About A1 Textiles

A1 Textiles is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary as a full service supplier to the hospitality, athletic club and university industries.

A-1 Textiles at the HD Expo in Las Vegas

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A-1 Textiles is exhibiting May 13th through the 15th at the HD Expo in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Booth 5666
Come see all the new products and designs we have to offer!

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A-1 Textiles Donates Lodging Conference Giveaways to Local Charities

Los Angeles, CA November 4th, 2014 – A-1 Textiles & Hospitality Products Inc., a leading hotel distributor, is pleased to announce the donation of 1,000 blankets to two Phoenix based charities, UMOM and StreetLightUSA. The desire to do something that has a greater impact than gifting blankets to Lodging Conference attendees was well received by the event organizers.

A-1 Textiles President, Carol Moran, says “For the past few years we’ve given away bathrobes and towels in the welcome bags at The Lodging Conference. Although they’ve been received with rave reviews, they are bulky and difficult to transport home. Rather than gifting year’s blankets to attendees, we are giving them to two organizations that truly need them”

A1-ladies-donates-12-14UMOM Resource Development Manager, Sharon Pederson, was in attendance to receive blankets for the organization. UMOM is the largest homeless shelter in Phoenix. The organization works to keep families together, housing families with children while working to build sustainable skills that give parents the ability to rebuild their family’s life. Pederson said “I’m thrilled that we will be receiving all of the beautiful blankets. Our facility experienced a flood earlier this year, which has taxed our resources more than usual and makes A-1 Textile’s generosity well timed.”

StreetLightUSA representative, Patsi Kovalesky, was also in attendance to accept blankets on behalf of her organization. Patsi told us “We can ALWAYS use the blankets. We have a shelter that houses 48 women, girls 11-18, that have been rescued from human or sex trafficking situations across the U.S.”. In addition, StreetLightUSA works with local law enforcement and others to assist hundreds of girls rescued from captive situations as stings take place and ‘clean up’ of Arizona continues in the Arizona’s Not Buying It campaign based in the greater Phoenix area. This tremendous need represents a lot of blankets that will stay with the program recipients as they recover and move forward in life.

Lodging Conference Co-Founder, Harry Javer, was thrilled when the idea to donate the blankets was presented to him. “I am very involved in a number of charities myself and have incredible respect for companies who choose to get involved in the communities. On the 20th anniversary of The Lodging Conference couldn’t be more proud that our event was the catalyst for donations for two charities in our host city of Phoenix.”

“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with these organizations for the next Lodging Conference event. Now that we are a full distributor in the hospitality industry, we will be able to give a broader depth of products to these wonderful initiatives,” says Moran.

Carol can be contacted at 800-351-1819 x 110 or a1textiles.com.

About: A-1 Textiles & Hospitality Products Inc.  A-1 Textiles and Hospitality Products™ is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a full distributor to the hospitality, offering top quality linen products and more to hotels and motels.
 Four strategically placed distribution centers nationwide and its main warehouse and corporate headquarters in Los Angeles make for easy fulfillment of hoteliers orders quick and efficient. A-1 Textiles has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the last five years and has also received numerous Diversity Awards and is certified by the WBENC as a woman owned business. Please visit www.A1Textiles.com for more information.

UMOM’s Mission: to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

UMOM New Day Centers has been dedicated to helping homeless families in need of life’s basic necessities. Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. We keep families together, we provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave. The face of homelessness in Phoenix has changed throughout the decades, and UMOM has risen to the challenge of providing food, clothing and shelter to those in need since its inception. More importantly, UMOM provides families facing homelessness with safe shelter, housing and support services so they can reach their greatest potential.

StreetLightUSA’s mission is to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph.

Through research, strategic partnerships, and innovative models of care, StreetLightUSA strives to be the nationally recognized leader in restoring the lives of adolescent girls who are victims of sexual trauma. StreetLightUSA is the largest residential center in the country serving victims age 11-17.We are helping girls find a new way forward so they can become independent, confident, and successful young women. Our programs consist of a three-prong strategy: public awareness through social media and community events that educate the public about the realities of child sex trafficking; working with the judicial and legislative systems to provide services for potential victims; and direct care that address medical, emotional, relational, and social needs through a Bio-Psycho Social-Spiritual Theoretical approach.

Big Changes at A-1 Textiles Makes Life Easy For Hotels


as-seen-in-hotel-mgmtIn today’s competitive market, keeping your rooms fresh will help attract guests, increase occupancy and keep your ADR moving in the right direction. The easiest refresh starts with the bed.

