Bath time: a high-end hotel toiletries guide

 

Who lets you take home a rubber ducky? Who's got Aveda? When you're paying a chi-chi dollar, the proof is in the products.

Acqualina bathroom 1
Acqualina bathroom.
 

By Maria Tettamanti

Staying at a chichi von fancy hotel has its perks: sleeping on 1,500-thread count sheets, temporary ownership of a stocked mini bar and room service at your fingertips. But the best bonus of them all? Scoring some sweet beauty booty for when you go home. Behold our high-end hotel toiletry guide for the 305.

The Hotel: The Angler's Boutique Resort
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: Aveda lotion, body cleanser, conditioner, shampoo, facial and body soap. Other Freebies: Shower cap, cotton swabs and Q-tips are also aplenty in this island-living haven.
The Deets: The Angler's; 660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-9600; www.theanglersresort.com.

The Hotel: Acqualina
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: ETRO shampoo, conditioner, body foam, bath salts, body lotion and soaps.
Other Freebies: An Aqualina-branded rubber ducky complete with a mask and snorkel for bath time fun. In addition, rooms are stocked with shower cap, nail kit, sewing kit and loofah mitts. Biscotti and fruit are included in the welcome amenity and are hand-delivered to the guest room during the in-room check in process (no waiting at front desk). Fabulous!
The Deets: Acqualina, 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-918-8000.

The Hotel: The Biltmore
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, soap, body lotion and vanity pack.
Other Freebies: Shoe shine lotion and upon request, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shaving cream and sewing kit are available.
The Deets: The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables; 305-445-1926.

The Hotel: Hotel De Soleil
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: Pascal Morabito, Paris shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
Other freebies: Ask away and Hotel De Soleil provides dental, shaving, mending and vanity kits. Daily shoe cleaning service is also a perk. Choo, er, who knew?
The Deets: Hotel De Soleil, 1458 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 888-307-8620.

The Hotel: Regent Bal Harbour
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: The Regent Bal Harbour's own brand with a mix of grapefruit and rosemary sense, Marietta Corporation. All bathrooms boast bath crystal salt from Forest Essential, mouthwash and fragrance diffuser.
Other Freebies: A teddy bear with the turndown service on the first night of hotel stays - talk about comforting! Tack on water at turndown and a welcome amenity (fruit bowl or chocolates) and you're chillin' as you take in the breathtaking panoramas.
The Deets: The Regent Bal Harbour, 10295 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour; 305-455-5400.

The Hotel: The Setai
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: Laura Tonatto shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
Other Freebies: The Setai supplies soaps, shower caps, sanitary bags, sewing kits and other toiletries upon request. Ah, bask in the serenity!
The Deets: The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-520-6000.

The Hotel: The Tides
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: Radiant Lili-pili hair wash, conditioner, energizing sea moss bath and shower gel and ultra smooth Coco de Mer body lotion.
Other Freebies: The Tides are high with shower caps, vanity kits, mending kits, dental sets, shaving sets and hand soaps.
The Deets: The Tides Hotel; 1220 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-604-5070.

The Hotel: Trump International Beach Resort
The Complimentary Cosmetics Line: Ecru of New York hair care products, body wash and soaps.
Other freebies: The Trump says, "You're hired!" when it comes to complimentary slippers, sewing kits, shoe horns and sponges.
The Deets: Trump International Beach Resort, 18001 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-692-5650.

Published: 9/08

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