To say it’s a long way from our Head Office in London, Canada to the Nouvata Parc Hotel is an understatement. We were contacted last year by the Hotel’s Manager, Emmanuelle Masson, to possibly supply Dispensers and Shower Liquids for the property. That’s a contact like we have every day. But this was a bit different! The hotel is in Noumea, New Caledonia, a French Territory located 8,360 miles from London… nearly ¾ of the distance around the earth.
A few years back, while on a cruise to New Zealand, we visited New Caledonia, a beautiful island off the east coast of Australia known for having the world’s second largest barrier reef. The lagoon-protected area bounded by the reef measures 24,000 square kilometers (nearly 10,000 square miles) of spectacularly beautiful, clear, turquoise waters, teaming with underwater life. Although we did go snorkeling or diving, we did visit the amazing Aquarium of the Lagoon, located in Noumea, which was a stunning representation of that life. Simply magnificent!
With 300 rooms, Nouvata Parc Hotel made the decision to stop throwing away thousands of plastic amenity bottles every month. “Being so attached to the sea, I needed our property to stop the plastic waste assault on this fragile, beautiful eco-system on our doorstep” said Ms. Masson. “It is essential that we protect it!”
Dispenser Amenities Asia Sales Manager, Miranda Lee, helped Ms. Masson with samples sent from our office in Taiwan, (just 4436 miles from the property) and the hotel selected two-chamber iQon white Dispensers and WAVE™ Body Wash and Conditioning Shampoo. The shipment was placed in a container and began a weeks-long journey from Taiwan to Nouvata Parc Hotel.
We recently shipped another order to the property which will add iQon Dispensers to even more rooms and replenish the liquids. ‘Going the distance’ to serve our customers around the world now has a whole new meaning!