Whether or not you can sleep in a bit longer this weekend, providing a great sleep for guests is something all hospitality providers should be thinking about. Today, we’re looking at:
- Travel sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation
- Circadian lighting in optimizing sleep performance
- The hotel that wants to give guests the best sleep of their life
- Patrick Tomlinson’s better “pillow mints”
Travel sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation
Dr. Natalie Dautovich at the National Sleep Foundation shared with Forbes tips for getting better sleep during travel that hospitality providers should take note of and incorporate into their offerings where possible, which include:
- Being thoughtful about the use of lighting on property (see story below)
- Offering amenities such as eye masks and portable sound machines
Circadian lighting in optimizing sleep performance
Hotel Designs recently published a report on lighting in optimizing sleep performance and overall wellbeing, and I found it fascinating. The authors believe our bodies are at odds with much of the lighting in hotels today, and there’s a big opportunity to create a better guest experience through lighting.
- Adjusting lighting intensity and color temperature by time of day
- Providing more access to direct sunlight where possible
The hotel that wants to give guests the best sleep of their life
The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver is doing all they can to ensure guests get the best sleep of their lives with their “Alchemy of Sleep” program, which includes a bunch of treatments and offerings:
- Yoga in the hotel’s saltwater pool
- Meditational yoga in the wellness studio
- 60-minute massage session with soundtracks such as “earth” and “water”
- Guided breathing sessions
- Sleep treatments (like a lavender mango butter body wrap)
- Herbal tea service
- Weighted eye pillows
I thought turning off my phone an hour before bed was a good wind-down routine! While not everyone can provide all of this, it’s inspirational to see what going all-in on providing great sleep can look like.
Sleep amenities….and other stuff
This is great:
The pillow mints at our hotel grew up a little.
— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek)
May 4, 2022
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— Amanda Goetz (@AmandaMGoetz)
May 4, 2022