Is there anything more luxurious than sinking back into a hotel pillow? In many ways it’s the best thing about going on vacation! If you’ve ever returned home from your latest trip wondering how you can get the same level of comfort in your own bedroom the good news is that you can recreate the cosy luxury of a hotel stay in your own boudoir by choosing the right bedding.
What Kind Of Pillows Do Hotels Use?
These days, the best hotels offer a “pillow menu” with different options to suit different types of sleeper. From firm pillow for those who are looking for a little more support to super soft pillows for those who just want to sink into bed, there are pillows made from a range of different fillings and in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the most commonly found pillows are filled with down, down and feathers, just feathers or a down alternative. There are also occasionally other types of pillow such as bamboo, latex or memory foam available, meaning that you are sure to find the perfect level of support to suit your tastes and requirements.
Down refers to the tiny feathers which are found under the mature features of birds. Usually, it is duck or goose down that is found in high quality pillows, with a fill power scale ranging from 450 right up to 800 or even higher. The more cubic inches are filled by the down the fluffier the pillow is. Pillows that are stuffed with feathers and down, on the other hand, have mature feathers at their center with down packed around the outside. Down alternative is a cheaper choice and is ideal for those with allergies. The filling may be made from polyester, tweed, cotton or even a more eco-friendly alternative and won’t cause the same itching and sneezing as a feather pillow in someone who has sensitivities.
Which Specific Pillows Do The Top Hotels Use?
The Hilton is one of the world’s top hotel brands. There are three types of pillow on offer here, all of which are free from allergens. Guests can choose between a down alternative pillow, a pure down pillow and a feather and down combo pillow. There are two levels of firmness to pick from and two different sizes. Meanwhile, Marriott Hotels use several kinds of pillow including down alternative eco pillows made from recycled plastic bottles that have been made into polyester puffs. The Sheraton’s half and half down and feather pillow is medium firm and is ideal for side, back and stomach sleepers while the Ritz Carlton offers a signature pillow made from a down hybrid with three layers- duck feathers surrounded by 70% soft down and 30% Lyocell fibers for outstanding support, durability and comfort.
Why Get Hotel Quality Pillows For Your Home?
Apart from the actual comfort factor, there are several reasons why choosing better quality pillows is important. No matter whether you sleep on your front, back or side, choosing the right pillow ensures you get a restful night. A human head can weigh up to 5.5kg and finding support for that weight isn’t always easy. A good pillow will keep your head correctly aligned without putting too much pressure on the neck and without leaving you in pain. Replacing pillows regularly is also important since they accumulate sweat and can be riddled with bacteria.
Which Type of Pillow is Right For Me?
The pillow for you will depend on the position that you prefer to sleep in. If you like to sleep on your stomach you need a pillow which is fairly flat and soft while if you sleep on your back a pillow of medium thickness is ideal and which is possibly thicker at the bottom. If you sleep on your side, a firm and thick pillow will support your neck best. If you sleep in several positions, you need a softer medium thickness pillow to suit your needs however you sleep.
The Best Hotel Pillows You Can Buy
Many top hotel chains now sell their own brand of pillows to happy guests so that they can replicate the same great quality of sleep that you enjoy during your stay in your own bedroom. However, there are many other brands of quality pillows which are used in hotels and which can turn your room into a cosy and relaxing spot. Here are some of the best.
Presidential Suite White Goose Down Pillows
If you can afford to spend almost $800 on your bedding, these lovely white goose down pillows are the last word in luxury. Offering exceptional comfort and the best possible sleeping experiences, these pillows are the same ones used at Bangkok and Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotels.
Hotel Luxury Collection Silk Filled Pillows
Available at a much more affordable price, the Hotel Luxury Collection silk filled pillow is the same as that offered on the pillow menu of several top Asian hotels and features a three part inner chamber with a microfiber center, a polyester inner and a pure silk outer layer for absolute comfort. This pillow is hypoallergenic and is encased in a 300 thread count cotton sateen fabric.
Park Hyatt Pillows
Found at, as you might expect, the Park Hyatt hotel chain, these 100% duck feather plump pillows are affordable at just $75 and have a high fill count as well as a fabric casing made from cotton twill. As this pillow in impenetrable by dust mites it is ideal for those who suffer from allergies. These pillows come in three sizes to suit the needs of your bed.
Any of these comfortable and luxurious pillows would be the perfect choice for your home, and will turn your bedroom into the relaxing boudoir that you’ve always imagined. Whether you sleep on your back, front, side or all three, you’re sure to find the perfect pillow to suit you and that will give you a great night’s sleep every night.
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