A Guide To Hotel Linen Sizes

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Hotel quality bed linen, duvets and towels are a cut above the rest and thats why hotel rooms always have that sumptuous, luxurious feel. However, how do we know what the industry standards are to make your hotel room so comfortable?

Bed Linen:
Bed linen in hotel rooms has a lovely, luxurious feel and this is often down to the thread count of the linen itself. The higher the count of the threads in the item, the softer and more comfortable the bedding seems to be. The thread count is the number of fibres horizontally and vertically inside a square inch of the material and the higher this is, the better the quality. Hotel bed linen has a thread count of around 300-400 threads.

This then fits over the beds in the room, of which there are a number of different sizes. The exact measurements may differ slightly from one manufacturer to another.

UK Bed Measurements:

Single: Fitted Sheet – 90 x 190cm; Flat Sheet – 180 x 265cm; Duvet Cover – 137 x 203cm

Double: Fitted Sheet – 141 x 196cm; Flat Sheet – 230 x 275cm; Duvet Cover – 198 x 203cm

King size: Fitted Sheet – 152 x 200cm; Flat Sheet – 275 x 280cm; Duvet Cover – 244 x 234cm

Super king size: Fitted Sheet – 183 x 200cm; Flat Sheet – 305 x 305cm; Duvet Cover – 270 x 234cm

Towels:
Towels are also subject to specific requirements for hotels and the width of the cotton towel or its weight is usually measured in GSM, this is grams per square inch. Low quality towels can have a GSM of 200. However, towels in hotels generally have a GSM of at least 600 and up to 800. This ensures they are more absorbent and also softer as there is more cotton to absorb the liquid.

Bath towels in hotels usually come in four different sizes. Again, exact measurements may vary.

Types of Towels and Their Sizes:

Large towel – 100 x 178cm

Medium size bath towels – 70 x 137cm

Small size hand towels – 50 x 100cm

Smallest size towels – 33 x 33cm

Duvets:
The duvet in hotel rooms is usually made from quality natural materials. The tog is how the duvets insulation is measured, and doesnt signify the thickness of the duvet as many people think. This is because different fillings may have the same tog, but differ in thickness.

Togs generally come in six sizes 4, 7.5, 10, 10.5, 12 and 13.5.

Typically, a 4 tog duvet is used for the warmer summer months, whereas the 10.5 tog and 13.5 tog are used for winter months.

So, now you understand the different sizes, thicknesses and materials used by hotels you can buy all your linen, towels and duvets with confidence.

Family Sailing Vacations

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The current holiday trend among families is to go together on a family sailing vacation. The excitement of being secluded with the entire family on a single yacht in the middle of the ocean is incomparable with anything else. And being surrounded by picturesque locales is another added asset. More and more families today are going a-sailing together to celebrate occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and family get-togethers.

Hotspots for family sailing vacations include the Hawaiian Islands, the Caribbean Islands, the coast of Florida, Brazil and Argentina and European countries such as Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Families usually prefer lonely cays and beaches for their sailing vacations and avoid crowded waters.

Many tourist agencies provide packages for family sailing vacations. The first step is in finding a properly sized yacht or catamaran to accommodate the entire family. A big enough yacht will also have rooms or cabins for the people on board. Food and drink is provided on board. There may also be provisions for live music and orchestras if the families so prefer. Some sailing vacations also hire emcees who coax the people to dance aboard in the style of cruises.

Families prefer to perform group activities when they are sailing together. Lonely islands are preferred for taking a break from sailing. They may indulge in beach-combing or even snorkeling and scuba diving if they are more adventurous. Family meals become a highly celebrated affair with local cuisine and folk dances thrown in.

Agencies that target family clientele try to provide activities for all the members. Children are provided inflatable water toys with which they can amuse themselves. Adults can enjoy different adventure sports while those not inclined to sports may simply enjoy the whole experience. Care is taken by the crew to keep everyone occupied.

Usually a family sailing vacation will have a crew on board, apart from the family itself. There might also be chefs and waiters along with artistes for entertainment. It all depends on how much the family is willing to have a vacation together. A family vacation may last from 3 to 7 days and the cost would depend on the number of people, number of days and the location.

