Last updated: March 2022
There are dreams and there are sweet dreams, and we for one prefer the latter. So does World Sleep Day, descending March 18th to bring often overlooked attention to the benefits of better beauty sleep. Also on board with better zzz’s? A rising crop of sleep-conscious hotels rolling out the relaxation to give guests the best night’s rest – arguably the most coveted amenity of them all. No basic bedrooms here, think luxurious wind-down amenities like nightly aromatherapy turndown, herbal baths and even personalized smart mattresses, or slumber-inducing mind and body experiences like an immersive spa sleep circuit and on-demand meditation sessions.
Here, we give you 10 hotel havens around the world elevating the standard sleep experience in the dreamiest of ways.
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The Benjamin: New York, United States
In the city that never sleeps, the concept of actually achieving a good night’s sleep can be elusive. Which is why The Benjamin, at the heart of it all just steps from Rockefeller Center and Times Square, has recently rolled out their sleep-enhancing Rest & Renew program. Designed by Dr. Rebecca Robbins, sleep expert, scientist and co-author of Sleep for Success!, you know you’re in for some serious shut-eye. A suite of sleep solutions and amenities leads with an expansive pillow menu of 10 curated options, ranging from a spine aligning 5 foot body cushion to the head cooling “Cloud 10” to the self-molding “Swedish Memory.” Late night cravings are satisfied with a menu of under 200 calorie bedtime snacks from Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, while 10 minute, on demand meditation sessions are available at the touch of a button from your in-room phone. Sleep masks, blackout curtains, ambient sound machines and a lullaby music library all round out the decidedly dreamy experience.
Book your stay at The Benjamin.
Banyan Tree Samui: Koh Samui, Thailand
At Banyan Tree Samui, a restorative enclave located amidst the lush jungle coastline of Koh Samui, sleep takes center stage. All of the luxury resort’s rooms, which happen to take the form of beautiful villas boasting private infinity pools, terraces and jungle or ocean views, feature a suite of sleep enhancing amenities. Nightly aromatherapy turndown service relaxes guests with a daily rotating menu of essential oils and incense, such as tension-countering orange and spirit-enlivening bergamot. The property’s signature in-villa, pre-sleep Rest Ritual involves an aromatherapy hot steam facial, soothing body scrub and organic chai tea, while a nightly, lavender-infused Herb Bath is sure to soak any remaining worries away. For the true slumber seeker – consider reserving one of the property’s new Wellbeing Sanctuaries, offering the most comprehensive program of sleep treatments and amenities.
Book your stay at Banyan Tree Samui.
Carillon Miami: Florida, United States
At wellness resort Carillon Miami, all-suite rooms equipped with floor-to-ceiling ocean views, innovative mind and body treatments in the cutting-edge spa and clean, organic cuisine all equate to a restorative and rewarding beachfront stay. For those looking to tap into their inner sleeping beauty, the spa’s Touchless Wellness Sleep Circuit is strategically designed to reduce stress, balance mood and reset the body’s circadian rhythm – making falling asleep a dream. Your 2-hour journey begins with an EMF reducing and cell detoxing VEMI treatment, followed by suspended bliss in the Salt Float Therapy Bath. You’ll then relax on the heated, chakra-aligned Spa Wave bed, all before ending your experience in the Somodome meditation pod. The only drawback? You’ll need to clear your calendar afterwards, as you’ll be in such a state of ultimate zen you won’t possibly be able to tackle that to-do list. You will however, have one of the best night’s sleep of your life.
Book your stay at Carillon Miami.
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa: Champillon, France
Overlooking the vineyards of France’s celebrated Champagne region, this reimagined wine-country retreat is also rethinking – and prioritizing – your good night’s sleep. Book the Royal Sleep Experience to enjoy a comprehensive range of beauty sleep benefits, starting with your room: a spacious, soundproofed Junior Suite featuring luxurious linens, double blackout curtains and nightly turndown including homemade herbal tea. A curated Royal Sleep Kit awaits, filled with melatonin-based supplement drops and a soothing essential oil sleep mist from cult-fave French beauty brand AIME, in addition to a satin eye mask and Morphée meditation box. Plus: a complimentary, one-hour candle massage at the bucolic on-site spa.
Book your stay at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa.
Hotel Figueroa: California, United States
Retreat from the hustle & bustle of the City of Angels at historic Hotel Figueroa: a downtown L.A. icon recently restored in the same vein as its original, 1920s Spanish Colonial splendor. Here, you can catch up on some R&R in their transformed – and aptly named – Rest & Recovery Suite. Boasting everything you need to relax and reset, your zen den experience begins even before you arrive. One week prior to check-in you’ll order your own personalized Pluto Pillow, custom built to your body stats and sleeping preferences (and recently featured on Shark Tank). The other star of the sleep suite? Exactly where you’ll be catching those zzz’s: a personalized Pod mattress from Eight Sleep. Utilizing Smart Temp technology to continuously and automatically adjust mattress temperature throughout the night, the Pod is also dual-zoned – meaning both you and your partner can get a maximized night’s rest.
