The hotel collection sheets

Courtesy of Macy’s

Pros

  • Strong fabric
  • Fit sample mattress well
  • Rated soft and comfortable
  • Good tear strength

Cons

  • Looks wrinkled after laundering

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Looking for super soft sheets? Macy’s Hotel Collection 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets were among the favorites in our consumer feel test and volunteers said the sateen fabric was very soft and would be comfortable to sleep on. The fabric was also strong, had good tear resistance, and fit our test mattress well, despite having slight-to-moderate shrinkage after washing. It had a wrinkled appearance after laundering, but on the plus side it’s available in wide assortment of colors to match your bedroom’s décor.

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How We Tested: Experts in our Textiles Lab assessed 19 hotel sheet sets (from both hotel brands and store brands with hotel collections) for shrinkage, appearance, and wrinkle resistance after laundering, as well as fabric strength. We checked how well each fitted sheet fit our sample mattress when it was brand new, and again after multiple wash cycles. Consumer testers felt the fabric after it was washed and rated each for softness and how comfortable it’d be to sleep on.

Reviewed: January 2016

Price When Reviewed: $360.00

Technical Specifications
Fiber: 100% cotton
Fabric structure: Sateen
Thread count: 600 from 2-ply yarn (claimed)
Sizes available: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Colors: 16 colors
Includes: Queen fitted sheet, flat sheet, two pillowcases (sold individually)

NASSAU, N.Y. – Two major brands, successful for many years, just might be Macy’s secret weapons in home textiles.
Not Martha or Ralph or Calvin. We’re talking about two private labels: Hotel Collection and Charter Club. The brands, which could be described separately as aspirational chic and cheerful basics, respectively, warranted a special edition of HTT’s Face to Face focusing exclusively on Macy’s. A visit was made to the retailer’s location at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Nassau County, New York. The series otherwise examines merchandise at competing retailers. Macy’s executives did not respond to requests for comment.
In May, when Macy’s beat Wall Street expectations, powered in large part by the home department, the Hotel and Charter Club brands were singled out as the strongest private labels in the department.
Still, one measure of Macy’s merchandising effort is brand awareness. Whether by default or by design, consumers seem somewhat unaware that they’re purchasing house brands when they buy Hotel Collection or Charter Club. And that’s a compliment. A scan of hundreds of reviews posted online for Hotel Collection and Charter Club sheets failed to turn up any mention of the brands’ provenance. But several consumers posted that they had received Hotel Collection sheets as wedding registry presents. And many consumers used the word “luxury” to describe them.

The Hotel Collection
The Hotel Collection, now in bedding, bath and mattresses, makes a sophisticated impression in person.
At Macy’s in Roosevelt Field, the Hotel Collection is positioned at the front of the bedding department. Sleek, modern furnishings, such a dresser and bedside table with stainless steel tabletop accessories accompany the five beds in vignettes that appear lifted from a W Hotel. Fixtures are neat and modern as well, a mix of wall shelving and freestanding units in contemporary wood and metal. Dimmer lighting heightens the chic.
Understatement is the statement here. Top of bed looks are neutrals, mostly tone on tone. Decoration is through texture and restrained embellishment. Stripes are about as showy as it gets.
The Hotel Collection goes deep in terms of its offering. Sold open stock, there is a wide range of items for the bed: comforter covers, coverlets, shams, bedskirts, and multiple coordinating decorative pillows. Items ranged in size from twin to king.
The assortment is extensive as well, with 14 top of bed looks at the story HTT visited. However, a total of 24 collections are offered online, with additional closeout collections available as well.
The majority of sheets in the Hotel Collection are sold open stock. At the high end is the 800 thread Egyptian and a queen flat or fitted sheet is $139.99. At the lower end of Hotel Collection sheets are 400 thread count MicroCotton sheet sets in solid as well as prints that feature two modern minimalist designs featuring interlocking squares or dashed lines. A queen sheet set runs $149.99.

