Wooden bathtubs by Internova at Maslina Resort in Hvar, Croatia

Internova produces wooden bathtubs for Maslina Resort in Hvar

Croatian manufacturer Internova has supplied bespoke wooden bathtubs to Maslina Resort in Hvar.

Envisioned by the hotel’s main interior designer Léonie Alma Mason, the tubs were produced in three different sizes – including freestanding and in-built versions – and combine Japanese simplicity with Western ideals of luxury, leisure and comfort, bringing a sense of warmth to the guestrooms.

Made from Corian material to create the sleek impression of a single flowing surface, the interior of the bathtub can be cleaned easily using various chemical products, while the exterior side and back are crafted out of Iroko wood, which has been protected with oil to preserve its natural look. Custom-made brushed brass covers featuring engraved hotel logos and an Iroko tray add to the luxurious look and feel.

Located in the historic village of Stari Grad, Maslina – which translates as olive tree – was envisioned by native architect Tomislav Alujevic alongside Mason and landscaper Thomas Seconde, all of whom set out to respect the island’s rich cultural and natural heritage. Surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyard, the environmentally friendly resort – a member of Relais & Châteaux – features 33 guestrooms, 17 suites and three villas, nestled amidst two hectares of pine forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

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