2 weeks ago I wrote about how I will miss mini hotel toiletries. I expected my take to be somewhat controversial and was surprised that nearly all of the comments on that post agreed with me.
IHG was the first to announce that they are moving away from mini hotel toiletries next year and now Marriott has announced that they will ban them as well by the end of 2020.
Large shampoo bottles and dispensers will be coming to a S. Regis and Ritz Carlton near you.
I find them to be the opposite of luxury as they remind you of the public bathroom that you’re in. The large bulk containers also creep me out, as anyone can put anything in them. How often will they be empty after you’re already in the shower? And how often are they cleaned?
I’ll miss bringing those hotel aromas home and being transported back to places like the W and S. Regis Maldives.
So, how long before Hilton and Hyatt jump on the green (that’s green as in cash more than the environment) bandwagon?
Or are they smart enough to realize that large public dispensers don’t create a luxury experience and that guests using intoxicating hotel toiletries at home makes them want to return?
It will be a sad day when hotels like the Park Hyatt Paris and the Grand Hyatt Kauai gets rid of their mini toiletries:
Which hotel has your favorite toiletries?