Suppliers you should know 2017: Guest Room Amenities

The suppliers you need to be speaking to when it comes to guest room amenities for the hospitality industry

Robert Dupree.
Robert Dupree.
Sonja Allen.
Sonja Allen.

ADA Pacific Direct

Robert Dupree, general manager, Dubai/UAE, ADA Pacific Direct talks about the new product lines from 2017 as well as the company’s latest acquisition

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In 2017, ADA Pacific Direct introduced two body care lines from Elemis. The Elemis hotel collections Revitalise-Me and White Lotus & Lime are available exclusively from ADA Pacific Direct. Apart from the product launches, ADA Pacific Direct has put a strong focus on another range which was added to the market one year ago: the Lalique collection. With the luxury hotel collection, ADA Pacific Direct brings the sophisticated world of Lalique to hotels.

The fragrance — designed especially for this collection — combines exhilarating notes of bergamot with ylang. The base note of warm cedar wood brings depth to this creation. Collectively, these scents create a fresh, clear and contemporary fragrance composition that appeals to both sexes. The Lalique Collection features elegant, clean-lined flacons with the motif of the swallow. The range includes shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner in 30ml and 50ml flacons, boxed soap in 30g and 50g sizes as well as a wide range of accessories.

What is your core business concept and product range?

ADA International, represented by ADA Pacific Direct in the UK and the Middle East region, develops, produces and distributes high quality hotel cosmetics and innovative dispenser systems for international three-star to five-star hotels. The company, with its corporate headquarters in Kehl, Germany, has a presence in over 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. A strong product portfolio with trending lifestyle concepts, exclusive luxury and designer brands as well as sophisticated dispenser systems and more than 600 employees worldwide all contribute to the company’s ranking among the top suppliers in this field.

ADA dates back to 1979 and has played a leading role in defining modern hotel cosmetics ever since. Thanks to nearly four decades of know-how and comprehensive expertise in modern, effective and well tolerated beauty products, the company has established itself as a leading, trendsetting manufacturer of hotel cosmetics of premium international quality.

Is there any other company news you’d like to share?

ADA International has continued its focused, growth-oriented expansion by acquiring the Malaysian company RDI Malaysia, in September 2017. This strategic investment strengthens ADA’s position in the Asia Pacific region and is a significant step in the ongoing development of this growth-oriented region. The acquisition permits ADA to offer true added value for the local clients. Local production and warehousing enables the hotels to profit from first-class quality and short delivery times. RDI Malaysia specialises in the production and bottling of top quality body care products and soaps. The service portfolio also includes the manufacture of product packaging such as bottles and bottle caps. The company’s headquarters are located in Kuala Lumpur, where it employs 110 people; the primary sales markets are Asia and North America.

In the middle of the year, ADA launched its new website: www.ada-international.com. The multi-language website (English, French, German, Spanish) gives insight into the company’s vision, mission and values and shows the variety and broad range of collections of the luxury and lifestyle categories as well as the smart system and personalised solutions. The ADA website combines a modern lifestyle approach with precise information and service for its customers.

Get in touch

Email: pacificd@emirates.net.ae
Web:  www.ada-international.com
Tel: +9714 341 8920

Guest Supply

Guest Supply hospitality specialist Sonja Allen reveals more about the company’s new offerings as well as highlights the importance of sustainability

Have you introduced any new product ranges for this year?

La Perla: over the years, La Perla has followed the evolution of the female body through different fashions and trends, becoming the lingerie and beachwear brand synonymous with Italian luxury. It’s a collection inspired by classic Italian luxury and delicate, feminine detail. A Guest Supply acquisition in 2015: Gilchrist & Soames stands as one of the most renowned and respected bath and body brands in the world. With a name that has been echoed throughout the finest hotels, spas, resorts, and private residences worldwide for over 30 years, it is a passion for luxury and service that sets the brand apart.

What is your core business concept and product range?

We are the world’s largest and fully integrated supplier of hotel guest amenities, textiles and in-room operational supplies to the hotel and travel industry.

Guest Supply is continuing to grow its brand profile worldwide, acquiring Gilchrist & Soames in order to further enhance its premium luxury tier offering within the amenities industry.  As a global company, Guest Supply provides luxury retail brands; including Salvatore Ferragamo, La Perla, Korres, Ungaro, Aromatherapy Associates, Tara Smith, Acca Kappa, Institut Karité, and many more to major hotel groups around the world through its offices in the UK, USA, Canada, China, Dubai and Asia Pacific.

With specialist knowledge of the growth and needs of the mid-range hospitality sector in the Middle East & Africa, Guest Supply will be introducing a strong portfolio of dispensers and individual amenities to meet the challenging budgets from the mid-market segment.

Can you share which hotels in the Middle East region you have recently partnered with?

With global contracts for Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza and many more, Guest Supply is enjoying working with some amazing local hospitality brands & chains to develop brand guidelines and raise guest experience across the MENA region.

Is there any other company news you’d like to share?

Having recently moved to larger offices in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Guest Supply has expanded its MENA operations to cater to the demand for quality controlled products. We are also working alongside official organisations on various educational projects for the hospitality industry. The launch of the Montaji App from the Dubai Municipality will be a key element and a must-have tool for consumers to check products are registered and certified.

Are there any trends you are seeing in guest demand for room amenities and can share?

We are seeing that the demand for sustainable, eco-friendly products is growing ahead of 2020.

Get in touch

Email: sallen@guestsupply.ae
Web: www.guestsupply.com
Tel: +9714 880 8551

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