by Michael J. Shapiro | October 29, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts revealed a new guest room design on Monday, featuring a uniquely angled bed that the lodging brand claims will result in reduced noise levels and better sleep. The room layout is based on the "working triangle" of a chef's kitchen, with the three key areas being a cocooned bed, a flexible nook and a streamlined work space. The layout, according to a press release, ensures there is "space to pace --and think." The bed has a padded, curved headboard; together with insulated wall panels on each side of the room, noise levels are dramatically reduced, according to Crowne Plaza's customer testing. The nook area is large enough to hold small, informal meetings, and offers a space to relax away from the dedicated work space. The work area has a clutter-free surface with accessible outlets and adjustable lighting that doubles as a vanity, with a hair dryer in a drawer and a mirror above the desk. The new design will debut in the Americas region next year at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, as well as some other properties to be determined.