New Hotel Lighting Helps Guests Sleep Soundly

by Holly Riddle

Apr 6, 2019

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IHG Hotels & Resorts commissioned a global study that revealed lack of sleep is a primary concern for travelers. Four in five respondents indicated they have trouble sleeping while traveling.

On average, business travelers lose about an hour of sleep each night, averaging more than five hours of sleep. Causes include being in a different environment, unfamiliar noises and obligations keeping travelers up later than normal.

Two-thirds of respondents said they feel more tired when traveling. Most turn to music or television to try to sleep.

To combat the widespread issue, IHG decided to pilot a portable and versatile JOURNI Mobile Task Light developed by Healthe by Lighting Science. The portable LED light regulates sleep while traveling, emitting focus-enhancing light during the day and changing to a sleep-enhancing light spectrum at night. The change helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm.

“With so many travelers experiencing sleep disruptions when they’re on the road, we want to do everything possible to make sure our guests at any one of our 16 IHG Hotels & Resorts brands … have a restful sleep while staying with us. We’re excited to be the first hotel company to pilot this technology that uses LED lighting to improve guest sleep, and it’s just one of the many programs we’ve introduced over the years to improve guest experience …” said Brian McGuiness, senior vice president, global guest experience, IHG.

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport is the first IHG property to offer the JOURNI Mobile Task Light.

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