The 2008 Gellies™
Yep, roll out the red shower curtain, wrap yourselves in your favourite towel and slip on those sexy Manolo Blahnik fluffy slippers it is time for Chicago Addick's
annual Shower Gellies™
. My very important rant on why the world's hotels don't bother putting a little bottle of shower gel in your room, or if they do expect you to make it last a whole week.
Okay, before you shut down your computer, please let me introduce you to The 2008 Gellies™ - Chicago Addick's Annual Shower Gel Oscars."You want more what?" The you can whistle for it award
Winner: Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto RicoFor a hotel group that prides itself on service, they bloody sucked on the shower gel front. Seen more pork at a Jewish wedding.An dishonourable mention to: Fontainebleu, Miami Beach
A cracking hotel, only re-opened a few months but has serious teething problems. If you wanted a bottle of 2000 Cristal, then no problems at all. A bit body wash, nah, no flippin' chance.
The I have seen more shower gel in Guantanamo Bay
No sign of any shower gel at this waterfront hotel, just some ropey old soap and a shower cap.
Very disappointed in my old Chicago haunt. Despite the credit crunch The Fairmont had a brand new lobby, a sexed up bar and a re-designed sushi restaurant, obviously the shower gel budget was cut.Shower Gel heaven award It's probably my age that put me off the hard house music pumping out in the lobby and the over trendiness of the rooms, but I loved the retro shampoo and shower gel and plenty of it too.
A very close 2nd: Stein Eriksen, Deer Valley, Utah
To be honest one could have drowned in Molton Brown here, but it just didn't have the quirkiness of The Standard.