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The Richard Haworth Blog

  • 61% increase in late season bookings reminds hoteliers not to delay on refreshing facilities

    Cautious hoteliers are being reminded not to wait for the Christmas period to update their facilities as the number of late-year bookings has soared.

     

    Experts believe this could be the start of a larger trend of “fifth season” travel where British families are rediscovering the UK as a holiday destination. Many of these may have enjoyed similar adventures when they were young and they are now passing the same experience onto their children.

     

    The evidence for this is that the period between summer and autumn, sometimes called "Sortumn", has seen a 61% increase in reservations. Continue reading

  • What will the hotels of the future look like?

    At Richard Haworth, we recognise that the hotel rooms of the future will be smarter, but a recent video at Hotels.com shows what hotels may look like in 50 years, and its a technophobe's worst nightmare!

    From the moment the guest arrives, smart technologies will welcome them and shape their stay to their own needs. This is likely to include:

     

    Face recognition to enter rooms

     

    Hotel safety and security can be greatly enhanced by systems which will read their features as they check in. Continue reading

  • Could your hotel be performing better?

    Hotel room hairdryers may be coated in more bacteria than the room’s toilet seats, a survey of nine locations has shown.

     

    Kettles and light switches were also found to be unexpected offenders in the poor cleanliness league, the research showed. If these results can be generalised across the industry then there is an unacceptable risk of spreading colds or viruses that cause diarrhoea, one leading microbiologist explained.

     

    With this in mind, visitors are advised to look for tell-tale signs of poor maintenance, such as clogged shower drains and dirty drinking glasses, and ask for extra cleaning or a room change as they prefer. Continue reading

  • Struggling to remove creases and wrinkles from your bedding?

    High thread count fine yarn fabrics can be a challenge to efficiently launder and achieve an acceptable level of finish so creases and wrinkles do not put off guests. The following instructions will help you achieve the best results possible.

     

    Temperature

     

    A minimum wash temperature of 60C should be used in the initial wash for new stock but higher temperatures ( upto 70C ) would be advantageous. This should ensure a good level of removal of any unwanted sizes and ensure a good level of cleanliness providing the process is working efficiently. Continue reading

  • 5 Rising trends for the food and beverage sectors

    The food and beverage industry is as susceptible to the whims of fashion and change as any other. Here's a look at five rising trends sweeping the UK and European F&B sectors.

     

    Counter couture

    Brexit is having a major impact on business models across numerous industries, and the food and beverage sectors are no exceptions. The imminent changes are likely to see a switch to the more American 'diner' models that embrace counter couture and downplay full table service. This is an effective model from an economic perspective, and it generally requires fewer members of staff to serve more customers. Continue reading

  • Luxury hotel bathrobes are the latest must-have for the selfie set!

    The selfie craze has been steadily growing for some time now, with many businesses searching for ways to capitalise on the obsession to promote their businesses. As the humble bathrobe takes centre stage and becomes the latest must-have accessory among the selfie set, hoteliers around the world are are rushing to ensure they have the perfectly fluffy, pristinely white robes hanging in their en suites to tempt their guests into providing them with a little free publicity.

     

    Bathrobes have long since become a staple provision for hotels, alongside the obligatory shampoo, conditioner and pillow chocolates. Hotel bathrobes may seem like an insignificant detail, or an extravagant indulgence depending on the price bracket of your rooms, but the latest bathrobe selfie trend has made them a sound business investment for even the most budget rooms. Continue reading

  • Reasons Why Signature Table Linen saves you money

    At Richard Haworth, we do far more for our clients than just sell them tablecloths and linens. Established in 1876, we have long been committed to helping our business associates grow and expand, and a recent study has confirmed that we do exactly that, by saving them up to £31,000 per year.

     

    This independent research showed that by taking advantage of our exceptional prices, a typical 500-room hotel could save more than £31,000 annually, just by using our table linens.How? Because of the quality and cleverness of our designs. Not only competitively costed, but also able to be washed at below average temperatures, those who use them can benefit from lower energy bills as well as reduced energy usage. Continue reading

  • 6 Essential marketing tips for any successful restaurant

    Whether you're running a boutique restaurant or string of successful eateries, relevant and effective marketing is vital for keeping your existing customers engaged, attracting new customers, and growing your business. There are many elements involved in successful marketing, here are six essential marketing tips that every restaurant needs to guarantee success...

     

    1. Customer awareness

    Get to know your customers and the type of people you want to attract to your restaurant. Build a bespoke database of clientele and people interested in your food. Continue reading

  • We are delighted to announce the launch of the stylish Bistro napkins

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our stylish Bistro napkins to complement their already market leading table linen offering. Perfect for casual dining, the napkins are available in three attractive colour stripe options.

     

    Established in 1876, the company has long been providing bath, bed and table linens, along with soft furnishings, to the hospitality industry. Indeed its introduction of a cotton-soft polyester table linen range 20 years ago revolutionized the restaurant sector and quickly become the industry standard.

     

    Its latest creation bridges the gap between the fine dining aesthetic of pristine tablecloths and the casual setting of paper napkins, Continue reading

  • Housekeepers from Cheval Residences get the Richard Haworth tour

    Housekeepers from Cheval Residences got an insight into how the bed and bath linen used in their luxury serviced apartments and residences were manufactured. The group of housekeepers learned about the lengths we go to, to ensure that the consistently high quality of our products.

    Following a guided tour of the manufacturing facility, where the group were shown how our linens are made firsthand, the housekeepers took part in a question and answer session, where the Quality Control manager fielded a range of questions.

    Continue reading

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