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Ski Season

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With Christmas fast approaching we can’t help but think about the ski season and trips to festive ski lodges. We are featuring some of our favourite ski resorts that we are lucky enough to have worked with.

Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Located at the base of Snow King Mountain, just a few blocks from downtown and 20 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, Snow King Resort Hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range. As Jackson’s largest venue, Snow King Resort Hotel offers offers beautiful accommodations, in addition to  extensive conference and event facilities.

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The Snow King Resort have incorporated our elevated halo fire pits into their outdoor seating area to providing a warm and inviting space for guest to enjoy after a day on the slopes.  The space works well in both winter and summer while guests unwind with a drink.

 

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Elevated Halo in Portland

Elevated Halo

The elevated halo is available in ten different colour and three different fuel option; natural gas, LPG and bio fuel.  The elevated halo is coffee table height making it ideal for entertaining. The elevated halo is ideal in a commercial space like a hotel or restaurant.  The space around the fire provides the perfect space to rest a glass or an appetizer plate.

Aava Resort, Whistler

A mere two-minute walk from Whistler Village and a five-minute walk from the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain gondolas, Aava Hotel offers a  space of tranquility amidst the adrenaline and adventure that Whistler has to offer. Aava is a place you can enjoy affordable comfort and modern Style while you enjoy your mountain adventures.

 

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The Aava Hotel has used the Hemi fire pit set in the middle of outdoor sofas to provide a relaxed and informal outdoor seating area.

 

Solus hemi firebowl fire pit in Halva colour on white background
Hemi Fire Bowl in Halva

The Hemi

The Hemi’s curved design creates a natural focal point in any outdoor space.  The Hemi is available in ten colours and three fuel options.  The Hemi also has a range of accessories including the hardwood table top and metal drinks ring and table top making it hugely adaptable for your outdoor space.

Caldera House, Jackson Hole

Caldera House is a boutique Hotel in Jackson Hole, which takes inspiration for the golden era of ski hotels with the design and craftsmanship of Mid Century America. The designers took inspiration from the 60s to create the ultimate in luxury ski hotel.

 

 

Caldera House have also incorporated the Hemi fire pit to create a place to gather as guests enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the sensational views in this wonderful location.

If you would like to create your own mountain retreat get in touch with us to find out more about our fire pits.

 

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Feature Project: The Fairmont Empress

solus fire pit at fairmont empress hotel

A look at our fire pit installation at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. What are the advantages of a fire pit in a hotel environment?

The Fairmont Empress Hotel is located in Victoria in British Columbia with spectacular views of the city’s Inner Harbour.  The hotel is steeped in history and first opened its doors in 1908.  In 2017  the Fairmont Empress completed a dramatic transformation. They restored the building’s historical character and added the luxurious and contemporary details expected in today’s 5 star hotels.

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Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire pit on the terrace at the Fairmont Empress Hotel

The redevelopment works at the Fairmont Empress have provided the Willow Stream Spa, world class dining and luxurious guest rooms. However the traditions of the hotel remain. The world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge as it has been since 1908.

As part of the regeneration of the hotel they have installed Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire pits with views across the Inner Harbour. The fire pits add an element of contemporary design with the backdrop of the historic building.  The use of the Elevated Halo fire pit in these public seating areas provide both warmth and ambiance and consequently provide additional guest seating areas throughout the year. Today the Fairmont Empress Hotel is recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire pit on the Fairmont Empress Hotel terrace at sunset

The Elevated Halo fire pit is ideal for this commercial setting as it provides a focal point to any terrace and the coffee table height offers space for drinks and plates for those around the fire.  The Elevated Halo is available in two sizes, three fuel options and 10 colours making it easily adaptable for any commercial setting.

To see the historic Fairmont Empress book a room or to create your own beautiful terrace why not get in touch?

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

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Making the most of a roof terrace

If you have a roof terrace or balcony, how can you make the most of it? There are some inspirational ideas out there to add value to your outside space.

Create warmth and use your outside space all year with a fire pit.

In a small space, it is still possible to add a functional but stylish fire pit that is safe to use. The Firecube is ideal and with different fuel options, it can conform to safety requirements. An optional table top also means it is multi-use.

Solus Décor Firecube

For larger terraces or balconies, fire pits and tables will create a social area with seating positioned around. The Elevated Halo is a great example and used in residential and commercial spaces.

The Gwen Hotel, Chicago featuring a Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire table

The Gwen Hotel, Chicago featuring a Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire table

 

Solus Dome water feature
Solus Dome water feature

Water features are also an option on a terrace and can create a calm and tranquil environment. They can be an oasis in the city and integral as part of the mindful living trend for 2018*. Look out for self-circulating and “plug and play” products. This means there is no plumbing and water is not being wasted. The Dome is a great example.

There are many designers who are experienced in designing roof top and terrace gardens which do tend to be in cities where outside space is at a premium.

 

 

Amber Freda Landscape Design have created some amazing spaces in NYC and their website has a portfolio of these as well as offering informative blogs such as flowers for a city roof top garden.

The Garden Builders in the UK have also worked on transforming roof spaces in London and their blog 7 roof terrace ideas showcases some of them and offers expert advice.

For more information on Solus fire pits and water features please contact us. T: 44 0208 819 1495 E: [email protected] W: www.solusdecor.co.uk

*Source: Country Living

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Feature Project: Urbana, San Diego

Elevated Halo fire pit Urbana San Diego

Urbana is a new take on urban living in San Diego, providing not only accommodation but also a lifestyle.

