The UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of Hotel Awnings
We specialise in bespoke Hotel Awnings
For many years, Deans have been manufacturing, installing and maintaining hotel awnings at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues. Our expertise is unrivalled in terms of experience and understanding and our clients include famous names like The Dorchester, Marriott and Bloomsbury, but we provide solutions for hotels of all scale and sizes
With regard to hotel awnings, it is all about grand entrances and making a statement. Classic entrance awnings do just that and bring a touch of sophistication and style. Hotel terrace awnings allow for al fresco wining and dining with a contemporary twist, while parasols can be a simple, but understated solution for both garden and poolside areas. Our most popular hotel awnings include the Entrance Canopy, RIB® Wedge Canopy, The Deans Awning, The Kenley Retractable Awning, Pratic Terrace Awning and Cafe Barriers.
We work with leading hotel design companies or directly with hotel owners. We have a talented team of designers who understand all the key considerations to ensure your bespoke hotel awning solution is perfect. From detailed specifications, each awning is hand-crafted in our London workshop. Each member of our team is a highly skilled craftsman, they are hugely experienced in the bespoke manufacture of high-quality hotel awnings.
Custom-built commercial awnings from design to manufacture to installation
At Deans, we have all the necessary expertise to produce a quality commercial awning. Every commercial awning project is different and present a new set of parameters that need to be taken into consideration.
The initial stage of the process begins with a full site survey, where we take detailed measurements and take into account any structural or architectural considerations. From this, we will produce detailed technical drawings. In terms of design, we have a dedicated and talented team who can collaborate with architects, design studios and business owners or work independently to produce your design.
We then manufacture your awning in our London Workshop. Each commercial awning is hand-crafted to your bespoke measurements. The materials we use are sustainably sourced and the fabric and timber are treated with weather-resistant finishes to deliver an exceptionally durable and reliable end product. Your commercial awning will then be installed by our expert installation team, who will ensure your commercial canopy is fitted to the correct specifications.
6 key considerations when choosing Hotel Awnings
1. Design & Styling
The design and styling of a hotel exterior is such an important element. The choice of hotel awning is central to creating a hotel’s look, feel and identity. Our talented and experienced design team who are skilled at working with or collaborating with interior design agencies and architects or we can work independently to produce your hotel awning solution. On request, we can provide detailed 3D-modelling, as well as fabric samples. We are also experienced in providing suitable solutions for grade-listed buildings in conservation areas and can provide detailed drawings for planning permission.
2. Grand Entrances, Terrace & Garden Areas
A hotel entrance is the classic focal point and an all important first impression. We have a number of options for entrances that utilise our RIB® system that ooze style and sophistication. Our extensive awning range also offers solutions for terraced areas and gardens. They include fixed and retractable awnings, free-standing modular systems, plus accessories like jumbrellas, cafe barriers and directional infra-red heaters. All our hotel awning solutions can withstand winds of up to 8 on the Beaufort Scale. We also provide customers with email alerts for ‘Amber & Red Weather Warnings’.
Branding is important in promoting a hotel’s visual identity. Our design team have worked on or collaborated with interior design agencies on many prestigious hotel awning projects. They have great flair and understanding about what works best in terms of enhancing and promoting your branding for both traditional or contemporary solutions. As part of our total design solution, we have our RAGS® pattern printing. This cutting‑edge system takes design to a new level and can totally transform your approach to awning design.
4. Precision, Expertise & Craftsmanship
Each hotel awning project has its own unique parameters. From coverage area to matching the shape of the exterior and sometimes, a degree of innovation in terms of structural modifications to the awning itself. At Deans, we pride ourselves in our level of knowledge and craftsmanship. Projects begin with an extensive survey, from this we produce detailed drawings and specifications. Each awning we manufacture is hand-crafted with a level of precision that comes from years of experience. The finished hotel awning is then installed by our expert team of fitters. They are fully briefed to ensure a smooth operation and minimal disruption to customers.
5. Quality Materials, Resilience & Sustainability
The finest quality hotel awning requires using the finest materials. Deans use high-grade hardwood timber to manufacture our housings. The arms and brackets are steel-forged to exact specifications including any curvature. To provide an additional level of resilience, metalwork is powder-coated, all timber-work is hand-treated and fabrics are solution-dyed to maintain resistance. All these processes increase your hotel awning’s life span. Sustainability is also important to Deans. We try to ensure all our materials come from a sustainable source. We have a dedicated Environmental Manager and their role is to ensure all staff adhere to of our environmental policy, both at work and on site.
6. Wide Range & Customisation
Deans extensive product range allows for a variety of hotel awning solutions. Our range covers all requirements from impressive frontages and entrances to restaurant terraces, retractable or fixed awnings, free-standing or fixed modular systems. Our hotel awnings are totally customisable. We offer a variety of wood stain colours and finishes. Fabric and metalwork can be matched to any RAL colour. Our pattern printing allows total design freedom and most awnings have a variety of valance and finial options.
Hotel Awnings – Featured Project
Location: The Portobello House Boutique Hotel in Notting Hill, London.
Awning: Deans Awning
Two eye-catching traditional Deans Awnings compliment this historically sensitive hotel façade. The cool aqua awning fabric has matching hand-painted boxes made from selectively sourced hardwood and environmentally-sensitive water-based paint. A near flush installation provides patrons with maximum coverage. Branding has been tastefully applied to the weighted awning valances using our RAGS® branding.
Did you know Deans manufactured the first ever commercial awning in 1894
John Dean founded Deans Awnings in the 1890s. He pioneered the original commercial awning design, the Deans Awning, which has continued to maintain its popularity for 130 years. The Deans Awning was an instant success with traders and retailers and the design has remained with only changes to materials and finishes.