InterContinental London – The O2
The new InterContinental London – The O2 which opened its doors at the start of the year, commissioned The Fine Bedding Company Hospitality Division to create bespoke bedding solutions for its 453 luxury bedrooms, including innovative anti-allergy rooms.
A new luxury goose feather dual-layer topper has been developed specially for the hotel, dubbed “the new luxury retreat in the heart of London”, to deliver a sumptuous sleep experience within the five-star hotel.
This complements the top of the range duck down duvets, goose down pillows, luxury quilted mattress protectors and brushed cotton pillow protectors also supplied exclusively by the fast growing hotel bedding specialist, which partners with hundreds of top hotels and guesthouses across the UK and Europe for their bedding requirements.
Custom-made synthetic duvets and pillows are also a key feature in the hotel’s anti-allergy bedrooms. Containing our unique highly breathable Smartfil® microfibres, the products are non-allergenic and easy to wash at 60°C (the temperature that kills dustmites, a contributory factor to the onset of allergy symptoms).
With a bespoke sizing and detailing request, executive head housekeeper Laura Walker and the Arora Group procurement team had exacting standards and detailed requirements, requiring bedding that met with the InterContinental Hotels brand specification.
Kevin Swart from the Hospitality Division explained:
“A luxury hotel is not simply ‘designed’ that way. It has to be communicated in the look, feel and experience. The brief and the expectation from Laura’s team at the Intercontinental London – The O2 was to ensure that the bedding delivered a luxury sleeping experience for guests which achieved an immaculate five-star look for the room and delivered a luxurious sense of comfort and warmth when a guest slips into the bed.
“All our natural products benefit from the highest quality ethically sourced down and feathers, which conform to stringent testing procedures. The smallest details have been considered and the products include premium hand-finished piping which differentiates the various fill weights according to the brand requirements.
“Along with luxury fabrics encasing innovative fibres, we apply scientific methods to create products designed to be as resource efficient for hoteliers and managers as possible.
“Our duvets and pillows are not only luxurious but practical and functional. The bedding we have developed enables Laura’s team to meet the high standards of guests while making it easier for housekeeping to clean and reuse.
Our hotel bedding range, featuring Smartfil® was recently independently tested in a leading laboratory. Testing the washability of its duvets, pillows, mattress protectors and mattress enhancers, proved products can be washed at higher temperatures to improve hygiene and allergy resistance while maintaining an ability to reform and keep their shape, ensuring the bedding has a longer life span.
InterContinental London – The O2’s executive head housekeeper Laura Walker said:
“The Fine Bedding Company Hospitality Division understood our requirements and has provided a solution to exceed the expectation of our discerning guests. Hygiene and cleanliness is vital for our own standards and the overall guest experience, while the performance of The Fine Bedding Company’s products enable us to wash, dry and reuse with no compromise in quality, offering the best of both worlds.”
InterContinental London – The O2 is one of the most anticipated new hotels in London, aimed at the luxury event and leisure market. Spanning 18 floors, the stunning 453 bedroom hotel includes a fine dining restaurant The Peninsula; relaxed Market Brasserie; Clipper Bar and rooftop bar Eighteen, along with a world class spa and sumptuous accommodation including 59 suites. The hotel is located next to The O2, just 400m from North Greenwich underground station and North Greenwich Pier with access to central London in 15 minutes.
With a contemporary finish, complementing stunning views across east London and the capital’s skyline, each of the rooms at the InterContinental London – The O2 evoke an easy elegance and meticulous care for comfort. With the style in mind, we were committed to extending the experience to the bed.
InterContinental London – The O2 operates under a franchise agreement with Meridian Hotel Operations Limited and is managed by a division of the Arora Group.