How to create the perfect poolside experience

June 14, 2019

As temperatures heat up, you know the pool is the place to be. Equipping your indoor or outdoor pool area with quality towels will ensure that guests have a great experience, whether they’re lying on a lounge chair or drying off after a morning swim.

The power of the Fibertone™ process

It may be tempting to stay away from colored or designed towels because of their tendency to fade, but with ultra-durable Fibertone™ Towels by 1888 Mills®, you don’t have to worry about washed-out fabrics. Fibertone, a patented color technology, is a revolutionary process that produces stable colors that don’t fade or bleed. What’s more, their color holds up to harsh chemicals and sunlight, making them the ideal poolside companion.

Comfort is key

While color-stay power is important, guests truly appreciate a comfortable, absorbent towel post-swim. Fibertone Towels are made from a ring-spun cotton blend, which combines ultimate softness with maximum absorbency and wear, so guests can wrap up in a cozy towel after a long day at the pool.

Choose style and substance

Fibertone Towels come in a range of patterns and colors, from Seafoam Stripe to Sandstone. This way, you can match your pool towels to your décor and create a cohesive setting. They are also available in different dimensions – 24″ x 48″, 24″ x 50″, 24″ x 52″, 24″ x 54″, 30″ x 60″, 30″ x 70″, 35″ x 70″, and 36″ x 70″ – to suit any size need.

A selection of Fibertone Towels are on sale thru June 23, making them good for your guests, and your bottom line. Stock up now and save on these swimming essentials.

Spotlighting a pioneer in amenities

May 23, 2019

For over 35 years, Hunter Amenities has pioneered a remarkable array of superior personal care products, from distinctive hotel amenities to luxurious spa and retail collections.

As one of the world’s leading formulators and amenity producers, Hunter is committed to positively impact the environment through ethical, sustainable sourcing and manufacture. From incorporating recycled materials and water-based inks in production, to using solar panels in facilities and offering take-back programs to strengthen recycling efforts, Hunter’s dedication to sustainability is relentless, as they focus on making our world a better place.

A collection inspired by sustainability

EcoLOGICAL amenities are created from the ground up to be the logical choice for discerning, environmentally conscious guests. Simple and natural, these premium paraben-free formulas will leave them feeling refreshed with a revitalizing scent of crisp cucumber and fresh. The attractive, sustainable packaging is made from distinctive biodegradable plastics and recyclable materials.

Choose from an array of bottled products – shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, and lotion – plus a bar of gentle cleansing soap in two popular guest sizes.

Are you ready to boost your clean?

May 17, 2019

Give your housekeeping staff the power of productivity with the new QUICKBOOST™ Cordless Upright Vacuum from Sanitaire. The QUICKBOOST’s cordless technology combines portable cleaning with powerful suction and innovative features to increase productivity while conquering even tricky and demanding last-minute jobs.

The benefits of going cordless

Cordless vacuums are easy to use which can optimize productivity and help you save on labor costs. Also, by eliminating the typical time-consuming cord and outlet restraints, your facility can actually be made safer with less potential tripping hazards.

Perfect for your property needs

The QUICKBOOST Cordless Upright Vacuum is ideal for those tough jobs, such as elevators and stairs; in and around areas requiring fast, consistent touchups, like bellman or valet stands; as well as efficient, around-the-clock cleaning to meet the rigorous standards of hotels, bars and restaurants.

And this vacuum is loaded with these great features to unleash an exceptional clean:

  • Cord-free technology – offers speed and efficiency
  • Up to 47 minutes of power* – starts powerful and stays powerful for more effective cleaning
  • Recharge time of 2.5 hours – minimal downtime for maximum productivity
  • Lightweight design – at just 12.5 pounds, your staff can grab and go with comfort and ease
  • LED-powered night vision – helps to easily spot dirt and debris in dark areas
  • Multi-surface cleaning capability – reach every square foot in hard surface or carpeted areas
  • LEED-qualified cleaning 24/7 – less than 70 dBA keeps disturbances at a minimum all the time

*Results based on hard surface testing

Shop today and give your housekeeping staff a powerful boost in productivity.

Offer the amenities guests really notice

May 9, 2019

When travelers talk of hotel amenities, they’re often referring to such property accoutrements as an infinity-edge pool, luxurious spa facility, or even exclusive concierge extras. But, as those of us on the service side of hospitality know, one of the most important elements of a pleasant guest stay is the essential amenities of the guest bath.

Yes, there are the all-important bath and body collections – guests definitely arrive with a defined set of expectations. But, consider the items that are only noticed when they are not in place. For example, a tabletop mirror that helps guests get ready for a day of business or an evening of pleasure. If it’s not there, it’s likely that you’ll hear about it.

It’s these types of amenities, or accessories, that our product experts make sure you remember. And, as your trusted guides, we offer suitable options from trusted brands like Sunbeam. In fact, the Sunbeam Lighted Tabletop Mirror  is all about style and convenience. It includes a nine-minute auto off feature, 1x and 3x magnification, and Halo perimeter lighting that provides enhanced visibility. It’s also easy to clean and won’t pit or tarnish.

Of course, Sunbeam also offers top-notch hair dryer options for the guest bath. Its Folding Retractable Handheld Hair Dryer is compact, powerful and retractable. At 1875 watts, it comes with a concentrator and offers three heat and speed settings, a cool-shot button for styling, and a three-year limited warranty.

Then there’s the Sunbeam 1875W Folding Handheld Hair Dryer, which provides styling power with two heat and speed options and a cool-shot button. Its compact design with folding handle includes a convenient six-foot power cord.

To create the best impression, change ironing board covers seasonally

March 18, 2019

Spring is here – have you checked the condition of your guest room ironing board covers and pads? If not, it’s time to add this to your spring and seasonal cleaning checklists.

Since guests use ironing boards for more than just ironing – as an extra table, working or eating space – it’s not surprising to find dirt, spills and food residue on them, in addition to the general wear and tear that comes from being used in a busy hospitality environment. Let’s face it – guests want to look their best, and they don’t want to put their clean clothes on a dirty cover.

We recommend changing ironing board covers every three months or seasonally to provide the most positive guest room experience.

Registry® replacement covers offer value and quality

Look to Registry, our personal brand, for replacement covers and pads to suit your property needs. Available in a wide variety of styles and colors, each features:

  • One-piece construction that’s scorch- and stain-resistant
  • Durable fiber padding
  • A smooth, snug fit with choice of drawcord or elastic binding

Shop all Registry replacement covers now and save thru April 1.

Introducing Sanitaire’s EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum

November 2, 2018

Meet the first commercial vacuum certified asthma & allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children. In fact, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., and more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Common allergens include dust mites, pollen, pets/pet dander, mold and smoke.

A higher standard

Keeping these numbers in mind, smart hotel owners must do everything they can to minimize exposure to allergens and keep sensitive guests safe. Sanitaire’s certified asthma & allergy friendly EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum can help. Such a certification standard is targeted to vacuum cleaners that are scientifically proven to reduce exposure to asthma and allergy triggers. The certification standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess vacuum cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. To receive the certification, products must pass rigorous lab tests proving they help reduce exposure to allergens and irritants.

Peace of mind for you and your guests

By attaining this certification, Sanitaire offers a smart choice for your property, with the same low cost of ownership as the EON QuietClean®. Not only is the EON ALLERGEN AAFA certified with a sealed HEPA system, it also delivers an exceptional clean like the EON QuietClean. Both have earned the CRI Gold Seal of Approval, the highest level of certification, and they are LEED qualified at just 68 dBA for 24/7 do not disturb performance.

Create a healthier environment with the Sanitaire EON™ ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum.

With Hunter Amenities, we deliver customized luxury

October 29, 2018

Every hotel strives to give its guests a unique sensory experience. We’re proud to partner with Hunter Amenities, a company offering one of the richest portfolios of licensed amenity brands for luxury hotels, spas, and cruise lines around the world. They’re experts at creating personal product packages that hotel guests love.

Together, American Hotel and Hunter will help you create unforgettable room experiences. With our vast portfolio of global personal care lines, we’ll facilitate your selection of the perfect amenities for your property. In-house designers and fragrance experts are available to help you create one-of-a-kind, bespoke bath and body collections.

Our consultants will help you zero in on your hotel’s brand essence. Do you want product packaging that matches your hotel’s décor? With Hunter Amenities, we can design it.

And we’ll cater to your audience’s wants and needs. Are your guests mostly hip Gen-X and Millennials who like the coolest brands? Or, are your guests primarily Baby Boomers who appreciate classic brands – and easy-to-open packaging? Whoever your audience, we can help you create amenity packages that suit their tastes.

Our partnership with Hunter Amenities is all about supporting your distinct guest experience – now and into the future.

Discovering the housekeeping difference

July 3, 2018

You know hotel housekeeping can be quite a challenge. You also know care and consistency around housekeeping is what builds a property’s reputation in the eyes of guests. When housekeeping gets overlooked, hotels typically feel a bottom-line impact. Like any other operational task that’s vital to the everyday success of a business, effective housekeeping demands proper planning and the right equipment.

