Now that your hectic summer has passed, it’s the perfect time to take stock in your outdoor furniture and how it stood up to the season’s heavy use. Your commercial-grade patio umbrellas are, of course, sturdier than their everyday consumer versions, but after the constant opening and closing of this past year, you may find that they simply haven’t stood up the way you’d hoped.
As you begin to transition your property to entice more off-season autumn travelers, it’s important to test the functionality of your patio umbrellas. From that mystery rattle when the breeze blows to a rough track that makes them harder to open, it’s good to know what needs to be fixed, replaced, and upgraded, so you can plan ahead.
The Importance of Shade
Every resort and hotel operator knows that pools and beaches are more attractive to guests when there are shaded places to escape the hot sun. After all, nothing ruins a guest’s vacation more than a serious sunburn at the beginning of the trip. It’s simply good business to protect your guests while they’re enjoying your outdoor amenities.
Additionally, high-quality shade solutions can add immense style to your pool, beach, and patio areas. Commercial patio umbrellas are one option, but they aren’t the only one.
The Commercial-Grade Options: Patio Umbrellas, Cabanas, and More
Choosing the shade option that’s right for your property is an essential step in protecting your guests, ensuring a stellar on-site experience, and supporting your property’s brand. Whether you market yourself as a family-friendly resort or a luxury destination, the visual appeal of your outdoor spaces is just as important as their functionality.
Patio Umbrellas – Patio umbrellas are the traditional standard for shade, and in many circumstances, they may be the right choice. In outdoor areas that require shade to be portable or that need many small sections of shade, patio umbrellas work really well. However, they do little do differentiate your property from your competitors, and they require a good deal of employee attention – both for the everyday opening/closing tasks and for continued maintenance.
Resort Cabanas – Luxury cabanas increase your property’s appeal by adding style and comfort to your outdoor amenities. They can transform a normal pool or beach area into an eye-catching, luxurious setting. Today’s hospitality trends show that guests want more from their hotels and resorts, and cabanas provide the opportunity to showcase your property as a premier destination. Unlike patio umbrellas, cabanas are designed as semi-permanent structures that are durable enough to last year after year, despite heavy use and severe weather conditions. Even more important, cabanas provide the ability to market your property in new ways, generate more revenue, and create truly unique events.
Retractable Awnings – Traditionally, restaurant patios and outdoor seating areas have relied on umbrellas for shade, but they leave your guests shifting around the table to stay protected as the sun moves through the sky. Retractable awnings and canopies are the most versatile solution for making your patios as comfortable and stylish as possible.
Explore Your Options for Commercial Shade Solutions with Resort Cabanas
At Resort Cabanas (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering custom commercial cabanas and pre-engineered options. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality products possible, made right here in the U.S.