When Australian Outdoor Shower company Rainware caught the attention of the overseas market, they could not have imagined their 14 year pursuit of excellence would take them to the heart of the Maldives.
A world-class resort, built on a sandbank with a billion tonne of rock shipped from India, has been transformed into a private atoll where Rainware’s beautiful resort showers grace the private beaches of the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi Island Resort.
The family owned Australian manufacturing company is best known for their (316) marine grade outdoor showers, in particular the elegantly curved Noosa Outdoor Shower. When Bowen Shire Council in North Queensland asked for something commercial but resort-like in appearance, the well-known brand’s Noosa shower range naturally sprang to mind and became the inspiration for hybrid design between domestic and commercial product. With this a gap in the market was filled and the Beach Aquiline was born, opening up major opportunities in the Resort Sector.
With the success of the Aquiline in Bowen, tried and tested now for 3 years in-situ and proof of it’s worth in their cyclonic climate, it has become the latest in sought-after product for beach areas and resorts worldwide. In their biggest major project internationally, Rainware has supplied a large number of these particular units to the Ithaafushi Island Resort, soon to be handed over to the Hilton Group to open in June 2019 and labelled “The Finest Resort in the World.”
With all the hallmarks of the Rainware ethos, including WELS rating for water efficiency and exclusive 10 year OUTDOOR warranty, it is no surprise that this product has caught the attention of overseas resorts. Recent supply of showers into other resorts from Mexico to Fiji and Dubai has seen Rainware’s vision of world class product become reality; a culmination of excellence meets opportunity!
Last month on a recent trip to the Maldives, Steve and Mike from Rainware made a personal visit to the Island Resort to inspect and instruct the resort’s housekeeping team on maintenance and cleaning of the Rainware product.
“A big thank you goes out to the team at Ithaafushi for their warm welcome and hospitality” says Company owner Steve Gowlett.
This meeting not only gave an opportunity to personalise the relationship between the 2 companies, it has enabled further product specification for Rainware, who has been tested to success and has won the last leg of the build, a superior project called Island ‘C’.
Island ‘C’ the epitome of luxurious island living is the jewel in the crown of the Island Resort as a whole. Royal villas on a miniature island located at the end of the atoll, in their own private enclave; exclusive and isolated from the main resort, with ‘in-house’ chef catering to private parties of a maximum of 18 guests, is pure Indulgence with its own private infinite pool, perfectly matching Rainware’s next-level resort showers from the Outdoor Shower company’s opulent Al Fresco range.
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This review can also be read on the Outdoor Design Source website