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Serendipity Hand Sanitiser / 4 September 2020

Serendipity Skincare launches Australian-made hand sanitiser

Boutique skincare brand, Serendipity Skincare, has expanded its range of Australian-made luxuries for skin, hair and home with a new hand sanitiser.

Produced in Melbourne, this clear sanitising gel offers a formulation with 70% alcohol derived from natural sources and a pleasing, Aussie-inspired lemon myrtle scent.

Available to the hospitality industry exclusively through Interior Images, the clear gel comes in 50ml bottles with white flip caps. Packaged in cases of just 100 pieces, the Serendipity Hand Sanitiser is an excellent way for hotels to offer an effective, high-quality, locally-made product without having to make a large financial investment or endure the long lead times associated with sanitisers produced overseas.

As we look toward the easing of travel restrictions and an uptick in bookings, make sure your property is fully stock with this item that is now deemed essential!

Request pricing and samples here.

Serendipity Australian Made Hand Sanitiser

100% Biodegradable Slippers / 26 June 2020

Take a step toward sustainability 

Traditional hotel slippers have rubber soles… rubber soles that are sent directly to landfill after the guest has worn them once or twice.

In an effort to assist hotels in lessening the size of their environmental footprint, we’re now offering the world’s first 100% plant-based, fully biodegradable, compostable and organic slippers.

Designed in France and produced in Portugal, these innovative new slippers are made from 100% plant-based material, mostly sustainable bamboo. Unlike other plants grown for commercial use, bamboo does not require any fertiliser, pesticides or herbicides, and it absorbs huge amounts of carbon dioxide that it then converts into oxygen.

Wonderfully light and comfortable, the slippers feature 100% bio-sourced foam, a non-slip printed sole and are completely free of plastic and rubber. Offered in natural white with a plain trim, each pair of slippers is packaged in a fully biodegradable and customisable craft paper bag. After use, the slipper and craft paper bag become waste and are sent to landfill. Once underground, they soften naturally, and in just 90 days become compost.

We currently stock closed and open toe slippers. Please contact us today to request pricing and samples.

biodegradable, organic, compostable hotel slippers

Customisable, Australian-Made Hand Sanitiser / 17 June 2020

Show your guests their safety is your priority

The speed and extent of the tourism industry’s recovery after COVID-19 will greatly depend on how safe travelers feel staying in overnight accommodation.  To ease fears and help entice guests to venture out of isolation, accommodation providers will have to demonstrate that guest safety is their number one priority.

Offering customisable, locally-made hand sanitiser for use in-room and throughout your property is a simple and affordable way to express your commitment to a clean and safe environment.

Interior Images has partnered with a Victoria-based skincare lab to create a gentle yet effective sanitising formulation with more than 70% alcohol and a refreshing lemon myrtle scent.  Available in 50ml bottles with white flip caps, our clear gel sanitiser offers the opportunity for hotels to customise the product label with their logo, font, colours and desired messaging, at no extra cost. And since your guests will likely take any unused product with them at departure, the branded hand sanitiser will serve as a reminder of their excellent stay.

With minimum order quantities as low as 5,000 pieces and production lead times of only three weeks, now is the time to enquire about pricing and get ready to welcome your guests back safely!

Wholesale hand sanitiser made in australia

Grown Alchemist Hand Sanitiser / 17 April 2020

Keeping safe, keeping hydrated.

The Coronavirus crisis has turned the once lowly hand sanitiser into liquid gold… and one local brand is now crafting a 24 carat version perfect for use in businesses, public spaces and the home.

When panic-buying in early March left store shelves empty, Australian skincare brand, Grown Alchemist, responded by releasing a high quality, locally-made hand sanitiser packed with the essential oils that are essential to keep hands clean and conditioned. The only problem was it promptly sold out.

Now the Melbourne-based label has restocked their Hydra-Gel Hand Sanitiser with Tri-Hyaluronan Complex and Corallina Extract, featuring a non-drying, antiseptic formula with 70 per cent ethyl alcohol and hydrating natural oils such as rosemary and coconut. Packaged in a new, ultra-modern, all-white 500ml pump bottle, this is one hand sanitiser that stands out by blending in.

As we start to turn our attention to reopening our businesses and returning to a more interconnected way of life, protecting our health will be of the upmost importance. Effective and readily-available hand sanitiser will undoubtedly play a crucial role in our ability to safely and confidently make that transition.

Please contact us for further information and wholesale pricing.

Grown Alchemist hand sanitizer

Coronavirus Update / 24 March 2020

We’re here for you.

For 22 years, Interior Images has supported our hospitality partners, big and small, by providing necessities that ensure the hygiene and comfort of your guests… and we have no intention of stopping now.

Despite the challenging circumstances we are all experiencing, we are still fully capable of fulfilling orders in a timely manner. We still have plenty of stock in our warehouse, much of it Australian-made and supporting our local economy, and our domestic freight carriers continue to deliver to every state in the nation.

