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The Little Touches

Perfect little touches

Our returning guests will be both delighted and reassured to see shiny, new appliances and the toiletries and well-being choices which make a stay extra special

In recent issues we’ve looked at replacement beds and bedding plus pristine new-look bathrooms. Then it was on to the cleaning regimes and products which sanitise and allow discerning guests to recognise that you are determined to keep them safe. Now it’s time for the finishing touches and we expect many of you are looking around ‘ready to go’ guest rooms with those sharp eyes.

At Decotel, for instance, they recognise just how busy housekeepers are going to be as hospitality starts to recover. The peace of mind offered by quality products along with excellent customer care service is going to be vital. Every Decotel customer is allocated their own personal account manager to assist from placing orders through to delivery. The troubled past 12 months have seen them providing room ‘goodies’ for hospitality venues using the time for refurbishment projects as well as new builds set to open later this year. They are offering five per cent off usual trade prices as a welcome back on your first order from March 2020, make sure you quote code DECO1. Let’s look at some of their latest launches.

Kettle

This kettle comes with a brushed stainless
steel finish which shows fewer finger
marks and is easy to clean and sanitise.

Hair Dryer

Decotel’s top three own manufactured
products are hairdryers, irons and kettles
and the HD1 hairdryer is a particular
favourite. They also supply hair dryer bags
and stylish trays for guest rooms.

Steam iron

The 3rd generation steam iron has a
‘ceramic sole plate’ and large enclosed
lights to tell guests when the iron is
heating up (red light) ready to use (green)
and a flashing green light to alert that the
iron has triggered the auto safety motion
switch on top of normal safety features.

Mini room chiller

The stylish new Lumi minibars utilise
ground-breaking thermo-electric solid-state
cooling tech. With no mechanical compressor
found in old fashioned versions, they are
discreet and silent in operation. Decotel’s
Absorption mini bars also offer advanced
technology.

ADA Cosmetics & The White Company

A collaboration has led to three exclusive The White Company bath and body care ranges, with the newest, Lime & Bay, joining Flowers and Noir. Treat guests with a fragrant fusion of exotic mandarin, pink grapefruit, jasmine buds, lime blossom, and crushed bay leaves, finished with warming notes of patchouli. Lime & Bay is available in 30ml and 50ml bottles and luxury gift sets, as well as eco-friendly dispensers. The White Company pump dispensers can be wall mounted in custom brackets and formulations can be refilled, providing you with a cost-saving and waste-saving solution. The brand’s iconic and minimal design aesthetic is perfectly showcased in the collection, instantly adding a touch of elegance to guest bathrooms. Why not complete your guest experience with matching branded turndown luxuries? Offer sample sized facial moisturiser, lip balm, cooling eye cream and sleep spray, with a neutral fragrance to compliment The White Company sets.

Noble Isle

The fresh, evergreen scent includes natural extracts of Scots Pine and heather sustainably sourced from the forests of Moray in Scotland. Scots Pine, Britain’s only native pine, is renowned for its invigorating, clarifying and uplifting properties, whilst heather flowers are known to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity in skincare. The collection launched with a consumer luxury hand wash, bath and shower gel and pine wood fine fragrance candle with the rest of the collection available later in 2021, together with a travel amenity range. All Noble Isle products are cruelty-free, free from parabens, environmentally friendly and made with a fine fragrance within the British Isles. Bottles and caps are fully recyclable. Noble Isle is a preferred partner for Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Global Amenities

Here they have been focusing on guests’ mental and physical well-being post-Covid, working with partners Yogi-Bare and Scentered. The Yogi Bare yoga mat is made from PU rubber sourced from sustainable forests and chosen for its ‘super grip’ properties but also because it is biodegradable, unlike common PVC yoga mats. The plant-based aromatherapy products from Scentered are blended from the finest ingredients sourced around the world. When applied to pulse points, the balms provide an instant, personal sensory experience, whilst the candles create a shared sensory experience through ambience and mood-setting. Six award-winning blends cover emotional states like Sleep Well, De-Stress, Focus, Happy, Escape and Love. Global Amenities Direct search for solutions to well-known frustrations, for instance, stainless steel drinks bottles, which help to eliminate use of one use plastic water bottles, a take home gifting opportunity for months or even years of ‘free’ marketing.