to Supply Quoizel Lighting for Manakau Lodge, Kaikoura, New Zealand, a New Luxury Resort Serving the South Island of New Zealand

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LightingShowroom and Quoizel Lighting are supplying the outdoor property lighting package for the Manakau Lodge, a new resort on the South Island of New Zealand. Rosemary Wickowski, CEO said,"We enjoyed this project. We ship into New Zealand fairly regularly but most jobs are for indoor lighting. This project was to light the grounds, particularly the drive into the resort and the main entry, so we had a chance to work with a more spacious area than usual." She added, "Quoizel was an excellent partner for this project. We had specific design goals and a tight delivery schedule and Quoizel responded to every need very professionally."

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We supply Quoizel products to many countries but New Zealand is a favorite destination for us.

LightingShowroom will supply Quoizel outdoor lighting fixtures for the new Manakau Lodge near Kaikoura, New Zealand. Manakau is a new luxury rural retreat situated in beautiful mountain groves of manuka trees overlooking the azure blue waters of the South Pacific near Kaikoura. The resort is designed to offer the discerning traveler the finest in county lodge accommodations and hospitality. Wickowski said, "Quoizel was chosen as the supplier for this project because they are a leading manufacturer and we know we can count on them to deliver high quality products on time. The delivery window was narrow on this project so performance was key. Quoizel also has a broad line so finding the right product is never a problem."

Manakau Lodge is located near the coastal town of Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island 180 KM north of Christchurch. The area was originally developed as a center for the whaling industry. The Kaikoura Peninsula extends into the sea south of the town and the resulting upwelling currents bring an abundance of marine life from the depths. The area is well known today for its sperm whale population and whale watching is a particularly well developed local industry. It is also one of the best reasonably accessible places in the world to see open ocean seabirds such as albatross, petrels and shearwaters, including the Hutton's shearwater which nests high in Kaikoura's mountains.

The town has a beautiful setting as the Seaward Kaikoura mountains, a branch of the Southern Alps, come nearly to the sea at this point on the coast. Because of this, there are many walking tracks up and through the mountains. A common one for tourists is the Mt. Fyffe track, which winds up Mt. Fyffe, and gives a panoramic view of the Kaikoura peninsula from the summit. The confluence of the snow capped peaks overlooking the south pacific provides a unique setting for the lodge as an elegant getaway for the traveler with a wide variety of local recreational activities.

Anita Turner, customer care manager, said "We really enjoyed this project because working with Quoizel is so easy and the job was an outdoor ambiance and property safety project rather than our typical indoor lighting project. The major challenge was a tight delivery schedule but it all went very smoothly."

Wickowski commented, "We represent most of the major lighting manufacturers domestically and have done international jobs for many of them. They frequently just forward international inquiries to us and we take care of them from quote to delivery. This is great for US based companies as they don't have to educate their marketing and support staff about international trade." Wickowski said, "LightingShowroom is one of the top online retailers of lighting products in the US and has been serving a growing domestic and international clientele. We focus on meeting the customer's needs and supporting high end domestic and international projects."

Wickowski explained, "The foundation of our business is customer care. We offer good value in our pricing, but attention to detail, meeting the customer needs, and working hard to anticipate and prevent problems is really what we are about. Value is the combination of quality products, fair pricing, and best in class customer care. Those are the things we work on all the time. We have found that our focus on the entire customer experience brings us loyal repeat customers and great word of mouth support.

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