Dreaming of the Perfect Slumber on Your Travels?
We’ve all been there. After a long day of sightseeing, or a tiring 16-hour flight, the one thing we’re dreaming of when we get to the hotel room is a comfy place to rest our heads. Trouble is, while many hotels try their darnedest to create that home-away-from-home feel, there’s just special something about sleeping in our own bed – and many travellers find it hard to drift off anywhere else.
Well, one Swedish furniture brand is set on changing that, one hotel at a time. Increasingly, luxury hotel brands the world over are choosing to furnish their finest suites with Hästens beds. Why Hästens? For a start, 160 hours of work goes into producing each and every one of the handcrafted slumber havens. As luxurious as it gets, you’ll soon be dreaming of trading your much-loved home bedstead for that of the hotel.
Pick a luxury hotel anywhere in the world right now, and it may well be a Hästens that you’ll have the pleasure of sleeping in. But what does that exactly mean?
Heritage – For a start, you get a Swedish manufacturer with a serious passion for beds. Hästens says “It is our mission to change the world through sleep.” And they’ve been doing so, as Sweden’s oldest bed manufacturer, since 1852. That’s five generations of Hästens family dedication to the cause.
Superior craftsmanship – Hästens have been hand making their beds at their factory in Koping for more than 160 years, in exactly the same way. Why change perfection, huh? Every single bed is handmade – no industrial machines, just skilled hands at work, from the crafting of the wooden bedframe to the sewing of the cotton mattress topper.
Natural materials – only the finest, natural materials are used to create Hästens beds. That means no nasty chemicals or manmade fibres next to your skin. With materials including pure flax, cotton, wool, and the highest quality Swedish pine and genuine, hypoallergenic horsehair, the results are a deeper, more refreshing, and healthier natural slumber.
A new kind of sleep – Hästens aim is to help every traveller on the road have the best night’s sleep of their lives. These beds are built to last a lifetime, and to feel as fresh, firm and comfortable just as if it were the first day they were shipped out of the factory. Hästens claims many of us have never truly experienced real, deep sleep until we’ve tried one of their masterpieces, and anyone lucky enough to have slipped under the covers in one of the world’s leading hotels isn’t likely to argue.
Where to find your sweet dreams?
If you’re looking for the perfect night’s sleep on your travels then you’re in luck, as you’ll find hotels that boast Hästens beds dotted all over the globe. Wherever you’re planning on jetting off to, if rest and relaxation tops your holiday checklist, here are just some of the Hästens hotels you might want to add to your itinerary.
London, UK – Eccleston Square Hotel
Eccleston Square Hotel is not only a proud member of Design Hotels, it’s also renowned as the most hi-tech hotel in the city. An urban cocoon, situated in the heart of chic SW1, this Belgravian boutique hotel borders Regents Park, with stylish designer shopping, galleries, restaurants, bars and famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace right on the doorstep. For those keen on their beauty sleep, it’s also an adults-only hotel, so you’ll never be rudely woken by screaming toddlers.
New York, USA – The Four Seasons
Synonymous with luxury, the Four Seasons is one of the most famous hotels in New York City. This ritzy I.M. Pei-designed building drips Art Deco decadence, and being the tallest hotel in New York affords truly breath-taking views. For a bit of pampering in the Big Apple, this is the place to be, with fabulous gym and space facilities, its renowned Garden Restaurant, and a gloriously chic 57th Street locale too.
Marbella, Spain – Marbella Club Hotel
If you’re looking to soak up some sun along the Spanish coastline, then make a beeline for the Marbella Club Hotel. Designed by Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe, this golf and spa resort is the ultimate in regal luxury. Privacy is something the Prince valued highly, and this is evident in the design of the hotel. Choose between sumptuous suites elegantly nestled around private gardens, and 14 Andalusian-style villas, each with their own private pool. Its setting right on the beach allows for all the stillness, space, privacy and nature you could ask for.