My 7 Favorite Hotel Toiletry Brands

My 7 Favorite Hotel Toiletry Brands

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Luxury hotel brands try to differentiate themselves in all kinds of ways. One (arguably) minor way they do so is by partnering with other luxury brands on their toiletry and skincare lines. While I’m not suggesting that you should pick a hotel brand because of the toiletries that they offer, I think I’m not alone in preferring some brands to others.

In this post I wanted to share my favorite hotel toiletry brands, and then I’m curious to hear what brands OMAAT readers prefer. To be clear, my rankings are based purely on my perception of products and brands, from the packaging, to the scent, to how it feels using them, to memories I associate with them. I’m not claiming any authority with my opinion, so please don’t ask me to defend my preferences!

Still, I’m sure I’m not alone in getting more excited about some toiletry brands than others. Just to give one example, Ritz-Carltons generally use Asprey’s Purple Water line. I don’t know why, but the toiletries do nothing for me. They’re totally fine, and totally unmemorable to me.

With that out of the way, below are some of my favorite hotel toiletry brands.

Le Labo at EDITION & Park Hyatt

Le Labo generally supplies toiletries for EDITION and Park Hyatt hotels, and it’s probably my single favorite toiletry brand. I love how there are different scents, and how they’re often customized for individual hotels (with the branding on the bottles even reflecting that). I enjoy the scents, and also appreciate that they seem to be fairly mild.

Le Labo toiletries at Park Hyatt Doha

Remède at St. Regis

Remède products are available at most St. Regis properties. This is probably the most controversial product line you’ll find at a major hotel, since the scent and feeling of using it isn’t really agreeable or neutral. That being said, personally I love it. To me, using Remède products almost feels like washing your hair with toothpaste, as it tingles quite a bit. I also like how the body wash has beads in it for exfoliation. I totally get why others may not like these products, but personally I do.

Remède toiletries at St. Regis Aspen

BVLGARI at various hotel brands

I love BVLGARI toiletries, including the packaging, scent, and feeling of using them. The catch is that while many hotels have BVLGARI toiletries, there’s not much consistency as to which brands have them. Yes, as you’d expect, BVLGARI hotels have these products, but that’s a small hotel group, with just half a dozen properties. On top of that, you’ll find BVLGARI toiletries at select properties of Four Seasons, Rosewood, and more.

BVLGARI toiletries at BVLGARI Milan

Acqua Di Parma at various hotel brands

Acqua Di Parma is another one of my favorite hotel toiletry brands, in terms of packaging and scent. The catch is that there’s not a major hotel group that consistently stocks these products, though they’re common enough among hotel groups that I feel good about including it on the list. For example, while Remède is the standard St. Regis toiletry line, the St. Regis Venice uses Acqua Di Parma products.

Acqua Di Parma toiletries at St. Regis Venice

Salvatore Ferragamo at Waldorf Astoria

Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries are available at most Waldorf Astoria properties, and it’s generally the Tuscan Soul line being used. I like the scent, though truth be told, this might be the brand I feel most favorably toward because of the associations I have with it.

Back in the day Singapore Airlines would give first class passengers incredible Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kits, which even included a full size bottle of cologne. I remember flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo to Singapore to Colombo and back, partly to pick up six bottles of cologne — that more or less paid for the award ticket, given how expensive the cologne is (and given how cheap award tickets were back in the day). 😉

Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Molton Brown at various hotel brands

Molton Brown makes great products (I particularly like the soap). While no major hotel group consistently has Molton Brown products, I find that they’re pretty common at luxury hotels, including at many Marriott Luxury Collection properties.

Molton Brown toiletries at Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens

MALIN+GOETZ at Le Meridien

Admittedly this is a bit lower end than the other options, but I wanted to also throw in a toiletry brand from a more mid-range hotel brand. For upscale hotels, I’d say that MALIN+GOETZ, available at Le Meridien properties, is probably my favorite line.

MALIN+GOETZ toiletries at Le Meridien Dubai

Bottom line

The above are seven of my favorite hotel toiletry lines. As you can see, some are pretty consistently available at select hotel brands, while others are frequently offered, though not consistently at any brand. I don’t claim that my opinions are right, but the above are the toiletry brands I’m typically most excited to see at hotels.

What are your favorite hotel toiletry brands?

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  1. RealTaylor Member

    My favorite is Le Labo Rose which is found at the Fairmont properties.

    I also liked Bliss when it was at the W and like their new product called Momo.

    My least favorite is Le Grande Bain by Sheraton - the scent makes me nauseous. I liked Sheraton's previous Shine orange scented brand.

  2. Sara Guest

    I LOVE Remède. I also love the Ferragamo products at the Lungarno hotels, the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco and Il Borro. It's good to know they have them at Waldorf Astoria, too!

  3. Yao Guest

    You didn’t mention Hermes toiletries.