Charter Club
Federated acquired Charter Club when it bought R.H. Macy & Co. in December 1994. The brand was initially an apparel line but now extends to sportswear, intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, bedding and bath – making it one of the broadest lines in the store.
At Roosevelt Field, Charter Club bedding has two beds set up across an aisle from Hotel Collection. While sheet offerings are more extensive, top of bed is less plentiful than Hotel Collection.
Clearly Charter Club bedding appeals to value first – sheets here are sold in sets at prices far lower than Hotel. Sheets and comforters are offered in good to premium assortments designed to step the consumer up to the best she can afford.
Another notable product is the Versatile Collection by Charter Club. These are reversible sheets so theoretically consumers can get a second look – or twice the use. The 600 thread count sheets in 100 percent cotton reverse to cotton poly blend on the other and come in six solid color combinations. $69.99 for a queen sheet set.
Charter Club’s basic comforter comes in five levels of material, construction and warmth. Signs on pedestals and overhanging the two display beds explain the differences among the products, which range from level one, a full/queen 250 thread count comforter for $129.99 to level five, a 375 thread count full/queen for $279.
In bath, Hotel appeals to a consumer’s sense of luxury with plush hand feels and extra large sizes, for example a MicroCotton 30″-by-56″ bath towel in four colors for on sale in the store for $22.99. At the lower end is a 100% micro ringspun cotton in a whopping 27 colors online (about 16 were shown in the store). The 30″-by-54″ inch is $17.99. Prices for Hotel and Charter Club bath textiles were lower in store than online.
Hotel Collectio’s lower-end towel is still priced above Charter Club’s high-end towels. Charter Club’s Classic Towel, featuring long-staple pima cotton, which comes in an eye popping 27 colors online (about 22 colors in the store) was on sale in the store for $12.99 for a 30″ by 56″ bath towel.
Both collections are side by side along a back wall in the bath department, with towels stacked in shelves up to the ceiling, like a vertical rainbow. And you know what they say about rainbows – there’s a pot of gold at the end.

We spend a whole lot of time sleeping and any time we can upgrade our experience while counting sheep, you better believe we’ll jump to the occasion.

Macy’s is having a huge holiday sale on sheet sets with some of the best brands marked down to the lowest prices of the season. Since we’re always on the hunt for great deals on everyday essentials for our closets and homes, this is all the encouragement we need to toss a few into our carts. Plus, there are quality options priced as low as $21 so we may just update our entire linen closets, stock up on extras for a guest bedroom or grab different colors to gift loved ones.

The best deal in the sale is the Charter Club Sleep Luxe 800 Thread Count for several be sizes. The four-piece sheet set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases. The sheets are meant to fit mattresses up to 18 inches deep, which means yes, we can spread them comfortably on some of those thicker pillow top and memory foam mattress styles we love. Since they are made with 100 percent cotton, these linens are also designed to be incredibly soft and warm. Beauty sleep, here we come!

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See it: Today only! Snag the Charter Club Sleep Luxe 800 Thread Count (marked down to 70 percent off its original $170 price, now $51) while so many colors are in stock at Macy’s. Prices vary based on bed size. Prefer another set? Check out all of the sheets available in the sale. Order by 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 and select standard shipping to get the package by Christmas. Free shipping included with orders over $25.

The Charter Club set comes in five color options including ivory, linen (light taupe), light blue, light grey and white. They also feature stretch technology and are machine-washable.

The Charter Club set in light grey is the perfect choice for anyone who switches their comforter styles often and needs neutral sheets that match easily.

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Shoppers who bought and slept on this sheet set loved how soft the fabric feels but were especially impressed by how well it holds up in the washing machine. One shopper noted that the set has only gotten softer after washing and drying it while others said it doesn’t doesn’t shrink, lose shape or pill. Another raved that the fitted sheet stays in place on all corners of the bed so we don’t have to worry about tucking it over and over again.

We are also happy that a reviewer who has owned the sheets a little longer shared that this fabric keeps them cool during summers and warm for winters. Several shoppers revealed they snagged more than one set, which sounds like a plan to Us.

The Charter Club Sleep Luxe 800 Thread Count is a great option for the practical person on our shopping lists who demands we only gift them things they can actually use this holiday season. We also don’t just have to gift these sheets for the holidays since they make smart housewarming, wedding and back-to-school gifts. Also, who says giving sheets as a present has to be boring? In a festive bag complete with candles, wine glasses and comfy house slippers, sheets are a pretty cool gift that people will love and use over and over again.

For shoppers who prefer a different sheet style or thread count, Macy’s has several more options to choose from marked down in the sale section. We love the Charter Club Sleep Soft 4-Pc Sheet Set which has four color options, the Charter Club Sleep Luxe 700 Thread Count made with Egyptian cotton and the Sleep Luxe 800 Thread Count, Fashion Hem sheets set with stylish white fabric boasting a single colored stripe.

Venture out of the lowest prices section and there are 701 more options to choose from in the Macy’s One Day Sale! Both sale sections will end their deals today, so we’ll need to scoop up our favorites quickly.

We’re saving coins, giving our linen closets a makeover and crossing a few people off of our holiday shopping lists with something practical under the tree!

See it: Today only! Snag the Charter Club Sleep Luxe 800 Thread Count (marked down to 70 percent off its original $170 price, now $51) while so many colors are in stock at Macy’s. Prices vary based on bed size. Prefer another set? Check out all of the sheets available in the sale. Order by 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 and select standard shipping to get the package by Christmas. Free shipping included with orders over $25.

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