BOSTON—Nightingale Smart Solutions Inc., creator of Nightingale, the world’s first smart sleep system, announced new deployments and trials with leading hospitality brands to help create quieter room environments, free from distracting outside noise. Individual properties that have purchased Nightingale include brands such as Marriott, Courtyard Marriott, Springhill Suites, W Hotels, Westin, Ritz Carlton, and Hilton.
Properties currently trialing Nightingale include brands such as Hampton Inn, IHG, and Hyatt.
Nightingale enables hospitality brands and property management companies to reduce guest noise complaints, which can lead to better reviews, fewer room reimbursement charges, and better guest experiences. A key advantage of Nightingale for hotels is its ability to be controlled from the front desk or customized into existing in-room control systems with an API.
“With advanced sleep technology, functional hardware design, and customizable cloud-based control options, Nightingale has proven extremely popular with hospitality customers,” says Christopher Calisi, CEO of Nightingale Smart Solutions. “Hospitality brands recognize that the guest experience is critical to success, and a good night’s sleep plays a big factor in that experience.”
Nightingale was created by the acoustic experts and audio engineers at Cambridge Sound Management, an industry leader in commercial sound masking. The system is designed to mask common disruptive indoor and outdoor noises, resulting in a better night’s sleep. Nightingale uses proprietary sound curves to blanket a hotel room in soothing ambient sound, called sound blankets, optimized for the room’s acoustics. Nightingale includes pass-through power outlets and can be placed behind furniture and secured to the wall to deter theft.
In a clinical sleep study performed by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Nightingale was shown to significantly reduce sleep onset latency (the time it takes to transition from full wakefulness to sleep). Nightingale helped participants fall asleep 38 percent faster than when they tried to fall asleep without Nightingale. The outcome of sleeping with Nightingale was comparable to taking an above average dose of prescription sleep medication.