While travelling for business or leisure, a serene slumber is a must. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, a brand that promotes quality in life and overall wellbeing, has made it a focus to deliver offerings and programs encouraging that coveted “good night’s sleep”. Through its brand wide Vitality Programme, Swissôtel locations encourage healthy eating and active living while on the road, while also offering up world-class spas to invigorate both body and mind. While all of this helps contribute to a restful night under the covers, select Swissôtel properties have gone the extra mile with the delivery of special extras to ensure guests are fully recharged and ready to start their day.
According to recent research from the National Sleep Foundation, sleeping on a comfortable mattress and pillow is a top factor in achieving a healthy sleep experience. Everyone has different pillow preferences, and the Pillow Menu at Swissôtel properties globally allows guests to select their favourite. A quick call to housekeeping and a specialty pillow is delivered for complimentary use. Guests can choose the Swiss Stone Pine Shaving Pillow, made from the shavings of Swiss stone pine, which effuses the calming scent of resin. This offers a deeper sleep, and reduces nighttime perspiration. The Neck Support Pillow Bültex is another popular choice, as it provides optimal pressure distribution and gentle support of the head, neck and shoulders. It also has thermo-controlling features through the use of integrated paraffin. The robust organic spelt husks used in the Spelt Pillow offer support and retain warmth, while allowing air to circulate freely. This helps prevent a stiff neck and other muscle-related tensions. These popular pillow choices are also available for purchase at swissotelathome.com.
Singapore’s Swissôtel The Stamford recommends its very own Spa Therapeutic Pillow, which is fabricated from natural latex and a layer of microgel, providing neck support and air circulation. Alleviating stress and muscle tension through a restful sleep is possible with the Stress-Free Pillow, which is specially woven with stainless steel yarn that deflects electrostatic charges away from the body. Swissôtel Métropole Geneva offers an extra soft pillow filled with millet, or the Lamb Wool Pillow, which is light and absorbs humidity. Guests can also request a down bed topper for an extra layer of comfort. At Swissôtel Beijing, exclusive choices include cotton, down or wheat-filled pillows. A Medi-point version is available at Swissôtel Büyük Efes, Izmir, which helps with snoring and related conditions.
Not surprisingly, massage therapy can contribute to relaxation and a report from Best Health magazine also suggests it provides a host of health benefits including alleviating postural stress and muscle aches, easing anxiety and depression, relieving headaches and improving sleep. Swissôtel delivers on this critically important wellness activity through its Pürovel Spas & Sport, which are Alpine-inspired, contemporary facilities designed to encourage revitalization, and which offer a range of signature treatments. Pürovel Spa treatments use essential oils made from Alpine herbs and flowers to invigorate and vitalize the body and mind.
Guests of Swissôtel Büyük Efes, Izmir can try the Wellbeing Muscle Recovery Massage, which aids sleep by offering a medium to deep pressure full-body massage designed to improve energy levels, encourage sound sleep, and melt away muscle tension. It’s best combined with the Pürovel Alpine Spring essential oil, which uses natural herbs to warm muscles, soothe aches and pains and invigorates the mind for a feeling of overall wellbeing and vitality. Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul recommends the Pürovel Mountain Stone Massage, which combines essential oils with hot stones to create a deep heat massage which releases tension and relieves muscles. Relaxation rooms with heated water beds also provide a restorative experience.
Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore boasts one of Asia’s largest spas, offering VIP couples suites, an aromatherapy steam room, a relaxation lounge and meditation alcoves. Therapies are customized to provide an escape from the fast-paced world, and to rediscover one’s energy. The Travel Recovery Massage uses essential oils like lavender to improve blood circulation, regulate sleep, hydrate skin, relieve tension headaches and restore energy depleted through travel and working on the road. A medium pressure massage focuses on areas that commonly trouble those that travel frequently on long-haul flights, including the neck, shoulders, back, hands, legs and feet. For tech savvy travellers, a special hand massage is offered to relieve pain associated with repetitive typing and texting.
Another tried and true way to ease into a restful night is to have a calming cuppa, and Swissôtel Sydney offers a range of herbal teas from Australia’s leading tea purveyor, T2. The soothing Sleep Tight herbal blend is mild, warming, and promotes restfulness. It features jasmine flower, lavender, rose petals and lemon balm, which has digestive properties and is perfect for winding down after dinner.
The Right Room
Special in-room features also contribute to maximizing restfulness. At Swissôtel Beijing, rooms feature a state-of-the-art filtration system which removes 99% of harmful air particles and minimizes the growth of bacteria, creating a more sleep-enhancing environment. Swissôtel Sydney offers guestrooms with extra-long double beds, which stretch to the same length as a king bed, making them more comfortable. Guests of Swissôtel Métropole Geneva can book a Signature Lakeside room and enjoy a spa-like bathroom with hamman or a Jacuzzi bathtub fit for relaxing. Adding Pürovel oils and special amenities makes the experience all the more soothing.
Deep Sleep Wanted, All Packaged Up
Swissôtel Berlin offers the DeepSleep package, created exclusively for the hotel by somnologist Dr. Michael Feld. Perfect for those under stress or guests with sleeping problems, the package provides a scientific solution for bio-psycho-physiological regeneration and sleep enhancement using a special combination of effective treatments. Guests will make use of in-room light therapy, aromatherapy, and the deeply relaxing sounds of an innovative sound-pillow. Access to the PowerNap Lounge allows guests to recharge their batteries with a 20 to 30-minute rest in a relaxing position in one of the specialty Inemuri daybeds. Also included is a revitalizing morning Wake-Up drink made with mate tea, mango and pineapple juice, ginger, vanilla and mint, and a relaxing Calm-Down drink at night made with Valrhona Celaya chocolate, sage, lavender, muscovado sugar and orange oil. This dream-inducing offer starts from EUR 185 per night. For reservations or more information, visit swissotel.com.