IHG Partners with Unilever to Offer Full-Size Bathroom Amenities
IHG Hotels & Resorts announced this week a global collaboration with consumer goods company Unilever to replace bathroom miniatures with full-size amenities in over 4,000 hotels.
In 2019, IHG became the first global hotel company to commit to all of its hotel brands removing bathroom miniatures in favor of larger-size amenities, a key step in its pledge to eliminate single-use items throughout the guest stay by 2030. All of IHG’s markets are now covered by bulk bathroom amenity contracts.
Unilever’s largest brand, Dove, will supply full-size hand wash, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion to IHG Essentials and Suites Collection hotels, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
The roll out of full-size Unilever products across IHG’s mainstream brands, which accounts for around 80% of IHG’s portfolio, follows the recent launch of larger-size bathroom amenities into InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties. The switch to full-size formats is expected to save at least 850 tons of plastic annually in IHG’s Americas region alone.