If your home is starting to look like a jungle and you spend most weekends at the garden centre, then we may have just found your dream hotel.
That’s because the Leman Locke hotel in London has teamed up with Thejoyofplants.co.uk and unveiled three of the UK’s first ‘houseplant hotel suites’.
Basically, think beautiful bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms transformed into jungle havens with lush green houseplants filling every nook and cranny.
They’ve got major Instagram credentials – after all, there’s a reason that #plants has over 27 million posts on the social media app, while #plantsofinstagram has nearly four million (both correct at the time of writing).
But it’s not just the picture-perfect setting that’s sure to be a hit with the plant-obsessed.
Guests who stay in the suites will also be given tips on easy ways to bring houseplants into their homes, as well as plenty of ideas for creating their own breathtaking installations whether you’re renting or own your home.
There’s something for everyone too whether you fancy a stay in the Productivity Suite, the Romance Suite or the Tranquil Suite.
The Productivity Suite , designed by Oliver Heath, is aimed at business travellers. Expect Boston ferns, peace lilies and snake plants, all of which are said to have productivity-inducing properties.
Guests can also make use of ‘soundwave therapy’ to sharpen their focus, while the hotel mini bar will have a plant-based fuel station with power snacks and a CBD oil shot.
The Romance Suite , designed by Nik Southern, will offer soft pink lighting and a botanical canopy over the bed for a charming setting, as well as an exclusive ‘love-boosting cocktail’.
As for The Tranquil Suite ? Designed by Mr Plant Greek, expect an indoor jungle packed with tropical plants to create the ultimate oasis of calm. Bromeliads, monsteras, deliciosa and obliqua plants reign supreme here, while the dedicated plant meditation zone and ‘clean sleep’ zone are sure to help you rejuvenate.
The idea is to offer ‘forest bathing’ – when you spend time in a forest to relax and focus on your wellbeing – in the heart of the bustling city of London.
It comes after research by Thejoyofplants revealed that third of people will spend less than 17 minutes outside per day during the winter – despite 39 per cent admitting that spending more time in nature would make them happier.
Want to book a stay?
The indoor plant jungle hotel will be open for bookings from 19th October until 10 November 2019. To book your stay, email [email protected] .
Prices start from £120 a night but all bookings made directly through this email will automatically receive a 15 per cent discount.
Chanel De Kock, UK Manager at Thejoyofplants.co.uk says: “Hotels have started to feature beautiful plant installations in communal areas for a number of years now but the botanical installations seem to end there.
“We know that people are inspired when they travel and take inspiration from the places they stay in, so this is a unique opportunity to stimulate guests with biophilic design.
“People are slowly waking up to the fact that the humble houseplant is so much more than just a decorative or design object – they are a powerful source of life that give so much more than they take.”