Intercontinental Hotels Group is piloting circadian lighting at its Crowne Plaza Atlanta airport property, which it says will “help guests sleep better”.

The Journi Mobile Task Light has been installed in guest rooms at the hotel, and features dual-spectrum technology, which switches between an alertness and focus-enhancing spectrum during the day, to a sleeping-enhancing spectrum at night.

IHG said that the lighting “helps to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm or 24-hour internal body clock which effects important biological functions such as sleep, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism”.

Commenting on the pilot project Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Global Guest Experience Shared Services, IHG, said:

“At IHG, we want to make sure our guests are getting the best night’s sleep possible across our 5,600 hotels and portfolio of more than 15 brands. We are continually testing ways we can enhance the guest experience, loyalty and ultimately, owner value.

Our circadian lighting technology pilot is the latest example of the work we are doing to innovate the guest experience. We’re excited to be the first hotel company to pilot Healthe’s Journi product and are already working on what’s coming next.”

The group highlighted other sleep-enhancing initiatives across its brands, including a pillow menu at Holiday Inn properties, lighting profiles at Even Hotels which allow guests to change the colour of their lighting to blue, red, green or yellow, and aromatherapy oils at Crowne Plaza properties.