Sleep science is about as exciting as it sounds. But, let’s be honest, we (ideally) spend one-third of our lives sleeping. So, even if it’s not something you want to care about, you should. It’s even worse for travelers who suffer from jet lag and other post-travel issues. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts recognizes this, which is why they’re doubling down on creating the perfect sleep space.The upscale hotel brand is launching a Stay Well program for 2019. It’s a unique and comprehensive approach to “sleep space” design that will include smart, in-room features and state-of-the-art technology to help guests snooze better. Enhanced air purification technology will circulate filtered air to reduce allergens, pollen, odors, and toxins. High-tech lighting will enable guests to personalize their room environment in a way that better syncs with the human body’s natural circadian rhythm. Four settings (Energize, Relax, Play, and Circadian) are designed to bolster sleep quality, productivity, and energy levels. Plus, new alarm clocks will simulate sunrise to provide a more organic wake-up process through gradual lighting increases. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Next Wyndham Hotels 1 of 4 Wyndham Hotels Editors’ Recommendations Wyndham Hotels This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp Previous The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Other wellness-centric amenities include aromatherapy diffusers to enhance guests’ mood and promote relaxation through a customized room ambiance. Exclusive Stay Well mattresses use natural, organic cotton-derived memory foam, essential oils, and pure hevea milk. Finally, Wyndham is working with world-renowned wellness pioneer Deepak Chopra to provide welcome messages on arrival and guided meditation throughout the guests’ stay.Wyndham Hotels and Resorts tasked expert architect and designer Jeffrey Beers to lead the new Stay Well initiative. His decades-old company has previously worked with One & Only and Hilton Hotel & Resorts, so they know a thing or two about hospitality design. Their approach to creating the perfect sleep space for Wyndham centers around the idea of “almost being home.” To accomplish this, Beers considered current and emerging design trends in hospitality guestrooms, then paired his brand’s signature warm aesthetic with the hotel franchise’s increased focus on wellness.If this all sounds a little too “woo-woo” for your liking, maybe it is. However, much of it is grounded in hard science, and there’s no denying that a decent night’s sleep while traveling can seem elusive, if not impossible. So, if any hotel brand wants to bring more high-tech amenities and all the comforts of home to our room, we say, “Thank you and good night.” The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Wyndham Hotels
“These attacks cause untold human suffering to Afghan families,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA said on Tuesday.Dozens were reportedly injured during the attack on a government ministry building that trapped hundreds of employees.According to news reports, the incident started with a suicide car bomb blast near the building’s entrance, before gunmen stormed inside. While it is not yet known who carried out the attack, similar assaults have been waged by both the so-called ISIL, or Da’esh terrorist group, and Taliban fighters.“The United Nations unequivocally condemns them, as there is no justification whatsoever for such attacks,” stressed Mr. Yamamoto.The UN maintained that those who have organized and enabled such attacks must be brought to justice and held accountable, and also called again on all parties to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians from harm.The Organization continues to stand in solidarity with all Afghans and remains committed to an Afghan-led peace process to end the ongoing war and enable the government to allocate more resources to protect all its citizens from such atrocities.On behalf of the UN in Afghanistan, Mr. Yamamoto expressed his deep condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.Terrorism: ‘Criminal and unjustifiable’While expressing their sympathy and concern, the Security Council issued a statement underlining that the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors “of these reprehensible acts of terrorism” needed to be held accountable and brought to justice.They also urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan Government and all other relevant authorities to this end.“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” said the statement.Moreover, they reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.The Council also reaffirmed the need for all States to combat “by all means,” in accordance with the UN Charter and other obligations under international law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.