Outdoor areas are the backbone of many venues. Ensuring patrons are able to maintain the same level of comfort outside as they would inside is constantly striven for. Oatley Hotel are a great example of this strive, constantly optimising their unique South Sydney location to ensure patrons remain comfortable all year round.
“It’s very, very important to this hotel, 50% of the floorspace is actually outdoor area, some of it partially covered,” said Oatley Hotel’s, General Manager, Lynne Humphries. “As smoking regulation become tighter, our outdoor area has become invaluable to us, in setting us aside from other hotels in the area.”
Oatley Hotel has a spectacular outdoor area, which is surrounded by lavish flora. To complement the outdoor setting, Lynne has chosen Bromic heaters for over half a decade; the heaters ability to blend in seamlessly with the venue’s surroundings and their great heat coverage, are only a few of the reasons why she chooses Bromic.
Oatley Hotel’s unique location required a heater that could handle the harshest of conditions. “Being in an outdoor area which is quite elevated , the wind can be a factor at times, these heaters a quite good in the wind. They don’t turn off, unless there’s a hurricane,” Lynne said.
Blending into the venue was essential for Lynne but the fact that the heaters also saved her money and made the day–to-day operations of the business smoother was a welcome surprise.
“The gas is definitely less when it’s coming through the fixed natural gas lines rather than the individual bottles and having to have it delivered and just the staff time in having to take the deliveries and sort out empty bottles and change bottles over in the middle of busy service having this style of heater has definitely saved on staff costs as well,” she said.