Crowne Plaza is trialling the first ever “snore absorption room”, in a bid to ensure a perfect night’s sleep for every guest.
The new room, which is being trialled by selected Crowne Plaza hotels in Europe, uses proven technology to help reduce the sound of snoring.
Sound proofing on walls is intended to absorb the loud frequencies, deflect the sound waves and minimise the impact of snoring. The walls use egg box style foam which reduces the noise reverberating in the room.
The bed features a specially designed sound absorbing head board, an anti snoring pillow and an anti-snoring bed wedge, which acts as a body pillow, encouraging snoring guests to sleep on their sides or upright.
The room also features a white noise machine to help drown out the droning snoring noise and help sleep and relaxation.
Karin Sheppard, vice president, commercial, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group, commented on the trials: “We’ve all been there. Lying wide awake at three o’clock in the morning, burying our head under a pillow to drown out our spouse’s snoring. There’s nothing worse than being kept up all night and that’s why we are trialling the ‘Snore Absorption’ room in select Crowne Plaza hotels. This follows on from our very successful ‘Sleep Advantage’ programme, an innovative sleep system designed to help our guests around the world get a better night sleep.”
The trial was devised following research which highlighted the negative effect snoring has on couples.
A UAE report commissioned by Crowne Plaza revealed that more than 62% of Emirati couples and 71% of western expat couples lose between one and three hours sleep every night, due to their snoring spouses.
Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, clinical and forensic psychologist, said: “Snoring contributes to poor sleep and takes away from necessary uninterrupted rest for the snorer and the person in the environment.
“The Snore Absorption Room being trailed by Crowne Plaza is a wonderful initiative towards remedying the effects of snoring on the individual sufferer and the people affected with sleep deprivation“.