The Idle Rocks

The business


The Idle Rocks is a 100-year-old landmark hotel in St Mawes, Cornwall, recently purchased by David Richards – Chairman of both Aston Martin and Prodrive.

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“The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer simplifies the whole process of washing and drying your hands. It’s a great innovation and, like myself, many of my friends and guests are intrigued by anything to do with new technology.”

David Richards, Co-owner

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer in a sink

The problem

Following extensive renovation and refurbishment, David and his wife were looking to update their new hotel’s washrooms with simple and eye-catching facilities.

The solution


Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers.


Airblade™ technology in a tap

With Airblade™ technology in a tap, hands can be both washed and dried at the sink. “It’s a logical extension to hand dryers,” explains David. “It makes sense to have everything in one place – it simplifies the whole process of washing and drying hands.”


Cleaner washrooms

Other hand dryers are positioned away from washing facilities – causing water to drip from wet hands and onto the floor as washroom users move from the sink to the drying area. With the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer, there’s no need for a separate drying area, so washrooms can be kept cleaner.

Fast dry time

Other hand dryers can take up to 43 seconds to dry hands. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer uses two high-velocity sheets of air to scrape water from hands like windscreen wipers – drying them hygienically in just 12 seconds.

“It’s a great innovation and, like myself, many of my friends and guests are intrigued by anything to do with new technology. It’s therefore no surprise that the taps have become a real talking point within the hotel.”

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

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    Fast

    Hands are dried
    in 10-12 seconds.

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    Most hygienic

    HEPA filters as standard.

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    Costs less to run

    Up to 80% less than
    other hand dryers.

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    Better for the environment

    Lower CO2 emissions,
    no paper waste.

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    5 year guarantee

    5 year parts guarantee.