These days, travelers are ushered into hotels and treated like cattle as hotels get more and more stingy with providing even basic conveniences like travel toiletries.
And a good night’s sleep? Forget it. With rock hard beds and deflated pillows, many travelers are giving up the hope of ever sleeping well at a hotel.
But some hotels are upping their sleep game and luring travelers into their rooms with the promise of the “best sleep ever.”
From customized sleep programs to aromatherapy and sleep machines, these hotels are setting the bar high for others to follow.
So if you’re looking to score some serious shut-eye on your next trip, check out these sleep havens from around the world.
The Benjamin Hotel – New York City
This hotel takes the sleep of their guests so seriously, they’ve actually created a sleep program named “Rest & Renew.”
From a 24/7 sleep team ready to help consult and customize your sleep experience, to on-demand meditation with a touch of a button – you can truly experience a quality night of rest.
The Benjamin also provides guests with an array of comfort items to help them sleep soundly such as blackout curtains, sound machines, and sleep masks.
And not only do they offer “wake-up” calls, they allow guests to schedule “work-down” calls – reminding guests to turn off their electronics and get ready for bed.
As a perk, you can even select your pillow type – requesting everything from a 5-foot body cushion to a water-filled pillow to help relieve headaches.
ITC Hotels – India
This hotel team know travelers need solid rest to unwind from the chaos.
On a sleep brochure located on their website, ITC Hotel’s Executive Director Nakul Anand writes:
“I can give you all the bells and whistles, but if I haven’t invested in giving you good sleep, I have no reason to be in business”.
ITC hotels promise to help guests “sleep like a baby” with an array of sleep experiences.
Supplying guests with the best quality sheets and even comforting sleepwear upon request, travelers can’t help but feel catered to at this hotel.
As a bonus, ITC hotels allow guests to select “sleep enhancing music” to lure them asleep. And for guests who want to be pampered even more before bed, they can request an essential oil pillow mist and a bath ritual with different relaxing bath salts!
SLEEEP- Hong Kong
Upon booking, this minimalist hotel allows travelers to completely customize their sleep experience.
Travelers select their preferred mattress firmness, number of pillows (and what type), and even how many blankets they’d like.
To make check-in easy, they allow for quests to scan a QR code for seamless self check-in!
Once inside the SLEEEP capsule, the circadian lighting promises to help your body sync to sleep, and there are bonus features like airflow control and relaxation music.
And when you awake rejuvenated and refreshed, they offer free coffee and freshly baked croissants.
Ritz-Carlton – Dallas, Texas
Luring guests into its quarters to rest and unwind, this combination hotel and spa offers the most luxurious pampering amenities.
Every guest is offered the “Suite Sleep” experience, which allows guests to consult an on-call sleep therapist who will work with them to recommend white noise apps and even help them select the perfect room temperature.
Guests can also indulge with eye masks and herbal tea, and even check out the pre-sleep stretching guide before bed to help prepare their body for sleep.
Setting The Bar High
When you book your next trip—whether it’s for work or play—consider staying at one of these luxury places to experience some quality shut-eye.
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep – and these hotels are setting the bar high for other hotels to step-up if they want the continued business of travelers.
But even if you don’t have the chance to stay at one of these sleep-friendly hotels, consider checking with your hotel during your next trip to see what they have to offer – you might be surprised at some unadvertised bonus sleep perks!
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