ATLANTA — Thanks to their hard work in rolling out Candlewood Suites’ new bedding collection, housekeepers at 142 hotels in the United States and Canada were invited to take a day off from cleaning at home.
In observance of International Housekeepers Week (IHW), which ended Saturday, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) chain rewarded more than 700 suite attendants with a day of professional cleaning services for their own homes in recognition of their extra efforts and teamwork during the brand’s recent Comforts of Home™ Bedding Collection roll-out.
“In addition to our hotels’ customary festivities during IHW, we wanted to thank our suite attendants for their extra hard work during the bedding roll-out by creating Candlewood Cares Week,” Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, Candlewood Suites, said before the observance. “We created the new bedding collection with guests and housekeepers in mind. Candlewood Cares Week is another way to show appreciation for our team members before, during and after the bedding installation.”
To get around the challenge of lifting a heavy mattress when attaching or removing a bed skirt, the Candlewood Suites’ “E-Z Skirt” conveniently wraps around the box spring. The bed skirt is also made with a proprietary material that won’t wrinkle, eliminating the need for ironing. The duvet cover is open on two sides with a duvet insert that snaps into the cover, which makes managing the duvet insert and cover much easier than traditional duvets with only one open end. Both elements can be installed and removed by a single housekeeper.
The new bedding collection includes: upgraded mattress and box spring set with mattress topper; fluffy duvet inserts and poly-cotton covers matching the hotel’s color scheme; 250-thread-count micro-check sateen sheets; triple sheeting; contemporary cotton estate blankets; the addition of a bed skirt, a common component found in bedding packages today; choice of three upgraded pillow types in firm, medium and feather; and a decorative “Consider Us Home” pillow.