Simmons Brings Five Striking New Beautyrest Exceptionale Styles to High Point Market

-New colors, new fabrics and a new world of comfort and performance-

Oct 16, 2009, 09:00 ET from Simmons Bedding Company

ATLANTA, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When you've designed mattresses with colors and fabrics that turn heads in a showroom and built into them all the comfort, conformability, support and durability a consumer could want, you've created something extraordinary. Simmons Bedding Company has done just that and is introducing five new models of the Beautyrest® Exceptionale® collection from October 17 to 21 at the High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world.

The new Beautyrest® Exceptionale® models feature the unsurpassed motion separation, conformability and durability benefits of Simmons' signature Beautyrest® Pocketed Coil® springs as well as latex and other durable, high-performance foams for maximum comfort and support. With a suggested retail price range of $1,599 to $1,999, the various comfort levels available include Firm, Plush/Firm, Plush, Super Pillow Top and TruSoft® Pillow Top options. Simmons has added new visual touches to the Beautyrest® Exceptionale® styles, such as plum and pewter accent colors in the stitching and tape edges, as well as coordinating foot streamers and pillow shams, for a striking appearance that stands out on the retail floor.

"We put a lot of research into designing the aesthetics of this collection and determining what would appeal to consumers. We pushed the envelope by adding color to select models and by incorporating new fabrics and colors in the border to create a visually pleasing design while delivering the motion separation, conformability and durability that makes it a Beautyrest," said Rolf Sannes, Beautyrest® brand director.

The comfort and durability of Beautyrest® Exceptionale® lies in its Two Story® coil on coil construction, which includes a complete layer of plush, shape-conforming Pocketed Coil® springs atop a second layer of Pocketed Coil® springs, providing the ultimate in support. Each mattress features a 1,960 Pocketed Coil® density, so a significant amount of steel is contained in the beds; however, in response to concerns about the heaviness of Beautyrest® Exceptionale® products, Simmons re-engineered the foam encasement in the new models, which has reduced the beds' weight by 30 percent when compared to previous models. The Ultra 360 Foam Encasement now includes 6 inches of high-density foam edge support, providing comfort right to the edge. The collection comes in soothing top of bed fabrics, including stretch knit fabrics blended with natural yarns, and features suede border fabrics for an opulent appearance.

"It's all about the look, feel and experience," said Sannes. "Beautyrest® Exceptionale® offers a great look, a luxurious feel that is available in a range of comfort levels and the experience of superior motion separation and conformability."

Simmons is exhibiting the new Beautyrest® Exceptionale® models this week during High Point Market at the IHFC building, Wrenn wing, space W746. To learn more about Beautyrest® Exceptionale®, visit www.beautyrest.com.

"I REALLY Want My Beautyrest® Mattress" Contest Concludes

This October also marks the conclusion of Simmons' "I REALLY Want My Beautyrest® Mattress" promotion, which will award new Beautyrest® mattresses to participants who submitted the top 10 videos or photos and essays explaining why they want a new Beautyrest® mattress. The winning entries will be determined through a final round of public voting by visitors to the promotion's Web site. The public voting period lasts through October 29, and Simmons encourages all consumers to visit contest.simmons.com to cast their vote for their favorite entry.

About Simmons Bedding Company

Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company is one of the world's largest mattress manufacturers, manufacturing and marketing a broad range of products including Beautyrest®, Beautyrest Black®, Beautyrest Studio(TM), ComforPedic by Simmons(TM), ComforPedic Loft(TM), Natural Care®, Beautyrest Beginnings(TM) and BeautySleep®. Simmons Bedding operates 19 conventional bedding manufacturing facilities and two juvenile bedding manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Simmons Bedding also serves as a key supplier of beds to many of the world's leading hotel groups and resort properties. Simmons Bedding is committed to developing superior mattresses and promoting a higher quality sleep for consumers around the world. For more information, visit Simmons Bedding's Web site at www.simmons.com.

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    Christine Foster
    three PR
    404.835.4524
    cfoster@3atlanta.com

    Katie O'Neill
    three PR
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    koneill@3atlanta.com

SOURCE Simmons Bedding Company



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