Sleep science is about as exciting as it sounds. But, let’s be honest, we (ideally) spend one-third of our lives sleeping. So, even if it’s not something you want to care about, you should. It’s even worse for travelers who suffer from jet lag and other post-travel issues. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts recognizes this, which is why they’re doubling down on creating the perfect sleep space.
The upscale hotel brand is launching a Stay Well program for 2019. It’s a unique and comprehensive approach to “sleep space” design that will include smart, in-room features and state-of-the-art technology to help guests snooze better. Enhanced air purification technology will circulate filtered air to reduce allergens, pollen, odors, and toxins. High-tech lighting will enable guests to personalize their room environment in a way that better syncs with the human body’s natural circadian rhythm. Four settings (Energize, Relax, Play, and Circadian) are designed to bolster sleep quality, productivity, and energy levels. Plus, new alarm clocks will simulate sunrise to provide a more organic wake-up process through gradual lighting increases.
Other wellness-centric amenities include aromatherapy diffusers to enhance guests’ mood and promote relaxation through a customized room ambiance. Exclusive Stay Well mattresses use natural, organic cotton-derived memory foam, essential oils, and pure hevea milk. Finally, Wyndham is working with world-renowned wellness pioneer Deepak Chopra to provide welcome messages on arrival and guided meditation throughout the guests’ stay.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts tasked expert architect and designer Jeffrey Beers to lead the new Stay Well initiative. His decades-old company has previously worked with One & Only and Hilton Hotel & Resorts, so they know a thing or two about hospitality design. Their approach to creating the perfect sleep space for Wyndham centers around the idea of “almost being home.” To accomplish this, Beers considered current and emerging design trends in hospitality guestrooms, then paired his brand’s signature warm aesthetic with the hotel franchise’s increased focus on wellness.
If this all sounds a little too “woo-woo” for your liking, maybe it is. However, much of it is grounded in hard science, and there’s no denying that a decent night’s sleep while traveling can seem elusive, if not impossible. So, if any hotel brand wants to bring more high-tech amenities and all the comforts of home to our room, we say, “Thank you and good night.”