Credit goes to my dad for forwarding me an article by Scott McCartney on a barely related subject.
Lots of people hate the Portico bath amenities that Hyatt uses at most of its properties, particularly the White Ginger fragrance (a few hotels use different frangrances). Personally, I like White Ginger. I think it’s a little strong, and I think the containers could be improved, but overall I am not one of those pushing for change.
Not that anyone listens to me.
The replacement of White Ginger has been a long time coming. It was shared on Gary’s blog that the likely replacement was KenetMD over a year ago. But when things change as slowly as this, saying that the bath amenities will change …eventually… is not that surprising. Just as we know that airplane seats will get changed …eventually… or that the in-flight menu will change …eventually…
Scott’s Middle Seat article in The Wall Street Journal is talking this week about behavior differences between male and female travelers. I agree with pretty much everything he says, although I won’t go so far as to say it always causes problems. If anything, it’s an “opposites attract” situation for couples since if I want the aisle and Megan gets the window, we’re both happy.
Then he let it slip that the new KenetMD amenities have been undergoing testing with female customers at Hyatt for a year now, and they are finally going to be released on Saturday. I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be public yet. I certainly haven’t heard anything about it on the forums. So if you’re off to a Hyatt Regency this Saturday (and perhaps some other brands, too) be sure to report back on what you find!