Accommodation at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Nobody likes to get out of the bed on the wrong side, so Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is set to invest £3.5 million throughout 2013 to ensure all guests enjoy a good night's sleep.

The news of this investment comes just weeks after Macdonald Hotels & Resorts reported an operating profit, for the year ending 29 March 2012, before interest of £13.7m, an increase of 3% on the previous like for like year. 

By the end of year, 220 of its luxury bedrooms across 12 four and five star hotels throughout the UK will benefit from its continued programme of investment. This announcement comes as National Bed Month hits the UK for the month of March.

With a mere 40% of people in the UK admitting to regularly sleeping well*, the refurbishments ensure all key features of the bedrooms have been considered to ensure optimum sleeping conditions. Everything has been thought of from black out fabric in the curtains to exclude all natural light to the deluxe mattresses on every bed; designed specifically for hotel use.

Every bed is made with 1,200 springs to actively minimise pressure points and help increase circulation allows muscles to relax. The independent movement of each individual pocket spring ensures the mattress moulds itself to the shape of the body ensuring the natural alignment of the spine.

David Guile Chief Executive for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "We all know that your quality of sleep greatly affects how you feel the next day and here at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts we take our provision of comfort very seriously, and strive to ensure all our guests enjoy a great night's sleep.

"Our mattress brand of choice is Hypnos, and with over 100 years' experience they craft some of the finest mattresses money can buy. They supply Her Royal Majesty the Queen with her mattresses, so we are delighted to offer this high quality brand to all our bedrooms as standard.

Paul Brennen from Hypnos Beds commented: "The mattress is the key ingredient for a great night's sleep - far more important than pillows, duvets or linen. It is the make or break factor. A mattress is also the most important feature in any hotel, it is the touch point between the hotel and the guest." 

David Guile added: "We are pleased to be currently undergoing a £650,000 investment to bedrooms at the iconic Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews, with Macdonald Leeming House and The Swan Hotel in the Lake District and Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, in the New Forest, having already benefit from the investment".

National Bed Month was created by The Sleep Council which in turn is funded by the National Bed Federation, the trade association for British bed manufacturers. Established since 1995, it is the consumer education arm that aims to raise awareness of the importance of a good night's sleep to health and wellbeing and provide helpful advice and tips on how to improve sleep quality.

*A report by the Mental Health Foundation in 2011 found that just 40 per cent of adults slept well.