The average luxury hotel provides impeccable service and quality furnishings to make your getaway memorable. But if you’re yearning for the good night’s sleep that’s been eluding you during the day-to-day of modern living, here are five stays you’ll want to take note of. The specialised sleep programmes at hotels such as Anantara Phuket and The Langham London put quality rest at the forefront, whether it’s through luxury bedding, Eastern herbal treatments or red light therapy on their menu. And for an experience like no other, you’ll want to check out what number five on this list has to offer.
1. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France
For luxury bedding in Parisian style
A short stroll away from the chic tree-lined Champs-Elysées in downtown Paris, Hôtel de Crillon offers guests five private sessions with experts to improve their sleep via their Alchemy of Sleep programme. Here, you can recentre and relax your mind with sleep meditation, stretching and breathing exercises, and optimise your sleep with naturopathy and neurofeedback sessions that help identify and treat the root causes of your sleep woes. At bedtime, cocoon in comfort in their beds adorned with crisp Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens and French pillows and duvets by Drouault.
In the daytime: Take an evening dinner cruise down the Seine, admire the stained glass windows and Gothic architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, or flâneur your way down the Champs-Elysées, widely regarded as the one of the most beautiful avenues in the whole world.
2. Anantara Phuket, Thailand
For specialist-supported slumber in tropical style
Along a glorious stretch of sand on this tropical island paradise, Anantara Phuket offers a Sleep Restoration Programme powered by personalised scientific insights. A sleep doctor and nutritionist are on hand for in-depth tests and consultations, to provide individualised sleep recommendations. Following that, you’ll be treated to three days of sleep-promoting activities, from herb-infused baths to mindfulness and yoga sessions. Wind down with some golden turmeric milk at bedtime and be lulled to a restful slumber with specially curated sleep music. The hotel even offers a continuous positive airway pressure machine to guests who suffer from sleep apnea, for easier breathing.
In the daytime: Expend that newfound energy with a Muay Thai class or go diving from a private yacht on the stunning Andaman waters, which the resort can help book.
3. Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles, USA
For tech-optimised sleep in downtown LA
Situated at the heart of downtown Los Angeles in an atmospheric Spanish colonial building, Hotel Figueroa offers a Rest and Recovery Suite adorned with state-of-the-art smart sleep amenities to aid in getting the perfect snooze. Couples can enjoy their own personalised sleep climate in the sleep-tracking, temperature-controlling Eight Sleep mattress, while a GammaLight Therapy Revive Red Light radiates 670nm red-light for the highest-quality sleep. Don’t forget to pre-order your own customised pillows from Pluto Pillow™, optimised to your body stats and sleeping preferences. You can even take them home after your stay.
In the daytime: Explore the glitz and glamour of Hollywood or take a hike up to Griffith Observatory for spectacular cityscape views.
4. The Langham, London, United Kingdom
For a taste of tradition amid timeless luxury
An impeccably luxurious hotel in the West End of London that opened in 1865, The Langham offers a surprising East-meets-West twist with their Sleep Matters by Chuan programme. Escape the hustle and bustle of London with traditional Chinese healing treatments that promote deep relaxation: choose from cupping, hot stone massages and acupressure. In the quintessentially British-styled suites, relax into The Langham’s signature king-size Blissful Bed, which promises extra comfort with a plush pillow top. Guests can also look forward to curated sleep music and turndown amenities such as earplugs and a pillow mist, to aid their descent into dreamland.
In the daytime: Visit the nearby Buckingham Palace for a peek into royal life, explore the masterpieces of European art at the National Gallery or catch a theatre performance at the West End.
5. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia
Be rocked to sleep in a hammock like a baby by a Buddhist nun
This inimitable experience begins with a dramatic entrance across a suspension bridge through lush towering canopies to the Four Seasons Resort Bali, and continues with the afternoon Sacred Nap where a nun will, we kid you not, rock you to sleep. All this happens as you’re cocooned in an aerial silk hammock, suspended in the open-air Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale. Drift off to the ambient forest sounds while Ibu Fera, resident wellness mentor and former Buddhist nun, gently narrates to you the life story of Buddha. The experience echoes the spa’s Balinese healing philosophy: to evoke a powerful enough sense of spiritual connection that ignites physical change. Don’t miss the complimentary meditation class that Fera also leads for guests. Alternatively, enjoy a Balinese massage or chakra therapy treatment before turning in for the night.
In the daytime: Whip up a storm at a traditional Balinese cooking class arranged by the hotel, appreciate the intricacies of a Balinese dance performance or explore the bustling, spiritual town of Ubud.
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