Sweet Dreams! Booking.com Shares Five Stays With Out of This World Beds to Celebrate World Sleep Day
World Sleep Day is celebrated across the globe on March 18, an important day to highlight the importance of a good night’s sleep. According to Booking.com research, almost half (50%) of US travelers* say that sleeping in helps them disconnect from their day-to-day routine and feel rejuvenated. As things start to go back to a new kind of ‘normal’ in 2022, the return of an on-the-go lifestyle is also in sight, so taking time for true rest is essential for ensuring balanced health, even when traveling. Since there is no greater feeling than tucking into a comfortable bed after a busy day, Booking.com has delved into it’s more than 27 million reported listings to present five stays around the globe with unique beds for a sleeping experience that dreams are made of. From unique car-shaped beds in Germany to a bed made of salt blocks in Bolivia, there is a bed type for every type of traveler (and sleeper!).
Who said that sleeping in a bed shaped like a car is only for kids? Whether a car enthusiast or not, waking up in the comfort of an actual restored car is sure to make for a memorable travel experience. Set on the grounds of the historic Cologne Butzweilerhof Airport, V8 Hotel Köln at MOTORWORLD offers unique rooms with different car models transformed into beds, making this automobile themed hotel a perfect stay for travelers of all ages who are looking to stay in something unusual.
For travelers who love winter and aren’t put off by the cold, why not spend the night in a bed made of real ice! The Icehotel is an incredible once in a lifetime experience, situated in northern Sweden. The rooms are sculpted entirely made out of ice from the neighboring Torne River. Maintaining a temperature between 18 to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, the individually themed rooms include hand-carved ice furnishings by international artists. Guests can sleep in thermal sleeping bags set on the ice beds, while enjoying the unique work of art in absolute silence.
How cool would it be to sleep in a book shelf? Situated in Osaka, BOOK AND BED TOKYO Shinsaibashi offers a unique sleeping experience in a capsule-type room surrounded by books and pages of a science-fiction manga series hanging from the ceiling. According to Booking.com guests who have stayed in the property, the design is gorgeous and there is a wide selection of books in English and Japanese. Perfect for a time out and escape the city for a bit.
Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is also considered to be one of the most incredible travel experiences in South America. To enjoy this salt experience to the fullest, what better way than to wake up with the breathtaking views of the salt flats every morning and sleep in an accommodation that is entirely made of salt blocks? Hotel de Sal Luna Salada is a perfect place to stay to experience this, with rooms overlooking the Uyuni salt mine, and if that isn’t unique enough, guests can even sleep in a bed made of salt blocks.
The Adventure Suites in North Conway, New Hampshire is a themed hotel with exclusive bedrooms for every kind of adventure. From an oyster shaped bed that makes you feel like a mermaid under the sea, to a round king-size bed with overhead candles inspired by Roman Ruins, guests will find themselves dozing off to enjoy a good night's sleep in a fun and unique setting that is sure to inspire some adventurous dreaming.This one-of-a-kind property is perfect for families, couples or a bigger group of friends.
With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com is sharing Early 2022 Deals for travelers to use when booking their next trip. Discounts start at 15 percent and are valid for stays until 31 March 2022. In addition, Booking.com is bringing the great value of its Genius program to even more customers by giving all account holders access to the program’s Level 1 benefits, with no minimum number of previous bookings to qualify, including access to exclusive 10% discounts at hundreds of thousands of participating properties around the world. All travelers have to do is download the Booking.com app, log in and look for the Genius logo to identify associated benefits, discounts and perks.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total 24,055 respondents across 31 countries and territories were polled (including 501 from Argentina, 1003 from Australia, 500 from Belgium, 1001 from Brazil, 500 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1007 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 508 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1000 from Germany, 1005 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 502 from Israel, 1003 from Italy, 1002 from Japan, 500 from Mexico, 501 from The Netherlands, 501 from New Zealand, 500 from Peru, 1000 from Russia, 1005 from Singapore, 1002 from South Korea, 1002 from Spain, 501 from Sweden, 501 from Switzerland, 504 from Taiwan, 500 from Thailand, 1000 from the UK, 1002 from the US and 501 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2021.