A recent trend in bedding has been the “hotel collection bedding” trend. Many brands have popped up claiming to replicate the feeling of sleeping on the luxury bedding that one would find in a luxury hotel. But what does that really mean? And if I really think this is such a great thing, where should I go to buy it? What do I do?
First thing is to relax. Although we may love sleeping and talking about bedding, it's still just bedding. It's not something to get yourself worked up about. As mentioned above, this brand simply tries to let the consumer enjoy the feeling of sleeping in a luxury hotel in the privacy of their own home. If you have ever stayed at a luxury hotel, you may have thought that the bedding was, in a word, awesome. Because usually it is. Hotel Collection Bedding is attempting to capture that same feeling by making bedding that is considered luxury bedding while trying to keep the prices somewhat reasonable. Sure, it's not cheap, but luxury rarely is.
You will find on offer the typical fare for bedding separates – Hotel Collection duvet cover, sheets, pillow shams, bedskirts, etc. The differences are in the choices in designs. While starting out with relatively understated and simple designs, more recent offerings are bolder and stronger with increasingly colorful geometric patterns. Some may enjoy these choices while some will no doubt prefer the original and simpler styles.
Whichever you choose, you will get to mix the colors and styles at will. This collection currently does not offer a bed in a bag, so each person will be able to get the pieces they want or need. No need for a bedskirt? No problem. Only want a Hotel Collection duvet cover and a fitted sheet? Great. Want them in matching colors or contrasting colors? You got it.
What you don't have is much of a choice in where you buy. If you are looking for the Hotel Collection Bedding brand name, your main choice is going to be Macy's because it's their in-house brand. Many places recently have popped up offering Hotel Spa Collection, Royal Hotel Collection, “hotel collection” in smaller-case letters, and many other variations. Their quality level is up to interpretation. Some of course are going to be nice, some so-so, and some simply jumping on the bandwagon. If you want the original Hotel Collection Bedding, you will need to go to Macy's.