Allergy free option is deal breaker for travellers

The Fine Bedding Company has collaborated with Heal’s trade team in order to supply Smartfil® Boutique Silk luxury bedding for new  allergy friendly rooms at the 4* Richmond Hill Hotel.

The Georgian, Grade II listed  Richmond Hill Hotel has recently undergone a £4.5m refurbishment that has seen the addition of a new wing and 75 bedrooms over five floors which includes suites specifically aimed at those who suffer from allergies.

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The Fine Bedding Company’s Smartfil® Boutique Silk non allergenic bedding contains a unique microfibre filling which is coated with a permanent silicone glaze to create duvets and pillows that are silky soft and shape to the contours of the body for maximum comfort.  Smartfil®Air duvets and Smartfil® Clusters pillows can be washed at 60 degrees, the temperature at which dust mites are destroyed and retain their body and fluffiness even after repeated washing so guests can always enjoy a great night’s sleep.

According to Madeleine Rasmussen, trade co-ordinator, Heal’s who was involved with specifying furnishings for the refurbishment, ”Richmond Hill Hotel wanted  to offer a suite of rooms that would be suitable for guests with allergies and decided to trial several bedding brands to see  which one performed best. Boutique Silk has a luxurious feel yet it is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of a commercial environment and that was one of the reasons why it was chosen for this project.”

The ability to offer guests a non allergenic option is becoming increasingly important as a recent study by Cornell University Survey Research Institute highlights: 83% of travellers canvassed say they would choose an allergy friendly room if they had the option; 59% of travellers would choose one hotel over another based on availability of allergy friendly rooms.

“With one in three of the UK population suffering with allergies it makes sense for operators to consider how they can make guests a little more comfortable during their stay by offering accommodation that is as allergy free as possible ,” said Kevin Swart, contracts manager, The Fine Bedding Company.

“Our Smartfil® range is the perfect choice for any hotel operator looking to improve allergy free credentials.  Not only is Smartfil® non allergenic but the duvets are very light with a wonderful drape which is great for guests to snuggle in to after a busy day.”

In addition to Smartfil® Boutique Silk luxury bedding, The Fine Bedding company also supplied natural Goose Feather and Down premium duvets and pillows for wider use across the hotel.

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