From where is your in-room bottled water?

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  1. SC Flier
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    Tonight, I'm in a hotel in a Starwood hotel in a Denver suburb. The bottles of water on the desk are...

    Nestle Pure Life Purified Water
    "Enhanced with Minerals for Taste"
    $3.95 (As a Platinum member, I'd almost certainly get the water for free.)
    Source: Public Water Supply, Denver, CO
     
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    Four Points outside Boston:

    Poland Spring brand 100% natural spring water.
    Sources: Poland Spring, Evergreen Spring, Spruce Spring, Garden
    Spring, White Cedar Spring, Bradbury Spring and/or Cold Spring
    (all in various Maine locations, some rumored to be little more
    than parking lot runoffs).

    Poland Spring Water Company, division of Nestle Waters North
    America, Inc., Greenwich, CT 06830.
     
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    Doubletree in central NJ:

    Fiji water (to buy).

    The free-be for HHONORS are small Poland Springs.
     
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    Tonight at a Doubletree near Denver:
    Sierra Springs
    Purified water, minerals added for taste.
    Free for me due to HHonors status.
    "The source of Sierra Springs water is protected deep within the Oregon Mountains."

    mht_flyer's Poland Springs water in NJ came from a spring in Maine.
     
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    Not recently, but in W hk, its some water bottled in canton china...
    So is westin macau
     
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    IC Times Square: From Cachat Spring in France (The one that comes as an Ambassador amenity)
     
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    I love the restaurants in Chicago which serve you Evian or Perrier in a glass with Lake Michigan ice cubes. Kinda defeats the purpose, huh. (except, Lake Michigan water is quite good, the stuff out of the tap is probably better than many bottled waters)
     
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    I find this thread very interesting being that I am in the bottled water industry I have noticed some hotel brands have there own specific water. ie
    park hyatt - waiwera from new zealand
    W hotels - many of them have FIJI water for the rooms
    Jumaria hotel- some of the have a specially designed bottle "NAO" water
    it seems to be more common in europe for hotels to stock a selection of waters.


    I'm also wondering do people enjoy or appreciate having expensive water in the room or at least on the menu ?
     
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    Any restaurant worth it's salt has an in-house filter for their ice machines......right? Eek. Though I do agree that tap water is pretty good in many places (my home water is award winning good, lol). What scares me about Chicago tap water would be the ancient pipes it travels through to get to your home or restaurant. It does taste good though. :D
     
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    I appreciate it. I drink a LOT of water, so there's never enough in the room. I always have to order more or bring it in with me.
     
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    That's the problem with my place in Italy- the last 15 meters of water pipe. The municipal water is good, but those pipes might be 100 years old.
     
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    I am at home, and the water is always from Northern Italy, (Santa Vittoria) I like sparkling, but it needs to be a light bubble
     
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    Is this forum running on fumes already?
    jk ;) fun thread!
     
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    Some of the best-tasting water I have enjoyed was the Boston tap
    water from the '70s-80s. It was carried to me via wooden pipes
    dating from the early 19th century, some of it reputedly older.
    When the pipes were replaced, the water tasted nowhere so good.
     
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    I'm a natural water drinker (spring, glacier, etc) ... the filtered stuff is left untouched whenever its what's provided in the room. On a menu in a restaurant? I usually don't care about the brand as long as it is spring versus filtered. I'm often hesitant to pay the ridiculous upcharge demanded in a restaurant when they have a "brand" on their menus. Just not worth it, IMO but yes, I do have my favorites.
    At 2-4 liters a day, buying "up" on water can add up a bit too quickly for my tastes.
     
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    Signature at MGM Grand, Las Vegas - tiny bottles of own brand water, with no clue at all where it comes from
     

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