Products shown: Solus Halo Elevated Fire Pit  Solus in San Diego: 619.639.1231

Urbana is located in the heart of the East Village a thriving area located east of the Gas Lamp District that has seen significant regeneration in recent years.  The opening of Petco Park in 2004 saw the area change and began the influx of upmarket restaurants, cafes and boutiques combined with the introduction of new apartment buildings for those keen to live in the up and coming area.

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Urbana Development, San Diego

 

Urbana is very much part of this regeneration and they have created a lifestyle rather than just a place to live with preferential rates and discounts with restaurants and local businesses in the area.  In addition to this Urbana offer a range of on site facilities and benefits to enhance the lifestyles’ of residents including on site fitness classes, games room, lounge space and the Vitamin D Lounge roof terrace complete with pool, grill stations and fire pits.

 

Urbana have incorporated our Elevated Halo fire pits as part of the outdoor living area in the Vitamin D Lounge

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Vitamin D Lounge, Urbana, San Diego

Our Elevated Halo firepits make the Vitamin D Lounge at Urbana the prefect place to relax and enjoy a drink with friends all year round.  The fire pits create a focal point in the relaxed seating area whilst at the same time creating a space to rest a drink due to the enlarged space around the fire and coffee table height. The Elevated Halo is available in 36″ and 48″ in 10 different colors and 3 different fuel options making it easily adaptable for any commercial or residential installation.

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Elevated Halo Fire Pits at Vitamin D Lounge at Urbana, San Diego

If you like the sound of Urbana living get in touch with them to check on availability and rates or if you would like to create your own outdoor living space with an Elevated Halo fire pit get in touch with us to find out more.

Products shown: Solus Halo Elevated Fire Pit
Local contact information in San Diego:619.639.1231

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

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Solus to appear at Buildex Vancouver Feb 19-20 2014

Tradeshow

Solus is pleased to announce that we will be at Buildex Vancouver this year; Feb 19-20 2014. We will be demonstrating our products available to commercial and trade markets.

ELECTRONIC START:

Did you know that many of our fire pits come with a timer making them easier to turn on or off without you even being there? This adds an element of safety, convenience and energy efficiency. The timer is the perfect addition for fire pits in condominium common areas, commercial estates, office buildings, patio rooftop decks, poolside areas and hard-to-access landscaped areas. The electronic start is available on our Hemi 36″ and 38″ Firebowls, the Firebox 30, the Elevated Halo series, the Firetable and the Firetrough. We can even fit one in our new Spire fire pit which will make it even easier to light when used in hard to reach areas that can be found around decorative water features or high wall placements. The electronic command functions also allow these burners to be controlled by smart home systems.

In addition, our electronic starter has been certified by governing bodies in many jurisdictions that most gas fitters will recognize so you can be sure it is safe.

Solus will be at booth #552. Tickets to Buildex are free if you register before February 5. After that, contact us for a limited number of passes that we may have. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Solus raises $7000 at 2013 Crystal Ball for kids with disabilities

On November 16th at the 2013 Crystal Ball in Toronto, Solus Decor raised over $7000 for the Reach for the Rainbow charity to benefit kids with disabilities. As mentioned previously, we donated 2 fire pits, one Hemi firebowl and one Halo fire pit.

The night proved a major success. Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, was a smash hit engaging the entire audience for smiles and cheers.

Don Felder performing
Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, performing

Our beautiful Halva coloured Hemi firebowl stood majestic on stage waiting to be auctioned.

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Hemi firebowl up for auction at Crystal Ball

Our Portland coloured elevated Halo fire pit was a hit amongst the outdoor décor items.

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Elevated Halo fire pit up for auction at Crystal Ball

Once again, a special thanks goes out to Jennifer Bannon of Bonavista Pools & Spas in Toronto for representing us at the 2013 Crystal Ball. They are one of our cherished dealers and we thank them for being there on our behalf.

 

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Solus Decor to donate 2 fire pits to the 27th Annual Crystal Ball Charity Auction in Toronto

It is with great pleasure that Solus Decor announces that we will be donating 2 fire pits; 1 Hemi firebowl and 1 Elevated Halo fire pit to the 27th Annual Crystal Ball Charity Auction which is Reach for the Rainbow‘s signature fundraising event. This event is to take place on November 16, 2013 in Toronto. For those of you who don’t know:

“[It] is considered one of the top black tie revenue generating galas in the country. This one-of-a-kind event now in its 26th year draws the who’s who of Corporate Canada including the elite, the affluent and the philanthropic.”

 

It’s important for us to give back to the community as often as we can to help those less fortunate than us. This past September, we donated a Hemi firebowl to the IDSwest Laneway House Auction to the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. At this event, our 2 fire pits will be auctioned off to help raise money for Reach for the Rainbow which serves to help the lives of the children and young adults with complex developmental and physical disabilities, as well as their families. Although we can’t make it, we are thrilled that we are being represented by none other than Jennifer Gannon of Bonavista Pool & Spas, one of our best dealers in Toronto. We hope that the money raised by our two fire pits will help make even a modest difference.

Crystal Ball 2012

If you are in the Toronto area or would like to attend the 27th Annual Crystal Ball Charity Auction, download the ticket order form or contact them for more info.