A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a couple of photos of weirdly branded Crabtree & Evelyn-looking bathroom amenities that they had found at DoubleTree Istanbul Sirkeci hotel.
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Here’s how the bottles looked:
Here’s how the real ones look:
Note from the reader:
Just stayed at a DoubleTree in Istanbul that thought it was a good idea to buy bathroom amenities at the local bazar and to let go the brand standard. The result were fake Crabtree & Evelyn bottles, with odd smell and colour. It makes the hotel look so silly, see the photos.
We were in touch with the Hilton spokesperson in the United States that didn’t further comment whether the hotel had fake products or not.
These “Creative” branded bathroom bottles look like exact copies of the Crabtree & Evelyn with merely name changed.
It would have been interesting to see if, whoever makes these, had changed the text of the ingredients side that lists them as made in Greece for Sysco, a huge hospitality sector company.
Has anyone else come across “Creative” branded bathroom amenity bottles at Hilton or DoubleTree hotels? I certainly haven’t, but I have not stayed in Turkey for few years.
It is not uncommon to see copycat products in many markets with a very familiar-looking product sold under a misspelled or completely alternative names.