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Crowne Plaza Hotels attempt to combat snoring - 543

Affected by snoring? Crowne Plaza wants to help. Photo by barkLight sleepers, rejoice: Crowne Plaza hotels are implementing new anti-snore measures in its hotels.

The hotel’s efforts include “snore absorption” rooms and “snore patrols.” Ten of the chain’s European and Middle Eastern locations will be equipped with the rooms. Six Crowne Plaza locations in London, Leeds and Manchester will implement “snore monitors” in designated quiet zones. According to Reuters, snore monitors will listen for “offensive noises and knock on the door of guests who snore too loudly.”

“We have quiet zones on two floors of the hotel. As Snore Monitor, I conduct floor walks to check for noise disruptions, paying particular attention to the quiet zone rooms,” said Laura Simpson, Snore Monitor at Leeds Crowne Plaza hotel in northern England.

“Guests can ask to stay in our quiet zone rooms if they are particularly light sleepers.”

Those guests unfortunate enough to be loud snorers will be offered alternative rooms away from “quiet zones” on their next stay.

The Reuters article also detailed what is entailed by the “snore absorption rooms” being developed by the hotel group. Walls and headboards will be sound proofed, while “anti-snoring pillows” and white noise machines will be provided. According to hotel spokesman Tom Rowntree:

“We’ve all been there — lying wide awake at three o’clock in the morning burying our head under a pillow to drown out our partner’s snoring. There’s nothing worse than being kept up all night, that’s why we’ve designed this specific snore absorption room to help give our guests a great night’s sleep.”

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