Friday, September 28, 2007

Which hotel chain has the best bed?

Every frequent traveler, I'll bet, has an opinion.

HotelbedsxlargeI just had a visit from Hilton Garden Inn brand marketing vice president Jim Cone, whose money is on its "Garden Sleep System," with a bed that provides what's billed as "pressure-free" support and can be made soft or firm via controls. (So can the "Sleep Number" beds at Radisson Hotels & Resorts, but they work differently, Cone says.)

Garden Inns, which typically run $120-$140 nightly and consistently get great ratings in J.D. Power and Associates' annual guest satisfaction survey, are in the process of installing the special beds (they're not in every room yet, but the chain hopes to have them there by 2009). Ask for them when you book.

Now, over to you. Sleep System? Heavenly Bed? Sleep Number? Four Seasons mattress? Which hotel chain do you think provides the best sleeping experience?

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