The Jamison mattress is not as well known as other big-name brands, but they have been around a very long time — 125 years, in fact. They began manufacturing mattresses in 1883, and perhaps the biggest surprise is, ownership has stayed in the family and continues in the present. This is unusual in an era when buyouts mainly by private equity firms, are the norm. Nearly every big name mattress brand in the U.S. is no longer owned by the original entity, and some have been bought and sold numerous times.
Jamison is most famous for its Marriott beds. People who wake up in a Marriott hotel room feeling like a million bucks, having just had the best night’s sleep of their life in recent memory, often are inspired to purchase the same bed for home use. The only way to get the exact replica is to buy a Jamison bed, because they are the exclusive suppliers of those thick and luxuriously comfy foam mattresses to the hotel chain. Because of the excellent word-of-mouth exposure through their hotel partners, Jamison does not advertise to the general public.
Unfortunately, Jamison mattress dealers are not easy to find if you live in the western U.S. The company is headquartered in Tennessee, and most Jamison retailers are located in the southeast. You can buy the Marriott bed (also known as the Resort Collection) from Marriott’s own retail website, but you need to be very certain that you are buying the exact bed you want, because you cannot try it out and it is not refundable. Also, shipping is $325. This seems a rather risky way to buy a bed… but, if you are one of the loyal customers of the hotel chain and know for absolute certain this is the bed you really, really want… it may be your only option, depending on where you live.