Hotel guest becomes an unexpected fan

Freshbed Merlet

  A hotel guest becomes an unexpected fan of FreshBed We met Mrs Renny Hofstee after she left a glowing review about her experience on a FreshBed. To say she was delighted is an understatement, but we will let her words speak for themselves…   “We’ll only go to hotels with FreshBed now!” An interview […]

‘Designing for People’: Colin Finnegan of FG Stijl

FG Stijl

  FreshBed CEO Barry van Doornewaard and FG Stijl founder Colin Finnegan discuss design, wellness, and FreshBed ‘Designing for People’: A Conversation with Colin Finnegan of FG Stijl Colin Finnegan is one of the driving forces behind interior architecture agency FG Stijl. Together with his business partner Gerard Glintmeijer, he has spent 20 years producing […]

The Dylan Amsterdam: Fan of FreshBed

Freshbed The Dylan

On July 25th, The Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam received its shipment of FreshBed. A momentous occasion for The Dylan and FreshBed alike!
While we of course know the benefits that a FreshBed can offer guests, we sat down to speak to General Manager René Bornmann to find out what convinced him to have FreshBed at The Dylan.

Sleep to win: Sleeping habits of the world’s best athletes


While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere consider July and August the summer months of rest, relaxation, and holidays spent lounging by the sea, athletes the world over are hard at work training and preparing for some of the biggest sporting events of the year. From Wimbledon to the Tour de France, Formula 1 […]

Unique Ways That Hotels Are Catering to Wellness

GLobal Welness Day

If you dig deep enough, the roots of the words ‘wellness’ go back to the 1600’s, meaning simply ‘a state of being well’. It wasn’t until 300 years later, in the 1950’s, that ‘wellness’ began to take off, both in language and, eventually, in lifestyle. Wellness isn’t just the idea of being or living well.  It is the decision to actively pursue a healthy and fulfilling life.  The concept of ‘wellness’ covers the mind, body, and spiritual life (and can extend to social life, finances, and work).

How your hotel can join the sleep revolution

The Sleep Revolution

These days you can’t open a newspaper or magazine without landing on an article about the importance of sleep on our mental and physical well-being.

Sleeping poorly affects our ability to learn, makes us less attractive, causes weight gain, and (not for the faint-hearted!) a lack of sleep may even cause your brain to begin ‘eating’ itself.
On the flip side, good sleep gives you an advantage in sports, helps you see better, speak better, perform better, be happier, and make better decisions, amongst a wealth of other benefits

A Breath of Fresh Air: World Asthma Day 2017

Asthma is a common condition, affecting all levels of society. Olympic athletes, famous leaders, celebrities, and ordinary people suffer from asthma on a daily basis.

According to estimates by the World Health Organization, 300 million people suffer from asthma all over the globe, and it’s the most common chronic disease among children. During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swell, causing airways to become narrow and reducing the flow of air in and out of the lungs.

Bed bugs: Prevention is the best cure

FreshBed Bed Bug Treatment

Two little words for one very small thing that can cause very, very big problems for the hotel industry.

It was never my intention to conquer the bed bug issue head on. All those years ago, when I was researching the science of sleep and putting hours and hours into improving the technology of FreshBed, bed bugs were the furthest thing on my mind.

FreshBed as Privileged Supporting Partner at the 2017 EHMA Conference


For those who may not be members, the EHMA (The European Hotel Managers Association) is a non-profit association of Hotel Managers operating first class and luxury hotels across Europe. Each year they host a full weekend conference where talks focus on the future of hospitality, and ideas and knowledge are exchanged with the common goal of fellowship and respect.

In Pursuit of Innovation and a New Luxury Hospitality

FreshBed EHMA

Two weekends ago, FreshBed joined the annual European Hotel Managers Association as a Privileged Supporting Partner and spent an inspiring weekend in Noordwijk with Hotel Managers from 4 and 5 star hotels across Europe. This year’s theme ‘Disruptors in Luxury Hospitality’. After such a thought-provoking weekend with passionate industry professionals, I have been pondering the […]