May 20, 2021
The Hästens Sleep Spa Offers a brand-new Hotel experience centered around sleep
Opening in May 2021 in the quaint Portuguese city of Coimbra, the Hästens Sleep Spa is a hotel concept entirely dedicated to providing guests with a world-class night’s sleep. Swedish luxury sleep brand Hästens comes with 168 years of experience in sleep, so they are extremely excited to announce their first hospitality venue in partnership with the Value of Time Group.
The property’s fifteen unique rooms will offer guests the chance to spend the night sleeping on some of the world’s most impressive handmade beds.
“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 a good night’s sleep, through 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,” says Tiago Quaresma, board member of the founding group, Value of Time.
A unique feature of the Hästens Sleep Spa is Bed Talks, giving guests the chance to learn from the 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. The menu includes 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. 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 Joanine Library, in Coimbra in the center of Portugal. 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. Inspired by the originality and literary richness of the Joanine Library in the bathroom, the room contrasts with the serenity and tranquility of a sanctuary of personal comfort, provided by the exclusive Hästens Sleep Spa concept. The lobby is an inspiring gallery area, breath-taking in its fine handiwork. 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 serves as another tribute to 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 a really good sleep, through good conditions and the right means. Our sleep expertise is unique, and we want to be able to give everyone the chance to experience the uniqueness 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,” says Jan Ryde, the Executive Chairman and Fifth Generation Owner of Hästens Bed.
Hästens Sleep Spa will serve daily breakfast and afternoon tea for guests. Light meals will also be available throughout the day for guests that wish to dine at the hotel. All services are courtesy of the hotel to ensure that guests can totally relax and enjoy their sleep spa experience. Guests also have access to an exclusive rooftop where they can enjoy stunning views of the city while sipping a complimentary glass of champagne.
At Hästens Sleep Spa, rest is highly valued, and sleep is exponentially enhanced, ensuring that the whole body relaxes ergonomically and without pressure points.
The beds offer this supremacy of sleep. They are made by master craftsmen using traditional methods since 1852, using exclusively sustainable resources and natural materials, such as horsehair, a wool and cotton blend to provide maximum comfort, linen, pine wood (which reflects Hästens passion for nature using certified woods) and an exclusive, patented spring system. Each bed takes around 200 hours to produce, in an entirely manual process and it is in this unique combination that the best sleep occurs and the perfect conditions are created for the body and mind to meet harmoniously to ensure physical and mental rejuvenation – something only comparable to the feeling of resting on a cloud.