Family sailing vacations are fast becoming hot trends. All companies are cashing in on this craze, which doesnt seem to be fading away in a hurry.

Cheap Kerala Holiday and Honeymoon tour Packages – Make Your Choices and Preferences

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Kerala, one of the most exhilarating tourist destination located in the southwestern part of India has successfully maintained unique cultural characteristic with customs, arts and festivals that not simply continue to boom but as well generate a great source of income encouraging tourism. Kerala tour packages include many of exciting touring destinations including backwater, serene beaches, plantations and greenery, beautiful hill stations, houseboat tourism, rejuvenating spa and ayurvedic tour packages, wildlife tour packages, etc. The great thing is that you can easily book a holiday tour packages as per your choice and preferences.

Cheap Kerala holiday and honeymoon tour packages offer you a great opportunity to view the lovely flora and fauna of the state. If you are a wildlife lover, the Wayanad, Periyar, Munnar and Kumarakom bird and Wildlife Sanctuary not only allow you to view different types of birds and animals but as well to enjoy elephant safari.

Kerala tour package include the beautiful hill stations and among all those Munnar is one of the most beautiful and serene one which widely cater the attention of honeymoon couples and holidayers from all around the world. These days the backwater or houseboat cruise packages is the most desirable holiday package and seeked out by both domestic and foreign tourists. The places particularly available for houseboat tourism are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi, and Kottayam etc. You will truly enjoy overnight stay when it cruising through narrow canals and passing through beautiful villages of God’s Own Country-Kerala.

Imperial India tour packages are also perfectly designed to delight honeymooners. If you are a newlywed couple and planning to spend your precious time with each other honeymoon tour packages take you to some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations including Kerala, Darjelling, Mount Abu, Manali, Mussorie and more. These destinations easily provide you better accommodation facilities in the form of resorts and good hotels. The rates of the package differ depending upon the destination, your number of days of stay and facilities provided.

The incredible India is truly vast and beautiful and north India being no exception. This part of the country has ample of tourist attractions that assure you some of the best travel destinations. Knowing this fact, north India tour packages provided by travel agencies include some eye-catching destinations like hill stations, snow capped mountains of the Himalayas, deserts of Rajasthan and cultural attractions. The Golden Triangle tour constitutes some of the vibrant cities including Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

As far as hill stations of northern part of the country is concerned, places like Gulmarg, Dehradun, Mussorrie, Mount Abu, Nainital, Ranikhet, Srinagar, Patnitop and Shimla and more offer an ideal summer gateway or for a honeymoon. The major hill stations located in these places as well provide you with vast opportunities for adventure sports like trekking and mountain climbing etc.

Imperial north India tour packages as well include wildlife tourism, desert tourism, hill station and pilgrimage tourism to meet varied desire and taste of people interest.

Save With Flight & Hotel Combo Travel Packages

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When it comes to travel reservations, budget is one of the most important things to consider. You need to make sure that you have enough money for your flight and hotel accommodation. One of the best ways to save on hotel accommodations is by going for a flight and hotel combo travel package. Such packages are offered by online travel booking websites.

Whether you are making a booking for business or for vacation, you always have the opportunity to get a good package deal which will help you cut down on costs. Travel booking websites enable you to choose from the best hotel accommodation and travel deals suitable to your schedule and budget. One way of saving time and money is to go for a flight and hotel combo package. Such packages combine your flight and accommodations so that you will have to pay a lower price that you originally would if you make separate bookings.

Aside from being cheaper, flight and hotel combo deals help make planning easier for you. All you need to do is make a single booking and everything is arranged for you. Some packages even include hotel and airport transfers so you don’t have to worry about getting to your destination. There are also some extra offers which can be added to flight and hotel packages like food and drink and sightseeing activities. Such packages are very flexible and you can choose what you want to include in the deal.

Whether you are travelling for business, for vacation, or for whatever purpose, there are different package deals available to suit different needs. Such packages are also very transparent when it comes to cost as you know how much each component included in the package costs. This will allow you to budget your money according to what you really need and which one will deliver the best deal.

