When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep – especially while travelling? Sometimes, no matter how fancy the suite, or how romantic the city, falling asleep seems like a nigh impossible task. Perhaps it’s the unfamiliarity of your surroundings, or the unavoidable stressors of travel, but a good sleep can sometimes be elusive to even the most well-travelled amongst us.
Before bedtime, hotels usually offer a turndown service to signal that it’s time to hit the sheets. Turndown service normally entails a quick pillow-fluff and sheet-tug, but for Raffles Hotels, they’ve created an entire sleep ritual to replace the service – all tailor-made for you.
It all starts with an engraved sand timer, which you can keep and use for future sleep rituals of your own. The graceful creation, with all its sweeping curves and finely-polished glass, will help declutter your mind of any white noise.
You’ll then be gifted the eye pillow to end all eye pillows: made of impossibly soft DreamSoft linen, this is ultra-upgraded eye mask will block out any source of light, all while swaddling you in endless comfort.
The scent of the hotel’s unique essential oil, created with luxe skincare brand Aromatherapy Associates, will also assist guests in drifting off to slumberland that much quicker. Sandalwood, vetiver and chamomile come together in a soothing mixture that promotes sleep and alleviates restlessness.
If you are feeling peckish before bed, you don’t have to resort to fast food from room service – Raffles has also thoughtfully curated a menu that helps guests recover from the negative effects of travel, such as stress and jet lag, with healthy choices that are not only easy on the stomach, but immensely satisfying.
The service is currently available at four Raffles locations around the globe, including the Raffles Dubai, Raffles Makati, Raffles Seychelles and Raffles Europejski Warsaw – so if you’re headed to those dreamy cities, you know where to get a good night’s sleep. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Feb 2019 – World Travel Magazine.