October 19, 2018
I’m passionate about the Hospitality sector: in my day job as well as being an intrepid traveler outside work, I have visited some of the best luxury hotels around the world. From my experience, if you want to help hotel guests sleep better, and wake up refreshed, you need to give them an abundance of light in the morning, less light in the evening, and the least possible light during the night. We know this from a scientific study our company conducted with the University of Basel*. We researched the use of a wake-up light to simulate sunrise by gradually increasing light levels before the person’s alarm went off. Interestingly, we found that exposure to simulated dawn light in the morning improved perceived well-being, mood, and cognitive performance - all of which are benefits that can last throughout the day.
So it’s been exciting for Signify to partner with Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore as the first hotel in the world to use specially-designed, human-centric lighting to promote a good night’s sleep in its new Vitality guest rooms launched today.
In Swissotel The Stamford, its Vitality guest rooms are located on the outer corners of the high-rise hotel with stunning views across the city. Integral to the ethos of the Vitality rooms, is to help guests maintain their mental and physical health while traveling. At Signify we’ve been contributing to this in a big way with our Interact Hospitality hotel room management system which provides a selection of light scenes based on circadian lighting to enable guests to get a better night’s sleep.
“The essence of our brand is for our guests to spend quality time while traveling. This means we ensure our guests keep their natural vitality while on the road and feel energized after a good night’s rest at any of our Swissôtels globally,” said Lilian Roten, Vice-President, Brand Management for Swissôtel. Wellness lighting is in all of our guest rooms at the Stamford where guests can use a ‘Relax’ scene and an automatic night-time, anti-stumble light setting. An Ipsos MORI** research study with our guests in conjunction with Signify discovered that the one touch ‘Relax’ scene is the most popular and used mostly in the evening before going to sleep. It also found that the most innovative feature for guests was the ‘Wake up’ bio-adaptive light setting which is a special feature just in our Vitality rooms. This synchronizes with your natural body clock to help guests get a good night’s sleep and really brings our Vitality philosophy to life. What’s more it helps to differentiate our guest experience.”