...and I've been to a lot of high end hotels on 5 continents. These towels rank with the best (maybe better) that I have ever seen at Four Seasons, Ritz Carleton, LeMeridian or elsewhere. They are very thick, highly adsorbent, very soft (though I don't really give this much credence as the purpose of a towel is to dry you, not caress you) and are of substantial size ( the bath towels rivals bath sheet dimensions). I gave these as a gift for Christmas and all who saw and used them were in awe. Very good purchase material and worth every penny.