Hotel Toiletries

Gilchrist & Soames toiletries

In our last installment of “Brand Wars,” we introduced you to some of the world’s hottest hotel designers. The design is a big part of what makes a hotel great, but a hotel must also pay attention to all of the small details to stand out in the luxury market — such as the brand of its toiletries. Luxurious shampoos, conditioners, lotion, and more can make your morning shower much more than routine. Below, see how these toiletry brands stack up!

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Size doesn’t matter… except when it comes to toiletries. And even if they’re small, they better be attached to a famous name. You know you’re riding high when you get a 5 oz. bottle of Etro at the Acqualina in Miami, or even a 1 oz. bottle of Malin+Goetz at The Betsy in Miami. But in my case at the Beach Paradise in Miami’s South Beach, all I got were cheap promotional samples and generic soap. It’s not that the occasional vacuum-sealed packet of toothpaste is a bad thing, or Crest White Strips, Biore Restore Skin-Boosting night serum, “Beach Mist” soap, a razor, or pads and tampons — it’s just a lot less sexy to whip these out on the plane ride home.
Oh, thank you, Acqualina. We took these home.

Oh thank you, Acqualina, I took these home.











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