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As wellness travel grows in popularity, a new subset, sleep tourism, has emerged front and center. With recent studies showing that one in three Americans is struggling with sleep, it’s no surprise that the intersection of sleep and hospitality is a popular travel trend and will continue to shape and drive the wellness travel industry moving into 2024. We’ve curated a list of nine luxury sleep hotels for travelers looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation; bookmark this list for your next restful getaway!
1. Atlantis, The Royal, Dubai
This new celebrity-favorite property puts its guests’ sleep quality and holistic wellness front and center. The hotel’s well-appointed guest rooms feature eco-friendly, handmade Hypnos mattresses and an extensive pillow menu, which ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The luxurious bathroom amenities by Graff, Italian linen bathrobes from Frette, and high-thread-count linens contribute to the overall restful experience. Moreover, to help visitors relax further, the hotel’s expert team uses pioneering technology that seamlessly integrates with guests’ mobile devices, putting sleep-inducing amenities, including curated streaming media, at their fingertips.
2. Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles, California
This iconic downtown Los Angeles hotel has a ‘Rest & Recovery Suite,’ which is ideal for Sleep Tourism. This lavish suite is equipped with a mattress from Eight Sleep that smartly adjusts for temperature through the night to maximize sleep quality. Guests can also pre-order their customized pillows from Pluto Pillow™. After a restful night, visitors can take their wellness a step further with an in-room workout, compliments of the personal strength fitness mirror, FORME, before recovering with a selection of Normatec recovery tools from Hyperice. Furthermore, the ‘Rest & Recovery Suite’ also features a GammaLight Therapy Revive Red Light, which provides 670 nm red light to optimize sleep quality and improve daytime mental and physical performance, and a Loftie Lamp, which offers guests dawn simulation for optimal rest.
3. Castle Hot Springs, Morristown, Arizona
Castle Hot Springs is an award-winning boutique hotel about an hour north of Phoenix, Arizona. This 1,100-acre property is nestled at the base of the Bradshaw Mountains and surrounded by a verdant desert oasis, making it the perfect venue for Sleep Tourism. This resort, home to natural, clear hot springs and cascading pools, is on a mission to rejuvenate tired travelers looking for the ultimate reset and reboot in 2024 with a series of sleep retreats designed to help guests kickstart a healthy sleep routine. Led by renowned sleep researcher and author Dr. Rebecca Robbins, each three-night sleep retreat will integrate the nature and wellness aspects of the resort into an immersive experience centered on reforming guests’ sleep habits. Dr. Robbins will guide guests through discussions, strategies, meditations, and centering activities, including circadian rhythm-boosting yoga and morning treks.
4. Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hawaii
This sprawling sleep-friendly hotel is located amidst a spectacular natural landscape, featuring lush green tropical gardens and the Pacific Ocean. Four Seasons Resort Maui, a high-end beachfront resort, recently announced a new wellness offering in collaboration with Next|Health, a revolutionary health optimization and longevity center. Upon arrival and throughout their stay, guests can enjoy a thoughtfully curated wellness experience meticulously personalized to meet their specific needs. Visitors to Four Season Resort Maui will have access to a plethora of Next|Health offerings, including customized IV therapy treatments, such as an exclusive new Sleep IV Therapy, vitamin shots, and biomarker testing.
5. Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Soneva Fushi is a picturesque resort nestled in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest islands in the Maldives. This hotel features 53 aesthetically pleasing villas that are geared towards sleep tourism. In addition, the property’s wellness center — Soneva Soul, offers a variety of sleep and meditation programs designed to help guests improve their sleep quality and reduce stress. These programs combine a range of targeted treatments and cutting-edge solutions, including an Oura Ring tracker, to make sure that guests gain the knowledge and resources needed to maintain healthy, restorative habits for the future.
6. Aman, New York
After checking in, every Aman New York guest is offered a 30-minute consultation with a wellness coach. If sleep is a concern, the team uses Brain Gauge Pro, a program that tests cognitive performance and offers personalized solutions. In addition, the 25,000-square-foot Aman Spa has a range of sleep-inducing treatments, which include sound healing, massages with amethyst powder, Qi Gong, breathwork, and yoga. Aman New York is a tranquil oasis in the heart of New York City.
The Oberoi, Marrakech, is located within 28 acres of well-landscaped gardens with panoramic vistas of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. This sumptuous sleep hotel offers guests the opportunity to be one with nature. Its guest rooms, villas, and suites feature expansive terraces or gardens, which provide visitors with a unique biophilic living experience. Furthermore, to improve guests’ sleep quality, the hotel offers a relaxing verbena tea ritual and a pillow menu, which includes a memory foam pillow, a body pillow, and a duck-down pillow.
8. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
This hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offering unobstructed views of the coastline and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Created in collaboration with Dr. Michael Breus, one of the country’s most well-known sleep experts, the hotel offers its guests ‘The Post Ranch Sleep Program.’ This sleep tourism program includes sleep spa treatments, sleep-friendly meals, and an on-demand video series. Additionally, the property’s guest rooms have organic mattresses and bedding and do not have televisions.
9. Hästens Sleep Spa – CBR Boutique Hotel, Portugal
In regards to sleep hotels, it doesn’t get better than Hästens Sleep Spa – CBR Boutique Hotel. Located in Coimbra, Portugal, this unique sleep hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the Hästens Sleep Spa program. Guests receive a personalized sleep routine and instruction on how to use the Hästens bed and mattress to get the best possible sleep. Moreover, the hotel’s rooms are designed as restful environments that help guests sleep well and improve their overall health and well-being.