in our blog recap series. We have taken you over halfway through the content we have shared over this past year and we hope that you have found useful tips and information along the way. Until the next part in the Contract Bed Guide Blog Recap…
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.
In today’s blog, we answer one of the most popular questions for clients that are looking to buy a contract bed and don’t know which one is going to suit their needs the most.
In truth this is a question we get asked regularly and there is actually no set answer that serves all. Buying a contract bed is all about balance of comfort or quality and economical need. We provide a very good holistic approach to contract bed purchase. We have been advising people for over sixty years and understand that everyone has different needs to fulfil – whether that’s ultimate luxury in their contract beds, or comfortable budget contract beds. Essentially the main components though are comfort, space, support and price and we are happy to help you find a contract bed that delivers on all counts!
So whatever you need from your contract bed and whatever your budget, we are happy to offer impartial advice that really delivers and should you wish to CONTACT US we would be delighted to assist.
Millbrook contract beds is a leading supplier of Contract Beds for the Hotel, Leisure Industry, Healthcare Industry and Academic Industry.
Continuing on from our previous blog focusing on our Academic Collection, today we’re taking a little look at The Residence Contract Bed, which is designed for those offering conference facilities and hoteliers or industries where a space saving sleeping solution may be required.
The Residence Contract Bed offers a lot in terms of quality and economy and it is a great choice if you have a relatively significant turnover of changing guests.
The Residence Contract Bed has a PVC mattress cover which makes it a perfect option if you would like to maintain optimum hygiene to your guests and it obviously also makes it very easy to clean.
It is hard wearing and comfortable and works very well if you need a contract bed for use in a multitude of locations with a high durability.
The Residence Contract Bed is a great option for Academic Halls of residence, conference centres and hoteliers who perhaps need to accommodate a group booking in one room at short notice.
It is available as a single and non-standard sizes are also available, should you need something a little more customised from your Contract Bed.
We are always happy to answer questions and assist you in making the right choice for your budget so please contact us for more information.
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