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How Designers at the Westin Hotel Approach Sleep

It may seem like it would be easy to design the interior of a hotel room. All you need is a bed, some furniture pieces, and a few lamps, right? It’s actually a lot more involved than that. “We don’t have full control over where everything is placed hotel rooms, but we try to consider as much as we can when designing them,” says Erin Hoover, vice president of global brand design for Westin, Sheraton, and Le Meridien hotels. For example, Westin rooms incorporate something known as biophilic design. The philosophy is focused in the belief that a connection to nature promotes well-being. It’s used by interior designers to create an environment that’s healthy and…

Hotels With the Most Comfortable Beds

Where to stay for the sweetest night’s sleep Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, getting good sleep is key to having enough energy to power through your days away from home. So book a hotel that has a room with a great bed waiting for you. These days, hotels know that quality slumber is important to travelers, so many of them have created luxury bedding for guests. These, below, are among the best and worth checking out! Westin This chain was the first to create a signature bed in 1999, in partnership with the mattress manufacturer Simmons, and its quality has stood the test of time. It boasts a 13-inch pillow-top mattress that’s enveloped in 250-thread…

Hotels With the Best Sleep Programs

How some hotels promote deep sleep and offer snooze-inducing luxuries Forget plain old turndown service! Instead, call the front desk to arrange for a lavender spritz for your sheets, as well as a lullaby from a musical library. Every day, hotels are coming up with new ways to help you get the best night’s sleep. Take a look at some of the most appealing sleep-better perks offered in hotels around the U.S. WestHouse Hotel City: New York City Sleep amenities: You’ll find suites with mattresses that adjust to provide extra support and comfort, sleep masks, and aromatherapy oils. Lorien Hotel & Spa City: Alexandria, Virginia (in the Washington, D.C. area) Sleep amenities: Push the “dream button” on the phone…

Hotel Sleep Tips from Frequent Travelers

You’ll sleep even better than you do at home with these tips from the pros. Traveling can provide a perfect opportunity for top-notch slumber—after all, there’s no sink full of dishes to taunt you. But being away from home can also come with unfamiliar and unpleasant sounds, smells, and more, making it hard to relax. We surveyed travel experts who’ve logged hundreds of thousands of miles the world over for their best tips on sleeping well away from home. Create A Home Away From Home. Book a room with the same size bed that you sleep in at home, recommends Jennifer Moody, a consultant who spends about half the year on the road. And while you’re…

Make Your Hotel Room Sleep-Friendly

Easy ways to sleep better in a hotel. Though it’s fun to know that someone else will make your bed in the morning, staying in a hotel isn’t always ideal, since it can be harder to get a good night’s snooze in a different bed. But there are ways to make your hotel room feel more like home and have a restful stay: Stick to a Schedule. Even if you’re on vacation, sticking to your regular sleep schedule will ensure higher quality zzz’s. Go to sleep and wake up at the same times as you would at home, and be sure to pack an alarm clock. It’s also helpful to continue with your typical pre-bed routine,…