Wholesale bedding and night warden 'to help guests sleep'
"Sleep wardens" at a UK hotel have been employed to ensure that all of their guests get the best chance possible to snooze through the night.
While guests may drop off quickly once they have burrowed down into the wholesale bedding on the comfy mattresses at the Lincoln Travelodge, their rest may previously have been disturbed by any noisy neighbours.
However, the Lincolnshire Echo reports that now the specially trained wardens - who will be employed at each of the chain's hotels - will walk the corridors and monitor noise levels.
In addition, hotel manager Karen Faulkner said that the delivery times of accommodation and restaurant supplies have been rearranged to ensure minimum sleep interruption, while hundreds of mattresses and pillows will be replaced with high-quality merchandise.
Jessica Alexander, spokeswoman for the Sleep Council, said: "I applaud Travelodge for taking a lead in this, something that you might not expect from a chain like this."
She added that when people spend a night at a hotel, what they want the most is "hot water and a comfy bed".
Many hotel chains are committed to ensuring their guests get the best night's sleep, with Premier Inn's product manager Alicia Clegg recently telling the Financial Times that part of her job involves testing the mattresses for comfort.