There are a few luxuries that the Sybaritic Single truly appreciates in life, and a good night’s sleep is definitely one of them. Until today, his best-ever sleep was at The Peninsula Beijing and arguably the absolute worst, as a result of malfunctioning air-conditioning and seemingly endless unwanted telephone calls from various hotel departments, was a night at The Adlon Kempinski, Berlin (as it happened, following an event at one of the worst-ever hotel investment conferences). Thankfully, COVID-19 has at least had one silver-lining effect: it has helped to ensure full nine hours of sleep every night and blissful mornings without annoying wake-up calls and too-attentive butlers.
Once the virus is gone, one of the few places to continue enjoying a perfect sleep would be the new Chenot Palace, opening in a couple of weeks in Weggis on Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne (above) – an area boasting fresh air, sweeping mountain views and an astonishing number of healthy spring water sources. Apart from the usual in-house cryo-chambers, metabolic and blood analysis laboratories, four of its 97 guest rooms will be equipped with the brand-new Sleeping Technology: two for single occupancy while the other two can accommodate a well-sleeping couple.
The new concept is artfully built in the rooms, complemented a choice of six pillows and detox or biolight menus. The bed linens are made of materials that get activated during sleep from body heat and recycle this energy back into the body to strengthen the immune system and enhance recovery and performance. The intention is to provide a longer time in deep sleep and to reduce the number of wake-up reactions during the night where carefully designed acoustics, natural sounds and lights ensure a perfect rest.
It certainly seems like healthy sleep is finally getting served with scientific precision. Will more luxury hotels follow suit?