It’s the season for a spring clean – and why not start by taking a fresh look at your contract beds? After all, we at Millbrook Contract Beds offer free delivery right to your door as well as (for an additional fee) removal and disposal of your old beds.
As the leading supplier of contract beds in the UK, with over 60 years’ worth of experience in the industry, we know exactly how important a good night’s sleep is for your guests. Where customer service is concerned, the quality of your contract beds can make the difference between a complaint and a compliment, which is why our selection of beds is designed to provide a perfect night’s sleep to all of your guests. We do spend roughly a third of our lives asleep, so the importance of a good quality bed can never be understated – let alone where accommodation is concerned.
In the accommodation sector, guest satisfaction is especially important, as it can lead to repeat custom and positive endorsements in the future. After all, in the hotel industry, a good night’s sleep is the most important thing a hotelier can offer to their guests – so it’s important not to compromise on the quality of your beds, which should each last between seven and ten years depending on use.
Durability is one of the prominent features possessed by all of our contract beds, which are made to the highest quality following in more than half a century’s tradition of hand manufacturing. Our dedication to these traditional techniques in an industry that is fast becoming about mass production keeps us strongly in touch with the values and requirements of each of our clients, and allows us to adapt our constructions to any individual specifications that may be required from our clientele.
Here at Millbrook Contract Beds we offer unrivalled service, impartial advice and a complete customer support system – fill in our call back request form and we’ll be in contact when it’s convenient for you to discuss any of our products or arrange a free site survey. We stock beds built for all manner of requirements and for all budgets, so we’re bound to have something perfect for your needs.
If all this isn’t convincing enough, we’re pleased to offer discounted prices for most of our International Collection, from the simple and popular Hotel to the exceptional Executive, with the Club Class boasting a blend of comfort and value. The individually packed pocket springs of the Executive and Club Class provide a superior quality of sleep while the Hotel offers unparalleled value. With each of these varieties available in sizes through from the single to a 6’ zip and link and with a selection of material options, there’s every excuse to update your contract beds this spring.
With the 2012 Olympics on the way a recent survey conducted across UK hotels has helped to quantify the anticipation for it as a good year for the British hospitality industry. What it seems to represent is the chance for building up and bringing back business to a fluctuating economical climate. The hospitality industry has been suffering from these shockwaves over the past few years. Continue reading »
The Olympics are coming to London! The world’s most revered sporting event is being hosted here in the UK for the first time since 1948, and we at Millbrook Contract Beds think every potential 400m runner or long jumper out there deserves a comfortable place to rest those tired legs after an exhausting practice session. We spotted an opportunity for all of our customers, especially in the hotel industry, to make the most of this… Continue reading »
In the world of hoteliers there should always be an emphasis on quality. As far as contract bedroom furniture goes, Millbrook Contract Beds likes to be at the top of the game. We decided to take a look at the hospitality industry and explore just what really constitutes genuine quality commercial beds and commercial furniture.
To thrive in these hard times a hotel needs to be different and have something ‘extra’ to offer beyond the standard trimmings. This is what gives a hotel the upper hand in very competitive times. So if you are looking to become a leader in quality, on whatever scale you are operating on, it’s time to face up to the state of your premises, the aesthetics of the place and its commercial furniture!
Individuality between hotels, B&B’s and boutiques should be a high priority and can make all the difference when it comes to profit margins. It’s vital to be able to stand out from the crowd – see our previous blog on Boutique Hotels HERE for more information on how uniqueness and niche qualities will be of great benefit in the coming months.
Hotel rooms consist of your standard contract bedroom furniture from wardrobes to desks to chairs to beds. Everything in these rooms should be thoroughly maintained without any excuses. Guests demand bang for their buck! As a contract bed supplier, Millbrook is an authority on this particular matter.
Take a fresh look at your hotel and recognise where its weaknesses lie. A majority of the problems begin with design and facilities, but the one aspect of a hotel that should never be subpar is the quality of the furniture. If your contract beds are lousy, your guest experience is lousy too, no matter how much you pride yourself on good service. Real good service begins with making it a place fit for people to sleep!
