Cyclone Fireplaces Help Define Shade Hotel Experience

Heat & Glo™ Cyclones™ offer new way for guests to unwind

Establishing a premier luxury boutique hotel in one of Southern California’s top spots to relax and unwind requires a willingness to think outside the box; the firebox that is. Located in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Shade Hotel recently put in 24 Heat & Glo™ Cyclone™ gas fireplaces to create a unique way for guests to unwind and enjoy in-room entertainment, as well as to instill a cool ambiance in the hotel’s bar area.

The Cyclone provides a one-of-a-kind fireplace experience by showcasing a 360-degree view of a unique whirling flame inside a concentric glass design. They fit nicely with hotel’s stylish and sophisticated look, and were an ideal choice for the Shade Hotel design team, which was led by Christopher Lowell, the Emmy award winning television host and celebrity designer.

“When considering fireplaces for the Shade Hotel, we didn’t want to provide guests with the traditional fireplace experience that many get at home,” said Michael Zislis, President, Shade Hotel. “Instead, we sought a fireplace with distinct styling to complement our commitment to unparalleled beauty and luxury. The Heat & Glo Cyclone provides us with the perfect blend of elegance and innovation for our rooms. Guests inquire frequently about the unique fireplaces.”

Opening this past fall, Shade Hotel offers 38 rooms with 20 featuring the Heat & Glo Cyclone wall mount system. The wall mount version of the Cyclone employs a brushed nickel front and a highly polished metal back, creating a mirror effect and the appearance of additional whirling flames. The remaining four Cyclones are standalone glass cylinders incorporated into the hotel lobby as pillars in the wine bar.

In addition to the Cyclone, Shade Hotel rooms feature other luxurious amenities such as Tempur-pedic™ beds, Sani-jet™ spa tubs, Mascioni™ linens and bathrobes, and Lavazza™ espresso machines.

“Luxury boutique hotels continue to gain favor among sophisticated travelers,” said Susan Hilt-Lagos, Brand Manager, Heat & Glo. “Our Heat & Glo Cyclone delivers the right amount of design flair, edginess and sophistication that complements the cool décor of hotels such as Shade Hotel. We are excited to be an integral part of the hotel’s interior design.”

The Cyclone is available as a standalone glass cylinder, which enables designers to apply it in almost any manner they can imagine such as a pillar or a similar application. It is also available as a wall mount with a black nickel frame and the choice of a brushed nickel or brushed copper front. The wall mount model also features a highly polished metal back, creating a mirror effect and the appearance of additional whirling flames.

The Cyclone installs easily and operates through a standard RC-Smart remote control. Similar to other Heat & Glo direct vent fireplaces, Cyclone uses natural gas to create the flame, and vents the exhaust outside the building or structure. Its design allows for use in almost any room.

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Heat & Glo is a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies™, Inc., the world’s largest fireplace manufacturer and a leading provider of hearth systems for the home. Heat & Glo brings together elegance and innovation to offer hearth products with distinct design, sophistication and style that set apart virtually any room of the home. Other brands in the Hearth & Home Technologies family include Heatilator®, Quadra-Fire® and Fireside Hearth & Home®. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States.