While theft isn't that common, (though Tomsky notes that some people will even take the batteries from the remote control) the occasional guest will steal the pillows from the bed and pack them right into their bags.
5. Not all rock stars trash hotel rooms the same way
Tomsky tells the story of the singer of a classic rock band who wanted 15 pillows for his bed.
As requested, the pillows were piled on his bed in a huge pyramid.
The next morning?
"They were scattered all over the floor," says Tomsky. "There is no way to sleep on that."
Tell us who it is, please? Steven Tyler? Bon Jovi? The Nuge? Maybe Meatloaf or Styx warbler Dennis DeYoung?
When pressed for the name, Tomsky, a true hotelier to his discreet core, declines to provide personal information concerning one of his guests.
6. If you want a firm pillow, Singapore is the place
Many hotels are known for their "pillow menus," which give guests the choice of what they rest their head upon.
But few pillow menus are as varied as the list at Conrad Centennial Singapore, which has 16 pillows guests can choose from.
Alongside down and foam options are buckwheat, tatami and porcelain.
Porcelain pillows, as well as ones made from jade, wood and bronze, were popular in China from the 6th to early 20th centuries.
7. You can get your hotel pillow personalized
At the Beverly Hills Peninsula, VIP, suite and villa guests, and guests who have stayed five days at the property, get to sleep on pillowcases monogrammed with their initials.
The hotel has more than a 1,000 pillowcases on hand in a variety of initial combinations, though for the Isabel Isaacs and Zachary Xaviers out there, monogramming a new pillow only takes five to 10 minutes.
At the end of their stay, guests can take their pillowcases with them or opt to have them boxed for their next stay at the Peninsula.
In addition, many chains have websites such as hiltontohome.com and ritzcarltonshops.com that allow people to purchase hotel pillows for their homes.
8. Don't think too hard about your hotel pillow ... or this article
Jacob Tomsky says, like death and deli meat, people don't think much about the life of a hotel pillow.
And that's a good thing.
"When you put your head on a pillow it would blow your mind to think about how many other heads have been on that pillow," he says. "If you go to a hotel and come back a year later and stay in the same room, you're going to put your head on the same pillow and there are a lot of people who have done a lot of things on that pillow on the meantime.
"Whatever people do in their rooms, pillows are always there. They're either directly involved or very nearby."