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If you love the bright colors, gold leather sofas, designer-branded towels and bathrobes, and Maseratis of the Missoni Hotels, you are probably impatiently awaiting the new upcoming Turkey, Oman, Mauritius, Brazil and Doha properties from the fashion brand. In the meantime, if you can't get to the brand's first two properties -- in Edinburgh or Kuwait -- you can still get a sniff of the Missoni hotel experience via their new line of hotel amenities.
When we checked into the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Springs the other weekend, we were tickled to see the Aromatherapy Associates line of toiletries in the bathrooms. Mouthwash included!
Last year, we had heard that JW hotels would be rolling out these upscale toiletries but now they are officially in place at every JW Marriott. Designed for business travelers to fight off skin dehydration after long flights and fatigue due to changing time zones, the line is made with all-natural ingredients and has a scent that appeals to both men and women.
During our stay we realized we forgot to pack our face wash, which nearly gave us a panic attack but the Aromatherapy Associates soap worked amazingly well, without overly drying our skin. (Of course, this being the desert, we slathered on moisturizer followed by sunscreen so our skin didn't have much time to feel dry.) And we loved the fragrant shampoo and conditioner. Even better, our hair was smooth and soft after blowdrying it too.
Shockingly, we forgot to grab our toiletries before we checked-out but if this happens to you, don't fret. You can buy the entire toiletry line on the Shop Marriott site.
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At The Salvatore Ferragamo Hotel in Florence You'll Find (What Else?) Salvatore Ferragamo Toiletries
Oscar de la Renta is not the only fashion designer with his own bath toiletries in hotels. Long before Oscar unveiled his new line for Peninsula Hotels, fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo had put their Tuscan Soul toiletries in the Lugarno Collection, their small portfolio of Italian hotels. And thanks to HotelChatter Flickr Member, Uggboy, we've got a close-up of what the amenity line looks like.
This photo was snapped at the Gallery Hotel in Florence near the Ponte Vecchio which houses its own Salvatore Ferragamo museum downstairs. But you won't leave the hotel with just Ferragamo toiletries.
As part of the Salvatore Ferragamo Experience, guests get a tour of the museum as well as a private shopping excursion to the SF store upstairs. Guests of the Gallery Hotel's suites also get a private visit to the Salvatore Ferragamo Creations Santa Trinita Boutique, where historical Ferragamo shoe collections, accessories and a 10% discount await. Rooms start at 225 Euros.
Want to nab some Ferragamo toiletries closer to home? They can also be found at several Waldorf Astoria hotels.
[Photo: Uggboy/HotelChatter Flickr Pool]
We've long known that fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, has a thing for hotels. In fact, he has his very own one in the Dominican Republic. But now he's going to be a part of every Peninsula Hotel, thanks to his new toiletry line.
“I am very happy to be able to bring some of my products to The Peninsula Hotels. The Peninsula represents a sense of excitement, beauty and magic like no one else in the world.” said Oscar de la Renta.
Created just for Peninsula Hotels, the Oscar de la Renta bath amenities include shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion, as well as soap in two sizes. We especially love the rose-shaped caps.
More importantly, the toiletries feature a unisex fragrance developed by de la Renta himself in partnership with Firmenich and is described as a "citrus aromatic floral musk." Notes included are mandarin and bergamot, cardamom, freesia, jasmine, violet, and white and green tea. Sounds lovely already.
The island of St. Barth has plenty of posh hotels but it's actually a villa rental agency that has the fanciest designer toiletries.
Sibarth Villa Rentals, which has over 200 properties throughout the island, is now offering Hermès bath amenities featuring the Eau d'orange verte scent, to all their guests. They are actually the only villa rental agency or hotel on the island to do this.
Of course, you have to have the funds to afford a villa rental which can range from about $900 a night for a spot on the beach to $645 for a family-friendly villa to just about $200 a night for a one-bedroom bungalow. Still, the chance to rub Hermès body lotion all over you after a long day roughing it on the beach? Priceless. (Or about $55 at Neiman Marcus.)
This is what greeted us in the bathroom at Aria Las Vegas when we returned to the room in the afternoon--our toiletries, hairbrush and glass all lined up in perfect order. Gorgeous! It really is those little things that win us over.
