Hotel Bedroom Tips

How To Create The Comfort Of A Hotel Room At Home

What makes a great guest room? According to Christine Germain, cofounder and copresident of Group Germain Hotels, the answer is simple: a dreamy and welcoming bed. Her team is currently working on a big renovation of the Toronto hotel’s bedrooms, adding dark felt walls and streamlining the palette for a cocooning effect. We asked the hotel owner to share her top tips on creating a space at home that has all the comforts of a hotel.

  • “Choose bedding made of natural fiber that breathes, like Egyptian cotton or bamboo rayon. These materials are more durable, soft to the touch and they absorb moisture for optimal comfort.
  • As for pillows, to assess whether a pillow is right for you, your body should be in the same alignment as when you stand upright. If you have the habit of sleeping on side, opt for a firm pillow. If you’re more the type to sleep on your back, your best ally is a soft pillow.
  • After several months of daily use, it is normal that the feather or down pillows sag a little. How can you make them regain their form? Put them in the dryer, individually, with five or six tennis balls for twenty minutes. Your pillows will become like new!”
Le Germain Hotel Toronto

One of the newly renovated suites at Le Germain Hotel Toronto.

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Adena Leigh
Courtesy of Le Germain Hotels
  • Olena Kassian

    Ann Bartok and I, of BARKAS, were thrilled to see our wall art in the December 4th issue of House & Home, one of 119 pieces that we created for Hotel Le Germain, in Toronto! The series is named “Cloud 9”. It is very gratifying to contribute to the beauty of this renovation, and the atmosphere of comfort and tranquility. The building of “Cloud 9” can be seen at Barkas Sculpture on Facebook; please visit to see more pieces.

    • Beautiful work! Can’t wait to see it in person. Kudos to both of you wonderful artists.

      • Olena Kassian

        Thank you Veronica – we look forward to meeting you!