KE: the lightness of KHEOPE sails for the terrace of Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo
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 7×7 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.
KHEOPE: sail shading structure
up to 7 x 7 m (sides) or tailor-made, after a project’s feasibility study
SAE 304 stainless steel sail structure, pickled and high-gloss electro-polished steel (poles and brackets), anodised aluminium for the boom.
white, sand and bordeaux Dacron fabric, with plaited polyester thread to increase resistance against weathering; resin-coated Tempotestar; water-repellent Starlight.
with stainless steel casing cover. Designed with endless screw and separated double holes to hold the sails ropes from different angles. The movement is guaranteed by sliders. The stainless steel rope guarantees a safe grip.
Wind resistance Class 1, tested according to UNI EN 13561/2015 standards
Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco
KE’s PMO Department – Arch. Luca Zanin and Arch. Fabio Lardera
Monte-Carlo Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer
196 square metres
4 Kheope SAILS, dimensions 7 mt. X 7 mt.