After a long day's travel or tackling a series of business meetings, the first thing you want to do is to collapse into a deep sleep in a comfy bed. Fortunately, hotel chains globally realise that sleep is just as important as the stay for guests, so have amped up their performances in the bed-stakes! Here are the best hotel chains that offer super luxury shut-eye:
They make sleeping their business given the amount of time they have been perfecting their beds, duvets and related sleeping solutions. It offers three levels of firmness: plush, which is the extra soft option; firm for the most supportive or signature, the standard topper.
Each topper comes with patented GelTouch Foam for heat absorption, as well as coil motion separation to minimise motion transfer and provide added support during the night.
You'll also find that each room is soundproofed and has in-room temperature controls to ensure a good night's sleep.
The Hilton Bed Goodnight experience, as the hotel chain calls it, certainly is one of the best around. Hilton has partnered up with Serta, the number 1 maker of mattresses in the US, and redefines dream sleep.
The bed’s quilted, plush top helps improve circulation and reduces restlessness during the night. It has coil support and reinforcement at the edges for motion transfer and to support the spine The bed is also reinforced to prevent sagging.
And quite rightly, Hilton's Bed is known as the Serenity Bed.
Since 1999, Westin has been at the forefront of bed science and was the first hotel chain to design the signature bed, called the Heavenly Bed, with Simmons, the mattress manufacturer.
Exhausted business travellers will be guaranteed a good night's sleep thanks to a pillow top mattress which is wrapped in 250-thread count sheets and reinforced edges, while feather and down pillows complete the potential for a dreamy night.
Its sister hotel chain, W, also adds cashmere throws for ultimate comfort.
The chain's SoBed is oh so comfy business travellers may well have trouble getting up in the mornings.
The bed has high-density foam and coil springs for the ultimate in stress-less sleep. But Sofitel offers a little bit more with a featherbed topper in between the sheets and mattress.
This chain offers guests the Marriott Bed - superbly designed, with a one-foot high mattress and made with open cell polyurethane foam that minimize movement transfer, so ensuring a sleep free of disturbances. The bed is made of pocketed coils for extra support.
Part of the AccorHotel chain, Fairmont has taken sleep so seriously it took more than a year testing mattresses to find the ideal one, and to last upwards of a decade's service.
The hotel chain trialled mattresses over three rounds at different hotels across the Americas for business travellers, the leisure industry and at hotels in different climates.
The chain finally plumped for two mattresses from Sealy—the Fairmont Bed and the Fairmont Gold Bed. Evolving around the Sealy Posturepedic sleep system, the mattresses have a band of reinforced gel memory foam for super sleep, while the Gold Bed has more layers of upholstery.
Peninsula boasts a system that sees different mattresses for different locations.If you find yourself staying in Beverley Hills, then you could be snuggling into a Simmons Westbury Recharge Plush mattress.
The mattress has Aircool innovations to regulate temperature and pocketed coil technology to aid support. There are also three layers of quilting, a layer of Energy Foam coil support and a BeautyEdge foam encasement.
Now if you are after a bed that is a little left field why not check out Quirky Beds for the Well Heeled Traveller.
Sweet dreams, Wise Travellers.
Andy Probert left the British rat race after a 25 year journalist and PR specialist to live in Turkey and now Cyprus, a compulsive traveller his favourite places include Vietnam and India among many. Among the travel Andy continues to write freelance and still maintains a PR client base.