Some Hotels Are Getting Rid of Tiny Shampoo Bottles

If you use hotel-provided shampoo and conditioner, or simply like to hoard those tiny bottles, well here is some news for you. 

The Wall Street Journal reported that hundreds of hotels are getting rid of the tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Instead, the hotels will put in bulk dispensers on bathroom walls for customers to use. 

According to the report, the hotel companies Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group will roll out the changes at hotels around the country. Marriott is starting with the switch in 450 of its hotels across five brands. It plans to expand to 1,500 hotels in North America by January. IHG already has the change in place at its Kimpton brand hotels. 

The companies say the bulk dispensers are better for the environment. Billions of half-full bottles get thrown away every year. I mean...shout-out to these hotels for making this environmentally-conscious move! 


The study continued to stated that several chains have studied how hotel customers use the shampoo, and found many travelers find the wall-mounted pumps easier to use. Many hotels told the Journal that families often complain about not having more bottles in the room to allow everyone to properly wash themselves. The new pumps would eliminate that, and everyone's stay will be better accommodated! 

I personally like the tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner, but I completely understand the change and the move. 

A spokesman for Marriott told the Journal that while change is cost effective, the savings will not be enormous. Each hotel will save about $2,000 a year. They believe the wall-mounted bottles will work better. I'm curious to see what other hotels will follow this move! 

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