The exclusivity of your suite. Champagne on ice when you arrive. Crisp sheets tucked into a plush bed piled high with freshly fluffed pillows. Late checkouts, lounging in a bathrobe, living your best life.
Staying in an upscale hotel is a special kind of indulgence.
But what if you could bring a little of that luxury hotel feeling into your bedroom with new sheets?
It’s easier than you might think. Once you know how hotels keep their sheets so comfortable and crisp, you can treat yourself to a staycation every night at home.
Why are hotel sheets so comfortable?
The image of crisp white bedsheets tucked into a thick mattress is synonymous with a night in a nice hotel.
Hotels go to great lengths to create a cosy sleeping environment. In most boutique and luxury hotels, the sheets are high-quality in a sateen or percale weave with a high thread count.
100% cotton sheets with a thread count of over 300 are popular in luxury hotels because they are affordable, breathable and withstand commercial washing.
Is Egyptian cotton better?
Hand-picked Egyptian cotton is often found in many hotels. What makes Egyptian cotton superior to regular cotton is the length and quality of the fibres.
The extra-long-staple fibres are softer and stronger than short-staple cotton. Egyptian cotton is also more breathable and durable, although the added comfort does come at a higher cost.
How do hotel sheets stay crisp?
As you can imagine, hotels sheets are subjected to pretty intense washing on a regular basis. Keeping hotel sheets crisp is the work of commercial detergents, fabric softener and bleaching agents.
Sure, all those detergents keep the sheets clean and crisp for the next guest. But does the end justify the means?
There is a better way for you at home to achieve that luxury hotel sheet feeling that doesn’t require turning your laundry into a laboratory.
Get the luxury hotel sheet feeling at home
It’s worth noting the role of mattresses and duvets in the comfort equation.
Luxury hotels use high-quality foam mattresses (or mattress toppers) and duvets stuffed with down to create the sensation of sleeping on a supportive cloud. They also scatter pillows on the bed, which is a trick you can use to plump up the comfort of your bedroom.
But it all comes down to choosing the best sheets, so when you slide into bed at night, you experience the everyday indulgence of high-quality bedding.
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