  4. Arnaud Guest

    You forgot hermes at some (most??) Sofitel.

  5. Dimitri Guest

    adored remède in st.regis lankawi, but my favourite is Byredo from réges in cesme, turkey (luxury collection, bonvoy). atelier cologne in sofitel istanbul was as well remarkable

  6. Mohammed Guest

    I love Diptyque , but other than Mandrain Oriantel Hong Kong and Qatar Airways I have not seen anyone else using them

  7. Raylan Guest

    Oh and to add on, the Mālie brand stuff that's at the Andaz Wailea is easily the best I've had. Spectacular shampoo and conditioner.

  8. Raylan Guest

    My most recent Fairmont stay had Le Labo and I gotta say, I agree with Ben. They're great!

  9. Marcus Guest

    Balmain toiletries are nice too. Same for Aesop (Since i am living in Australia lol)

  10. Justin Guest

    Just finished staying at Nobis Hotel in Stockholm and Copenhagen (Design Hotels by Marriott) they use the PHENOMENAL Byredo products (even shampoo, which Byredo does not even sell at their own stores) that’s the best one yet for me.

  11. Tortuga Diamond

    No love for Head & Shoulders? What's up with that? Their collab with Noxzema and Gold Bond rocked my world!

  12. HB Guest

    Agreed with just about all of these. Recently got back from Italy and got to have Le Labo (Park Hyatt Milano), Acqua di Parma (Gritti Palace Venice, my new favorite hotel), Remede (at the St Regis Florence, I don’t personally like Remede) and Salvatore Ferragamo (Waldorf Astoria). All of those are differentiated and are just a little nudge that can make you smile about the experience.

    1. jetset Member

      Surprised by Remede at the St Regis Florence.

      Last time I stayed there a few years ago they used Acqua di Parma though I had received an upgrade to a duplex suite so not sure if it was a Suite-specific product...

  13. JK Guest

    Another vote for Aesop, a true skincare product. Whereas Le Labo, a great of brand it is, is a fragrance/scent product. Both are great marketing companies though.

  14. JB Guest

    My pet peeve with these small bottles of potions is the ridiculously teeny tiny print used to label shampoo, conditioner and body wash. I usually don’t (okay, never) wear my reading glasses in the shower, and I swear it’s nearly impossible to see which is which, especially of the bottles are tinted, which obscures the contents.

  15. N515CR New Member

    We stayed at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay earlier this year, and they had Diptyque products in-room, which were lovely. Aside from the metallic tubes, the scent/quality of the actual products were great.

  16. Stuart M Guest

    Remede is no longer used by St Regis. I had some that I got from the NYC location and used the body wash recently and enjoyed the scent. I went online to see if I could buy it and not only can you no longer buy the product online, but St. Regis has phased it out.

  17. James Guest

    A hotel I stay at regularly has Dyptique products, which I love and I do like Chemin by Byredo at Luxury Collection hotels. A small hotel in Tuscany also had divine Trussardi products.

  18. Antonio Guest

    Asprey from Ritz Carlton: my favorite

  19. Jesper Guest

    Byredo, the custom scent made for Luxury collection.

    Hermes in various versions, but mainly Eau d'Orange Vert.

    Bucheron.

  20. AT New Member

    Don't forget the slightly weird chocolate-scented shampoo and shower gel at the Sacher in Vienna..!

  21. vlcnc Guest

    Molten Brown isn't really a premium despite the price tag. Very poor cosmetic brand that is harsh on the skin and really not that special.

  22. Thom Casa Guest

    L’Occitaine at various hotels

  23. Points Adventure Guest

    Blaise Mautin at PH Vendome and Vienna.

  24. Stuart Guest

    No doubt that Le Labo wins on all levels, regardless of the scent. Though Santal 33 is still the best and the one I also purchase at their boutiques.

    A few you did not mention that I also like, Aesop (though their strength is skin care which I use), Hermes, Aromatherapy, and Jo Malone.

    The worst award goes to Ritz Carlton for that junk they offer in the brown containers (forgot the name...

    No doubt that Le Labo wins on all levels, regardless of the scent. Though Santal 33 is still the best and the one I also purchase at their boutiques.

    A few you did not mention that I also like, Aesop (though their strength is skin care which I use), Hermes, Aromatherapy, and Jo Malone.

    The worst award goes to Ritz Carlton for that junk they offer in the brown containers (forgot the name as I despise it). And, thankfully, Four Seasons is moving away from L'Occitane more and more as I was never a fan.

    1. LT Guest

      Yep! Totally agree on Le Labo. I have oily skin and rarely use lotion. I found out that Le Labo lotion is easily absorbed into the skin and doesn't make me feel sticky and oily. And its shampoo and conditioner's qualities are really good. Hermes Eau d'orange verte soap is the best soap I have used so far. But its shampoo and body wash are not that good compared to those from other high end brands.

