Seeking a White Lotus adventure but desperate for a rest? Enter the sleep-cation, the latest trend in wellness tourism.
These luxury destinations offer a transformative experience with the chance to try some of the hottest tech from robot beds and motion pillows to circadian lighting and mood-altering mirrors. Add in lullaby libraries, turndown tinctures and guided hypnosis while snuggled up in a blacked out-soundproofed room set to 68 degrees, and this escape might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Here are some of the buzziest offerings.
Park Hyatt New York, 153 West 57th, New York City
Get rocked to sleep like a baby, then awakened by a gentle wave. The Park Hyatt New York is one of the latest hotels to offer a restorative suite featuring the sensor-packed Bryte bed which uses AI to track sleep cycles and adjust body temperature and pressure points throughout the night. Created by Silicon Valley startup Bryte Labs and backed by Tempur Sealy and high-profile angels including Adobe co-founder John Warnock, the bed is also available at the London West Hollywood and swish resorts around the world.
The Benjamin New York – Royal Sonesta, 125 East 50th, New York City
Sleep concierges on are call night and day in this urban oasis to guide guests through a myriad of dream-inducing amenities. Experiment with anti-snoring, cooling, sound and water pillows, gravity blankets and light therapy while curled up in Swedish-Swiss Dagsmejan pajamas, indulging in sleep cocktails and gummies. Dial a meditation or work-down call to help you unwind. A sleep doctor is available for private consult to curate your journey.
Equinox Hotel New York, 33 Hudson Yards, New York City
Sleep tech at Equinox expands well beyond the hotel room into its futuristic spa which offers a wide range of tech-therapies to revive and refresh. Power nappers might enjoy the Wave Table which promises three hours of zzzz in just 30 minutes and for those with jet lag or hangover, there’s a hot/cold circuit of cryotherapy and infrared sauna to snap you into shape.
Hotel Figueroa DTLA – 939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California
“I’ll meet you at The Fig!” was all one heard during the heyday of E3, an annual video game conference that reigned over downtown Los Angeles. No matter how outrageous the parties or how early the next morning’s press conferences, each night always ended with the industry’s hottest stars gathering by its Moroccan pool. Back then sleep was the last thing on anyone’s mind. Today the iconic hotel is part of the Hyatt Unbound Collection and going for suite dreams featuring the Eight Sleep mattress which leverages AI to dynamically heat and cool the body to keep guests asleep. Other perks include a custom-fit Pluto Pillow to optimize spine alignment.
Park MGM, Las Vegas Strip, 3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Nevada
With the world’s largest consumer technology show, CES, coming up, finding a place to get a sound night’s sleep on the Las Vegas Strip could be a challenge. But the MGM Grand Stay Well experience seeks to offer a bit of a sanctuary. The program co-created with meditation guru, Deepak Chopra, offers rooms with a state-of-the-art therapy mirror to boost energy, innovative lights to optimize sleep and simulate dawn, Vitamin C showers to keep hair and skin soft, and an air purification system to remove irritants.
Carillon Wellness Resort, 6801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
This destination spa resort offers an extensive menu of tech-treatments to beat fatigue and stress. From vibroacoustic electro magnetic, infrared and hydrotherapies including salt bath floats, guests are lulled into a meditative state to emerge refreshed for spectacular sand and sea adventures.