Toiletry Dispensers are Out to Eliminate Free Bottles of Hotel Shampoo
We've noticed something lately when it comes to hotel toiletries; let's see if you agree. Does it seem like hotels are moving away from the mini bottles and teensy-weensy cardboard-boxed soap bars and more toward dispensers? The differences between the two are noticeable ones: you can't take a dispenser home with you, but having a dispenser often means more supply and not having to stick your finger in the tiny shampoo bottles to eek out the final drops.
What's more is that having the dispensersusually mounted to the wall inside the shower, providing shampoo, conditioner and body wash gelcut down on waste and cost. Thus, we weren't surprised to see them inside our bathroom at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare, but were a bit taken aback to notice that the funky favorite Ace Hotel New York has them as well. No take-home shampoo for you!
Upscale versions of these dispensers also exist, as spotted in the showers of Soho House hotels. They fill the shower caddy with full-size bottles of Cowshed Spa products, which you are free to use but you'll be charged the retail price of each bottle you nick into your luggage.
All of this makes us wonder if dispensers are the future of hotel toiletries. What do you think? Have you spotted them anywhere?