Company hiring person to test pillows during two-night stays at 52 UK hotels

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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Is this the dream job? (Getty Images)
Is this the dream job? (Getty Images)

If your dream job involves travel and sleep, then this could be the one for you.

Hotel booking platform Hoo is on the hunt for a ‘Chief Pillow Officer’ to test pillows over 52 two-night stays at a variety of UK hotels.

In the newly created role, the professional pillow tester will help inform customers’ decision making - by snoozing on the job.

The successful applicant will get paid £100 for each stop over in exchange for comments on the size and firmness of the hotels’ pillows.

They will also be asked to give hotels, including Luton Hoo, The Chester Grosvenor & Spa, The Chesterfield Mayfair and the Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa, a star rating based solely on the pillows.

The pillow tester will have to rate hotels based on the comfiness of their pillows. (Getty Images)
The pillow tester will have to rate hotels based on the comfiness of their pillows. (Getty Images)

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It comes after research found 75% of travellers said bad sleep can ruin their holiday.

Only 12% claim to sleep well in hotel beds due to the pillows, with 59% admitting they get a better night’s kip at home instead.

And 29% have resorted to taking their own pillows from home on holiday with them.

It also emerged 51% of the 2,000 adults polled would consider booking a different hotel if they read a negative review about how someone slept poorly at the hotel.

While nearly a third have even asked a hotel concierge to change their pillows because they were not to their liking.

Sleep is so important to travellers on a trip away, that 40% would even check out of a hotel and look for another if the sleeping arrangements weren’t up to scratch.

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hoo co-founder Adrian Murdock said: "We want to give customers a more informed choice when it comes to picking their stay.

"This role is the real deal and the winning candidate will be a part of the Customer Experience Team at hoo, where their vital on-location dispatches will inform our customer's decision making, when it comes to them booking their own holiday.

“We really want to understand what guests are experiencing in some of Britain’s best hotels and what better way to do so than to get out on the road and deliver insider knowledge on which hotels will provide you with the best night’s sleep.”

Applications need to submit a 150-word review of their own pillows before 29 April via hoo.

The successful candidate will review pillows in 52 hotels. (Getty Images)
The successful candidate will review pillows in 52 hotels. (Getty Images)

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CHIEF PILLOW OFFICER - JOB DESCRIPTION

In this newly created role, the successful candidate will be provided with 52 x two-night stays at a variety of UK hotels, in exchange for a product review of the hotel pillows at each location.

You will write crisp, informative copy, bringing verve and vigour when describing the quality and properties of the hotel's pillows.

You will bring to life the experience of sleeping on the pillows for the reader; commenting on the firmness, and whether the size of the pillow was suitable for you.

While we are looking for a personal take on the pillows, we are looking for you to be able to separate the star-rating of the hotel you're staying in from the star-rating you would give the pillow.

The role as Chief Pillow Officer will be a part of the Customer Experience Team at hoo, where your vital on-location dispatches will inform our customer's decision making, when it comes to them booking their own holiday.

About you

You will be able to write 150-word pillow reviews.

You are adventurous and willing to try out different types of hotels in the UK.

You understand the importance of a good night's sleep.

Compensation and perks

Free accommodation (+ breakfast if included in the hotel's offering) for two-nights at up to 52 hotels in the UK.

£100 per day for each stay.

Application process

To be considered for this role, please submit a 150-word review of your own pillows to: chiefpillowofficer@justhooit.com

Closing date is 29 April, however if the right applicant is found before the deadline, the position will be closed.

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