Natalie Thomas, Premier Inn’s Director of Bed Bouncing, is having her prime asset insured for a whopping £4 million apparently.
Natalie, who comes from (you’ve guessed it) Bedfordshire, tests about 24 beds a day with her lump-detecting bottom, to ensure that Premier Inn live up to their ’Good Night Guarantee’ – if you’re not 100% satisfied with your stay you get a full refund. It’s one reason why Premier Inn these days is more a mid-range hotel company rather than a pure budget one, despite its ongoing London expansion race with budget group Travelodge.
Appointed DOBB due to her unique ability to feel even the smallest bump in a mattress, Natalie and her team of ‘bouncers’ spend about 20 minutes checking each bed for lumps, bumps and rips. Bouncing for 8 hours a day in a bid to test all the chain’s 46,000 beds, it’s no wonder Natalie has to take special care of her derriere by regularly moisturising and avoiding denim!
by Dr.Vince + Arthur Furrowfield