Choosing the Right Hangers for Your Hotel

August 29th 2018

Hotel accessories are just as important as a comfortable bed or plush towels. While many hospitality owners know to purchase soap, shampoo, and other skin care items in bulk, not many think about outfitting the closets with hangers. By providing hotel room hangers for your guests, you give them a way to properly store their clothing, especially business attire. While guests could place their clothes in the dresser, the ability to use hangers ensures that your guests aren’t spending a lot of time ironing out the wrinkles. How do you know which hotel room hangers to purchase? Here’s what you need to know about the different hanger materials and designs.

Material Matters

Hangers are available in a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. Before purchasing hangers, you’ll want to ensure that the material you’re choosing is the most ideal option. Here’s what you need to know about each of the hanger material options.


wooden hangers for hotels Wood hangers are extremely durable and can hold the heaviest of garments, including coats and suit jackets. Wood hangers are often made from walnut, ash, cherry, or cedar wood. If you’re looking for the most long-lasting hangers, hotel wood hangers are the best option. These hangers are extremely sturdy and are sure to last. What’s great about wood hangers is that they’re designed with smooth corners, ensuring even the most delicate of clothing isn’t impacted.

Metal Hangers

Metal hangers are very commonly used at dry cleaners. While they're a quick and cheap option, this material isn't likely to be the most ideal option for your guests. Hotel metal hangers will lose their shape over time, causing them to lose their ability to properly hold clothing. Metal hangers aren't designed to hold heavier garments. As they age, the hanger's edges can sharpen, which can leave marks on shirts. If you have the budget, consider a more durable hanger material option.


plastic hangers for hotelsPlastic hangers are also cost-effective and designed to hold a variety of garments. Unlike metal hangers, plastic hangers don't have sharp edges that can ruin clothing. Plastic hangers are also more durable and can hold a variety of clothing including:
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Suit pieces
Plastic hangers hold their shape and can last for years. The one drawback is that the plastic can break if the clothing it is holding is too heavy. In any event, plastic hangers for hotels are a durable and long-lasting option for your hospitality location.  

Hanger Types

hanger typesAside from hanger materials, there’s also a variety of hanger types. Hotel hangers can be purchased in ball top, closed hook, and open hook options. Ball top hangers are designed with an anti-theft ball at the top which ensures that guests aren't able to remove them from the room upon checkout. These hangers are often made of wood. Closed hook hangers are similar to ball top hangers in that they’re designed to prevent theft. These hangers are created with a loop to prevent them from being taken. The design of these hangers also prevents them from falling off of the closet rail. Last, you’ll find open hook hangers. These are the traditionally shaped hangers that guests use in their homes. These hangers are flexible but are prone to being stolen or falling off of the closet rail.  

Your Source for All Hospitality Supplies

For all of your hospitality supply needs, including hangers, bedding, and even cleaning products, look no further than National Hospitality Supply. No matter if you need sturdy hotel room hangers or plush bathrobes, you can count on us. We specialize in a wide range of supplies that are crucial for your hotel, motel, lodge, or Airbnb. Browse our website or call our team at 1-800-526-8224 to get started on your order. We look forward to providing you with must-have hospitality supplies for years to come.

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