Many travellers and holidaymakers know the problem: trying to sleep in a strange hotel bed. Rarely will a back-friendly solution be offered. In a global study, 68 % of the German respondents said they would gladly take a detour and even pay more for a hotel room if this means they can enjoy the comfort of a really good bed.
Hoteliers pay more attention to ambience, design, adequacy and above all price when it comes to selecting beds. In fact, this is hard to understand, because for the hotel guest, the bed stands for restorative sleep and regeneration. This is why the quality of hotel beds needs to be improved in line with ultra advanced bed technology available today.
The criteria already explained under beds also apply to the spring base and to the mattress. However, concessions will have to be made in terms of individual mattress selection, as hotel beds are used by a constantly changing stream of visitors.
Furthermore, it is important for hotel beds to be made of ecologically compatible materials. A bed should be at least 45 cm high to make it easier to get into and out of the bed.
Neither should the position of the head be neglected. A range of different pillows will give the hotel guest additional benefit.
Hotel beds should not weigh more than 35 kg so that they are easily handled and moved around, to prevent excessive back strain for the hotel's cleaning staff.
Paying guests and in particular business travellers who frequently have to stay in hotels are not only entitled to a pleasant atmosphere and appropriate comfort but also to back-friendly furnishings and features in the interest of their health. Here the AGR e. V. has developed corresponding minimum standards that ought to be fulfilled by a hotel. Meanwhile the first hotels have fulfilled these standards and have received the AGR hotel seal of approval. More information on this subject can be gladly sent to interested hoteliers and also hotel guests on request.
Basically the same criteria apply as already stated for bed systems (apart from individual choice of mattress).
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Metzeler Schaum GmbH**
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This seal of approval signs hotels whose rooms are furnished with furniture that is kind to guests' back