Introducing the ‘Built-in’ version
Imagine the benefits of improved sleep, purified air, optimal humidity, and the luxury of climate control under the duvet without compromising the aesthetic of the room that you worked so hard to design. It’s now possible with the ‘Built-in’ version of FreshBed. After many discussions with interior designers, we created a built-in bed system which […]
This year’s Nobel Prize will help you sleep
The science of sleep took one huge leap forward recently with The Nobel Assembly’s announcement that the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2017 was awarded to three scientists who discovered the molecular mechanisms that control the circadian rhythm in cells. Circadian rhythms dictate the ebb and flow of daily life on a roughly 24-hour clock. […]
Hotel guest becomes an unexpected fan
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
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
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
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
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
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.