Increasingly Sophisticated Hotel Beds, Glamping, and A.I. are Part of Sleep Tourism's Future This 2023
You'll love these nine hotels, glamping sites, and sleep spas if uninterrupted REM is your idea of great nightlife.
You will find the Park Hyatt New York in the heart of bustling, energetic Midtown Manhattan - where taxicabs horns are honking, bus brakes are screeching, and bright lights are shining two blocks from Central Park South.
On 57th Street, this property is located on the 25th floor of a 90-story skyscraper, according to Rich Report. As soon as you walk through the hotel's bronze double doors and into your room, you will be transported into a dark, quiet, serene space, far removed from the swarming chaos below. Particularly if you choose one of the hotel's six sleep suites.
A number of hotels are innovating their sleep experiences, including Park Hyatt New York, a hotel with an award-winning spa and a robust wellness program. When the hotel reopened after a 376-day closure due to the pandemic in April 2021, the idea for the new sleep suites took shape at a time when it was reimagining its wellness story. The concept revolved around a partnership with the artificial intelligence mattress startup Bryte.
“The partnership with Bryte came at the perfect time post-pandemic,” says Laurent Ebzant, the company's general manager. “Focusing on the attributes of a room that has a prime sleeping area was a point of focus for us.”
Bryte mattresses, which sense, adjust to, and relieve pressure points on the body, are the hallmark of the five-star hotel's suites that were unveiled in January 2022. Also, the mattress has the capability to control the temperature, track and provide insights into sleep and responds to couples' individual needs, as well as providing sleep statistics and insights that can be accessed through your phone.
In addition to a king-size bed, one-and-a-half bathrooms, a separate living room and views of Central Park, each one-bedroom suite also comes with sleep-enhancing amenities such as a Vitruvi essential oils diffuser, Nollapelli linens, sleeping masks, and a mini library of sleep books.
“I don’t think this technology is a fad and will disappear,” Ebzant says. “We can see major brands are really embarking into this technology. In a post-COVID environment, there’s a lot of interest. It’s about what you eat, what you drink, and how you sleep.”
A number of hotels across the country use Bryte mattresses, including the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and the Carillon Miami.
The rise of swanky airport lounges, luxurious all-inclusive resorts, artist-owned hotels, and psychedelic wellness retreats is among a number of travel trends expected in 2023. It makes sense, right? Hotel beds exist solely for sleeping. What's better than lying on a fresh, smooth hotel bed after a long flight or a long day exploring an unfamiliar city?
As a travel specialist specializing in wellness experiences abroad, Dawn Oliver, who has been vetted by Traveller, has also observed an increase in interest in thoughtful sleeping arrangements. As a former owner of an organic textile company that made sheets and bedding, she says that she understands how important sleep is.
She usually discusses sleep with her clients based on their preferences and individual needs during the trip. Temperature, sounds, aromas, textures, surfaces, as well as physical and mental health, are all factors that affect a person's sleep.
“Some people have a hard time sleeping somewhere else because they're a creature of habit,” Oliver explains. "Sometimes there are allergies, and definitely there's pain. Women’s health, too – things like hormones, periods, and menopause can make it hard to sleep.”
Sleep is a top priority for travellers wherever they are in the world, and the hotel industry is responding by giving more attention and creativity to this quintessential hotel experience. When traveling, you can enhance your sleep with a variety of options, including aromatherapy, melatonin, a nightly menu of teas, or a highly customisable bed.
The following hotels around the world offer top-quality sleep experiences for those interested in sleep tourism.
Hästens Sleep Spa
It is now possible to sleep in a Sleep Spa hotel in Coimbra, Portugal, built by Swedish mattress purveyor Hästens, which manufactures some of the most luxurious mattresses in the world. In this experience, you will have the opportunity to sleep on a dreamy, queen-like mattress that is so exclusive that you will never encounter one like it again in your life.
After hearing Drake's iconic God's Plan lyric: "I only love my bed and my momma I'm sorry," you may be curious about his mattress. He sleeps on a $395,000 Hästens bed.
Under one of the darkest stretches of sky in the world is Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas. The Chihuahuan Desert has the least light pollution of any national park in the lower 48 states, so visitors are treated to showers of dazzling meteors, wispy Milky Way edges, and crisp constellations.
A dreamer gets to rest his head after the night show in a place with pristine sleeping conditions. Sleeping itself is a draw here if there is any outdoor destination where it is appealing. Our first choice would be StarStruck Glamping in Alpine, Texas, a place where there is no light pollution or noise pollution.
In this tent, travellers sleep with telescopes in a geodesic dome. An outdoor fire pit that can be ignited without any hassle, kitchens, sun loungers, and air conditioning are just some of the amenities included.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a four-time Readers' Choice Award winner for its luxury approach to wellness, has an excellent sleep program worth knowing about.
The hotel has all-suites on the beachfront. In addition to having a top spa, the resort offers a lengthy list of fitness classes, as well as integrative health treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and energy healing. There is an incredible offering of sleep therapy at the resort.
In an electromagnetic and infrared room infused with coloured light and rhythmic beats, you are guided into a dimly lit, glowing purple room where you are placed on a lounger with headphones and a mask. It is followed by a floating bath filled with 800 pounds of Epsom salt to release electromagnetic frequencies stored in the body.
A meditation pod infused with coloured light and rhythmic beats completes the experience. This treatment is designed to prepare guests for their best sleep ever. Bryte A.I. mattresses are also available at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
A Life Talks and Meditation program is at the core of Four Season Resort Bali at Sayan, a lush, jungled, five-star resort frequented by celebrities and unrivaled by anyone else in the Sayan Valley. A “sacred nap” is available as a 60-minute session. Guests get to snooze suspended from the bamboo ceiling in an aerial silk hammock listening to the sounds of nature and Ibu Fera's life story.
Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel
The Hôtel de Crillon is one of Paris's most-loved hotels, according to Traveler editors. This hotel is located in a palatial building originally constructed by Louis XV, and it lives up to that level of luxury by 2023 standards.
A Sleeping Beauty set, which includes amenities that help guests get a good night's sleep, is included in Hotel de Crillon's rooms in conjunction with the Alchemy of Sleep program, which launched in 2022. To help guests make a plan for getting a better night's sleep in their daily lives, post-hotel stay, guests are provided with calming messages, centering meditation sessions, and a personal consultation.
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
In Champagne, France, a luxury wellness destination 45 minutes from Paris, the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is the premier luxury wellness destination for wine and wellness lovers. A new wellness program, the Royal Sleep Experience, was launched by the hotel in the past year. AIME is a French beauty brand that has partnered with the hotel to launch this program.
In-room amenities include a meditation box, satin face mask, and candle massage. An AIME product that helps guests sleep well includes essential oil sprays and melatonin-based drops.
Six Senses Ibiza
In Spain's Balearic archipela, Six Senses Ibiza offers a three- to seven-night sleep treatment as a wellness-focused oasis of calm. If you are interested in improving your sleeping patterns, restoring your mood, memory and energy levels, reducing stress, or establishing a sustainable sleep routine, this program is perfect for you.
The package includes a consultation with a sleep doctor at the property, a 45-minute wellness screening, yoga nidra (a traditional meditation that induces sleep), massages, fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, or personal training, sleep amenities, and tracking your sleep throughout your stay.
The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel
There is a sleep concierge service available at the Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel in London's Chelsea, near the famed boutiques and mansions of the neighborhood. Malminder Gill, a Harley Street hypnotherapist and sleep expert, conducts a meditation at the hotel. As well as weighted blankets, pillows, pillow mists, and more, guests can customize their beds.