The World's Most Relaxing Hotel Room?

The Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown Atlanta has unveiled what may be the most relaxing hotel room ever, it announced yesterday: a new, multi-sensory wellness suite called the Celestial DreamSuite.

The first of its kind in a luxury brand hotel, the new suite was designed based on scientific evidence around rest and relaxation. It includes a variety of massage, aromatherapy and sound therapy amenities.

“The Celestial DreamSuite is a ground-breaking concept in creating restful and rejuvenating experiences inside a hotel guest room, and we’re thrilled to be the first luxury brand hotel to offer it to our guests,” General Manager Mark Castriota said in a statemen. “It’s critically important to Loews Atlanta Hotel to go beyond the basics of providing a great room in the city, and we’re doing that by creating an experience that can potentially make a guest smarter, more creative and improve performance.”

According to the hotel: “The experience begins in the living room, where guests receive a full-body massage in a high-tech recliner that scans individual anatomical points to deliver a custom massage for 15, 30 or 45 minutes. A Zen-inspired art fountain babbles in the background, while soothing surround sounds and aromatherapy help set the tone.

“Following the massage, the guest then moves into the bedroom where the king-size bed is expertly retrofitted with low-frequency sound vibrations that create a sensation of being gently rocked to sleep by the ocean rhythms while the bed remains completely stable. A matching soundscape of nighttime ocean surf and acoustic strains combined with sleep-inducing aromatherapy and a life-like starscape that appears above the bed lulls guests into a deep sleep. In the morning, sounds of morning surf and seagulls awaken guests gradually to provide a completely well-rounded sleep experience.”

“Studies continue to show that stress inhibits creativity and well-being, and all of the technology and concepts in the Celestial DreamSuite are based heavily on this research to counteract the impacts of stress,” said Jurgen Ahlers, creator and owner of Sanctorum LLC, which created the suite in partnership with the hotel. “This is a completely new and unique concept for a hotel guest to be able to experience comprehensive relaxation without having to go to a spa or step outside of the room.”

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