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Case Study: Lakeside Hotel and Spa

Lakesside Hotel and Spa

In a recent blog we looked at the benefits of a fire pit in a commercial environment.  Due to the Covid19 crisis this subject gained a lot of traction within the hospitality business. We have decided to delve further into this with a case study of the Lakeside Hotel and Spa.

 

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa overlooks Lake Windermere, a mere stone’s throw from the water’s edge; a 4 star superior hotel in the Lake District World Heritage site. Priding itself on giving a warm welcome and 5 star service to all who pass through their doors, there is no better location from which to explore the southern Lakes.  Lakeside is fortunate to have the only Aveda Destination Spa in the England. Treatment rooms and relaxation areas, alongside a beautiful 17m pool with views out to the lake and beyond, are exclusive to residents and spa day guests. Visitors can also enjoy a newly-enhanced Spa Garden with its unrivaled lakeside position, allowing you to wander from the Spa to the water’s edge. The addition of a stunning fire pit and warming heat domes makes this garden area a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the panoramic views.

Most bedrooms & suites benefit from a stunning lake or garden views to wake up to. Contemporary design meets classic country house in a rich blend of colour and texture that feels stylish, warm and welcoming.

 

 

A Word From The Team At Lakeside Hotel And Spa

“We are delighted to be back open for resident guests, it’s a pleasure to be able to offer a tranquil haven for folks that have had a difficult few months. Although we have had to adapt our operating procedures to comply with guidelines, ‘keeping it simple’ has been our motto. In order to be confident we are operating a safe environment for both our guests and Lakeside team:

–          We have adjusted our opening hours to 5 nights each week for residents only. This allows for weekly deep clean and for bookings of 4 or 5 nights the room will only be used by one guest in any 7 night period.

–          We are only selling 50% of our rooms over the five day period, making social distancing easier and more natural.

–          We have moved all our dining to be by the Lake, making use of our light and airy conservatory, with tables socially distanced and allocated to guests throughout their stay.

We are as ever promoting the fantastic outdoors activities and attractions nearby including great new walks from the hotel and of course our spacious outdoor terrace, observation deck and spa garden complete with fire pit and heat lamps perfect for Autumn nights.

We believe this is best operating practice for guests’ enjoyment and most importantly for safety of the Lakeside team and residents.“

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa incorporated a Solus Decor Hemi fire bowl with drinks ring into their garden in 2019 but the last year has really enabled them to truly see the benefits due to the current regulations in the hospitality industry. The Hemi is available in three sizes , three fuel options and a range of accessories to make it both customizable and adaptable to a variety of commercial outdoor settings.

 

We are thrilled to see the Lakeside Hotel and Spa’s guests enjoying this beautiful outdoor space with the benefit of the heat from the Hemi fire pit and long may that continue through Autumn and Winter.

 

 

 

 

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Making the most of your commercial outdoor space

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There has never been a greater need to make the most of outdoor space than now! We look at how some of our commercial clients have made the most of their outdoor space and how this has enhanced their business.

 

Solus provides quality commercial grade fire pits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our fire pits 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 fire pit for commercial projects.

 

We are proud to be part of wide range of hospitality businesses from cafes, restaurants, hotels, bars and event spaces; all of which have been able to increase business as a result of being able to use outdoor space all year round. As the Covid 19 crisis continues, the hospitality industry has been forced to adapt to new ways of working to ensure they can continue to serve their customers and keep their doors open. Outdoor spaces have been adapted to create a safe space for customers to enjoy meeting with friends and family.

We look at some of of our hospitality clients and how a fire pit has enhanced their outdoor spaces.

Hotels

We’re incredibly proud to be featured in a number of hotels in the luxury Fairmont Hotel collection. Our fire pits have been used in both contemporary and traditional settings within the hotel brand and look stunning within the setting and allow these outdoor spaces to be used throughout the year.

Bars and Restaurants

Our fire pits create a natural space to gather with the added benefit of a space to rest a drink. The Streeterville Social has used a number of our fire tables within their large outdoor space.  The Altabira Tavern at Hotel Eastlund has the Hemi fire pit with the glass protection for extra piece of mind and particularly helpful addition for roof terraces that are more exposed to high winds. Lastly we have the Eataly restaurant in LA with the welcoming Hemi fire pit with drinks ring; offering space for drinks and appetizer plates, ideal for bars.

Commercial outdoor space in Cafes

One of our most recent installs is at Armistice Coffee is Seattle, a much welcome addition for their customers who can enjoy their coffee outdoors even on a cooler day and taking you from day to night.

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Hemi fire pit at Armistice Coffee in Seattle

 

If you are looking to make your outdoor space work for your business this Autumn and winter get in touch with us to find our more about our products.

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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.

 

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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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Outdoor Living in London

Outdoor living at its finest in South East London. A collaboration by LXA Architects and Simon Orchard Garden Design in the picturesque area of Blackheath in South East London.

 

A wonderful example of fantastic London design spearheaded by LXA architects; contemporary design working together with traditional architecture to create a luxurious space for modern living. LXA Architects transformed a building of five flats into one large, prestigious home. Covering more than 8,000 square feet, the property now boasts a swimming pool and numerous other leisure facilities.

With a building this size and specification it was crucial that the outside space reflected the same luxurious feel and Simon Orchard Garden Design did not disappoint.

 

 

Simon has created an outdoor oasis that works seamlessly with the architecture of the building.  As part of this design he has created wonderful outdoor living spaces from which one can enjoy the design of the building.  A part of this design he has incorporated a Solus Decor elevated halo to create a warm and inviting space.