Another thing about online travel booking websites is that they also offer travel advice and tips to their customers. You can also find information on the best places to go and sights to see which could be helpful if you are planning to go on vacation.

Travelling can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be with the help of flight and hotel packages. You save yourself the time, money, and effort in booking your travel so you can just relax while online booking websites do all the work for you.

Delicious St Lucia Holidays For Chocoholics At Hotel Chocolat

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Chocolate lovers from all corners of the world now have the chance to not only enjoy the most finely crafted chocolate delights during St Lucia holidays, but also to learn about the history of the island’s chocolate produce through the hotel’s iconic location in a working cocoa plantation visited by the likes of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

For the most indulgent of chocoholic holiday experiences, the new Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia, which only opened in spring last year, is now open to welcome true choccy lovers to a sweet world of tasty delights. This rather unusual hotel accommodation in Antigua opened with the concept of indulging chocolate lovers with a unique chocolate-theme restaurant and bar with the finest in cocoa-based cuisine, with a touch of this delicious ingredient present in almost all the dishes with some form of cocoa inclusion.

Set in the grounds of a working cacao plantation, the hotel makes a direct connexion between the chocolate consumer and the source of the cocoa produce. Placing a strong focus on sustainability, the Hotel Chocolat has an input in stimulating a sor of Cocoa Renaissance and encourages other cacao growers on the island to follow suit as part of their ‘Engaged Ethics’ programme. For over 20 years, cocoa farming in St Lucia has been in decline. Hotel Chocolat has pledged to buy local cocoa at prices 40% above those previously achieved, to help stimulate the sector. So those enjoying sweet St Lucia holidays at the chocolate-themed hotel will know that they will be directly contributing to boosting the island’s cocoa produce.

The most unique of St Lucia hotels yet, the property instantly charmed the likes of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall who visited the hotel’s surrounding Rabot Estate and reinforced Britain’s compromise to promote sustainable development, environment

The chocolatey hotel also features the ‘Tree to Bar’ experience, providing the opportunity for guests to create their own chocolate. It begins with guests walking along the estate’s cocoa groves and ends with them making scrumptious chocolate bars. The tour includes a visit to the seedling nursery, fermenting room and sun-drying station, as well as grinding, mixing and lots of tasting! Participants are invited to graft their own cacao plant, which is labelled with their name and date of visit.

And for those wanting to branch out from the cacao, however, the property also has a spa, a pool overlooking the Pitons, a secret bar and casual dining. A daily shuttle service operates to Jalousie beach and theres 140 beautiful acres of land surrounding the property which, among other things, is a delight for hiking and bird watching.

A Perfect Place For Relaxation In Beaches Of Dubrovnik

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When it comes to natural beaches so to speak, it has to be said that these parts of the world have not been blessed by the smoothness of sand. To decorate it with the latest fashion brand towel, the local folk have got used to the rocks where one goes to an extra length to find a flat spot.

On the island of Lopud, Dubrovnik Region has one sandy beach and, in the little hamlet of Srebreno, part of Zupa Dubrovacka Riviera there is a second beach. Not including little hideaway that one can stumble upon, these Dubrovnik beaches are public. Pebble ones are the majority of beaches. Gaining in popularity and holding the coolest beach title, the last tourist season in Dubrovnik has witnessed the beach at Dubrovnik President hotel. Having little hideout spots for the right reasons as a large number of small boat owners are known to slow down when passing by, the FKK beach is also situated nearby Dubrovnik President beach.

A synonym of what is like to chill out and enjoy unspoilt nature, the island of Lokrum represents. The island is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, situated at a stone throw away from the Old Town port. Just shows that dipping a la nature rocks, this island also boasts about the biggest FKK beach. Half of it reserved for the naturists, the beach in Plat, situated on Zupa Dubrovacka Riviera, has a wonderful pebbles beach. Located in exclusive Place suburb of Dubrovnik, I have omitted on purpose Banje beach, a central beach, in my opinion expensive, the part which a restaurant-club. I have to add that free to access is the second half of the beach. Associated with the culture of bathing, sunbathing, swimming etc, the values have been dictated by Croatia’s natural beauty. Let the rest be the magic moment of your stay in Duborvnik and Croatia after you just go in search of a hidden gem of a spot.