This also made up for the fact that the next day, housekeeping busted in on us, while changing clothes, completely ignoring our calls of "no, please don't open the door." And as we were reaching desperately for the hotel robe, the housekeeper peeked her head around the door just to remind us that we had to check-out that day. It was only 9:15am and check-out was not until 11am. Alrighty then. At least our toiletries were easy to pack up.
Earlier this week we gave you 7 reasons not to leave the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, one of those reasons being the amenities that fill the room. We were especially giddy to see Shanghai Tang toiletries in the bathroom as that is one of the first times we've seen Shanghai Tang in a hotel room.
If you feel the same way as we do (and we know there are a lot of you toiletry snobs out there!), then here's a short list of other Mandarin Oriental hotels in the U.S. where you can steal, er, use Shanghai Tang toiletries during your stay:
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For how small and seemingly insignificant they are, those little soap bars in the bathroom sure get a lot of attention. We've heard a lot about the efforts of hotels to recycle the partially-used bars left behind by guests, and when we looked at what people have stolen from hotel rooms, bathroom amenities were on everyone's list of most likely to be swiped.
And now, as hotels continue to search for ways to cut costs and minimize their environmental impact, we might start seeing less and less of them altogether. We might see them replaced by toiletry dispensers.
According to Pineapple Hospitality, the era of “amenity wars” between hotels has given way to a green movement where the traveling public’s growing environmental attitude is finally strong enough to overcome any feelings of luxury that might be lost by doing away with individual amenities. We understand that the source of that statement has a sales pitch driving it, but still we find it to be true. People’s minds are opened wider now than ever to green initiatives, even if they make the trip away from home a little less glamorous. It’s why so many people are willing to use their towel more than once.
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The hotel brand has teamed up with GlossyBox, a luxury beauty product line, to make a limited edition goodie
bag box full of environmentally-friendly, unisex—and, yes, travel-size—beauty products. The entire kit retails for $35 on the GlossyBox website, but to make things easier for guests, it will also be available for purchase in select suites at the hotels.
Read on to find out what's inside!
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There are five suites offered at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, each loosely styled after a particular culture that has played a significant role in Singapore's rich history. Our favorite is the Shenton Suite, a gold- and brown-accented number which the hotel describes as "fit for a Maharaja," a subtle hint at the suite's Indian influence.
Walking in, there is a small lounge area with rich textures of suede, rosewood and chrome. An L-shaped sofa sits directly across from the minibar, which is stocked with full-size bottles of Johnny Walker Black Label and Belvedere Vodka; the walls are covered in wooden panels decorated with Indian-style motifs.
We're told all of the rooms here are designed to make guests feel like they're on a luxury cruise ship, and that is exactly how they feel. The Shenton Suite, for example, is small, but more miniature-small, not cramped-small. Walking around it, the space was so fluid and ergonomic, we actually felt like we ought to have been on our tiptoes to avoid disturbing the peace.
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Let's just get it all out there in the open today. Here are 10 Things Everyone Does in a Hotel Room But Won’t Admit. Confessing our sins to one another will cleanse us from all unrighteousness, right? Eh, whatever. You paid for the room, go wild!
1. Steals the toiletries, even the no-name ones: Because what if you run out of shampoo or conditioner at home and can't get to the drugstore before your next shower? Also, because deep down you're a hoarder.
2. Pays $4 for a candy bar: Especially after long flights. Damn you, Snickers. And Kit Kat, too.
3. Walks around naked: Why not? So long as we're not doing sex acts in front of the High Line, it's more than ok to walk around naked in our room. And so long as the curtains are closed.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that luxury hotel guests are extremely picky about their bath toiletries. After all, no one wants to pay top dollar for a hotel room only to find a mall-store brand of shampoo and conditioner waiting for them in the shower. We ourselves are especially partial to Kiehl's, Red Flower, Bulgari or Asprey when we're paying over $400 a night.
Fortunately, guests at the No. 11 Cadogan Gardens, a former private members club turned boutique hotel, won't have to worry about the in-room toiletry selection. That's because a Sloane Street perfumery, Ormonde Jayne, is now supplying the 54 guestrooms with a variety of amenities.