What are your thoughts on Snore Absorption Rooms?
Crowne Plaza was testing out a program that aims to give weary travelers a way to deal with snoring guests without resorting to earplugs. The snore absorption room is being trialed at Crowne Plaza London. The room uses proven technology to help reduce the dreaded, repetitive nasal noise. The technology includes:
Sound proofing on walls to absorb the loud frequencies, deflect the sound waves and minimise the impact of snoring. The walls use egg box style foam which reduces the noise reverberating in the room
A specially designed sound absorbing head board that will work together with the sound proof walling to muffle the echo within the room
An anti-snoring bed wedge which acts as a body pillow, encouraging snoring guests to sleep on their sides or upright. Lying flat on your 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 which uses rare neodymium magnets to create a natural magnetic field, opening the airways and stiffening the upper palate which vibrates during snoring
A white noise machine which is proven to help drown out the droning snoring noise and help sleep and relaxation
The “snore absorption room,” as Crowne Plaza calls it, is designed to help minimize the snores inside and nearby a guest’s room through the use of sound-proof walls, anti-snore bed wedges, sound-absorbing headboards, anti-snore pillows, white noise machines, and even “snore patrol” monitors roaming the hotel hallways.
What does a snore patroller do? The monitors periodically stroll through the hotel’s designated quiet areas with volume-measuring meters. If a monitor detects guests sawing wood or making other noises after a certain hour, the monitor will knock on the door and ask guests to keep it down.
The need for a snore patrol seems like an indication that all the rooms’ anti-snore technology doesn’t work all that well. But a spokesperson for InterContinental, which owns Crowne Plaza, told ABC News that the rooms, which were being tested recently at select properties in Europe and the Middle East, are up to the task:
The hi-tech rooms were extremely popular with guests throughout the initial trial period, the company said. “The room was fully booked throughout the trial week in many of the participating hotels across Europe. Some markets have even extended the service due to demand,” said Caroline Counihan, a spokeswoman for the InterContinental Hotel Group.
Be that as it may, it’d be nice to hear just how well actual guests slept. When announcing the new rooms, Crowne Plaza released info stating that half of UK couples complain that their vacations can be ruined due to a snoring partner. If these rooms really can help save one’s vacation, then these are rooms that’ll truly be in demand.
Crowne Plaza says it could begin expanding the snore absorption concept to more hotels and regions soon after the trial periods are over and feedback is gathered and analyzed.