One can look out for various activities, while at Dubrovnik. Regarded as one of the top diving areas in the world is the Adriatic Sea belonging to Croatia and as the most beautiful underwater worlds, the underwater world around Dubrovnik is considered. On the Dubrovnik islands, one can experience adventurous tours and scintillating Dubrovnik night life. The vigor and passion of your life is recreated at the Elaphite island, with sea kayaking.

On the seas of the Croatian coast, experienced guides arrange for sailing excursions. With countless bays, beaches, ports and marinas which will prove to be a heaven for sailors, enjoy sailing on the natural harbors.

While the deeper parts offer the challenge of big game fishing, fishing can be an interesting activity with the coastal parts of Dubrovnik region rich in small and medium game fish.

Insane Clown Posse Tours Prove That Icp Cares About Juggalos

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Isnt the worst when you go to buy tickets to your favorite bands concert when they tour through town, only to find out that the tickets are outrageously overpriced? Understandably, your first instinct would be to blame the band.

For instance, if ICP tickets or tickets to the wider Insane Clown Posse tour were astronomically expensive, you would assume that J and Dope didnt care about their Juggalo fan base. After all, why would two guys that have it all price ICP tickets unreasonably high? Just to make more money? Nothing could be further from the truth.

What few people actually know about the music industry is that the artist does not have final say in their concerts or tours ticket prices. They are allowed to suggest a price they think their fans, in this case Juggalos, might be more appreciative of without losing money themselves, but ultimately it is the concert promoter that has the final say.

So, if youre a Juggalo that thinks ICP tickets cost too much, dont blame the band or anyone on the Insane Clown Posse tour. Its the fault of the venues concert promoter!

After that brief education in concert tickets, lets get back to the ludicrous claim that ICP tickets are expensive because the band doesnt care about the financial well-being of Juggalos.

Insane Clown Posse tours and ICP tickets in general are expensive. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope know this, but dont have the clout to control it. So what do they do to make up for the fact? Two things. For one, the literally give money back to Juggalos who attend their concerts from time to time. The guys have been known to throw money into the crowd, and have even taped money to beach balls ($100-$500 per) and then kicked the balls out into the sea of Juggalos.

Can you imagine how much more you would appreciate the band if you paid (arguably) too much for ICP tickets or access to any Insane Clown Posse tour and then received it all back and then some just for attending? Pretty cool thing to do for two guys who obviously still are one with their Juggalo fan base.

The second piece to the puzzle of making Juggalos appreciate Insane Clown Posse tours and high ICP ticket prices is that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope make sure they always put on one hell of a show. Insane Clown Posse tours have long been known for a variety of things, and showmanship is one of them.

For instance, the 2009 Insane Clown Posse tour that was in support of their Bang! Boom! Pow! album release featured showgirls, a ringmaster, and even ape boy, a character played by carious Psychopathic Records artists on stage. No matter how much you paid for ICP tickets to that Insane Clown Posse tour, it was worth it!

Best Third Party Hotel Management Company

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Who you choose to manage your hotel can make or break your company. Deciding who to go with for your third party hotel management is a difficult decision, but probably one of the most important ones you will ever make in your life. And when people come down to visit us here in the South, they have high expectations. Were in the hospitality business, those of us who own hotels, and what is the South known for if not hospitality? Whether youre looking for a Texas hotel management company or third party management in Florida or in Alabama wherever you may be this is the one area that you do not want to sell yourself short. But it doesnt have to be the daunting task that it seems.
One important tip as far as third party hotel management goes is to choose a company with experience. Now, this doesnt necessarily mean an old company or one thats been around. But the employees of the company whether its old or new should all have background in hospitality. People coming into the hospitality business from some fancy degree are all smoke and mirrors. Sure, they can recite to you the theory with near perfection, but without the practical background, their knowledge is next to useless.
Another important thing to consider is that the company should treat you the way you want the management treating your guests. If youre trying to invest in the services of a third party hotel management company and they dont seem to have the time to look in your direction, do you really believe that theyll be treating your guests any better?
Dont forget, you reap what you sow. It isnt just up to you to hire the company and wash your hands of it all. Follow through. Go through the whole process with them. If you dont, then dont be all astonished when things in your hotel arent going the way you want them to. You have to take responsibility. Hiring an outside company does not mean youre excused from work.
Deciding who to go with for third party hotel management is important and can be a bit intimidating, but if you take extra care, you should find yourself in good hands. Just by putting in the necessary work, you wont have to worry about whether people are going to go home talking bad about the South. Youll know that your guests were treated right, and so was your hotel.