The great thing is that you don’t have to search hard for a vendor who can help guide you through the process. A-1 Textiles is a great example of a full service distributor for everything from your new Top-Of-Bed program, to sheets and towels and a full line of amenities from Marietta, Erwyn, Green Suites and many others. By offering products from lighting to beds to air conditioners, A-1 is your one stop shop.

a-1-bedRefreshing your rooms is easy. Call one of our Hotel Linen Experts to walk you through the process. In 2014 A-1 Textiles made a number of key hires to expand the depth of it’s customer facing team. Our new, highly experienced, team members come from highly regarded, long time hospitality establishments. A-1 Textiles’ goal is to ensure you are working with people who “get” your business.

To make your life even easier, A-1 now offers the ultimate in on line shopping. The online storefront will customize a shopping cart for your properties to make ordering simplified.

The upgraded web site also gives hoteliers the ability to create their own Top-Of-Bed looks with the Bed Designer. Mix and match decorative top sheets, bed skirts, runners and bolster pillows to create a new look for your rooms with ease. Not creative? Just use A-1’s recommendations. Better yet, call our in house designers.

Our design consultants can show you how a fresh new duvet or crisp decorative top sheet can make all the difference in the world. Add an “on trend” runner and bolster in a color that compliments your existing FF&E, a clean bed skirt and voila – you’re back in business for less money than you might expect.

A-1 Textiles’ new in stock Golden Mills Nature Top-Of-Bed Collection allows hoteliers to refresh and update their hotel rooms with today’s latest colors and patterns fast and at a low cost. See what the Nature Top-Of-Bed options will look like in hotel rooms with the new Online Bed Designer before making purchasing decisions.

While you’re shopping, look at the savings available with A-1 Textile’s bedding basics. A-1 carries the full line of Golden Mills sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, pillows and mattress protectors for any segment of hotel and budget. The Eco Green Golden Diamond blanket is the perfect hotel blanket. This environmentally friendly blanket doesn’t pill or lose its shape when washed and is the perfect all weather weight.

A-1 Textiles and Hospitality Products is celebrating its 35th anniversary – President Carol Moran established her business by delivering top quality linen products to hotels and motels via 5 shipping point locations and has earned her stripes as a true “Linen Expert.”

Start refreshing your rooms now by shopping at www.A1Textiles.com or call one of our Linen Experts at 800-351-1819.

Shop Online at Our Updated Website!

A-1 Textiles is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed Web site, which went live May 16, 2014 and is located at: www.a1textiles.com.  Our current and prospective clients will find information about the products and services we offer. The website now gives the customers the ability to order online.   You now have more ways to order and more ways to save.

The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with bold colors, a clean uncluttered design, and moving images with featured content focused on our top quality linen products.  A-1 Textiles, with over 35 years in the hospitality industry, is now looking forward to putting our years of linen expertise to work for you.  We have a long-standing reputation based on selling only top quality linen products at the right price.  With a wide variety of linen products and quality levels this allows us to work with any property in the hotel, athletic club and university industries.

The website will be updated on a regular basis, with more product lines, product launches and new content. We will be encouraging our clients to contact us through the website and sign up for our online ordering.  Please keep visiting the website as we add more products.

If you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any suggestions, please contact us at webmaster@a1textiles.com.

A-1 Textiles at the Lodging Conference 2013

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Carol Moran and Corey McCarthy at the A-1 Textiles booth at the Lodging Conference

Green Isn’t Just a Blanket Color, It is a Pocket Line

Color matters more and more these days – especially when it’s green.

Everybody wants to be green, so you might want to consider blankets with ticking and fill that are 100 percent recycled polyester. These blankets are good for both you and your customer, all the way from the shipping to the spreading of the bed.

Because they’re machine-compressed when they’re boxed, all the air is taken out of the container, lowering shipping costs because they require smaller boxes and less fuel to transport – not to mention less postage.

Ecology is everybody’s business and in everybody’s best interest, so you won’t want to miss an opportunity to climb aboard the green bandwagon. Green blankets are a way to give your property extra “star” power.

But if “green” isn’t your key concern and you operate a two- or three-star property charging $30 to $40 a night, you might want to focus on the more durable, more tightly woven blankets. The tighter the weave, after all, the longer the blanket life.

The way a blanket is woven into a very tight finish is basically what makes it durable. It’s very nonporous, and it doesn’t let air go in and out because of its weave, and it will hold up better in the wash. All those are qualities to consider if road warriors heavily use your property.

If you can, experience the blanket you’re interested in. Get a sample, take it home and “test drive” it. If it doesn’t work for you, try another. Above all, don’t over buy or under buy. Figure out your budget. There’s a blanket out there that your property needs. It’s calling to you. The trick is making sure it’s the one your property is calling for.

Carol Moran is president of A-1 Textiles. Reach her at 1-800-940-5997, ext. 110 or carolm@a1textiles.com.

How To Buy The Right Hotel Blanket

No matter the weather, the season, or segment, your hotel needs blankets. They make travelers feel secure. They make them feel at home. So making the right blanket buying decision matters.

