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Happy campers

The weather's warmer, and so we all yearn for a spot of adventure.   So, this week at Millbrook Contract Beds, we're thinking about what makes a happy camper with our top five tips for sleeping comfortably under the canvas...   Bedding down   There are a variety of types of camp bedding available, however the main priority when you're choosing bedding is to select bedding that inflates easily and packs down to a small size. Pillows are a huge bonus when it comes to creating a cosy and comfortable sleeping environment, if you can fit a camping pillow into your gear, do.   Breathe   Unventilated tents result in wet, damp or canvas dripping with condensation- none of which make for a pleasant or...

Millbrook – an experienced contract bed supplier – 2013-03-07 13:14

The importance of dealing with, and buying from, an experienced contract bed supplier is paramount in today’s climate. It is all too easy to try and buy from budget sources that provide cheap construction for cheap prices. These types of contract beds and contract bed suppliers do not cater to the crucial factors needed for a good night’s sleep - comfort and quality. Millbrook Contract Bedshas over 60 years experience in the manufacture of high quality pocket spring beds. We continue to be a leading and innovative brand supplying major retail chains, hoteliers, contract clients, Governmental Departments and Health Authorities with a market leading range of beds and sleep systems. We have been a premium choice amongst a range of industries for decades. What we...

From hotels to health spas, buying a contract bed should be easy… -

Knowing how best to arrange your refurbishment when  you buy new contract beds can be a massive challenge to hoteliers everywhere.  In fact, for any type of business that uses contract beds on a regular basis, the need to ensure you are organised and that you are doing things at the right time is really important.  Therefore, in today’s blog here at Millbrook Contract Beds we are going to be discussing the key things to do when you are about to replace your own. Step One – Find the right time. While this may seem really obvious and perhaps not actually that important you may be surprised to discover the amount of people who attempt a refurb right in the middle of a busy period....

A bedtime story for millenials

No doubt the remit of hotel developers is to always be on the look out for ways to enhance their guests' experience, as well as to find new ways of communicating their brand values to their audience. However the MOXY Phoenix Temple in Arizona, a new brand from hotel giant Marriott, may have out-stepped pace even with their ultra cool 'millennial' market. Launching an in-room service phone that allows you three dial out options: 'dial 0 for crew' (presumably uber-trendy hotel staff?), 'dial 911 for emergency' or 'dial 68 for bedtime stories'. Here at Millbrook Contract Beds we admire hoteliers taking the next step forward and any efforts to connect with hard-to-reach younger audiences. The Internet and some guests, however, have been less kind or...

Knowing how best to arrange your refurbishment when  you buy new contract beds can be a massive challenge to hoteliers everywhere.  In fact, for any type of business that uses contract beds on a regular basis, the need to ensure you are organised and that you are doing things at the right time is really important. Therefore, in today’s blog here at Millbrook Contract Beds we are going to be discussing the key things to do when you are about to replace your own.  Step One – Find the right time. While this may seem really obvious and perhaps not actually that important you may be surprised to discover the amount of people who attempt a refurb right in the middle of a busy period....

Save money on your contract beds in 2016

Here at Millbrook Contract Beds, we understand that as a business owner saving money is always high on the agenda.  Whether it’s money on contract beds or money on curtains, every penny really counts – especially if you consider the recent spate of companies going into administration. It’s strictly a case of ‘save where you can’.  So in today’s blog we thought we would feature our economical contract beds and how buying direct from the supplier can really help you keep a control of your budget.  Aside from being economical, contract beds from Millbrook are also very comfortable and most importantly offer you as a buyer, excellent quality. After all, just because you want to save money does not mean you should compromise on quality...

When it comes to a contract bed, there are a diverse range of options in terms of quality and manufacturing – all of which have some relevance to any business today seeking out value without compromising on quality. Therefore, we’ve decided to offer some information here at Millbrook Contract Beds that will try to explain the differences between the mattresses used on various contract beds and what their uses might be. We will be following up with other key information within our contract bed blog that will cover upholstery and of course the all important bed base, so please check back at Millbrook Contract Beds’ blog for updates.What’s inside a mattress? Firstly, if you’re looking for a contract bed, you’ll find that most good mattresses...

Cruise Your Way To A Luxury Night’s Sleep

When it comes to a cruise ship holiday, we all think of luxury on every level.  But while we are impressed by the amazing marvel that is a luxury liner both inside and out, there is one element to the experience that is not only vitally important for the brand but that can be the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday for the consumer. How good was their night’s sleep?  With guests that are demanding and enjoy the added touches, the contract bed and how comfortable it is, can be top of a client’s list when it comes to spending time on a cruise liner for days or weeks at a time and therefore should not be ignored when you are considering...

Renovate

If yours is a small and independently run hotel without access to a centralised programme of redevelopment or investors willing to transform the hotel into a boutique wonderland, the concept of renovating your hotel can feel daunting. Big budgets and expensive interior designers are one thing but, without them, there's no reason why smaller can't employ a few simple and low cost renovations to add some contemporary touches to bedrooms and lounge areas to modernise. A few simple tried and tested tips: Create some breathing space...  Create space in small rooms with a furniture amnesty. Ask your guests, which pieces of furniture did they actually use during their stay? Chances are that corner table and chairs were left untouched. De clutter and strip the room...

Campfire revelations

You don’t need to know an awful lot about sleep to realise that sometimes our modern lifestyle leads us to go against our body clocks.  We work longer hours, some work shifts or antisocial hours and others have a busy lifestyle packed full of commitments. To have time for ourselves in our busy lives often necessitates staying up later in the evening or into the early part of the night – eating into time our body might have used to rest, wind down, or sleep.  But what happens when modern life isn’t a factor? Take away work patterns, modern technology and what happens to our body clocks then?  This was the question researchers at the University of Colorado posed when they took a group of...
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