Book your stay at Hotel Figueroa.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel: Arosa, Switzerland
Immersed in the sweeping Swiss mountains of Arosa sits the restorative sanctuary of Tschuggen Grand Hotel. In addition to all-balcony rooms with breathtaking views and it’s very own mountain railway (taking the concept of ski in/ski out to a new level), the property further boasts an exclusive Dream Butler Experience. Designed in collaboration with leading Lucerne sleep center Hofklinik, the carefully curated experience offers a series of relaxing, science-rooted rituals and bespoke amenities to prepare guests for an optimal night’s sleep. Think evening wind-down massages at the on-site spa, gentle in-room evening yoga, the finest bed linens, aromatherapy turndown and special, sleep-promoting in-room menus and teas – all designed to send you into a blissful night of sweet dreams. All the while, your very own Dream Butler is at your disposal to make your stay all the more restful and ultimately, rewarding.
Book your stay at Tschuggen Grand Hotel.
French Quarter Inn: South Carolina, United States
In charming Charleston, South Carolina, The French Quarter Inn practices Southern hospitality from check-in to check-out – including light’s out. At the luxury boutique hotel, a hidden gem located in the heart of historic downtown, elevated sleep amenities are par for the course. Think complimentary sound sleep machines with a variety of tranquil sounds, nighttime “sleepy tea” to lull guests to sleep and a “Sound Sleep” pillow menu featuring seven different pillow options ranging from buckwheat to Swedish massage to double down surround. To optimize your sweet dreams further, the intimate inn recently launched an in-room sleep guide curated by SleepSpace founder Dr. Daniel Gartenberg. Packed with smart sleep tips to help you create a stable cycle of rejuvenating rest, you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.
Book your stay at The French Quarter Inn.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: Alberta, Canada
For those looking to catch some serious shut-eye, it’s hard to think of a better location than Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The fact that this Canadian Rocky Mountain resort is located right under the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve – a spellbinding region committed to limited light pollution allowing for extraordinarily dark skies – is just the beginning. The lakefront lodge offers guests their pick of not only pillow types but also duvets, in addition to in-room pillow sprays, plush bath robes and sleep masks, Fairmont scented candles and Sleepy time Lot 35 Tea. Making your cabin even cozier? Narrative “Sips of Wellness” Sleep Programs available through your room’s TV, including relaxing mindfulness routines and slumber-inducing ambient sounds, and the option for an in-room Sweet Dreams Spa Kit packed with chamomile, sandalwood and more calming essential oils.
Book your stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Park Hyatt: New York, United States
Equal parts exhilarating and exhausting, getting a good night’s sleep while visiting New York isn’t just recommended – it’s critical. And Park Hyatt New York, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is offering guests better beauty zzz’s with their new Bryte Restorative Sleep Suite. Alongside 900 square feet of space, partial Central Park views and a separate living room, the sprawling one-bedroom suite offers dream drifting amenities like luxury bedding from wellness linen brand Nollapelli, a signature “Sleep” Essential Oil blend and diffuser from Vitruvi and the real star of the suite: a king-sized Restorative Bed by Bryte. Backed by sleep science and powered with AI, the smart bed employs auto-adjusting climate control and pressure point relief technology to help guests fall asleep easily, stay asleep and fight off jet lag. You can even store your slumber preferences and tap into your personal bed profile upon return visits.
Book your stay at Park Hyatt New York.
Meliá Resorts: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Florida, United States
It’s never more important to prioritize R&R than in the sun-soaked tropics, where the heat alone can take a toll. Rising to the challenge? Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort and Meliá Orlando Celebration, both offering new “Stay Well” Suites designed to help guests improve sleep patterns, mindfulness and overall energy levels. The spacious one-bedroom wellness suites – some equipped with full kitchens, private balconies and bathtubs – include slumber-worthy amenities like circadian-rhythm lighting, mood-enhancing aromatherapy, soundscape machines and vitamin C shower infusers. You’ll rest easy on a one-of-a-kind thermal king mattress offering better back support, especially after achieving zen from your included spa treatments.
BONUS: Castle Hot Springs: Arizona, United States
There are hotels with elevated sleep amenities and then there are multi-faceted sleep retreats. Castle Hot Springs, a luxury desert oasis tucked into Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountain range, falls into the latter. This March 24th – 28th, the resort will be converted into a dedicated sleep retreat led by sleep expert, scientist and co-author of Sleep for Success! Dr. Rebecca Robbins (making her 2nd appearance on this list, in fact). The four-night sleep makeover is strategically designed to guide participants towards better, and lasting, sleep patterns. Immersive activities like circadian-boosting yoga, gong bath sound ceremonies, candlelit meditations and sleep strategy sessions are all on offer, in addition to private wellness sessions with Dr. Robbins herself. Of course, sleep seekers will also have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the resort, including going for a relaxing and therapeutic soak in the property’s mineral-rich hot springs.
Reserve your retreat at Castle Hot Springs.
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