Could it be? Is Hyatt finally dumping the White Ginger Portico stuff?!

Could it be? Is Hyatt finally dumping the White Ginger Portico stuff?!

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Christmas may just be coming early for me. Hack My Trip shares a link to a Wall Street Journal article about gender preferences when it comes to travel. Hidden in the article is this nugget:

On Saturday, the company will change to new brands of bathroom products tested on women for its properties world-wide. Hyatt Regency Hotels in North America, for instance, will carry KenetMD Skin Care products instead of the Portico products they use now. “If I don’t have to bring all of my bath products, I can turn a checked bag into a carry-on bag,” said Sara Kearney, Hyatt’s senior vice president of brands.

Rejoice! Seriously, I’m not a toiletry snob, though the Portico stuff was probably made of the same stuff as Lady Gaga’s perfume line.

Now, I want to like Hack My Trip. Well, I did want to, until I read this:

Personally, I like White Ginger. I think it’s a little strong, and I think the containers could be improved, but overall I am not one of those pushing for change.

Sorry, Scott. I was totally hoping we could be BFFs since we live in the same city, but this’ll be it for us. You… like this stuff?!

If anyone is staying at a Hyatt this weekend and tries the new stuff, please let me know your thoughts!

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  1. Saurav sinja Guest

    From where I can buy the portico spa white ginger shampoo in India.pls suggest.its an amazing wash for me. So pls suggest .

  2. cheryn Guest

    I loved Portico when I was in Miami! I hope I can buy it someplace else! Everyone I know wanted it! Cheryn in Santa Barbara

  3. Donald Miller Guest

    I have read a lot of comments both good and bad about the white ginger. As a missionary in Haiti we received a donation of one box of approximately 100 bars. It was already open so we could not tell for sure what was there. The soap make a great little gift to the children where I am at. I am in the gettos of Cape Haitian and if you have any of the little...

    I have read a lot of comments both good and bad about the white ginger. As a missionary in Haiti we received a donation of one box of approximately 100 bars. It was already open so we could not tell for sure what was there. The soap make a great little gift to the children where I am at. I am in the gettos of Cape Haitian and if you have any of the little bars available that the rich people do not like, we would be more than happy to have them and would ask the Lord to shower down blessing on your house, business and your person. Can't Guarantee anything but the appreciation. Thanks Don

  4. Jeff Guest

    I love the white ginger smell.. Still have a little bottle of the shampoo at home that I've been saving!
    I wish I could buy it!

  5. zannelaw Guest

    I love this stuff and want to buy it!!!

  6. Jennifer califf Guest

    Im upset by this news as I searched for the Lotion online to buy it after my fiance says it smelled amazing. Maybe they can sell it alone so People can still get it. To people who complained about it shame on you its certianly not the worst out there and Im sick of all the other chains smelling the same

  7. Sharon Lawson Guest

    I can understand why men would not like the scent. Not my favorite but I loved the clarifying shampoo. Worked great on my hair and now I have to find another shampoo. Too bad.

  8. Carlos Guest

    I personally like the White Ginger body wash! I will try the new line next time I stay at Hyatt to compare! I hope Hyatt has a sale on the replaced stock! :-)

  9. Adrian R Guest

    I'm sitting at a Hyatt Regency in Florida right now and they have Portico but it's eucalyptus scented (thank god because the white ginger is not my favorite).

  10. lucky OMAAT

    @ Diane -- I'm no snob when it comes to toiletries, though if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be Bulgari.

  11. Diana Guest

    So then the question is. . what's your favorite line of hotel toiletries?

  12. Gobluetwo Guest

    Wow, this is the best news in hotel toiletries since Hilton switched from that horrible Crabtree and Evelyn stuff to Peter Thomas Roth. And totally serious about that. Always did love that Hyatt gave you Aquafresh, though.

  13. Mary Beth Guest

    I'm also not a fan of white ginger and bring my own soap and toiletries. As soon as I arrive at a Hyatt, I move all of it out of the shower and out of my sight! Instead, I travel with the soap from the Park Hyatt Tokyo. I took every bar they put in my room because it was so awesome!!

