29th January 2012 at 13:43 #456334
Anonymous29th January 2012 at 13:43 #456335
Has anyone else noticed that Hilton have dumped Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source bathroom soaps etc for Peter Thomas Roth? Who?
What a shame, clearly a cost saving measure, but some how devalues the product in not having a well known brand.29th January 2012 at 14:11 #456336
Am postulating here, but could the change be due to the fact that when Crabtree & Evelyn came out of C11 a year ago it was purchased by a Malaysian palm oil company.
Decisions to alter key suppliers are often taken a year plus in advance of agreement renewal. As C&E may have been deemed vulnerable at the time, Hilton may have elected a more secure, up and coming, US supplier.29th January 2012 at 15:43 #456337
I think it was the WSJ that reported Hilton have relegated C&E’s range to the down-market Embassy Suites and Doubletree grade hotels.
Bill in Hants29th January 2012 at 16:54 #456338
PTR looks good actually they have won many awards, never used there stuff myself xx29th January 2012 at 19:29 #456339
PTR are of course well known in the US as a premium brand. Presume Hilton wanted to move a bit more upmarket.
Bill in Hants29th January 2012 at 19:32 #456340
Nigel – yes, I also noticed this.
However, I prefer the PTR ones.
IMHO the best in the UK are those provided by Hotels du Vin. At a recent stay at the Royal Tunbridge Wells establishment (where else, old boy!) I noticed that HdV are now making them available for sale at reception, in case the ones you take home from the room aren’t sufficient.
Simon29th January 2012 at 19:37 #456341
Sounds a shrewd move. After all, if guests scoop up all the freebies because they like ’em, they may even be prepared to buy some !
Bill in Hants29th January 2012 at 20:55 #456342
Cheers Guys, Didn’t know Crabtree & Evelyn had been in Chapter 11, so the change would make sense, although C&E are still trading here in the UK.
Scenic Hotels in New Zealand also sell their smellies as they are an organic range.30th January 2012 at 17:00 #456343
Now at Hilton Dartford, and they have Peter Roth here. Hadn’t really noticed the change but quite like the new shampoos etc.30th January 2012 at 17:10 #456344
You do go to some exotic places LP!
I like C&E but the PTR shower gel is growing on me.30th January 2012 at 17:16 #456345
I know what you mean – it’s got crunchy bits in it!
Cheers, Simon11th February 2012 at 19:21 #456346
Good job they are toiletries by Peter Thomas Roth and not Dave Lee Roth….
His would make you “jump,” and perhaps a little too “hot for teacher,” Or perhaps even bring you out in an “eruption.”
An appropriate place to trial his products would be the Panama Hilton.
PS I think I might just have shown my age with the above post…..11th February 2012 at 19:45 #456347
I am picturing you lot all sat around the pub table at the next BT Forum poster’s drink passing around shampoos, “ooh, try this one… is it pomegranate?”
(I’ll get the drinks in then shall I?”)11th February 2012 at 19:50 #456349
Mine’s a gin and aloe vera (that well known Weatherfield combination), if you’re offering.
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