Marriott/Westin Hotel Toiletries

Old Aug 3, 19, 4:34 pm
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Marriott/Westin Hotel Toiletries

I noticed Marriott's Thann products are now made in China.

I've recently stayed at a Canadian Westin where the White Tea and Aloe products are still made in Canada. The Sleep Well Lavender Balm, on the other hand, has been switched to the Chinese version as well.

Do you notice the difference in other Marriott properties?
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Old Aug 3, 19, 6:02 pm
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The new ThisWorks (bad name, but I liked the smell more) products at the Marriott in Oakland I stayed last night were not made in China. I think they were MUSA, but I could be mistaken. (I just checked to see if they were Made in China based on a previous FT discussion.)
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Old Aug 3, 19, 6:07 pm
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Travelers turning back Chinese-made perfumes? Marco Polo would be very, very confused.
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Old Aug 3, 19, 10:22 pm
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Could it possibly have to do with tariffs and costs of shipping? Canada has import tariffs on that sort of thing for ~7%.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 5:27 am
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From my last couple of stays

St Regis Singapore Tianjin - Remede - China
Four Points Hakodate - in house brand - China
The Prince Gallery Tokyo - Byredo - Malaysia
The Athenee Hotel Bangkok - Thann - Thailand
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta - Purple Water - Czech
Westin Sydney Singapore Jakarta - White Tea - China
JW Singapore - Aromatherapy something - China
Sheraton Melbourne - in house brand - China

non Marriott hotels
Fairmont Jakarta - le Labo - Canada
Capitol Kempinski Singapore - Salvatore Ferragamo - Italy
Four Season Jakarta - Etro - UK if Im not mistaken
Kempinski Xiamen - L'Occitane - France (odd )
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Old Aug 12, 19, 5:59 pm
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Came across the Westin Osaka online shop - thought it was interesting to see travel size products are made in China, but full size products are made in Canada. It also specifically noted there is a difference between the two products.

I am guessing the hotel amenities will all eventually be switched to Chinese made products.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 12:41 am
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The latest This Works products I've seen (in a California Marriott) say they come from Somerset, New Jersey on the label.

Surprisingly, the Paul Mitchell products that I've seen in US-based Courtyards, Residence Inns, and Towneplace Suites (and I think Springhills and Fairfields) say that they're produced in Cortland, NY.
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