Prince Andrew Visit Marks Opening of Hypnos Factory

Hypnos, a luxury bed manufacturer in Castle Donington open their new factory. HRH The Duke of York was taken on a tour and officially opened it... HRH the Duke of York with Neil Keats, installation manager and Stephen Ward, group managing director PICTURE WILL JOHNSTON
Royal tour Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (center), pays a visit to the new Castle Donington manufacturing plant of mattress maker Hypnos, headquartered in Princes Risborough, England, accompanied by Hypnos’s Neil Keats (left) and Stephen Ward.

British luxury bed maker Hypnos marked the official opening of its new contract-bedding factory in Castle Donington, United Kingdom, with a visit from Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

The new factory houses the contract arm of the business, which produces beds and mattresses for the hospitality market, including some of the world’s leading hotel chains—Marriott, Corinthia, InterContinental Hotels Group and Premier Inn. It also caters to the independent boutique hotel market, making a range of products that meet the diverse and bespoke needs of this sector.

Norfolk, Virginia-based Paramount Sleep is the only licensee for Hypnos in the United States and is the first to manufacture the company’s products according to British standards.

Hypnos moved to the new 39,000-square-foot facility at Castle Donington following substantial business growth, the company said in a news release. It currently employs 162 people there. Acting as the new facility for Hypnos’ global operations, overseeing and directing activity for a network of 19 overseas manufacturing partners, the site is key in enabling the business to meet international demand and supply hospitality sleep solutions to customers around the world, the release said.

The Castle Donington factory runs on a biomass heating system that was installed as part of the company’s ethos and commitment to protecting the environment. This renewable heating source runs on wood pellets meaning no fossil fuels are involved.

Hypnos aims to save 74 tons of carbon a year through this system, the company said.