The Four Seasons Hualalai Now Has Customized Bath Amenities (In Dispensers Too!)
While the bath amenities may vary amongst Four Seasons Hotels, they are always top-notch skincare lines. For example, the Four Seasons Los Angeles features Bulgari products while the Four Seasons Costa Rica uses L'Occitane. And now in Hawaii, the Four Seasons Hualalai in Hawaii, is offering a custom line of toiletries, made exclusively for the resort and called Kāwili Project.
The word Kāwili means "to blend" and the products are made with base formulations of Hawaiian oils, salts, sugars, and land and sea botanicals. The products include shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, after-sun lotion and body soap and all are free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colour and synthetic fragrance.
But perhaps what's the bigger eco story here is that Four Seasons Hualali has done away with toiletry bottles, choosing instead to put the new amenities in large refillable bottles which they estimate will result in the elimination of more than 100,000 disposable plastic bottles annually.
Toiletry dispensers can be polarizing items here on HotelChatter. Last week, we posed the question--"Are We (and the Hotel Industry) Ready for Toiletry Dispensers?" with several folks saying in comments and on our Facebook page they were against dispensers, especially at luxury hotels. Another person wondered about other guests putting other stuff in the dispensers, which is absolutely a real concern.
But we're going to trust that the Four Seasons (and their guests) are being diligent about any toiletry shenanigans like that. Indeed, a rep for the hotel told us that the dispensers are filled up before each guest checks in and are locked to keep out funky stuff. We're just sad we can't bring these guys home, although you can purchase them or have them shipped home to you through the Concierge.
[Photo: Four Seasons Hualalai]