    @Jason74 - I'm at the Andaz in West Hollywood tonight too before moving...

    I'm also not a fan of white ginger and bring my own soap and toiletries. As soon as I arrive at a Hyatt, I move all of it out of the shower and out of my sight! Instead, I travel with the soap from the Park Hyatt Tokyo. I took every bar they put in my room because it was so awesome!!

    @Jason74 - I'm at the Andaz in West Hollywood tonight too before moving to the Sheraton for FTU. If you want to have a drink and talk travel stories, I'm having dinner in the restaurant around 7:45. Same goes for anyone else at the Andaz tonight! I'll be the person reading a book on Beijing and Shanghai for my trip next week.

  14. Steve Guest

    I have to say I never minded it, and liked the soap shape too... but am not offended to see it replaced, as I was obviously in the minority!

    I particularly dislike the Sheraton "Shine" Mandarin & Mint scent and would LOVE to see that disappear.

  15. Carl Guest

    I hate the Portico White Ginger and anything will be better.

    For the record, I know that SQ has retired their 744's

  16. Tisha Guest

    It really isn't the most pleasant smell especially if you've had a little too much to drink last night... =/

  17. Luis Guest

    I can't believe this is even being discussed. Who cares about soap? You people are truly spoiled and only complain if awarded rooms and tickets are not up to your standards. Nobody is going to care if you smell like white ginger!!!
    Pathetic!

  18. CM Guest

    Thank goodness!

    I was forced to stay in a Hyatt for a conference this summer. I forgot about how unbearable the scent was, so I had to run to CVS to buy lotion!

  19. Douglas Member

    The thing that worries me about this is the article's remark that the new stuff was "tested on women." That makes me think it might be pretty "girly." But the truth is even girly would be an improvement on the status quo.

  20. HunterKLAS Guest

    The portico junk was the thing I liked least about Hyatt. This is good news. BTW Andaz WeHo has the best bath products I've ever gotten at a hotel. wish Hyatt would put those in all their properties

  21. Scottrick Guest

    I'm sure the new stuff is pretty good, too. I'm just trying to pick my battles with the global hotel toiletry cartel. Can't we all get along? ;)

  22. MS Guest

    Ginger White was Herman Cain's mistress.

    The issue I had is that many of the shampoos turn brown if hotels store them too long. Brown Ginger is not pleasing to the eyes.

  23. DWT Guest

    Great news! While I personally think the Portico shampoo and conditioner works pretty well (and much better than the stuff from some other chains), I find the smell so offensive that I've started bringing my own toiletries when staying at Hyatts.

  24. Christeen Guest

    I had the KenetMD at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress earlier this year. It was a big improvement over the White Ginger. I'll even settle for Portico's Quince+Bergamot.

    For me, White Ginger is the most offensive skin care scent I've ever experienced at a hotel. IMO, Hilton beats Hyatt hands down with its Peter Thomas Roth products.

  25. Gene Diamond

    I like the white ginger.

  26. Acker Guest

    My husband will be happy. What man wants to smell like White Ginger?

  27. party_boy Guest

    I never really liked the smell, but the shape of the soap was quite nice. Didn't end up half melted like all the other soaps.

  28. Jason74 New Member

    Hate that stuff. Would be so happy if they changed it. Staying at the Andaz WeHo for a couple nights before FTU and the products are much better. Down with the white ginger!

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Saurav sinja Guest

From where I can buy the portico spa white ginger shampoo in India.pls suggest.its an amazing wash for me. So pls suggest .

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cheryn Guest

I loved Portico when I was in Miami! I hope I can buy it someplace else! Everyone I know wanted it! Cheryn in Santa Barbara

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Donald Miller Guest

I have read a lot of comments both good and bad about the white ginger. As a missionary in Haiti we received a donation of one box of approximately 100 bars. It was already open so we could not tell for sure what was there. The soap make a great little gift to the children where I am at. I am in the gettos of Cape Haitian and if you have any of the little bars available that the rich people do not like, we would be more than happy to have them and would ask the Lord to shower down blessing on your house, business and your person. Can't Guarantee anything but the appreciation. Thanks Don

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