So take that look around and imagine yourself as a customer coming in to book a room. Ask yourself; “Would I want to sleep here for the night?” Try out the rooms, sit and lie down on the bed, experience your hotel from the other side. We can’t stress enough how much difference a bed makes to a hotel room.
Our contract bed ranges have been developed and manufactured to suit a variety of industries from healthcare to academic. The International Collection is very much targeted towards the hospitality sector and the International contract beds very much reflect that in their function and design. What makes our contract bedroom furniture superior to our competitors is that all beds are hand-crafted with individually wrapped springs and are made from the finest materials. Due to our design philosophy our beds such as The Hotel contract bed, The Executive, The Club Class and The President are tailor-made for hotels looking to offer that extra “something.”
For hotels on tight budgets it may come down to a choice of only being financially able to replenish or improve certain aspects of the hotel. Think about what you can accomplish on the budget you have and what would create a better guest experience. Style, comfort and cleanliness are top considerations to take into account. There’s nothing worse than an institutional hotel so don’t underestimate layout and colour scheme either.
Give your hotel a make-over with new contract bedroom furniture, experiment with colour, keep it immaculate and put an emphasis on providing the best guest experience you possibly can. That’s the secret to making a hotel stand-out.
Millbrook Contract Beds has been blogging for a long time now. We thought that it would pertinent to recap what we have covered in order to create a index for readers to use as a contract bed guide. Our blog is more comprehensive than any FAQ section you could ever hope for!
This series has provided an insight into how we operate, who our products are designed for and what benefits they can offer different industries from hospitality to academic industries. To catch yourself up on where we are at in the series you can read PART 1 HERE, PART 2 HERE, PART 3 HERE and PART 4 HERE.
So to continue where we left off from Blog Recap PART 5:
This blog provided an insightful guide into how best to use contract beds for hotel industries that are required to meet high standards all year around. This was Part 1 of a 2 part series.
The sequel to “Establishing Need” required a deeper investigation of how to identify problems and assess quality control within the scope of a hotel and leisure business. The conclusion drawn from what was important to test and check on contract beds was ultimately their degree of comfort, age and suitability.
The start of a new blog series began by tackling the inherent importance of each contract bed offered in the Millbrook range. We got the ball rolling by addressing the International Collection and putting one of our most popular contract beds at the forefront – The President. The bed was profiled and its features explored. While we have covered the Millbrook ranges before, we never had gone into as much detail before.
And so the series continued… in profile this time was The Executive contract bed. A high quality design with benefits that could only be effectively optimised by Millbrook’s handcrafted design philosophy.
Next on the list of International Collection contract beds in profile was The Club Class. This blog discussed the flexibility and the materials of this bed and why it was so special.
The Hotel contract bed was next under the Millbrook blog microscope and was studied exhaustively in detail to find out why it’s apt title was so… well, apt. The profile on The Hotel bed rounded off the first part of this blog series and in so doing brought the exploration of our International Collection to a grand close for the final time.
This blog addressed the current economic climate and went on to assess the effects of a downturn on the hotel and hospitality industry. The goal was to provide advice on how to keep a business’ costs down.
And that is where we leave you for this part in the Millbrook contract beds blog series. We’ve thrown down the gauntlet here and there is still much to cover across our blog spectrum.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our blog feel free to Contact Us for further information or alternatively you can follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Don’t hesitate to ask for our help.
The Blog Recap continues its delve into the archives of Millbrook contract beds history. This is the only place you will find a comprehensive index and listing of all the answers to your questions about contract bedroom furniture, Millbrook ranges and the industries we cater to.
Previously, we discussed blogs that began to look at specialist arenas for contract bed use. This current Blog Recap pushes on forward with its summary of the articles that have been catalogued over the past year so you have a complete contract bed guide to follow when you need to access information on our blog of any relevant subject. You can read the previous blogs in the series – PART 1, PART 2, PART 3 & PART 4.
So, to continue our rundown of contract bed articles:
Having dealt with Children’s contract beds in the previous blog, this blog aimed to tackle the issues of beds for healthcare industries. How can you effectively look after the sick or elderly with the highest consideration for the preservation of their health and well-being? That was the primary question explored in this blog.
