Burj Al Arab
It was, until quite recently, the tallest hotel building in the world,
and it lays claim to no fewer than seven stars — so is it any surprise
that the Burj Al Arab's Swedish-made Dux beds are packed with twice as
many springs as the typical hotel bed?
Hotel Villa Magna
Soft linens, a crisp duvet, and a sink-in cozy mattress will have you
wishing you were more jet-lagged — add to that the Spanish custom of
heavy blackout curtains, combined with a tolerant day-sleeping culture,
and you're in for a record-breaking slumber.
The Soho Hotel
Soho is better known as a place for staying out late, but The Soho
Hotel's bedrooms make a compelling case for an evening spent in — the
massively comfortable beds start with Tempur-Pedic mattresses and
finish with custom Kemp-designed bedding.
New York City, NY
Whoever called New York "the city that never sleeps" can't have meant the Upper East Side. Here it's more like "the city that enjoys eight solid hours of Nature's sweet restorer," thanks to The Surrey's Sferra linens and Duxiana mattresses.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
If you've seen Lost in Translation, you've seen the Park Hyatt's sumptuous king beds — who can forget the famous opening scene, a lingering close-up on the plush down duvets, the Egyptian cotton linens and the phenomenal views of the city skyline?
Hôtel Gabriel Paris Marais
For those of us who need a little bit of help in the sleep department,
the Gabriel offers a high-tech solution: the NightCove "sleep
companion" uses subtle sounds and colored light (or your own favorite
songs) to lull the body into a deep, soothing sleep.
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Take note, before you fall asleep, of the exquisitely crafted
four-poster beds with their mountains of pillows and their bedside
tiger-skin rugs — because when you wake you're likely to be ever so
slightly distracted by your view of the Taj Mahal.
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Considering the social scene — most nights the Hotel Saint Cecilia's
garden bar is the only place to be in South Austin — it's surprisingly
easy to get a good night's sleep. Those Hästens handmade mattresses,
it turns out, are worth every penny.
Le Reve Hotel & Spa
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
With a name like Le Reve Hotel & Spa you'd expect them to take sleeping very seriously indeed, and they certainly do. Book a bungalow with a king-size canopy bed and a front-row view of the beach for the ultimate in Caribbean dreaming.
The Liaison Capitol Hill
Washington, DC, USA
Whether or not it's meant to be that sort of liaison is entirely up to
the guest. In any event the Liaison places a premium on the overnight
comforts; the mattresses bear the Affinia signature, and the pillow
menu offers something for every type of head.