  25. Mister D Guest

    BYREDO Bal d'Afrique - I really enjoy that IHG started using my favorite one

    1. LT Guest

      I was so disappointed when the Luxury Collection changed its toiletry from Byredo to Acqua di Parma. Acqua di Parma is fine but cannot beat Byredo IMHO. I would like to know which IHG is using Byredo Bal d'Afrique. Intercontinental is using Agraria.

  26. Phillip Gold

    I’ll add my vote for Byredo which is widely adopted by the Luxury Collection in Europe and is now going to be the new brand for Intercontinentals replacing Agraria. I particularly love Byredo’s Bal d’Afrique!

  27. 0504Traveller Guest

    i agree bulgari is nice — also available in emirates amenity kits

    pharmacologie is also nice at some marriott hotels

  28. iamhere Guest

    It is impressive that most of the hotels within each brand around the world maintain the same toiletry brand, but I would certainly not choose to stay somewhere based on their toiletry brand. This is one of the lowest of important areas when considering where to stay and certainly does not affect my points and miles strategy. Seems more like a content filler.

    1. Stuart Guest

      Four Seasons do vary quite a bit. Many properties offer location specific products or something unique to their offerings. While the U.S. locations can often be similar (thankfully moving away from L'Occitane now) everywhere else I find pretty varied. Same for Mandarin.

  29. Emily Guest

    I am a fan for organic and ayurvedic items so I love the Khadi Naturals at the Taj, Oberoi and the upscale Marriott (only in the subcontinent) properties. They smell so good and feel so gentle on the skin.

    1. Emily Guest

      FYI Remede cannot be found at the St. Regis in Bombay. The scent and feel did not agree with a lot of customers early on so they moved to Khadi Naturals.

  30. Ryan Guest

    Terres d’Afrique is a nice brand you can find at upscale spots in Africa. Also love getting full size Acqua di Parma at Chedi Muscat!

  31. John Guest

    I like Aesop the most. It can be found in some Park Hyatts and ultra-luxury hotels.

  32. John Guest

    Wait what? Last time when I was in Gritti Palace Venice, the Acqua di Parma bottles were transparent and the liquid inside was yellowish. I guess there are two types of Acqua di Parma amenities.

    1. LT Guest

      Acqua di Parma is known for its Colonial line. There are many other lines later, which are cheaper and lesser recognized IMHO. The problem of Acqua di Parma is its fragrances are not so potent even though they are suitable for hot weathers.

  33. Rickydee Guest

    I was pleasantly surprised to get Etro products at IHG’s Indigo Hotel in Rome

  34. Super Gold

    +1 for all those saying Aesop. Prefer that over Le Labo.

    Also +1 for feeling meh about Ritz-Carlton's Asprey. It's literally just soap, no more, no less. Definitely not in the same league as the others on this list.

  35. JohnHam Member

    Can we get the same blog post for low to midrange chains?

    1. MG Guest

      Nothing beats the *blue surprise* in the Rodeway Inn shampoo bottles. It compliments the luxury accomodations perfectly.

    2. Tomtom23 Guest

      MG- Hate to break this to you but its going to be 99% identical to your "luxury" brands just with a different chemical scent added. Biggest con ever, but a very successful one.

  36. Dr. Stan Guest

    I have no idea of whether it is famous or branded or expensive or in the very best hotels....but I LOVE the long-lasting fresh scent of the shampoo, body wash and bar soap of NH Hotels, which I have found to be in use pretty much worldwide.

  37. Lukas Guest

    Le Labo Bergamote 22 at Park Hyatt Vienna.

  38. Don Kedick Guest

    Wish hotels had the option of fragrance free toiletries, much like the option for feather free pillows, airline vegan/kosher meals.

    The same scent that is delightful to one person could be noxious to another. One's body chemistry, diet, and the tap water's hardness all contribute to how much a fragrance "lingers" on your body.

    For most of us who stay in hotels on special occasions, and not as a matter of routine, then the scent...

    Wish hotels had the option of fragrance free toiletries, much like the option for feather free pillows, airline vegan/kosher meals.

    The same scent that is delightful to one person could be noxious to another. One's body chemistry, diet, and the tap water's hardness all contribute to how much a fragrance "lingers" on your body.

    For most of us who stay in hotels on special occasions, and not as a matter of routine, then the scent in a hotel toiletry is a nice break from our day to day, but once introduced into our homes, loses its significance.

  39. jetset Member

    Surprised Byredo didn’t make the list as they have it at the Four Seasons Los Cabos which you’ve reviewed.

    Byredo’s Gypsy Water is one of my favorite toiletry scents I’ve encountered at a high end hotel. I typically no longer take toiletries but did in that case and it turned us onto the broader brand for perfumes and candles.

