11 Hotels Worth Visiting for the Beauty Products Alone
Because the real measure of a luxurious hotel experience is body wash that’s better than what you have at home.
Published Feb 14, 2017 5:00 AM
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Let’s be real with each other: Whether you’re a frequent traveler boasting major status or simply an occasional long weekend goer, nobody likes a bad hotel shampoo-related hair day. You know the drill as soon as you see that sliver of depressing soap and wish you’d just brought your own—or, if you’re lucky, there’s a nearby drugstore where you can go purchase a few things in a pinch. The sad truth is that if the “glamenities” are far more pleasing chez vous, that calls for a need to travel with your own stash. Depending on how many days you stay, your toiletry case can take up far too much carry-on real estate. But the most exciting thing is when the gratis toiletries not only rival your go-tos, they’re actually better. To that end, we rounded up the hotels with the best beauty booty.
Fontainebleau, Miami Beach
The hotel partnered with French perfumery Histoires de Parfums to create a signature scent, Est. 1954. The fragrance is exclusive to the resort and is available within the line of in-room amenities in the form of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, and bar soap.
The Knickerbocker Hotel, New York City
Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson’s eponymous shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion grace every guest room at the hotel, which opened in 2014.
The Crawford Hotel, Denver
Here, iconic pharmacy C.O. Bigelow furnishes the hotel’s spacious bathrooms with hair, bath, and body confections in their signature herbal scents.
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Antigua
This Caribbean jewel offers gorgeously scented James Heeley products in the bathrooms, which feature a rain shower for an especially luxe experience.
Rosewood, Washington D.C.
This property offers Acqua di Parma amenities, which are known for their sophisticated notes. The Rosewood’s bath and body products are based on Acqua di Parma’s signature scent, Colina, which blends Bulgarian Rose, Sicilian citrus fruits, lavender, and verbena.
A beauty editor favorite for hair, skin, and body, Malin + Goetz graces the boudoir of this boutique hotel, the Mondrian London at Sea Containers. The hotel tapped renowned British designer Tom Dixon to capture the essence of the original building, exuding 1920s cruise ship glamour.
The Highland Dallas, Dallas, Texas
This upscale hotel not only offers skin and hair care products from Diptyque, it also provides a selection of John Russo Beauty nail polishes in its mini bars, including a signature color available exclusively to Highland Dallas guests: the appropriately named “Haute in Highland.”
Grand Hyatt, New York City
This hotel behemoth partnered with cult favorite indie brand June Jacobs to outfit the bathrooms with amazing skin and hair care products. Indulge and gain some spa street cred by taking them home after and slathering.
COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
The property, which opened in mid-2015, boasts a proprietary brand of sulfate-, paraben-, and silicon-, artificial color- and scent-free bath and body products in-room. Produced in small quantities to ensure consistency and quality, they’re available only at COMO Hotels and Resorts and through a few select partners around the world.
Coqui Coqui, Tulum, Mexico
This casual yet trendy resort is a nature lover’s paradise—and smells accordingly delicious. Fortunately, the hotel bottled all that olfactory goodness into a signature perfume and coordinating amenities (which are available in boutiques outside Mexico if you’re in need of a virtual vacation).
The Hilton, Multiple Locations
Take your skin on a vacation when you stay at a Hilton property outfitted with items from skincare best seller at Sephora, Peter Thomas Roth.