Depending on your tier, durability may matter more than breathability and softness when it comes to the blankets you put on your property’s beds. As the tier ascends to three- and four-star, durability comes into better balance with those other qualities.

Still, durability will always be a bottom line for the blankets you buy for your hotel because you want to make your blankets last. The good news is, blankets are lasting longer. They’re generally made of 100 percent acrylic or 100 percent polyester and they’re better than they used to be.

Technological processes at the mills have improved over the years, leading to upgrades in the blankets properties use today. Because guests want to feel more at home than ever when they’re on the road, hotel owners should make sure travelers enjoy their properties.

That’s why choosing a blanket is such a critical decision. You don’t want to spend too much or too little. You want to spend right.

Because blanket manufacturing has evolved over the years, blankets can be woven as tightly or loosely as your property demands.

Budget hotel owners should look for tightly woven, non-porous blankets that will last and at the same time remind guests of their homes. More luxurious limited-service properties might want to consider nicer, plusher blankets.

No matter your tier, however, don’t stint on the comfort. Blankets, like all the other aspects of a hotel room, should make the guest feel at home.

Still, properties with higher service and comfort levels will want blankets offering greater breathability and a softer nap. Budget-type hotels should go for blankets that stand up to repeated washings and shrug off stains.

Naturally, if you’re a franchisee, your brand will be the procurer, specifying or suggesting the blanket you have to buy. As an independent hotel owner, you have to determine what you need. You have to figure out what color, texture and level of blanket best fits your property.

Cost Effective Ways to Refresh Your Rooms

Cost Effective Ways to Refresh Your Rooms

In today’s competitive market, keeping your rooms fresh will help attract guests, increase occupancy and keep your ADR moving in the right direction.  The easiest way to do this is by starting with the bed.

A fresh new duvet or crisp decorative top sheet can make all the difference in the world.  Add an “on trend” runner and bolster in a color that compliments your existing FF&E, a clean bed skirt and voila – you’re back in business for less money than you might expect.

The great thing is that you don’t have to search hard for a vendor who can help guide you through the process.  A1 Textiles is a great example of a full service distributor of everything from sheets and towels to your new top of bed program.

A-1 Textiles and Hospitality Products is celebrating it’s 34th anniversary and its’ ranking of the 40th largest woman owned business in Los Angeles.  President Carol Moran established her business by delivering top quality linen products to hotels and motels via 6 shipping point locations and has earned her stripes as a true “Linen Expert.”

A-1 Textiles, has expanded it’s product line to include the new in stock Golden Mills Vibrant Top of Bed collection.  The new Vibrant collection allows hoteliers to refresh and update their hotel rooms with today’s latest colors and patterns fast and at a low cost.

Hoteliers now have the option to see what the Vibrant Top of Bed options will look like in their rooms with the new Online Bed Designer before they buy.  Mix and match decorative top sheets, bed skirts, runners and bolster pillows to create a new look for your rooms with ease!  Not creative?  Use A1’s designer recommendations.

The star of the Vibrant Top of Bed Collection is Golden Wave, a heavy decorative top sheet designed to hide winkles.   Moran explains; “Golden Wave blew us away in testing.  The fabric’s texture performed phenomenally well in washing and passed the breathability test better then anything we’ve ever seen and no pilling.”

In addition to Golden Wave, GeoBox and GeoStripe decorative tops sheets are available in 9 color options, including classic white.  Golden Weave Duvets and bed skirts are a classic micro-check option.  Maze and Twist patterned runners and bolsters with Concentric bed skirts tie the look together.

While you’re at it, look at your bedding basics.  A1 carries sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows and mattress protectors for any segment of hotel and budget.  The Golden Diamond blanket is the perfect hotel blanket.  This environmentally friendly blanket doesn’t pill or loose it’s shape when washed and is the perfect all weather weight.

Enhance your guest’s shower experience with towels and robes.  Available in nine quality levels, hoteliers can afford to surprise guests with high quality towels that didn’t break their budget.

Delivered to your door from our national distribution points, A1 Textiles is able to save money by shipping it’s in stock product line from six convenient locations. 

2013 THLA, AAHOA, SAHLA Joint Trade show in San Antonio, May 30th 2013

A-1 Textiles is showing at the 2013 THLA, AAHOA, and SAHLA Trade Show. Thursday, May 30, 2013. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX. Come see us!

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A-1 Textiles at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas

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Carol Moran in the A-1 Textiles booth at the Hospitality Design Expo, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

 

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Our Design Super Heros at the HD Show in Las Vegas!

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You can now design your room with our new online interactive program.

The new Vibrant Colors Collection is on display at the HD show

The new Vibrant Colors Collection is on display at the HD show