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The Best Shade Solutions for Resorts

November 21, 2022

What do people enjoy most about your resort? The pool? The food and beverage? The view? What about the shade? It may seem secondary, but shade solutions like awnings, cabanas, and solar screens help your guests enjoy your resort’s amenities even more. This translates to better sales and more repeat customers in the future.

At SummerSpace®, we provide retractable awnings, open air cabanas, and solar screens, each with a wide array of customizable components. As a new season begins, take a close look at the outdoor spaces surrounding your resort, and ask yourself how a new shade solution can add vibrance and functionality to your business.

How Shade Solutions Enhance Your Space

Guests are drawn to your resort because of the escape it offers from their regular grind, day in and day out. That’s why when they visit, they want to experience every bit of paradise possible, from the pool to the wet bar to the warm sun filling the patio. 

But eventually, they’ll need a little respite from all that fun in the sun. A strategically placed shade amenity is the perfect solution for when your guests want to enjoy their long-awaited paradise without baking in the sunshine. When you make your guests more comfortable outside, they’re more likely to partake in food and beverage services by the patio or pool.

In addition to a boost in sales, a shade solution adds style and a welcoming ambiance to your space that will remain in your guests’ minds while they’re with you and when they leave — a perfect formula for repeat business!

Below, we’ve listed three of the best shade solutions for resorts. Take a look at our gallery for more inspiration on how you can incorporate them into your structures.

Retractable Awning

A retractable awning is one of the most versatile shade solutions you can find for your resort. SummerSpace awnings are customizable from their width to their extension length to the colors of the frame and fabric. Each of our awnings is made with marine-grade Tempotest® fabric which comes in hundreds of colors and patterns. Better still, it blocks up to 99% of UV rays and lowers the temperature of the space underneath by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

SummerSpace retractable awnings are motorized and come with a remote control for optimal user-friendliness. That way, your staff doesn’t have to worry about manually cranking your awnings when the storm clouds roll in.

Open Air Cabana

Your pool and patio are the crown jewels of your resort. This is where guests make the official proclamation that they’re on vacation. Of course, you have lounge chairs of the appropriate quality and volume neatly set out for your pool goers. But do you know what would really make them feel like they’re getting a V.I.P. experience? An open air cabana.

Open air cabanas are standalone structures with a stylish canopy overhead. Our cabanas are made with the same proprietary aluminum frames and Tempotest fabric found in our retractable awnings. Our cabanas are available in either square (ranging from 8’ x 8’ to 16’ x 16’), rectangular, or octagonal models, and you have the option of adding a deck perimeter kit for flooring. Read our blog for more ideas on how to customize your cabana.

Solar Screen

Solar screens are a wise choice for partially enclosed spaces like patio dining spaces. They consist of mesh screens that hang from a mount affixed to the structure and act as a barrier to sun glare, excess heat, UV rays, and insects. 

Solar screens are also useful for increasing privacy. With the dark mesh between your guests and the horizon, they’ll be able to catch those magnificent sunrises without the fear of roaming eyeballs.

Shade Solutions for Your Resort

If you’re ready to upgrade your resort’s outdoor space with an elegant shade solution, get in touch with your local SummerSpace dealer today. They can introduce you to our wide selection of products and give you a quote. You’ll have the best shade solutions for resorts and every guest will be singing your praises.

A striped open air cabana sits above lounge chairs next to a resort's pool. Open air cabanas are one of the best shade solutions for resorts.

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