 

Solus Decor Elevated Halo Fire Pit in Cinder

The elevated halo fire pit is perfect for outdoor entertaining. It truly embodies the idea of outdoor living all year round. Like all our fire pits it is available in ten different colours and three different fuel options; bio ethanol, LPG and natural gas making it compatible for all situations and styles.

To find out more about this project by LXA architects and see more details take a look at their website and to see every aspect of this enticing outdoor space take a look at the full project on Simon Orchard’s website 

If your feeling inspired and want to create your outdoor retreat take a look at our full range of fire and water features or why not get in touch with us to discuss your outdoor space.

 

 

 

 

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Contemporary Garden Design in Essex

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A look at a contemporary garden design in Essex. M King & Sons have created a warm and inviting space using a Solus Decor fire pit as a focal point.

Today we are looking at a fantastic project in Colchester, Essex, which was a complete make over by M King & Sons who have created a fantastic outdoor space that can truly be used all year round.

M King and Sons, who specialise in ground work and construction in the Essex area. They have used their expertise to create a wonderful outdoor retreat for their client. By removing all the existing hard landscaping they have completely transformed the outdoor space. New ground work, hard landscaping, electrics and gas has created a warm and inviting space for their clients.

 

 

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Outdoor Living space with Elevated Halo fire pit

 

Working closely with the client they have created a wonderful space for entertaining. They have worked with mixed textures of grass and and stone and added relaxed outdoor seating around an Elevated Halo fire pit to create a welcoming space.

 

 

The Elevated Halo fire pit is ideal for this style of space as it offers the warmth of a fire along with the functionality of a table when used in conjunction with outdoor seating. With their clean profiles and soft curves the Halo Elevated fits well into a wide variety of outdoor environments. The elevated halo fire pit works in traditional and contemporary settings. The Elevated Halo is available in two sizes 36″ and 48″ and 10 different colour options. This variety makes it ideal for residential and commercial installations.

 

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Elevated Halo Fire Pit

If you would like to create your own outdoor retreat get in touch with us to find out more about our range of fire and water features.

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Commercial Feature Project: Eataly LA

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Benefits of a fire pit at Terra Italian Grill, part of the growing  Eataly chain in North America.

Terra Italian Grill is part of the growing chain of Eataly stores and is one of the three restaurants that form part of Eataly LA.  Eataly LA is located on the popular Santa Monica boulevard; a popular location for locals and tourists.

The Terra Italian Grill is located on the third floor of the building with indoor and outdoor spaces.  Eataly have capitalized on the outdoor space with our Hemi Fire Bowls, which create a unique focal point and a place for people to gather all year round.

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Hemi with ring fire pit providing a place to gather in the contemporary terrace at Eataly LA

 

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Hemi fire pit at Eataly LA

 

The Hemi with concrete ring firepit for restaurants

Eataly LA have used the hemi with concrete ring firepit which is ideally suited to the commercial environment.  The Hemi with concrete ring provides heat all year and a space for glasses and appetizer plates around the fire.

The hemi with concrete ring is available in the 36″ and 48″, three fuel options including natural gas, liquid propane and biofuel and the benefit of ten different colour options.  The flexibility of the product make it ideal for installations in commercial spaces.

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

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Solus hemi with ring gas fire pit

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.

Why not book a table at Eataly LA to sample their delicious food and enjoy a wonderful evening with the ambiance of a Solus fire pit.  Alternatively why not get in touch to find out more about our fire pits and water features.

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Solus Decor at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Solus Decor fire pit at RHS Hampton Court

Solus Decor have collaborated with the award winning garden designer Rosemary Coldstream at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this month.  Rosemary’s Best of Both Worlds Garden won a gold award at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

The Best of Both Worlds Garden was designed for an imaginary couple who have a small garden but differing tastes. To keep each other happy, they’ve split the garden into two equal halves. One side has a country-garden feel and a palette of blues, purple and pinks.  The other side is more contemporary with a simpler mix of green foliage and golden grasses.

About the Best of Both Worlds Garden

Rosemary Coldstream has incorporated Solus Decor’s elevated halo fire pit in the contemporary side of the garden in a sunken seating area.  The planting in the contemporary area in a more simplified palette of yellow, green, blue and hints of red.  The landscaping is linear in its design in contrast to the country style garden.

The garden was created by landscaping apprentices, trainees and students on BALI’s GoLandscape initiative which is supported by the RHS.  BALI’S GoLandscape initiative encourages young people to pursue a career in horticulture. The young designers, landscapers and contractors have been mentored by designer Rosemary Coldstream and David Dodd of The Outdoor Room as part of the Best of Both Worlds Garden project.

Elevated Halo Fire Pit

Rosemary Coldstream has incorporated Solus Decor’s elevated halo fire pit with biofuel in the contemporary side of the best of both worlds garden. The elevated halo fire pit is available in 36″ and 48″ sizes and with three different fuel options; natural gas, liquid propane and biofuel as seen at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.  The fire pit is ideal for both commercial and residential installations.

Solus Decor Elevated Halo Fire Pit in Cinder

To see the garden in action take a look at this snippet from the BBC commentary on Hampton Court Flower Show with Adam Frost.

Solus Decor elevated halo fire pit at Hampton Court Flower Show
Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire pit in Best of Both Worlds Garden designed by Rosemary Coldstream at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

To find out more out more about the elevated halo fire pit or any of our other products get in contact with us.