Reasons To Book To Singapore Tour Packages

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As the holiday packages go, Singapore travel is kind of perfect. It is affordable. It is modern amenities and services. Plus, it has the combinations of travel experiences available. It is little wonder that this small country is popular, visited and revisited by all kinds of travellers. Yet, for the cautious and cynics, here are some awesome details you should consider for booking Singapore tour packages.

Clean & green global the Singapore city

The capital of Singapore is extremely clean and very green city. This is a global travel destination for every modern indulgence: diverse numbers of cuisines, Buddhist, Chinese & Hindu shrines along with mosques, botanical gardens, art galleries and museums & more. Amidst the tropical fun in Singapore, you need the modern leisure. You need the dream night cruise that is such a perfect backdrop for budding romance. Yet, it is an affordable city. You can step out on the street and buy from next street food vender you see and indulge in your choice of snack or meal safely.

Wild ride of a lifetime

Singapore has Sentosa for adventure and resorts. There is tremendous wildlife is scattered into Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Jurong Bird Park and the Botanical Gardens, Singapore Zoo, Pulau Ubin & Chinese Gardens. So, go on a night safari, bird watching or strolling through the exotic species in the parks. Added to that, you can make a gamble of a life. The serene natural beauty is simply perfect for the adventure sports you can have guts to enjoy. Gamble at the casinos at the various avenues. Witness the Singapore Grand Prix. Enjoy exquisite water sports experiences at waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, canoeing on the beaches.

Culture and art

Singapore is great destination for anyone who appreciates art. From art connoisseurs to art lovers, there are several avenues and types of art available. The edgy art scene blends well with the mixing and thriving cultural kaleidoscope. From massive choices of international cuisines in the city to different kinds of religions and shrines, Singapore is diverse, dynamic and interesting. However, this culture has too many international influences as everyone is well versed with English. So, you can find diversities and similarities of your choice. It is the ultimate choice in one Singapore tour package, right?

For holiday packages, we want what Singapore offers; to be honest. You want affordability, ease of travel and communication and diverse experiences: ethnic and modern alike. So, you can place your bets on Singapore with closed eyes. It is the dream celebration of humanity in stunning tropical locale.

Get Hot Vacation Deals On Super Hot Vacation Packages!

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Well may be it is time for you to plan some Holidays to get out of the maddening crowd and enjoy life! Keep your yes open, there are several excellent vacation packages with fantastic vacation deals being offered for the vacationers!

If you have something like this in your mind and looking forward to break free of your day to day life but not sure which destination would be pocket friendly for you to get the maximum fun then there are couple of user friendly Internet portals sharing with you the relevant details regarding best vacation deals and vacation packages in much comprehensive manners.

You might be just thinking of going on your own or with your friends and family. Whether you are in a mood for a city break or for a beach holiday? Whether it is mountains calling you or the dessert? Whether you are in mood for a jungle safari this time or thinking of going for cruise holidays? Believe it! There are such fine vacation packages for the vacationers of every type! The Meta search engines provide you with the list of really nice vacation packages from various travel destinations for an individual or for the group to suit your mood and budget. Major travel agents through out the world keep on posting their deals on the Internet. You will find the portal displaying all the deals and packages offered by these travel agencies around the world with itineraries. You can also compare the vacation packages offered by different travel agents and the cost. Its simple and saves lot if time. It might just take you half an hour to settle down with best deals to suit your budget and time.

The planet is big! The vacation destinations are too many! But the best vacation deals on the best vacation packages are limited! Grab the best of the best for the destination of your choice when it is still some time left for you to avail them.