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Sleep tourism is among a number of travel trends predicted to be important in 2024. But what is sleep tourism, exactly? With luxury amenities like in-room aromatherapy oils and bottles of melatonin; a nightly menu of teas; or a highly customizable smart bed, 5-star properties are keen to help their guests get some z’s. Here’s our edit of the best luxury hotels and resorts for those wishing to embrace the sleep tourism trend, including properties in New York City, LA and Hawaii.

what is luxury sleep tourism, and why is it trending right now?

It’s a stressful world out there, and some of us are finding it hard to sleep. Lots of us, actually. 1 in 3 Americans report some type of sleep issue, ranging from insomnia to sleep apnea. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that 40% of the participants are suffering a reduction in their sleep quality since the start of the global pandemic. And don’t even get us started on the fact that it’s an election year – it’s likely to keep lots of us up all night.

Small wonder, then, that sleep tourism has been surging. In fact, sleep tourism is predicted to be one of the top luxury travel trends this year.

The best luxury hotels and resorts for the sleep tourism trend

The best luxury hotels and resorts for the sleep tourism trend.

CNN notes that there are sleep tourism options at all price points, not just luxury. And also locations in the middle of bustling cities, or literally out in the middle of nowhere.

For example, budget boutique Zedwell is London’s first sleep-centric hotel. Located in the midst of Piccadilly Circus, all of its rooms are soundproof. Not to be outdone, Swedish bed manufacturer Hastens established its first Hästens Sleep Spa Hotel, a 15-room property, in the Portuguese city of Coimbra. And the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has launched a service in partnership with Switzerland’s first private medical sleep clinic, CENAS.

If you’re intrigued and want a taste of this trend, here’s our edit of the 10 best luxury hotels and resorts for a 5-star sleep tourism experience.

6 best luxury hotels and resorts for sleep tourism 

luxury sleep tourism: urban 5-star hotels

Personally, when we’re in a glittering city like New York, London or Paris, the quality of our sleep is about the last thing on our minds when selecting a hotel. But for those who care about such things, there are opulent hotels in cities like New York, Paris, LA and London that are perfect for sleep tourism.

1. The Park Hyatt, New York City

Conde Nast Traveler reports that The Park Hyatt, located in the middle of a bustling block in Midtown Manhattan, “is in the midst of innovating the sleep experience it offers guests.” The hotel now offers six dedicated “sleep suites.”  Their design is centered on a partnership the property forged with A.I. mattress startup Bryte.

Each Bryte bed “has 90 intelligent cushions that sense, adjust to, and relieve the body’s pressure points. The mattress also controls the climate, tracks and provides sleep statistics and insights that can be accessed via smartphone.” The mattress can also respond to couples sharing a bed but with different preferences on temperature and other variables.

best hotels and resorts in the world for luxury sleep tourism

The best hotels and resorts in the world for luxury sleep tourism accommodations. The Park Hyatt New York. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

The Park Hyatt’s sleep suites are well-stocked with “sleep-enhancing amenities like a Vitruvi essential oils diffuser, Nollapelli Linens, sleeping masks, and a mini library of books that are all about sleep.”


2. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris

Rosewood Hotel Group launched its “Alchemy of Sleep” program in 2022. To experience it firsthand, check into the Hotel de Crillon in Paris. Conde Nast Traveler reports that the property “welcomes guests with an in-room Sleeping Beauty set,” plus calming messages, meditation sessions, and a personal consultation for solutions to sleep issues post-stay.

The best hotels and resorts in the world for luxury sleep tourism. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.


3. The Cadogen, London

The Cadogan, located in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, offers a first-class sleep concierge service. And while it might be tempting to stay up all night, given the hotel’s proximity to Sloane Square, Harrods and its litany of prestigious prior guests, like Oscar Wilde.

The Cadogen Gate area in London. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

But even night owls have to sleep at some point, and this is a fine place to do so. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the Cadogen’s sleep tourism service “includes a meditation by Harley Street hypnotherapist and sleep expert Malminder Gill.” Weighted blankets, pillows, pillow mists, and more help ease the journey into dreamland.


4. Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles.

Just across the street from LA Live, the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center, “the Fig” is also close to the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Broad museum and the DTLA Arts District.

But in the midst of all that excitement, its also a haven for sweet sleep. Forbes reports that booking a night in the hotel’s “Rest & Recovery Suite” grants guests the amenity of pre-ordering customized pillows from Pluto Pillow™ that are created based on sleep preference. An Eight Sleep mattress with a smart temperature adjustment responds to changes on both sides of the bed.

A GammaLight Therapy Revive Red Light provides 670nm red-light to optimize sleep quality. The Loftie Lamp provides a “personal sunrise,” with a gentle simulation of dawn for optimal awakening (much nicer than a blaring alarm clock, no?).


luxury sleep tourism: spas and beach resorts

5. Six Senses Ibiza

At Six Senses Ibiza, s 5-star resort on Spain’s Balearic archipelago, travelers can book a three- to seven-night sleep treatment.

Cala d’Hort beach, Ibiza. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

The luxury sleep tourism service starts with a personal consultation, followed by sleep tracking, a variety of amenities, moisture-wicking linens and specialty bedding.


6. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii

One of our all-time favorite hotels, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii, is also embracing the sleep tourism trend. The resort has launched a new wellness offering with Next|Health that takes its spa to a new level of medical precision.

The best luxury hotels and resorts for the sleep tourism trend

The Four Seasons Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

What does that mean? The spa now offers customized IV therapies like Stress IV (which targets inflammation, mood swings, and irritability). Vitamin shots. Wellness tests. And more. So if the soothing sounds of the ocean waves don’t do the trick, there’s a world of help just steps away from your room.


best luxury hotels and resorts for sleep tourism 

That’s our take on the best luxury hotels and resorts for the sleep tourism trend, including 5-star properties in New York City, LA and Hawaii.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.