KE: the lightness of KHEOPE sails for the terrace of Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo
Project name: Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo
Location: Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco
Project: KE’s PMO Department - Arch. Luca Zanin and Arch. Fabio Lardera
Customer: Monte-Carlo Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer
Covered area: 196 square metres
Installed products: 4 Kheope SAILS, dimensions 7 mt. X 7 mt.
An historic building, symbol of the Monegasque Belle Époque: we are at Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo, an exquisite 5-star facility with 278 rooms and suites, offering their customers a luxury spa, a restaurant with panoramic terrace and direct access to the exclusive Monte Carlo Beach Club.
KE’s PMO Department – who is in charge of big tailor-made projects, both for private customers and for the contract sector – was contacted by the owners to find the fittest solution for the panoramic terrace used to serve breakfast, which gives a breathtaking view on Port Hercules.
The main need was to shelter the terrace through an elegant solar shading system with light lines – ensuring at the same time a minimum aesthetic impact, in harmony with the hotel’s Art Nouveau style.
Kheope of KE Sails range was chosen: a sail structure using innovative materials, inspired by the nautical world, which is greatly appreciated for its sinuous lines and essential design.
Four Kheope sails 7x7 metres were installed, customised with one central pole to which four booms are fixed, with three wall-mount brackets and three poles on the perimeter of the terrace. The chosen fabric is a resin-coated, sand-coloured Tempotest Starlight.
The four motorised sails can stand independently of one another: in fact, they can be opened or closed on their own. This technical detail allows to have a very practical management of the panoramic terrace together with optimum comfort and protection against bad weather for all Hermitage’s customers.