From maintaining the pristine appearance of guest rooms to making sure pool and exercise areas have an endless supply of towels, every housekeeping team should be guided by a clear strategy. One industry expert emphasizes the importance of ongoing training. “Housekeeping is really all about the basics and really knowing those basics well,” said Rick Takach, CEO and chairman of hotel management company Vesta Hospitality. “As long as your team is very well-trained, that’s your best way to make sure things are running smoothly and you’re getting your rooms done as quick as possible.”

Just as important are the tools of the trade. For more than three decades, Royal Basket Trucks has produced carts, trucks, and containers that support the critical work of housekeeping. Today, Royal Basket offers a full line of products for collecting, sorting, and transporting in a variety of environments.

To experience the difference of Royal Basket, choose from a variety of colors, sizes, and divided sections for optimal organization and increased efficiency. Royal Basket also offers non-marking casters to spare specialty floors from damage. Every cart is built to order, made in Wisconsin, and ships on a short timeline.

Turn to the innovative options of Royal Basket, and give your housekeeping staff the support that goes with every successful strategy.

P&G Pro Line® – the complete carpet care system that delivers amazing results

April 27, 2018

Keep your carpets looking their best with P&G’s complete high-performance Pro Line Carpet Care System. It’s safe and effective and cleans your carpets in three simple steps using only five products – half the number of products that other carpet cleaning systems use. This means you can reduce your operational costs and improve your staff’s efficiency.

The P&G Pro Line Carpet Care System provides…

Powerful Spot Removers to Minimize Re-Work

Whenever soiling occurs, it is important to remove spots, spills, gum or other sticky residue as soon as possible to prevent the spot from becoming a permanent stain. P&G Pro Line offers a selection of specially formulated spot removers that target hard-to-remove stains, like coffee, rust, wine and bodily fluids.

 A Bonnet Cleaner to Minimize the Need for Extraction

This type of carpet cleaning, considered a “lighter” cleaning, employs a rotary carpet shampoo machine and a special carpet cleaning pad. Bonnet clean your carpets weekly or monthly to clean top fiber sections of the carpet. Regular use of P&G Pro Line’s Bonnet/Traffic Lane Cleaner will extend time between extraction cleanings.

 A One-Step Extraction Cleaner & Deodorizer

Extraction cleaning should be done when the carpet looks heavily soiled. In extraction cleaning, hot water and cleaning agents are applied to the carpet pile at high pressure to loosen dirt. Almost simultaneously, the water, dirt and cleaning solution is removed, leaving your carpet clean and fresh. P&G Pro Line’s Extraction Cleaner saves time – it cleans and deodorizes in one step.

Hotel 101: When choosing sheets and towels, go sustainable

April 24, 2018

Sure, a fancy lobby, extensive room service menu and breathtaking views make a great first impression for guests, but what really makes them ooh-and-ahh? We’ll give you a hint, it has everything to do with the sheets and towels. Guests want to feel like they’re sleeping in silk, or washing their face with a cloud, and the best way to do that is to know exactly what to look for when it comes to choosing towels and sheets. Luckily the choice is easy with the environmentally friendly Martex Green Collection from WestPoint Hospitality.

Organic cotton towels

What really matters when you’re buying towels for your property? Well, Martex answers all of those questions for you by focusing on important elements you might not have even considered – like eco-friendly materials and company sustainability.

  • This towel collection is made from all certified organic cotton and recycled polyester. The agricultural product used with the cotton does not involve the use of harmful chemicals and the production reduces pesticides pollution compared to conventional farming techniques.
  • It focuses on eco-friendly materials by using recycled plastic bottles and strips of labels and caps, which are crushed, cleaned and turned into fibers.
  • The unique Dryfast® technology of Martex’s towels reduces drying by up to 30%, which lowers cost and increases hotel efficiency.

Woven fiber sheets

Nobody likes a scratchy sheet; however, that doesn’t mean you need to blow your housekeeping budget by purchasing a high thread count sheet set. Instead, focus on better materials – like organic, recycled cotton, which produces a softer sheet without a higher price tag.

  • The weave of the Martex Green sheet, according to Real Simple, affects exactly how it will feel to your guests. Its fibers are woven from recycled bottles, which results in a softer product and helps reduce over 71,666 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • A high thread count doesn’t necessarily mean a high-end sheet. Many suppliers weave lower quality thread into a higher count, sort of defeating the process. As a general rule, buy above a 200-thread count sheet. However, anything above 800 often doesn’t make a difference.
  • The production of Martex’s high quality sheets is entirely sustainable. The cotton is used with limited to no pesticide pollution, which equates to a more natural product and a healthier farmer. Plus, the recycled polyester makes up to 52% of all fiber used in textiles and reduces energy use by 84%, plus limits greenhouse gases by over 70%.

So, when you’re ready to reorder sheets and towels, consider a collection that blends softness and sustainability. For your guests, consider the comfort of Martex Green.