Ever have your stay in a hotel ruined by noise? A Dutch website offers tips on how to find a quiet hotel room.
Set to launch this year, Quiethotelroom.org will begin listing hotels that carry the Quiet Room label, a certification that’s meant to identify hotels that offer well-insulated, noise-repelling rooms.
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An initiative of the Knowledge Center Sound Insulation (KGI), the site will scout out hotels with four or more stars and rate their noise levels.
To determine noise levels, inspectors from the KGI measure the two adjacent rooms, airborne sound and impact sound.
The concept builds upon consumer demand and the growing importance for a restful stay. In a survey conducted by FlyerTalk last year, excess noise ranked fifth as the biggest pet peeve among hotel guests.
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In the US, a similar site aims to serve a similar purpose, except that Quiethotels.com is based on user-generated recommendations rather than expert sound and acoustic inspections.
Over at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, guests can choose to stay on the Quiet Floor, where rooms are reinforced with additional insulation between walls, and come with complimentary earplugs and noise reducing door sweeps.