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Solus Decor exhibit at The Independent Hotel Show in London

royal champagne hotel fire pit

Last week Solus Decor exhibited at The Independent Hotel Show in London and had the opportunity to discuss all things hotels with hoteliers from around the country and further afield.


Our fire and water features are used around the world by hotels in a variety of locations; a Caribbean luxury beach resort, a boutique ski Lodge in the mountains of Wyoming, a hip roof top bar in Portland Oregon through to a luxury resort in the champagne region of France. These hotels are all completely different in style and setting but there is one common thread that runs through them all hotels. All these hotels and any hotel around the world is looking to make the most of all their space, particularly outdoor space to ensure they have a profitable business throughout the year.

Hotels, restaurants and bars all want to make the most of their outdoor space and run at full capacity all year, however for many the garden or rooftop becomes a forgotten area when the summer is over. With our fire pits this is no longer the case, when the weather starts to cool at the end of the summer these outdoor areas or outdoor venues continue to be a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy a cocktail or maybe mulled wine as we approach the festive season!


hemi fire bowl at royal champagne hotel and spa
Hemi fire pit at The Royal Champagne Hotel

Top questions from hoteliers at The Independent Hotel Show

What is the durability and longevity of a fire pit or water feature?

All Solus products are made from high performance concrete and are designed to withstand both extreme cold and heat that is not unusual for the Canadian climate where all our products are designed and made in our workshop in Vancouver. We have the best warranties in the business! We have been working with commercial designers for 20 years and know how important this is for any commercial project and our burners have a 25 year warranty. Click here for full details


Our range of fire and water products are flexible and easy to use. Our water features are self circulating, requiring no water supply, simply plug and play! Our fire pits come with three different fuel options; bio ethanol, LPG gas and natural with the option of manual or electronic ignition. In addition to this unlike many gas fire pits our burners are designed so they can sit on any outdoor surface; grass, decking or stone, making them compatible with any style of outdoor space.

Health and Safety

Naturally in a commercial space the question of health and safety is a question. As with any gas appliance this should be installed by a registered gas engineer if you opt for the LPG or natural gas fuel option. Unlike wood burning fire pits a gas fire pit can be controlled and there is no danger of hot ash or uncontrolled smoke harming guests. We also have the option of a glass screen to surround the flame as an additional safeguard as shown here at The Hotel Eastlund in Portland.


Hotel Eastlund, Portland


Get in touch with us to find out how you can enhance the outdoor space at your hotel or commercial space this winter!

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Hotel Eastlund, Portland: Feature Project

Our feature project is the Hotel Eastlund, a boutique hotel in the centre of the lively city of Portland


Having worked with a number of hotels in various locations we are also keen to be involved with these projects, particularly as we recognize the benefits of adding a fire pit to any commercial venue.  It is always a pleasure to be involved in any hotel project but given the design led nature of the Hotel Eastlund it makes it even more special.  Hotel Eastlund is the newest and finest luxury hotel in Portland combining classic, clean style with modern sophistication in downtown’s thriving Eastside.  In recent years Portland has become well known for the arts, culture and top class restaurants. The hotel brings together sleek design with top quality food and drink with both a cafe and roof top restaurant.


Altabira City Tavern, Hotel Eastlund with Hemi Fire Bowl
Altabira City Tavern, Hotel Eastlund with Hemi Fire Bowl


Citizen Baker is a locally owned  bakery and café situated in the hotel, a relaxed spot to enjoy a coffee and a pastry before exploring all that Portland has to offer.  For something a little more special head to the roof top to Altabira City Tavern for view across the city where you will be greeted by the Hemi Fire Bowl.


Altabira City Tavern, Hotel Eastlund with Hemi Fire Bowl
Altabira City Tavern, Hotel Eastlund with Hemi Fire Bowl



The Hemi fire bowl creates a modern gathering ideal for hotels and restaurants by adding warmth and ambiance to ensure outdoor spaces can be all year round even in the cooler months of the year. Available in three sizes to suit any space these round, concrete fire pits add heat, atmosphere and simple beauty. Our ‘cross-jet’ and ethanol burners provide ample flames and are built to last. As with all of our fire pits, Hemi 26, 36 and 48 are fully certified and come with warranties on parts and performance.

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus
Hemi Fire Pit in Cinder


To find out more about the Hemi or similar fire products get in touch with us and why not take a trip to Portland and book into the Hotel Eastlund.


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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The Benefits of a Fire Pit in a Commercial Environment

Hotel Eastlund roof terrace

A look at the benefits of a fire pit in the commercial environment



The benefits of a fire pit in a commercial space can’t be underestimated particularly as the competition in the hospitality industry grows year on year and space is at a premium.  Making the exterior of any commercial space is essential to ensure you can capitalize on all areas of a commercial space and thus increase trade. We are fortunate to have worked with some brilliant commercial clients; hotels, restaurants, offices, country clubs and even shopping complexes and the benefits of a fire pit in these commercial spaces is significant. In all of these spaces our products have not only added something both sculpturally and aesthetically pleasing but at the same time a unique heat source meaning these areas can be used all year round.



The Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City


The Brass on Baltimore is a beautiful historic building in Kansas City which specializes in functions and events and has been the venue for some incredible weddings.  The Brass on Baltimore have an amazing terrace with views across the city and in order to make this a key area for events they installed an Elevated Halo fire pit in the seating area on the terrace.  This has created the perfect location for cocktails and canapes, an after dinner drink or a quiet spot for the bride and groom to reflect on their special day.


Firepit at Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City
Roof Terrace at Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City


Elevated Halo Brass on Baltimore
Outdoor Seating at Brass on Baltimore with Elevated Halo Fire Pit


Wedding Photography by Marissa Cribbs at Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City


The Fairmont Pacific


The Fairmont Pacific Rim is a luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver that combines the best of the Pacific Rim in its design, décor, & culinary dining options.  They decided to add a little something extra to their most luxurious suite; the Chairman’s Suite.  The Chairman’s nicknamed the “Rock Star Suite” has everything you could possibly ask for with its private elevator, elegant entertaining areas, master bedroom and exquisite decor.  However for us the big selling point is the exclusive outdoor rooftop patio with some of the best views in the city, looking over Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains.  The hotel have maximized the views and this space by creating a complete outdoor living area with private gazebo, meditation pond and our Hemi fire pit to ensure that this beautiful space can be used throughout the year.


Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Chairman’s Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver



Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Chairman’s Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver


Hotel Eastlund


A hip boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Portland, which has a wealth of culture, arts, restaurants and bars on offer to locals and those visiting the city.  The Hotel Eastlund capitalized on their location and the architecture by creating a roof top bar and restaurant that is a draw for both hotel guests and locals. Our fire pit is a focal point in this space as it creates a natural place to gather around the fire.  As with the other commercial locations the introduction of a fire pit acts as a visual wow factor but crucially it acts as a much needed heat source to ensure the space works throughout the year.


Roof Terrace at Hotel Eastlund, Portland



Hotel Eastlund, Portland
Altabira Restaurant at Hotel Eastlund, Portland


Our fire pits have a variety of options including a full line of manual and electronic ignition systems, convertible table tops, covers and glass shields and are available in ten different colors making them completely adaptable to your commercial environment and easy for house cleaning services honolulu.  



To find out more about our products and how we might be able to enhance your commercial outdoor space get in touch with us or come and visit us at HD Expo, May 3 – 5.

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Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

hotel fire pit

If you haven’t already planned your Valentine’s Day forget the traditional roses and chocolates and whisk your loved one away for a romantic hotel stay.


Over the years Solus Decor have worked with many hotels to make their outdoor spaces a real talking point with the addition of one of our fire pits, which add warmth and lighting and in turn can’t help but create the perfect romantic setting. In honor of Valentine’s day we have put together a selection of our favorite hotels with the picture-perfect fireside setting to share with someone special.


Loews Hotel, Santa Monica, California


If you are looking to relax and unwind you can’t go wrong with the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica.  We love these romantic poolside cabana rooms.  Each cabana room comes with their very own fire pit to create the perfect ambiance for a romantic evening.  Enjoy the privacy of your cabana room whilst still having all the great restaurants and bars that Santa Monica has to offer and don’t forget the romantic sunset stroll on the beach!



Hotel Eastlund, Portland


Why not indulge yourself with some sleek city sophistication at the Hotel Eastlund in Portland.  The Hotel Eastlund offers roof top views of the the city with our firepits to keep you warm while you enjoy a cocktail on the roof terrace and if you fancy seeing more than just the views you can venture out and explore the vibrant city of Portland.  Portland is a hub of arts and culture and with the great selection of restaurants and bars you won’t be disappointed.


Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vanvouver

For something a little extra special why not treat yourself to some luxury in our home town at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver.  We are a little biased but we think the chairman’s suite is the perfect location for a romantic break with our Hemi Fire bowl taking prime position on the private terrace.  The hotel has exquisite dining, a great cocktail bar, spa and with rooms like this you can’t go wrong.



If you’d like to create your very own romantic fireside setting at home get in touch with use to find our more about our fire pits.

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Hotel Eastlund in Portland features Hemi 36″ firebowl

Hotel Eastlund

If you’re travelling to Portland anytime soon, may we suggest staying at the trendy new Hotel Eastlund?  This newly opened luxury boutique hotel located in the city’s Eastside neighbourhood has decided to include a Solus Hemi 36″ firebowl on their dining room patio. They chose the version with a glass shield and electronic start allowing the hotel staff to turn it on and off with ease from a wall switch.

Their decision to choose Solus was perfect as their hotel combines classic, clean lines with modern sophistication which is exactly the same concept of how our firebowls were designed.

What’s interesting about this hotel is that it used to be a Days Inn. It underwent a massive renovation and is now one of the top boutique hotels across United States featuring impeccable design and commissioned artwork. We are thrilled they chose our Solus Hemi to be a part of their patio and look forward to warming many Portlanders and tourists from abroad.

Hotel Eastlund