How to provide your guests with a restful night's slumber!
When guests check into a hotel, the first thing they usually want to do is get some sleep. Unfortunately, people don't tend to sleep as well on their first night away from the comfort of their own bed - meaning they are much more likely to wake up still feeling tired and groggy. Therefore, today's guests want their hotel bedroom to be a real sanctuary to escape to, as they look for that home-from-home experience.
As any good hotelier knows, creating the right sleep environment for your customers is essential in encouraging repeat business, with 55% of travellers in a TripAdvisor survey stating they look for reviews that specifically address sleep quality. So, to help you create a five-star sleep experience, we've pulled together our top tips for helping your customers drift off and get a restful night's slumber.
One of the most important things to consider when creating a sleep-friendly environment is the bed itself. Make sure that your guests have plenty of pillows to choose from, as people like different levels of support. In addition, the bedding should be fresh, clean and inviting - guests should be able to sink into it and feel like they're being enveloped in a cloud.
The lighting in the room is also crucial for creating a relaxed atmosphere. There should be a range of light sources so that guests can choose how bright or dim they want the room to be. LED lights are a good option as they emit a soft, calming light. And make sure that there are curtains or blinds that can block out all the light if guests want to sleep during the day.
We know it's a lot easier said than done, but it goes without saying that your rooms should be quiet and peaceful without any disruptive noises that could disturb guests' sleep. For example, quality glazing should help minimise outside noise in a busy city centre location, and well-insulated walls and floors will reduce noise from other guests. TVs, DVDs and noisy air conditioning units should also be easy for guests to switch off, as low-frequency hums can also lead to sleep disturbance and noise discomfort for light sleepers.
Finally, and probably most importantly, you need to ensure you have the right mattress. Beacon supply partner, Sleepeezee specifically creates pocket sprung mattresses that minimise pressure points on the body for total comfort and support. In fact, the design of their beds means that the independent movement of each individual pocket spring allows the mattress to mould itself to the sleeper's body, leading to a natural alignment of the spine and healthy back support.
So, if you're looking for ways to improve your guests' sleep, why not try implementing some of these tips? Creating the perfect sleep environment is easy and can make a big difference in how rested your guests feel when they leave. Not sure where to start? Sleepeezee has all the information you need to get started! They offer a wide variety of hospitality mattresses and beds to help you create the perfect sleep sanctuary for your guests. Contact us today to learn more or open an account.