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Expert Guide to Keeping Guests Cool Throughout The Summer Months – Summer 2023
“Stay Cool and Comfy: Choosing the Right Bed Sheets for Hot Weather”
When the scorching summer heat arrives, getting a good night’s sleep can become a real challenge. One effective way to beat the heat and stay comfortable during those hot nights is by choosing the right bed sheets. Here’s a guide to help you find the perfect sheets for hot weather.
So how can you make sure your rooms – and your guests remain cool and comfortable throughout the summer months?
Here, Sarah Parry, Cool Linen’s National Sales Manager, provides us with her expert tips and advice to ensure that your guests experience a refreshing night’s sleep – even on the warmest of evenings.
1. Material Matters: Opt for Breathable Fabrics. Choose crisp cotton bed linen
Pure 100% cotton linen is a breathable fabric, which means it has the ability to transfer moisture away from the skin. This will keep your beds and your guests feeling cool and fresh all night long. Cotton is also soft to the touch and is a naturally hypoallergenic fabric which can also promote a comfortable sleeping environment.
Thread Count – Less is More. Contrary to the belief that higher thread count equals better quality, for hot weather, you should go for sheets with a lower thread count. Sheets with a thread count between 200 to 400 provide better breathability, as they are not as tightly woven as higher thread count options. Look for bed linen made with 100% cotton and with a thread count between 200-400 for a soft, luxurious and cooling feel.
Light Colours for Heat Reflection. Dark-colored sheets absorb more heat, making your sleep experience uncomfortable during hot weather. Instead, opt for light-coloured bed sheets, such as white or pastel shades, as they reflect heat and help maintain a cooler sleeping environment.
2. Try a summer duvet
This is a good time of the year to replace a winter duvet with a lighter hotel summer weight duvet or to opt for an all season duvet, so you don’t have to change them seasonally.
Microfibre duvets are particularly good throughout the warmer summer months as, although they are light, they still feel luxurious and snuggly to sleep under. Choose one with a 100% cotton cover to promote an even cooler and crisp environment.
3. Shop around for innovative products
Small details can make a big difference to a guest’s stay, which is why we love the additional comfort and coolness of a high quality pillow protector. For example, the Chloe pillow protector gives an additional layer of quilted cotton which not only protects your pillows, but gives guests a crisp and comfortable sleeping experience.
Offering this sort of innovative product provides your guests with the ultimate sleep solution and adds to the overall experience of their stay.
4. Replace heavy velour bathrobes for waffle weave
Nothing makes your guests feel special like a super snug bathrobe, but throughout the warmer months some guests may not welcome this gesture as much. I always advise my customers to provide their guests with a lighter bathrobe during the summer so they can still enjoy a little indulgence after stepping out of the shower.
Opt for a waffle weave design which will be lightweight yet soft to the touch.
5. Remember the little touches
Help to keep your guests cool by providing them with complimentary bottles of still and sparkling water in their rooms, kept refreshingly cool in the mini-bar. Why not also provide them with a friendly letter to make them feel welcomed whilst informing them of the gesture?
For more information on keeping your guests cool and relaxed throughout the summer, contact our friendly team at email@example.com