Sweet, sweet sleep: Luxury hotels taking the restorative sleep a step further



Wellbeing from Ahh to Zzz is one of the luxury travel trend of the year, a trend best described by Small Luxury Hotels of The World.


The Sleep Therapist for the ultimate experience and a heavenly restorative sleep.

Self-improvement-obsessed consumers are on the rise, and it’s no surprise that road warriors who mix business and leisure travel seek some sort of wellness in every aspect of their lives. From the Marie Kondo craze to the boost in meditation classes in every major city and the increasing popularity of CBD-based products, mindfulness, wellbeing and health are a top priority for all types of travellers.

A vital, yet often neglected part of many routines, studies continue to show that simply sleeping well can drastically change overall health and wellbeing. As part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World trends report two years ago, the luxury hospitality organization introduced Sleep by Design therapy at 137 Pillars Hotels in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and SLH hotels continue to take it a step further.

Exclusive to 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts’ Wellness Programme, the Sleep by Design Therapy programme is a deeply restorative, soothing and relaxing treatment that improves quality of sleep and recovery through a combination of traditional holistic elements, combined with the latest technology.


Mind Therapy at Rockliffe Hall, UK, provides the ultimate power nap, where foundational Spa.Wave therapy deliverssymptom-reducing and resilience-building through stereo headphones that enable the brain to deeply relax.

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in California is the first hotel to introduce a sleep fitness programme leveraging innovative technology and personal biometrics.


Mala Spa at Keemala in Phuket offers a Mindful Dreams sleep ritual, aimed at enhancing sleep quality through a heightenedsense of relaxation, the ritual begins with a 90-minute spa treatment with essential oils, a meditation sequence, use of rosequartz, a sunset bath and herbal tea before bed.

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda includes an insomnia checkup treatment that helps to determine the evening concentration of melatonin, an essential neurohormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Recommended for those who have difficulty falling asleep, insomnia and severe psychophysical stress and anxiety, the test is carried out on a sample of saliva.

Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland, will host an overnight ‘Bamford B Silent Sleep Retreat’ this summer in partnership with world-leading Sophrology expert, Dominique Antiglio. The programme combines guided wellness techniques with targeted treatments using methods such ascannabis sativa oils, Japanese shiatsu rocking techniques and pressure point massages to replenish serotonin levels.