Keep looking for a professional hotel pillow tester – and you’ll get £100 a night

The role offers one lucky applicant £100 a night to visit up to 52 different hotels across the UK and check their pillows

Almost a third of holidaymakers take their own pillows from home to the hotel in order to be able to sleep better
Almost a third of holidaymakers take their own pillows from home to the hotel in order to be able to sleep better

Do you want to get paid for your dream job? Well now is your chance.

Hotel booking platform hoo is looking for a Chief Pillow Officer to test pillows on 52 two-night stays at various UK hotels.

In the newly created role, the professional pillow tester will help support clients’ decision making – by dozing on the job.

The successful applicant will receive £100 per stopover in exchange for comments on the size and firmness of the hotel’s pillows.

They are also 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.

You could get £100 a night to check pillows in hotels across the UK



It comes after research found that 75% of travelers say poor sleep can ruin their vacation.

Only 12% say they sleep well in hotel beds because of the pillows – with 59% admitting they sleep better at home instead.

And 29% have even taken to taking their own pillow from home on holiday.

It also found that half (51%) of the 2,000 adults surveyed would consider booking another hotel if they read a negative review about how someone had a bad night’s sleep at a hotel.

And nearly a third (31%) even asked a hotel concierge to change their pillows because they didn’t like them.

Sleep is so important to travelers on a long-distance trip that 40% would even check out of one hotel and find another if sleeping arrangements weren’t right.

The perfect amount of sleep on vacation is eight hours, according to 42% of those surveyed via OnePoll – while 49% cited two pillows as the ideal amount to sleep on.

Poor quality pillows also beat other holidaymaker deficiencies such as overeating at hotel buffets, thick blankets, early sunrise and inability to switch off from work – with 23% blaming inappropriate pillows for poor holiday sleep.

Hoo, which allows travelers to make an online offer for a better deal on hotel rooms, has developed an opportunity to help them get a good night’s sleep when they get away

Co-founder Adrian Murdock said: “We aim to offer our customers more informed choice when choosing their stay.

“This role is the real deal and the successful candidate will become part of the Customer Experience Team at hoo, where their key on-site dispatches will influence our customers’ decision-making when booking their own vacation.

“We really want to understand what guests experience at some of the UK’s best hotels – and what better way could we do that than to hit the road and provide insider knowledge on which hotels will give you the best night’s sleep.”

Applicants must submit a 150-word review of their own pillows before April 29 hoo’s website or on LinkedIn.

The role is part of hoo’s Customer Experience Team




In this newly created position, the successful candidate will receive 52 two-night stays at a variety of UK hotels in exchange for a product review of the hotel’s pillows at each location.

They write clear, informative texts and bring verve and panache to describing the quality and properties of the hotel’s pillows.

They will bring the experience of sleeping on the pillows to life for the reader; to comment on the firmness and whether the size of the pillow is right for you.

While we are looking for a personal opinion on the pillows, we want you to be able to separate the star rating of the hotel you are staying at from the star rating you would give the pillow.

The Chief Pillow Officer role will be part of the Customer Experience Team at hoo where your key on-site dispatches will influence our customers’ decision making when it comes to booking their own vacation.

Why do we need this role now? After two tumultuous years with many potential holidaymakers having trips canceled, hoo wants to ensure that all stays in 2022 exceed expectations for a good night’s sleep.

Independent research found that 75% have trouble sleeping due to hotel pillows and 29% have to bring their own pillow from home. We want to give our customers a more informed choice when it comes to choosing their stay.


  • You can write 150 word pillow reviews.
  • You are adventurous and willing to try different types of hotels in the UK.
  • You know how important a good night’s sleep is.


  • Complimentary accommodation (+ breakfast if included in hotel offer) for two nights in up to 52 hotels in the UK.
  • £100 per day for each stay.


  • To be considered for this role, please send a 150 word review of your own pillows to
  • The closing date for entries is April 29th. However, if the right applicant is found before the deadline, the position will be closed.

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