4 Hotel Sleep Innovations
Thanks to these innovations, you can rest easy on the road.
Smart Beds: Last year, Four Seasons created a customizable bed, allowing guests to pick their preferred firmness for mattress toppers and pillows. At some Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, new curved headboards act as sound buffers.
Soundproofing: The Beverly Hills Hotel’s newly redone rooms have extra padding underneath carpets, noise-reducing door seals, and televisions with low maximum volume settings (so your neighbor can’t keep you up). Book a room in the Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s Quiet Zone, and you’ll get triple-paned windows along with a service blackout from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.—the ultimate in “Do not disturb.”
Expert Help: Swissôtel Berlin’s Dr. Michael Feld has an arsenal of solutions for guests who can’t stop tossing and turning. Among them: light therapy, power naps on specially designed loungers, or time in a mountain-air simulator. At London’s Corinthia Hotel, you can order dinner from nutritionist Jeannette Hyde’s Sleep Menu, which includes dishes rich in tryptophan and magnesium, or head to the spa for Sleep Ritual treatments that are meant to balance your energy.
Bedtime Gadgets: Omni Hotels & Resorts, Chicago’s Park Hyatt, and the just-opened Palladian, in Seattle, provide white-noise machines upon request. Even night-lights are getting a digital upgrade. In some rooms at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, bedside lights cast a warm glow calibrated to help regulate melatonin levels.