Guest wellness continues to be a hot trend in the hospitality industry – and sleep is certainly a big factor in that equation. Experts continue to stress the importance of getting the required amount of sleep in order to avoid serious health issues down the road. But nowhere is the need for a good night’s sleep more important than when you’re away from home. Your productivity and performance suffer when sleep suffers. Period.
Certainly, given the number of factors outside of a hotel’s control, designing a guest room that rivals a home bedroom is a challenging proposition. However, there are a number of details – many fairly cost effective – that could go a long way to ensuring guests have a restful, comfortable night’s sleep when they are away from home. Here’s a few ideas:
The bed remains the heart of the guestroom and a key investment toward achieving your guest sleep experience goals. Hospitality sleep solutions are different by design because they have to be. They have to stand up to years of guest use – and abuse. At Beautyrest Hospitality, our sleep technologies are designed to be commercial-grade, so they provide reliable performance and durability. Innovative fabrics, foams and our exclusive Beautyrest® Pocketed Coil®, deliver a cool, comfortable and brand-defining sleep experience every night and every stay. Our products also include exceptional warranties and are backed by responsive customer service to minimize business disruptions.
The effects of too much screen time on sleep are well documented. And while that’s not something a hotel can hope to impact, they can look at creating smart room solutions that improve the guest experience. For example, sensor-based technology can be used to immediately dim lights when a guest uses their keycard to access their room, establishing a calming, tranquil environment. The same system can also light a guest’s way in the dark to the bathroom and simulate sunrise in the morning to allow him or her to awaken refreshed and ready to take on the day.
While not all sources of noise are within a hotel’s control, many are. Leaky faucets, buzzing light fixtures and loud HVAC equipment should be addressed immediately before guests have the opportunity to complain. Your housekeeping staff is often your first line of defense here. Adding potential sources of noise to the room checklist allows maintenance to resolve any identified issues immediately.
Connected sleep and all its potential benefits is certainly on the horizon and squarely in our sights as an industry leading sleep solutions company. Given the amount of time a person spends asleep – a third of our life! – imagine what a connected bed could do and learn about you? One that adapts to you, your sleep environment – whether at home or in a hotel of your choice – and works in harmony with other connected devices to deliver the best sleep and recovery possible. A connected sleep system could track not only how you sleep, but also your heart rate and potentially other biomarkers, all while remaining hidden (no device to wear).
The sensor technology exists now for hotels to create a truly personalized, innovative guest sleep experience. Are you ready to take yours to the next level? Contact us today at 877.HTL.BEDS.