An analysis of hotel star ratings and what makes a five star hotel a five star hotel. The discussion is about what constitutes a star rating at a hotel and how contract bedroom furniture plays a key role in success.
This article takes on the state of the medical field and healthcare practices when it comes to their contract bed supply. The emphasis is on the resurgence of beds required in this area matching the tremendous need for good quality products and how budgetary constraints in the Healthcare Industry can find a cost effective ulterior option.
A summer-based blog that investigated hotel fill rates and how hoteliers in the industry could exceed their expected numbers. The secret to saving space effectively and providing enough room was the use of zip and link contract beds demonstrating the International Collection as a perfect choice.
This article detailed a case history of Millbrook contract beds and our 60 years of experience in the contract bed supplier world. It charts how we became a trusted and dependable source for contract beds and holistic advice.
Addressing the common concern of contract bed buyers of what materials are used in the beds themselves. This blog gives a rundown of the different types of manufacturing materials and methods involved in the design process.
Do you have questions about the ranges or design philosophy of Millbrook contract beds? If you need some impartial advice on buying contract beds you can Contact Us. Please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where we regularly update with useful tips, news and information.
Stay tuned for the next part of the Contract Bed Guide where we will continue to recap the blogs of the last few months to create a comprehensive index for you to read regarding our industry and the industries we supply to.
The 1990s marked a momentous point in the history of the humble bed, as for the first time ever, Queen-size beds became more popular than the standard double. Ever since then, a bigger hotel bed has come to be almost seen as the norm, and nowadays a luxury hotel without a King-size contract bed option can hardly be called a luxury hotel at all.
For some though, it seems even the most generous standard-sized bed doesn’t quite cut it, which is why Millbrook Contract Beds has maintained its 60 year + design philosophy to meet this kind of demand.
A recent news article claims the Jamaican team for the London 2012 Olympics will be lucky enough to enjoy specially-ordered supersize contract beds to give them the best possible chances in the largest sporting event to hit the UK for decades.
Spokespeople say a comfier night’s rest is not the main reason for the gigantic beds however; instead their first priority was to protect the team’s unusually tall competitors from nocturnal injuries acquired from falling out of too-small beds!
If this idea catches on with other Olympic teams, the UK hospitality industry could see a massive increase in the demand for bigger-than-ever hotel contract beds, and will need to plan ahead to make sure they have the facilities to accommodate such prestigious international guests.
Luckily, all of Millbrook’s dedicated range of contract beds from our International Collection have been designed especially with hotel rooms in mind and come in a huge range of sizing options. What’s more, not only do our massive 6’0’’ by 6’6’’ Super King size styles start at the incredibly competitive price of just £299, but we also offer the option of custom sized contract beds to cater to every guest, no matter how tall. Contract bedroom furniture can always be tailored to suit individual requirements at Millbrook.
In addition, we even supply a zip and link variety on our Super King beds, which gives you the ability to quickly convert a Super King room into a twin room and increase the flexibility of your room hire options. Hotel beds need to be flexible for a wide variety of guests after all.
Once you’ve decided on the size requirements for your new contract beds, the only choice left is the style; from the sumptuous President model right down to the high-quality yet economical Hotel model. If you have the most distinguished Olympic guests specifically in mind, we recommend either the Executive or President Contract bed, as each can be made in a range of firmness levels to perfectly suit the physical requirements of even the most sensitive bodies.
A choice of base, leg and fabric options also means there’s a style to suit every existing hotel room decor scheme to give each suite a more cohesive, elegant feel. With a multitude of high-profile international guests set to jet in next year for this huge sporting ceremony, clearly the need to present a superior-quality image becomes even greater given the effect it could have on your hotel’s international reputation.
In an industry where a good night’s sleep could make all the difference to the performance of each competitor, now is the time to ensure your hotel leaves the right impression by furnishing your rooms with hotel contract beds of the perfect size. If you would like more information on our ranges or just some general bed buying advice please Contact Us.
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