About Us

About Us

We help lifestyle hospitality providers conquer the world of OS&E so they can confidently and consistently deliver on their promise of an exceptional guest experience.

Our clients count on us to leverage our manufacturing partners, product knowledge, and deep vendor network to get them the right product available at the right price.

And we do it all with a hospitality touch, anticipating our clients’ needs and making sure everything is taken care of—just like they do for their guests.

More Than a Supplier

Who is Universal Hotel Supply?

After spending many years immersed in hospitality textiles, Lauren Ross founded Universal in 1996 to fill a void in hotel supply: personalized service, unlimited sourcing, and transparent communication.

Having worked for large hotel suppliers, she saw that most companies weren’t operating in their customers’ best interest: their offering was limited to the products they manufactured, regardless of whether it met their customers’ needs; and their relationships were transactional rather than listening to their clients and building long-term, trusted relationships.

Today, Universal is a team of hospitality veterans who consistently go above and beyond.. Textile expertise is still at our core, and we bring a lifestyle-focused approach to our sourcing and product development. We strongly believe in educating our customers and being their industry advocate: staying ahead of trends and technology, distinguishing hype from true value and innovation.

Universal's founder laying the groundwork for the company in 1986 through her dedication and expertise in hospitality textiles.

You Can Count On Us

Our Promise To You

Rock Solid Reliability Wrapped in Luxury Service

Our clients can count on us to leverage our partnerships with manufacturers, product knowledge, and deep vendor relationships to get them the right product at the right price.

And we do it all with a professional, hospitality mindset, anticipating our customers’ needs and going the extra mile to deliver an exceptional experience.




In Their Words

What Our Clients Say

  • “I can’t be happier and/or pleased by the service, quality, and attention I get from Universal Hotel Supply. I’ve personally worked with them for about 5 years but The Langham, Boston has been working with them, and their President, Lauren Ross for 25+ years. They are very attentive and will be there when you need them. We source 5-Star products, service and attention, Universal Hotel Supply gives you 5-Star products, service and attention.”

    Jose Ortiz, Director of Purchasing
    The Langham, Boston

  • “Over the past several years now, we developed a great partnership with Universal Hotel Supply. Ideal product options and high quality products would have made me a happy customer, but on top of this the Universal team has constantly made every transaction a pleasure. Their personal assistance with product selection, consistent follow through, and personal assurance of service and quality have made me a dedicated and loyal customer now and for years to come. We truly appreciate their flexibility, professionalism, and dedication to our property”

    Sylvain Briens, Hotel Manager
    The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia

  • “Frias Properties of Aspen has partnered with Universal for years and Lauren Ross and her team make it so easy for us. They offer high quality linen and terry at competitive prices and Lauren goes above and beyond to ensure we are satisfied. When we transitioned to a new triple-sheeting offering a few years ago, Lauren presented us with many amazing options to choose from and we ultimately selected something that our guests and owners are extremely pleased with. We will continue to partner with Universal and Lauren for all of our linen and terry needs and can confidently recommend them to anyone in the hospitality industry.”

    Ben Wolff, General Manager
    Frias Properties of Aspen, Colorado

  • “Universal Hotel Supplies has been Grotto Bay’s supplier of hotel supplies, linens and terry for about 24 years. Given my main focus is to run the resort having a dependable, thorough and very competitive supplier is of great importance. Lauren and her team have been all of the aforementioned for all those years. Immediate response not only when purchasing but also after delivery is what keeps us doing business with Universal Hotel Supplies.”

    JP Martens, Managing Director
    Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda