Are you guilty of this too?
I came across this article in Daily Finance about a survey of what percentage of customers take toiletries from hotels. Hilton who initiated the survey are very encouraging when it comes to helping their guests with toiletries so theychampion the cause to improve the quality.
Apparently I was not the only one who takes hotel toiletries out of my room as it seems I am a mere part of 75% of guests who already do this. This will definitely help me with my guilty conscious. I will always take a couple just the ones that I have in my room. I will not go into the cart as some people in the survey suggested, I do find this inappropriate. However if they are placed in my room then they are miiiiiine. 🙂
The article states that many people take the toiletries for gifts or personal use as some of them can be quite expensive on the market. I agree with this and that is the reason why I take mine. Even though in most cases I will never use them. I do however like to give them to readers as give-a-ways. Just a small gesture of thanks for being a loyal part of my online-family. My last acquisition were some Salvatore Ferragamo products on a recent trip which I need to give-a-way, funnily enough from Waldorf Astoria in Dubai.
This article however reminds me of a funny story of last year when I took my mum to Dubai and we had an awesome time. Just before check out I opened the suitcase and I discovered it was heavier than it should have been. Digging a little deeper helped me discover a massive stash of Lanvin toiletries which my mum accumulated throughout our stay at the Sofitel. No matter how much I tried to reason with her she still took the whole lot even though she has plenty at home. For some reason she just loves collecting them and there are millions of these small bottles around the house which most of the time end up as cooking supplies for my niece’s kitchen. 🙂
As you can see my family is totally guilty of taking our fair share of toiletries, what about you? 😉
I promise I won’t tell.