Hotels Go to Extremes to Give Guests a Good Night's Sleep

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/hotels...d-nights-sleep/story?id=19051392#.UYf6BvAo4dU

    After years of focusing on every amenity under the sun – from gemstone spa treatments to panda-themed rooms to underwater hotel restaurants – the travel industry is getting back to basics.

    The latest craze? Giving customers a good night's sleep.

    At the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Colorado, the hotel recently brought on a Sleep Ambassador to train employees on the art of a restful night's sleep. The hotel offers a Sound Sleep TV Channel with music composed by a sleep expert, oxygen canisters to adjust to the altitude and slumber massages.
    In Berlin, the Swisshotel uses light therapy, aroma therapy, nutritional supplements and a sound pillow as part of its deep sleep package.

    Even airlines are getting in on the trend. Starting this summer, Delta Airlines will provide Westin Hotels' famous Heavenly Bedding in BusinessElite cabins. Now if only we could figure out a way to sleep in coach.

    Sixty percent of adults report having difficulty sleeping almost every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation and hotels. Now places where you actually pay money to sleep have finally taken notice.

    But the pioneer in taking sleep seriously is the Benjamin Hotel in New York City. The midtown hotel has had a sleep program in place since it opened 12 years ago. There's a sleep concierge, a 12-choice pillow menu and a even a sleep guarantee -- yes that's a free night if you don't get your usual Zzzzs -- are offered.

    "We noticed they travel with their own pillows, so instead we decided to bring the pillows to the guests," said Anya Orlanska, sleep concierge at the Benjamin.

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    Recently I stayed in a USA city hotel that had a white noise machine on the nightstand. It was the first time I've noticed that amenity in a hotel room.
     
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    Which hotel was this? Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Sounds similar to what they had at Crowne Plaza. I think it was sleep advantage?
     
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    I can remember this offering, it was an interesting experiment, but there wasn't an white noise machine on offer.

    We had the " This works: Sleep " amenities @ the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Birmingham, England incl. a solution which we had to spray on our pillows before sleeping time.

    Here's an image we made from the packaging:
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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
     
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