“And I will quickly tell you that your beds are the most comfortable in all of Tuscany! I could have slept for days.”This particular lady is a writer of Luxury Travel Books. She is about to embark on a new edition and therefore was touring some of Tuscany’s most dreamy Hotels. Given she must have slept in a few beds during her trip I reckon her comment is quite a compliment. Choosing the right beds for the Hotel became a science last year. Our guests from abroad are particularly focused on what kind of “sleep experience” they will have and so the decision was critical. In the end I designed and had built by our local carpenter, Daniele, a set of bases and 4 Posters for every room in natural, untouched, bare beautiful wood. What goes on top is a Sealy, 45 cm deep pillow top “cloud experience” mattress. White Egyptian cotton sheets and Sealy pillows (feather, down and anti allergy) are the pièce de resistance. So, you see, while all of this detail could be described as unnecessary I believe otherwise. The detail matters and on your vacation, sleep is everything. I knew my COD would serve me in good stead in this line of work. Anyway back to the computer. We are putting the finishing touches to our new Wine and Hospitality website. It’s looking very smart!
Apparently, everything we do is to enable us to get back to the table and the bed. I like this kind of simplicity and I have to say while I enjoy so many things in between, sleeping, eating and drinking are profoundly important. Which is why when I received an email from one of our recent Wine Resort guests who stayed with us last weekend with her family, I inwardly smiled and felt a modicum of gratification. She said, and I quote: