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The 2018 Shower Gellies™

13 years I’ve been judging the quality of the quantity of hotel shower gels. I will never get that time back, but fortunately for you I’ve also spent the past 13 years telling you all about it. I always coincide my Shower Gellies™ with that perhaps better known award ceremony in Hollywood, but whilst theirs comes to you from the Dolby Theatre, mine come from my armchair. No, not my shower.

So without any further ado, it is my honour to present my 13th annual Chicago Addick Shower Gellies™

The ‘Shower Gel Bubbly Heaven’ Award Winner is: Sagamore Pendry, Baltimore

One of my favourite hotels from last year was the Sagamore Pendry, and to add to it’s beautification each shower had it’s very own squeezy-pump-action shower gel container. Enough for a year’s stay.

Honorable mentions: California Grand Hotel, Anaheim, California; Royalton Park Avenue, New York.

Websites: Sagamore Pendry; California Grand; Royalton Park.

The ‘You charge how much for a room, but don’t even provide a thimble of shower gel’ Award goes to: St Regis, Bal Harbour, Florida

The area of Bal Harbour is known for it’s ridiculously high end stores, where for most of us window shopping is the only option. It seems the St Regis across the road also window shops at the shower gel shop. One little thimble to share, and that was it for a couple of days. Shocker.

Website: St Regis Bal Harbour.

ht-ourhotel-header-55e9fec78d36f_origThe ‘Showering In Fresh Air’ Award goes to: Hotel Triton, San Francisco (photo)

A patched up retro, the website calls it boutique, hotel that was terrible so not surprisingly the old bath tub was bare of any bodily cleansing liquid. Just some rust to keep me company whilst I stood under a dripping shower head. Bloody awful place.

Honorable mentions: Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando

Websites: Hotel Triton; Hilton Bonnet Creek

Previous years winners:  

2006; 2007; 20082009; 2010; 2011; 2012;  2013; 2104; 2015; 2016; 2017

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’ve been leaving a comment on your annual gellies award post for years and this year we have gone upmarket; not quite award-winning but we now have gel dispensers in our rooms to replace the tiny bar of soap we’ve provided for the past few years. hey’re actually a pain in the butt with a couple not working and two broken by guests already.

    February 24, 2019
    • And I’m very happy that at least you read this twaddle Steve. Stick with the dispensers mate, you maybe up for an award next year 🏅

      February 24, 2019

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