Toiletry Wars: Hotels' Finest Luxury Brands

Every detail matters for a hotel trying to stand out in the luxury market -- including the brand of its toiletries. Luxurious shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and more can make your morning shower much more than routine. Oyster.com's Hilary Walke tells us how these toiletry brands stack up!

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    Aveda Hotel: Hotel Chandler Average Price: $317/avg. per night Location: Gramercy and Murray Hill, Manhattan Where you can bathe in it: Hotel Chandler, Burnham a Kimpton Hotel Its ingredients for success: Aveda provides hotels with plant-based bath products in eco-friendly packaging. Bottles are made with post-consumer recycled plastic, and many of the products are produced with wind energy. Click here for more.
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    Neil George Hotel: Maison 140 Beverly Hills Average Price: $185/avg. per night Location: Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles Where you can bathe in it: Viceroy Santa Monica, Maison 140 Its ingredients for success: Neil George -- opened in 2005 by British stylists Amanda George and Neil Weisberg -- is a posh L.A. salon that services the likes of Mary-Kate Olsen, Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz. Though the salon does not technically produce hotel toiletries, guests at the Viceroy Santa Monica and Maison 140 can find full-size bottles of the lush bath products in their rooms.
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    Bvlgari Hotel: The Franklin NYC Average Price: $289/avg. per night Location: Upper East Side, Manhattan Where you can bathe in it: The Ritz-Carlton Washington, The Franklin NYC, Ritz-Carlton South Beach Its ingredients for success: Founded in 1884, this Italian company first became famous for its high-end jewelry and watches. Now, it also produces a line of skincare products that use extracts from precious stones.
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    Remede HotelThe St. Regis San Francisco Average Price: $581/avg. per night Location: SoMa, San Francisco Where you can bathe in itThe St. Regis New York, The St. Regis San Francisco, The St. Regis Washington D.C., The Fairfax at Embassy Row Its ingredients for success: Remede is known for its anti-aging therapies and products that work to restore skin balance. Guests at St. Regis hotels can indulge in bath products like Remede's luxe "energizing cleansing body tonic."
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    Malin+Goetz Hotel:  Betsy Hotel Average Price: $328/avg. per night Location: South Beach, Miami Where you can bathe in it: Betsy Hotel, Tribeca Grand Hotel Its ingredients for success: Launched in 2004, Malin+Gotez is a high-end apothecary based in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Malin+Goetz products are made to restore pH balance in hair and skin.
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    Bliss Hotel: W San Francisco Average Price: $345/avg. per night Location: SoMa, San Francisco Where you can bathe in it: W Hotels Its ingredients for success: Bliss launched its first spa in 1996 in New York City. Since then, it has formed a partnership with W Hotels, so "grooming groupies" (as Bliss calls them) can enjoy treatments at select W hotels across the nation.
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    Gilchrist & Soames Hotel Hotel Solamar San Diego Average Price: $201/avg. per night LocationGaslamp Quarter, San Diego Where you can bathe in it:Hotel Solamar San Diego, Kitano New York Hotel Its ingredients for success: Founded in London, Gilchrist & Soames has been producing luxe toiletries for high-end hotels since 1975. The company only services 4- and 5-pearl hotels -- "it's our niche," their website says.
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    L'Occitane Hotel: Sofitel Los Angeles Average Price: $263/avg. per night Location: West Hollywood, Los Angeles Where you can bathe in it: The Alex Hotel, Sofitel Los Angeles, Four Seasons Maui Its ingredients for success: In 1976, 23-year-old Olivier Baussan purchased a steam distiller and created a batch of rosemary essential oil. Since then, Baussan has created a cosmetic empire based on natural products and phytotherapy -- or healing through the medicinal properties of plants. L'Occitane is a favorite toiletry brand among many luxury hotels, including the Sofitel and Four Seasons chains.
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    Molton Brown Hotel: Bryant Park Hotel Average Price: $418/avg. per night Location: Midtown West, Manhattan Where you can bathe in it: Bryant Park Hotel, The Carlton Hotel, The Pierre, Campton Place Taj Hotel, Tortuga Bay Its ingredients for success: After the company's flagship salon opened in London's Mayfair in 1973, Molton Brown quickly became a cosmetic empire. In 1978, it began to retail its own line of plant-based bath products -- the first line was created in a makeshift lab located in the kitchen above the salon. Today, Molton Brown carries such products as coco de mer body lotion and lili-pili shampoo and conditioner.
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    CO Bigelow Hotel: The Bowery Hotel Average Price: $518/avg. per night Location: East Village, Manhattan Where you can bathe in itThe Bowery Hotel, The Maritime Hotel Its ingredients for success: CO Bigelow -- which proudly claims to be the oldest apothecary in America -- was founded in the West Village in 1838. Today, the flagship pharmacy still stands, and the company has opened remote outposts in Illinois and Ohio. CO Bigelow products can also be found in Bath and Body Works stores.
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    Kiehl's Hotel: 60 Thompson Average Price: $440/avg. per night Location: SoHo, Manhattan Where you can bathe in it: The Carlyle, Sunset Tower -- Argyle, Gild Hall, 60 Thompson, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Its ingredients for success: Founded in the East Village 159 years ago, this apothecary once sold products like Attraction Powder and Money Drawing Oil. Today, Kiehl's is a premium brand that provides hotels with bath products made from natural ingredients.
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    Etro HotelAcqualina Resort & Spa Average Price: $1,283/avg. per night LocationSunny Isles, Miami Where you can bathe in itEventi, Sivory Punta Cana, Acqualina Resort & Spa, Affina Manhattan Its ingredients for success: Famed for its paisley print, Etro began as a luxurious, ready-to-wear Italian clothing line in 1968. Since then, the company has expanded to produce home goods, purses, and toiletries.
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