  40. Mangoceviche Guest

    I’ve gotten Le Labo at Fairmont Hotels and Aesop at Park Hyatts, and love both.

  41. Bird Guest

    Bamford products are divine & now in Cathay Pacific lounges

  42. jjmpdx Guest

    I’m a fan of Shanghai Tang at (some) Conrad Hotels.

  43. TravelinWilly Diamond

    You omitted Hermès Eau d'orange verte!

    1. jjjmpdx Guest

      Who has that?! I’m ready to book the trip to wherever.

    2. HereHare Guest

      Sofitel St. James in London had this line for guests (at least pre-C19).

    3. xzy Guest

      Wanda Reign in Chengdu has, but good look with the quarantine hotel and booking of flights...

    4. LT Guest

      Yep! I want to know also. Hermès Eau d'orange verte soap is the best soap I have used so far.

    5. Stuart Guest

      It has randomly been at Sofitel hotels over the years in different locations. I have also had it at a few independent luxury properties in Europe.

    6. Mark Guest

      It used to be at every Sofitel but then the policy changed so it was only at suites in some of them. Others, like the aforementioned St James and the Sofitel Legend in Amsterdam still carry it in every room.

  44. April Guest

    My favorite has been Gilchrist & Soames.

  45. GoAmtrak Gold

    Five Wits which comes in 5 oz bottles in the top suites at the Cosmo LV, hands down my favorite product line anywhere.

    Westin Heavenly Spa white tea products are excellent too.

    I miss Peter Thomas Roth at Hilton.

  46. Jeff Guest

    Aesop all day. Loved it so much that it's what I use at home.

  47. Melissa Guest

    Malie toiletries at The Royal Hawaiian!

  48. Flyingfromny Guest

    The worst is Balmain, the brand should be ashamed of attaching their name to such horrible formulations.

    1. skimegheath Gold

      Totally agree. The packaging is cheap and the product horrible.

  49. aarowa Guest

    Jo Malone's Lime, Basil + Mandarin @ Mandarin Oriental is mine!

    Unfortunately, there's a difference between toiletries that are branded/scented by a name brand and those that actually are made by that brand.

    For example: Le Labo toiletries @ PH/Fairmont are supplied by a 3rd party amenities company, who take the scents, then supplies what I think is a "watered-down" version of it. Try using the Santal lotion from your hotel and compare...

    Jo Malone's Lime, Basil + Mandarin @ Mandarin Oriental is mine!

    Unfortunately, there's a difference between toiletries that are branded/scented by a name brand and those that actually are made by that brand.

    For example: Le Labo toiletries @ PH/Fairmont are supplied by a 3rd party amenities company, who take the scents, then supplies what I think is a "watered-down" version of it. Try using the Santal lotion from your hotel and compare it to the lotion sold at retail - it's on a totally different level.

    In certain cases, hotels just use the "mainline" product (like MO), and that's great. I always prefer these over the "watered-down" versions, even if I like LL's Santal over Molton Brown.

    This is from my own experience - please feel free to correct if I'm misinformed.

  50. Regis Guest

    L'Occitane en Provence. The best, by far.

  51. Motion to Dismiss Member

    One variable is many hotels have different brands in their suites compared to rooms. Four Seasons does this—I know a few of their hotels have Acqua di Parma in suites but BVLGARI in rooms.

  52. JStraveller Guest

    I would say Rituals too!

  53. DG Guest

    Byredo, which they had at the Conrad in Las Vegas.

  54. Mike O. Guest

    What about Bliss and Aesop?

    1. Euan Guest

      I like Bliss too but I’ve outgrown W Hotels..

  55. BkAloha Guest

    I love Buly which I had at Le Crillon. It's rare for me to actually go and buy products based on the hotel offering, but Buly has great products.

    1. LT Guest

      Did you mean Buly 1803? If it is the case, I have never thought of that. Buly 1803 is like a niche, quirky, a little snobby (in a very French and Russian ways, LOL), and very independent French brand. Many of its perfumes are offered without alcohol but with either oil or water. And it has some really good home fragrances in the form of alabaster and candles.

    2. BKAloha Guest

      Yes Buly 1803! I just purchased the hand and foot creme and it does wonder on my ashy elbows. And I love the dry huile.

  56. IADDan Guest

    Le Labo is also available at Fairmont hotels

    1. Jjmpdx Guest

      I had it in a suite at the IC in LA.

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Flyingfromny Guest

The worst is Balmain, the brand should be ashamed of attaching their name to such horrible formulations.

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Justin Guest

Just finished staying at Nobis Hotel in Stockholm and Copenhagen (Design Hotels by Marriott) they use the PHENOMENAL Byredo products (even shampoo, which Byredo does not even sell at their own stores) that’s the best one yet for me.

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Le Labo Bergamote 22 at Park Hyatt Vienna.

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