Whether you need hand wash, bar soap, dental kits, robes or even comfort packs for quarantined guests, we are ready to help.  We’re also working closely with our suppliers to secure more hand sanitiser, which we hope will be available again in early April.

As we navigate these uncertain times together, please remember, we’re here for you.

Melbourne hand sanitiser

Hotels and Hand Sanitiser / 11 March 2020

What you need to know NOW

Hand Sanitisers that don’t contain The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommended minimum of 60% alcohol are popping up on Reception and Concierge desks across Australia.  While this is now a necessary offering from hotels, many of these products will prohibit the growth of germs but will not kill the Coronavirus.

Also, hand sanitisers promoting “alcohol-free” formulations are popular, but less effective. These products substitute alcohol with benzalkonium chloride as the active ingredient, because consumers often perceive alcohol as being too harsh for the skin.  Such non-alcohol antiseptic products may not work for many types of germs, the CDC says, and hotels and their guests are using them without knowing the difference.

To help hotels better protect their clients and staff, local skin care companies, such as Grown Alchemist and Two Good Co., are producing Australian-made hand sanitisers that meet the CDC’s recommendations.

Grown Alchemist’s new Hydra-Gel Hand Sanitiser is a non-drying, antiseptic gel formulated with 70% Ethyl Alcohol extracted from cane sugars.  The formulation boasts a unique Tri-Hyaluronan Complex and antioxidants, to instantly sanitise whilst hydrating and protecting the hands from being stripped of moisture, safeguarding against premature aging.

Two Good Co. has also just launched their fragrance-free “Instant Hand Sanitiser” which they claim “contains 70% alcohol, kills 99.9% of germs and does 100% good”, through their social mission to support vulnerable women throughout Australia.  Vegan-friendly, the gel also contains glycerine to keep hands soft.

Val Harding, founder of Interior Images, says not only are these local brands filling an urgent need, they are doing so in style.  “Our clients consider every visual and design element of their lobbies and public spaces, so placing a hand sanitiser from the local chemist on the front desk can be quite jarring. Grown Alchemist and Two Good Co. have elevated this type of product through their skin care expertise and modern design aesthetic.”

“Grown Alchemist is such a loved and trusted brand, people will want to try their hand sanitiser. And Two Good has such an amazing story surrounding their charity and social mission, that the bottle on the counter goes from a necessary evil to a value-added touch point,” added Harding.

Hand Sanitizer that does good from Two Good

The Coronavirus and Guaranteeing your Amenities Supply / 25 February 2020

A local solution to a global problem

The Coronavirus outbreak has brought the world’s second largest economy to a standstill and the ripple effects are being felt far beyond China’s borders.  The lack of Chinese tourists entering Australia and New Zealand will be just the first blow to the hotel industry. The second will be the lack of guest amenities as global manufacturing and international supply chains break down.

It may not necessarily be common knowledge, but most amenities that are branded with phrases such as ‘locally-owned’, ‘locally-designed’ or ‘locally-ïnspired’ are still made in China. With China’s manufacturing sector in disarray and office workers from Wuhan to Shanghai and Hong Kong being ordered to stay home, the flow of premium bathroom amenities is beginning to dry up.

Interior Images is helping its clients circumvent this problem by drawing on its portfolio of Australian-made shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, soaps and more. Retail brands such as Grown Alchemist, Subtle Energies, Two Good, Serendipity and ASPAR, among others, offer their locally-made products to hotels via Interior Images, avoiding the uncertainty in Asia and hassles such as long lead times and the possibility of quarantine.

Interior Images Founder, Val Harding, says the situation in China has only hastened the trend of providing travellers with a product produced in the region, highlighting local flavours, design and expertise.

“Locally-made toiletries are a fast and affordable way to add authenticity to a guest’s experience at your property – and never has there been a more crucial moment to support local businesses.”

“If a hotel is considering making the change to dispensers for environmental reasons, the current economic scenario also creates the perfect opportunity to change to a local product.

“You can obtain high-quality formulations, a carbon-neutral product, a recognisable brand – and move away from single-use plastic, whilst realising a significant cost saving over your current 30ml or 50ml products from China,” Harding added.

Aspar 500ml dispensers

Halcyon House / 18 February 2020

Frette’s Hotel of the Month

If you haven’t experienced , then you haven’t experienced one of Australia’s most spectacular hotels. Mauro De Riso shares the property’s secrets in this month’s Featured Hotel article by Frette.

“Australia’s most unique beachside property, Halcyon House consists of 19 rooms and two luxury two-bedroom suites, a beachfront pool, terrace area, and Paper Daisy, a destination restaurant headed by one of Australia’s most exciting chefs, Jason Barratt. Acclaimed design, professional yet personal service, and industry-leading food and drink combine to offer the ideal setting for luxurious beachside holidays.”

 

Cabarita Beach Halcyon House