A Sleeping Beauty
A very good night from The Hästens Sleep Spa
Opening this April in the quaint and lesser known Portuguese city of Coimbra, The Hästens Sleep Spa is a hotel concept entirely dedicated to providing guests with the very best night’s sleep.
Swedish luxury sleep brand Hästens comes with 168 years of experience in the sleep field, so they are extremely excited to announce their first hospitality venture in partnership with Grupo O Valor do Tempo.
The property’s fifteen unique rooms will offer guests the chance to spend the night sleeping on some of the world’s most impressive hand-made beds.
According to Tiago Quaresma, board member of the founding group O Valor do Tempo (the Value of Time), “We have created a completely new type of experience here at Hästens Sleep Spa.
“During their stay, our guests will have the opportunity to experience the absolute need for a good night’s sleep, through the Hästens’ exclusive beds and the unique environment in which they are presented.
“They will learn and understand how sleep contributes to their well-being, and our goal is to offer guests the world’s best sleep experience.”
A unique feature of the Hästens Sleep Spa is Bed Talks, giving guests the chance to learn from sleep expert Dr. Edie Perry.
Perry will offer a consultation to guests to discuss sleeping positions, sleeping tips and the correct bedding required for their upcoming stay.
In addition, the sleep spa boasts an impressive pillow menu available to guests throughout their stay.
Pillows on offer include soft high, medium high, firm high, medium extra high and firm extra high, with each one being made of 100% cotton and filled with goose feathers and down.
You could lose sleep worrying about which ones to choose!
One of the biggest advantages of a Hästens pillow is its ability to provide proper support for the neck and spine, helping guests to breathe better and ultimately leading to a better night’s rest.
Hästens Sleep Spa is located directly next to the UNESCO-listed library Biblioteca Joanina, in Coimbra.
With its thousands of books and gold-adorned baroque furnishings, it stands as the main inspiration for the hotel decoration.
Each room is adorned with 1,200 hand-carved and gold-plated marble book spines.
The books – which took 4 months and 18 people to create – have been engraved with titles from both Portuguese and international authors.
The fifteen rooms at Hästens Sleep Spa combine the classic charm of cultural heritage with modern style and elegance, where the supremacy of sleep is key.
The bathrooms are inspired by the originality and literary richness of the Joanine Library (and who doesn’t like a good read before going to bed?).
These interiors are adorned with faux book shelves and are great fun. They contrast with the serenity and tranquillity of the bedrooms, which aim to offer a sanctuary of personal comfort, provided by the exclusive Hästens Sleep Spa concept.
The lobby is an inspiring gallery area lined with 419,992 small mosaic tiles arranged geometrically across the floor and walls, extending up to the ceiling in a representation of the extraordinary bookshelves and ornaments of the Joanine Library.
“With Hästens Sleep Spa, we, together with the hotel, want to make people around the world feel how important it is to let the body get really good sleep, through good conditions and the right means.” says Jan Ryde, the Executive Chairman and Fifth Generation Owner of Hästens Bed.
“Our sleep expertise is unique, and we want to be able to offer everyone to experience the rarity of our beds.
“That is what makes this hotel concept so fantastic, and we hope that more and more people will be able to take part in it in the coming years with the hope of additional hotels.”
Hästens Sleep Spa will serve breakfast and afternoon tea daily for guests.
Light meals will also be available throughout the day for guests who wish to dine at the hotel.
All F&B is included courtesy of the hotel.
Guests also have access to an exclusive rooftop area where they can enjoy stunning views of the city while sipping a complimentary glass of champagne.
Boutique hotels across the globe go to great lengths to provide their guests with the perfect night’s sleep.
But rarely do they feature it as their raison d’etre.
It is surprising that it has taken this long to discover a hotel that is genuinely, and seriously, focussed mainly around the concept of sleep.
And for that alone, we applaud the endeavours of Hästens Sleep Spa.
Images courtesy of Hästens