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Springwise: Mexican Hotel Offers ‘Soap Concierge’ To Hand-Cut Locally Made Soap

Springwise: Mexican Hotel Offers ‘Soap Concierge’ To Hand-Cut Locally Made Soap
Innovation

Viceroy Riviera Maya offers guests new twist on luxury in-room amenities

Allie Walker
  • 20 april 2012

It’s not uncommon for high-end hotels to offer an array of luxury soaps and other personal cleansing items, but it seems fair to say that few offer quite the personalization and selection that Mexico’s Viceroy Riviera Maya does. In fact, a “soap concierge” at the newly renovated 41-villa luxury hotel now offers guests a choice of locally made soaps and then hand-cuts bars on the spot from their selections.

Once escorted to the villa they’ll be staying in, guests at the Viceroy Riviera Maya are visited by a staff “soap concierge” carrying large blocks of a variety of artisanal and locally made soaps along with a sharp knife, according to a HotelChatter report. With scents such as lemon, chocolate, rosemary, peach, melon, cinnamon and oatmeal, the soaps are reportedly made by local residents according to ancient Mayan traditions. The soap concierge cuts personal bars large enough for guests’ stay, but more is available for purchase in the hotel’s new gift shop.

There are at least as many ways for hotels to differentiate themselves as there are unique locations, but personal soap service is one we hadn’t seen before. Hoteliers around the globe: Like Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ perfume room service, this is one you need to be thinking about!

(Read original article here.)

Originally published on Springwise, republished with kind permission.

Springwise is an independent new business ideas and innovation firm that seeks out the most promising new business ideas around the world. Learn more about Springwise.

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