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Where to stay for the sweetest night’s sleep
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, getting good sleep is key to having enough energy to power through your days away from home. So book a hotel that has a room with a great bed waiting for you. These days, hotels know that quality slumber is important to travelers, so many of them have created luxury bedding for guests. These, below, are among the best and worth checking out!
This chain was the first to create a signature bed in 1999, in partnership with the mattress manufacturer Simmons, and its quality has stood the test of time. It boasts a 13-inch pillow-top mattress that's enveloped in 250-thread count sheets. Two feather and down pillows and two hypo-allergenic pillows perch on top, along with a boudoir pillow, an overstuffed duvet, and a down blanket. If you fall in love with the beds, they are even available for purchase on the hotel’s ecommerce site.
When you check in to this luxury hotel chain, you get to customize your bed. You can pick from three different mattress toppers—signature, the standard topper; plush, the extra soft option; or firm, the most supportive. What’s more, each version has a foam center that absorbs heat (to keep you cool as you sleep), as well as a coil system that helps minimize motion transfer when you’re snoozing with a partner.
This chain, a sister to the Westin, has a hip, upscale reputation—and, like its sister hotels, some of the best beds on the road. (They’re nicknamed “The Do Not Disturb Mattresses.”) Rooms are furnished with the W Plush Top Mattress, a 13-inch thick luxury that encases over one thousand coils for ultimate comfort. For an added touch of luxe, many Ws add cashmere throws and downy pillows to the bed. The W bed, as well as all of the bedding that's found in its hotel rooms, can be purchased as well.
The Hilton company partners with Serta to create a bed that gives you, as the chain calls it, “The Hilton Bed Goodnight.” The bed’s quilted, plush top may improve circulation and even reduce restlessness at night. Plus, it’s got plenty of coil support and reinforcement at the edges. If you’re taken with the Hilton Bed, you can bring one into your own bedroom by purchasing it on Hilton’s website.
Called The Marriott Bed, this chain’s proprietary mattress is one-foot high from top to bottom (plus, there’s a nine-inch box spring underneath). Made of “high-density, open-cell poured polyurethane foam,” it helps minimize movement from your partner, so you can sleep the night through without disturbances. And, of course, you can bring it home with you by purchasing it on the company’s website.
Many hotels in this chain boast select rooms with Sleep Number beds, which allow you to choose your own level of firmness. Even better: Each side of the bed can be dialed in for different levels of softness, so you and your partner can each get an ideal night’s slumber without having to strike a compromise.
This ultra-upscale retreat, part of the Marriott family, has equally plush beds: Their Ritz-Carlton Beds are made with special coil technology and foam that keeps you cool while you sleep, and they sit atop an environmentally-responsible, sturdy base. Finished with removable featherbed toppers, many beds boast 800-thread count cotton sheets. And don't worry—you can bring the Ritz-Carton Bed experience home by purchasing the bed for your own bedroom.