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Old Dec 6, 19, 7:16 am
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OsakaWino
 
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Originally Posted by SNA_Flyer View Post
PH Sydney uses LeLabo - I think it's a high quality product - obviously not Japanese, but neither is the Aesop that PH Tokyo supplies. On your other point Andaz Tokyo does something similar with a better product (Argan) in the Large rooms and Suites.
I'm always a bit suspect of hotel luxury toiletry brands that are made in Malaysia and China when the same brands sold in boutique shops and dept stores are made in US, UK, France, Italy, etc.

I'm not saying the the made-in-Malaysia Le Labo at PH Kyoto is low quality, just that it, IMO, it is a significant step down from the Aesop at PH Tokyo, when the materials (and for example the Dyson hairdryer) at PH Kyoto are of higher quality than PH Tokyo.

I also do not care at all if they want to offer a special brand of toiletries in the suites. I just meant to say that with all the design emphasis on "wa", and the claims of being rooted in the local Kyoto community, they might have considered using some nice made-in-Japan toiletries.
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