For fans of creature comforts, a new bed in London’s Savoy Hotel is exactly what dreams are made of.
The London hotel is claiming that the four poster in the Royal Suite is the most comfortable bed in the world, saying it ‘transcends all levels of comfort currently available’.
This is thanks to the bed being made, in part, from fibres of the noble Khangai yak, but the experience of sleeping on it doesn’t come cheap.
The Savoir No1 Khangai in The Savoy Hotel’s Royal Suite is a bed with a difference, made in part by fibres from a species of yak indigenous to the Khangai region of Mongolia
Yaks from Khangai grow hair that is as soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool and naturally resistant to odours and water
A night in the Savoir No1 Khangai bed is £1,400, but for those who want to enjoy the luxury of The Savoy’s Royal Suite at home, the bed is available to buy starting at £70,525 for a Super King full bed system, while the topper can be bought separately for £13,250.
It might seem like a vast expense, but this a truly extraordinary bed.
The Savoy joined forces with British fashion brand and noble yarn specialist Tengri and prestigious bed maker Savoir Beds (who have supplied beds to the Savoy for over 100 years) to create The Savoir No 1 Khangai.
The Savoy claims the new bed in its Royal Suite, made in part with fibres from rare Mongolian yaks, ‘transcends all levels of comfort currently available’
Described as a ‘naturally luxurious cloud of fibres’, the bed’s topper contains soft matter hand-combed from the coats of the noble Khangai yak, a species indigenous to the mountainous Khangai region of Mongolia.
No less than four kilograms of noble yak fibres from 40 of these rare creatures fill the luxurious topper in The Royal Suite. Given that only only 100 grams of fibre are available from each yak per year, this bedding is the epitome of luxury.
Yaks from Khangai grow hair that can withstand temperatures as cold as -40C and as warm as 40C. Plus, they are as soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool and naturally resistant to odours and water – all attributes that help to create the ideal conditions for sleep.
However, the bed also boasts environmental credentials, with manufacturer Tengri championing sustainability.
Tengri works directly with 4,500 nomadic herder families in the Khangai region, ensuring a fair-share income, herders’ land rights and it offers consumers a 100 per cent transparent supply chain.
The Royal Suite at The Savoy is ‘the jewel in The Savoy’s crown of suites’, comprising an open-plan procession of rooms spanning the entire riverside of the fifth floor. Guests have access to the Savoy Royal Entourage, including a Savoy Butler, London concierge, chef and bartender, therapist, personal stylist/shopper, hairdresser and make-up artist, plus 24-hour access to The Savoy chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce.