While I typically bring my own shampoo and other products when traveling, I do occasionally use what the hotel provides if it is something I like. Strangely some of my more popular posts discuss when Hyatt changed to Kenet MD products for many of their US properties. As often as I stay in hotels, I have some favorite hotel bath products. Some I keep, and others I don’t bother with. During a recent stay at a Sheraton hotel, I was able to try their new offering. Sheraton recently has changed from the Shine branded items with Mandarin and Mint scent to Le Grand Bain with Citron and Vetiver. I had to look up Vetiver, which is a grass native to India containing some antiseptic properties.
What Is Le Grand Bain?
My French language skills consist of a 20-or so word vocabulary, so I apologize in advance, but from what I can tell, the name simply means “the big bath”. I tried researching if this is an established line of cosmetics or other product. No luck, but it appears to just be a name to imply something fancy. One thing that came up when I looked this up is a restaurant in Paris called Le Grand Bain. Like many bath amenities in SPG hotels in the US, Le Grand Bain products are Canadian made.
Thanks to my SPG Platinum status I received a Sheraton Club room. Besides access to the club lounge, as is typical, there are some extra toiletry items compared with a base level room. This includes shaving cream, mouthwash and body wash to go along with the more typical shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and soap. I rather like the shaving cream Sheraton has provided in the past (Treatments branded) and it is typically what I use in my travel kit. I haven’t tried it yet, but hopefully this new stuff is as good or better.
Is Le Grand Bain Worth Keeping?
If I took home shampoo from every hotel I visited, I would have to dedicate a room to all of the bottles. Still, I do take products I like from certain hotels. Some favorites include the Bliss products from W hotels. I also like some items from the higher end Hyatt properties including Le Labo and Blause Maudin. Sometimes these do come home with me. Others are so bad, I actively avoid them. White Ginger comes to mind in that regard.
In the case of Le Grand Bain at Sheraton, I brought a set home for research purposes. I find the scent very mild, but pleasant. It is not an overpowering scent, but to me, it is inoffensive. I don’t think I’ll be bringing this stuff home with me from future stays, but I won’t avoid using it.
Do You Like Le Grand Bain?
I find the Le Grand Bain items to be a big improvement compared with Shine. This being my first stay, I’ll certainly try it again and get see if it grows on me.
Unlike KenetMD which Hyatt sold for a time, but no longer offers for sale, Le Grand Bain products are for sale at the Sheraton Store. So if you are a fan, you can order larger bottles for personal use.
Have you tried Le Grand Bain products from Sheraton hotels? What do you think?