Have you ever thought about how some hotels manage to get remarkable reviews from their customers again and again?
Most of the guests have spent at least one night in a hotel room that wasn’t up to par with their expectations – may be due to the smell in the room, thin curtains that couldn’t cover the light in the morning, or noisy kids next to their room. All of these little factors can add up and make it quite difficult for the guests to sleep properly.
If hotels know what’s good for them, they’ll pay attention. “For some guests, size matters. The larger the accommodation, the better. Some people prefer accommodations on a high level of a building, while others think the best rooms in the house are on the first or second floor for easy and quick access,” says Preston Muller of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.
The most essential factor in the booking of a hotel room is one driving factor: guests need a great night’s sleep. It is scientifically explained that one of the important and supporting factors towards a person’s health is the state of sleep, therefore, your hotel guests look forward to the sleeping experience that your hotel will provide and rate/review your hotel accordingly.
TripAdvisor, an American travel and restaurant website company that shows hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content conducted a survey where fifty-five percent of travelers said they look for reviews that specifically address sleep quality.
Hopefully, some of the reputed hotels listened to Americans’ biggest complaints against hospitality and started working over how they can engineer a better night’s sleep.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Colorado, USA
This hotel’s menu features an after-dinner sleep elixir with chamomile and apple cider which is good for a relaxed and healthy sleep. In the room, the VIP guests at the hotels are offered slumber kits, the routine guest can buy these kits from the hotel’s spa. This kit includes an eye mask, ear plug and a CD of relaxing music to sleep better. For the “Sound Sleep Channel,” guests can turn to the respective channel number on their television set.
The upgraded rooms and suites add private balconies with views of the mountains or the nearby village. Suites offer features such as fireplaces, kitchenettes, and whirlpool tubs, as well as additional bedrooms and separate living areas with pull-out sofas which makes every guest relax and comfortable. These factors have been known to directly improve sleep.
Hotel Gabriel, Paris, France
Hotel Gabriel is the first hotel in the world to offer the Night Cove sleep companion. Night Cove is a unique lighting and sound system for sleep and wellness, designed by Patrick Jouin. This unique sleep innovation consists of sleep-and-wake programs or nap programs, with ambient sounds and lighting.
Contemporary rooms offer oak floors and modern furnishings, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and rainfall showerheads. Some add bathtubs, balconies and/or courtyard views. Buffet-style breakfast is served in a chic bar/lounge. Massage treatments can be arranged for a fee for a stress-free vacation.
Waldorf Astoria, Chicago, USA
The bedrooms at Waldorf Astoria are featured with lavish bed sheets, feather beds, and luxurious bath amenities. Amenities include a European-style bistro and a clubby cocktail bar, plus an elegant spa with a sauna, whirlpool tubs, steam rooms and treatments for a restful slumber.
The hotel has also designed a Spa, especially for your little ones. Watch your children get tickled pink with Mani’s and Pedi’s designed specifically for them.
Tips for Creating Sleep-Inducing Environment for Your Guests
A hotel should always provide travelers with a quiet sleeping environment that includes a supportive bed and a selection of pillows. Follow these interesting tips for creating a sleep-inducing environment for your guests.
1. Upgrade Your Hotel’s Mattress
Hoteliers always keep their guests’ comfort on a priority basis and do all the possible changes to their hotel rooms. It is necessary to safeguard the bedding from moisture and germs, and this protection plan starts with a good quality mattress pad.
A mattress pad is a nearly heavy piece of quilted material that remains on top of your mattress, just below your sheets. It can support your mattress to some range from common damage and moisture and further reduce allergens.
At D-ZEE Textiles LLC we manufacture waterproof mattress pads that come with a breathable barrier, three-layered waterproof protection, and tuff polyurethane coating to provide a smooth durable finish that has resistance to liquid, substances and other exposure. Manufactured using premium virgin microfiber fabric that is washable and highly durable with a 100% polyester, 8 oz thick filling for added comfort and support.
The Waterproof Mattress Pad is well known for its premium protection against dust mites, fluids, urine, perspiration, allergens, and bacteria. It is especially helpful for the hotels where the guests come with their kids and pets. Moreover, it is the right choice for people with allergies, asthma or incontinence.
2. Offer a Pillow Menu
Having the best bed pillow is not only comforting, but it also performs an essential role in maintaining the complex structures of the head, neck, shoulders, hips, and spine. Moreover, the pillows help to keep the upper body in alignment during sleep, reducing stress and balancing the points in the body.
Hotels such as The Montcalm in London offers an extensive pillow menu as a way to cater to individual needs and indulge their guests. The guests will find six different varieties of pillows including a hypoallergenic pillow for anyone with allergies, or an ecological pillow for people who want an aromatherapy experience.
3. White Sheets for Better Sleep
Sheets are essential for every bed but there is a huge variety of materials that can be found in the market. Choosing the right material for your bedding can be difficult but do you know that white sheets can actually help you sleep better.
“Visually, the idea of the white bed is important. Something about an all-white bed connotes luxury and a good night’s sleep.” says Erin Hoover, Vice President of Global Brand Design for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Comfortable sleep after a long travel is something all guest would want and we all know that good quality bed sheets are the important aspects of good sleep. Hotels always keep their guests’ comfort on a priority basis and do all the possible changes to their hotel rooms which people are demanding the most.
Sleep expert Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz highlighted in an interview with SheKnows that “the color of white sheets can actually call upon a thought of comfort and peace by drawing back memories of holidays or cleanliness.”
4. Scented Candles
Just like flowers add some freshness to a plain hotel room, scented candles can also be used to make your customer feel more comfortable. It is also considered as a sign of romance and the pleasant smell of these scented candles can automatically transform a boring hotel space into a romantic site.
The best ones to help foster relaxation and sleep are Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose and Sandalwood. Researchers observed their sleep cycles with brain scans and found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles.
5. Luxuriously Soft Blanket
Our body really needs extra warmth at night because our internal temperature begins to cool down before we go to bed. Choosing the right blanket for your hotel depends on the warmth, texture, and weight your guest prefers. Heavier blankets, such as wool or fleece blankets are the warmest. The spaces between the fibers in a soft blanket trap warm air, preventing your guests from cold.
The polar fleece material perfectly combines comfort and durability. Great to throw over bed sets or on a couch to cozy up for a nap. It is designed to be lightweight while providing extra warmth for year-round use. The soft fleece material is hypoallergenic, shrink-resistant, fade-resistant, and wrinkle-free.
The waffle thermal cotton blanket is made from soft natural cotton; they are breathable, keeps allergens, dust mites, and moisture away and most importantly, these blankets are snag free! The blankets are heavy, thus keeping your guests warm and cozy. Great when used as a throw over your beds and sofa to decorate your hotel room into an entirely new look.
The honeycomb fabric is made of cotton and is woven in a way which makes it very absorbent. The waffle weave also allows air to flow through the fabric so that it dries quickly.