These Hotels Have the Best Luxury Toiletries
There are two types of travelers: Those who only notice the hotel’s shampoo when they are using it to wash their hair, and those who beeline to the bathroom to check out the miniature bottles.
While most toiletries are simply utilitarian, there’s a little bolt of excitement when you’re presented with a cache of bottles of Le Labo, Aesop, Ferragamo, or Hermès products. Not only do you get to test new brands and scents, but hotel toiletries are the easiest way to stock up on TSA-approved miniature bottles of your favorite Oscar de la Renta shampoo.
In case you’re wondering which hotels offer the very best in luxury amenities, read on.
Hermès, Burj al Arab, Dubai
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is perfectly climate controlled and has multiple swimming pools, but you’ll be forgiven for trying to escape the Dubai heat by hanging out in your room. The master bathroom has a full-size Jacuzzi, a five-head rain shower, and full-sized bottles of Hermès toiletries.
Bliss, W Hotel, Barcelona
New York-based Bliss Spa’s innovative, effective products earned the company a dedicated cult following, including The W Hotel group who liked them so much that they bought the company. Now the spa’s products are used to stock W hotel rooms around the globe. Whether you’re visiting Santiago, Chile or checking out the W’s newest addition in Goa, India, which opened on December 1st , you’ll wash away your jet lag with Bliss’s Lemon+Sage Soapy Suds and Fabulous Foaming Face Wash. The hotel’s Barcelona branch has a full Bliss Spa on site for ultimate relaxation.
Laboratoire Remède, St. Regis, Rome
There are many reasons to stay at Rome’s St. Regis Hotel, like their convenient central location, ultra-comfortable trademark bed, world famous buffet, and, of course, the bathroom stocked with Laboratoire Remède products. The body wash and lotion from the French botanical-infused line will keep you feeling fresh even after a day dodging Roman taxis and traipsing through the ancient ruins, while the shampoo and conditioner will ensure that you are well-coiffed for your photoshoot on the Spanish Steps.
Le Labo, Edition Hotel, London
When creating the sleek new Edition Hotels, hotelier Ian Schrager and his team of designers covered every detail. The modern mini-chain—which is opening a new branch in Sanya—China in December 2016, offers guests well-appointed luxury in a chic and minimalist space with imported linens, blue tooth speakers, and iPads loaded with programs. That thoughtfulness extends to the bathroom, which comes stocked with custom Le Labo bathroom amenities with a signature scent that you can’t find anywhere else.
Aesop, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City
Guests at the Gramercy Park Hotel get a key to the exclusive Gramercy Park, VIP tables at Maialino, feather beds lined covered in Italian linen and a full array of Aesop toiletries in the marble bathroom. Aesop’s products have garnered a cult-like status and guests can try their Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and lightly scented hand wash and see why the company’s shampoo and conditioner are staples among the well-groomed set.
Asprey London, The Ritz Carlton, Vienna
A stay in Vienna means wandering through Hapsburg era streets, eating pastries in old world cafés, a visit to the food stalls of Naschmarkt, and then collapsing into bed at the Ritz Carlton. Wash away the day in a bathroom stocked with Asprey London’s Purple Water line of spicy citrus-cented toiletries.
Bulgari, Cipriani Hotel, Venice
Take the private launch from near Piazza San Marco to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in the Venetian lagoon and head straight to the bathroom in your room. The hotel features the complete line of Bulgari’s Thé Verte toiletries scented with Italian bergamot and pepper and they make the spacious bathrooms as enticing as the hotel’s gardens, vineyard, and pool.
Diptyque, Mandarin Oriental, Paris
After a long day at the Louvre and Les Tuileries, enjoy a sweeping view of the City of Lights from the comfort of your room at the Mandarin Oriental. Draw a bath with amenities provided by luxury French company diptyque, wrap yourself in a robe by Frette, and get ready for the next day’s adventures.
Ferragamo, Waldorf Astoria
Famed fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo entered the world of high-end toiletries after forming a partnership with the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. The company’s Tuscan Soul line of bath products greet guests from the marble shelves of the hotels’ posh bathrooms around the world. Instead of stocking up at the hotel, you can also buy the Tuscan Soul soap and shampoo online.
Oscar de la Renta, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
Oscar de la Renta’s custom line of soaps, shampoos, and lotions make staying at the Peninsula even more of a dream. The luxurious line was developed with Firmenich and produced by the experts at Gilchrist & Soames. Not only do the products smell like floral and cedar, but the cap was designed to look like a rose.