Luxury hotel launches new hotel room incorporating biophilic design

Kimpton Blythswood Square has launched an immersive luxury hotel room experiment that measures the psychological and physical benefits of biophilic design. 

The luxury hotel in Glasgow has partnered with CBD skincare brand, La Rue Verte, horticulturalists Benholm and award-winning DJ, Brian D’Souza, to create a multi-sensory experience combining the theory of biophilia with CBD rituals, meditation and sound therapy.

Echoing the practice of forest-bathing, an ancient Japanese process of relaxation, La Chambre Verte encourages guests to unwind in the green space of their hotel room, while observing nature’s beauty to reduce stress levels, increase happiness increased and get a better night’s sleep.

Along with trailing ivies cascading down the walls of the room, monstera leaves and palm fronds gracing every view and eclectic clusters of plants to purify the air and boost the immune system, guests will enjoy a retreat curated by La Rue Verte, which includes welcome CBD and vitamin-infused cocktails, virtual guided meditation as well as La Rue Verte signature bath products and CBD body oil.

Guests can also experience a bespoke nature-based soundscape within the room, composed by Brian D’Souza of Open Ear Music. A rejuvenating sunrise flow and calming twilight track help trigger the brain into a deep meditative state of relaxation and feeling of euphoria. 

It is estimated that by 2050 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities, with the UK showing a consistent increase in the coming years.

Biophilic Design aims to increase natural environments in urban settings and harness the positive effects of nature on our lives.  

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