Road warriors confess to amassing a treasure trove of toiletries from their travels. There are those who take selectively and those who take everything but the bathroom sink (you know who you are). Well, whichever camp you fall into, here’s a list of our favorite hotel toiletries that are truly worth hoarding.
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo (Tokyo): Aromatherapy Associates
A UK brand touting the use of natural, essential oil ingredients, it’s easy to see (or rather, smell) why Aromatherapy Associates would find a home at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Tokyo – where design principles incorporate the Japanese reverence of nature. With scents like bergamot, chamomile and damask rose, Aromatherapy Associates knows how to harness the power of smell to melt your stress away.
The James Chicago (Chicago): Kiehl’s
Over the years, Kiehl’s has developed a cult following among beauty junkies all over the world. It’s a bit of affordable luxury in a bottle (and who doesn’t love a little pick-me-up in the form of a soy milk and honey whipped body butter?). So it’s fitting that you’ll find Kiehl’s products in the rooms at The James Chicago, a hotel that does refined elegance and attainable luxury ever so stylishly.
Find a room that fits your preferences at The James Chicago.
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Burj Al Arab (Dubai): Hermes
In a hotel as decadently luxurious as the Burj Al Arab, you know there won’t be any toiletries of the drugstore-variety in their bathrooms. So hold on to your toilet seats, folks: the Burj Al Arab pampers guests with not just any luxury brand, but the über-luxurious Hermes line. But wait – are you still holding on to your bidet? Not only are the toiletries Hermes, but they’re full-size (quick, open up your suitcase!).
Ames Hotel (Boston): Malin + Goetz
Malin + Goetz may not be as well-known as its fellow New York City apothecary, Kiehl’s, but it’s certainly garnered its fair share of praise from beauty editors – not to mention a loyal following from hipsters all over – since its launch in 2004. You’ll find these products at the trendy and upscale Ames Hotel in Boston, where the sleek, minimalist aesthetic of the rooms is the perfect setting for the equally chic Malin + Goetz products.
Check out the best rooms at the Ames Hotel.
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So fess up: what’s your favorite brand and just how much do you have stashed in your bathroom closet?
Tip: If you don’t know what to do with your overflowing toiletry stash, consider donating them to your local domestic violence or homeless shelter.Google+