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Lady Americana Midwest Celebrates Seven Decades of Quality Mattress Production in West Michigan

May is “Better Sleep Month” says The Better Sleep Council

A majority of American adults (65%) think sleep contributes to next day effectiveness, based on data released this year by the National Sleep Foundation. And, while great sleepers realize the benefit, only 10% of people prioritize it over other aspects of daily living. According to The Better Sleep Council, American’s spend 26+ years of their lifetime (33% of their lives) asleep on a mattress.

For more than 70 years, Lady Americana Midwest has been helping its customers get a better night’s sleep—something increasingly important in today’s fast-paced, technology-ridden society—while both at home and on the road.

Since 1945, Lady Americana has been handcrafting the highest quality mattresses in Grand Rapids (starting as Acme Bedding) and today this is the only one of four company factories in the United States producing a series of mattresses for the hospitality industry.

“Mattresses are the focal point of the guest room,” says Sales Manager Tim Westrate, who has worked with the company for nearly 40 years. “We work with many high-end hotels and luxury resorts across the Midwest who recognize that the most important memory of their guest’s stay is the rest they experience. We’re proud to be able to provide mattresses that are not only made to exceed industry standards and expectations, but they’re crafted to last longer, providing a better investment for the property in the long run.”

Among the brands that trust Lady Americana with outfitting their guest rooms are the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids; Boyne USA Resorts in northern Michigan, Montana and Maine; The Henry Hotel Marriott in Dearborn and Hotel Santa Fe in New Mexico, as well as boutique properties such as City Flats in both Holland and Grand Rapids, Huron House in Oscoda and Hotel Saugatuck, among countless others.

“Our guests have slept peacefully on Lady Americana mattresses for over 30 years,” says Mike Donnelly, General Manager of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel-Curio Collection by Hilton, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel.

Even small bed-and-breakfast properties, including the four-guest room Applesauce Inn B&B in Bellaire, have sourced their mattresses from Lady Americana.

“We take pride in proving the ultimate in cozy rooms and amazing breakfasts,” says owner and innkeeper Jamie Creason. “We love showcasing Michigan businesses, from our locally-grown produce for breakfast to our luxury pillow-top mattresses from Lady Americana. Our guests often rave about how comfortable and well-rested they feel, and they always ask: ‘where did you get the mattresses from?’”

Recognized for the Ameri-Spring® continuous coil innerspring design and AmeriGuard patented steel-encased perimeter side-support system, Lady Americana mattresses are built to distribute the weight of two sleepers equally, producing a better nights’ sleep—whether that’s at home or away.

With more than 30 design styles, each with varying coil configurations, foam padding and woven coverings, as well as Power Stack™ box springs, any level of support and comfort can be created to fit the needs of the customer. On average, the Grand Rapids factory produces 100 mattresses and box springs a day—with as many as 12,000 sets per year—inside its 20,000-square-foot factory. The company employs more than 20 people who take pride in their work, contributing to the “Sleep Better, Live Better” philosophy.

Lady American Midwest is a proud supporter of the Kent County Hospitality Association, Check in Michigan and the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Michigan Retailers Association, Michigan Lake to Lake Bed-and-Breakfast Association, The Hospitality Industry Network – Chicago Chapter, International Sleep Products Association and International Home Furniture Representatives Association.

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Photo: JW Marriott Grand Rapids.