Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Miami Voted One of America's Top Cities for Winter Travel

Travel + Leisure magazine recently ranked Miami #7 in the nation for winter travel! To no one's surprise, our year-round mild weather and dazzling beaches bring travelers back year after year. Besides the obvious reasons, Travel + Leisure mentions Miami's hospitality scene as a feature that draws visitors:

The Florida city has seen a major hotel and restaurant boom, thanks in part to the wizardry of Alan Faena.
The Faena Hotel turned heads upon its opening last year during Art Basel, a Miami tradition that has become a world-renowned art phenomenon. As Travel + Leisure notes:
In the first week of December, the city is completely and brilliantly consumed by Art Basel.

If you're planning on visiting Miami this December, Art Basel is certainly an event not to be missed. Hotels and resorts cater to Art Basel guests with design-forward architecture and glamorous pool parties. In keeping with Miami's pop art scene, Faena Hotel's Damien Hirst sculptures and a glitzy "cathedral" entryway set the bar high for luxury accommodation in South Florida.



At Faena's Pao restaurant, one can enjoy unique dishes such as pork adobo rice with green mango pico, or sea urchin with sweet corn pudding.


ShadeFLA is proud to have installed retractable screens at Pao. We have also installed Sun Squares and retractable roofs at other South Beach hotels such as The Betsy and Loews Miami Beach.



Monday, October 3, 2016

5 Artsy Shade Structures You Can Install Before Art Basel

Exterior screens
With this year's concerns over the mosquito-borne Zika virus, exterior screens are a must-have. The breathable fabric allows air to flow through while keeping out insects. The screens also block strong morning and evening sunlight. 
Lead time: 4-6 weeks
Retractable Roofs
Extend or retract the roof at the touch of a button. This product is customizable with various sizes and fabric pattern options.
Lead time: 4-6 weeks
Tensioned Shade Sails
If artsy is what you're going for, then tension sails are the product for you. The eye-catching structures will wow your guests while keeping them cool. 
Lead time: 6 weeks
Sun Square Retractable Sails
These stylish sails retract automatically in high winds.
Lead time: 6-8 weeks





TUUCI Umbrellas
The marine-grade umbrellas combine function and style like no other. 
Lead time: 6-8 weeks 
ShadeFLA designs and installs custom high-end shade structures including awnings, cabanas, tension sails, retractable roof pergolas and umbrellas.