Crowne Plaza tests ‘snore absorption rooms’

DENHAM, ENGLAND Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is field-testing a special guestroom at nine hotels that is designed to reduce the sound of snoring.

Dubbed the “snore absorption room,” the concept is being trialed this week at Crowne Plaza London The City and eight other Crowne Plaza hotels across Europe and the Middle East.

The special guestrooms feature soundproofing on the walls to absorb the loud frequencies, deflect the sound waves and minimize the impact of snoring. A specially-designed sound-absorbing headboard that will work together with the soundproofing to muffle the echo within the room.

An anti-snoring bed wedge acts as a body pillow, encouraging snoring guests to sleep on their sides or upright; lying flat on one’s back makes the base of the tongue and soft palate collapse to the back wall of the throat, which causes snoring. An anti-snoring pillow uses neodymium magnets to create a natural magnetic field,  opening the airways and stiffening the upper palate, which vibrates during snoring.

Finally, a white noise machine, which is proven to help drown out the droning snoring noise and help sleep and relaxation, will be provided in the rooms.