Boost capacity with Skyroof – a retractable roof systems for hotels and restaurants

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The Skyroof – the next generation of retractable roof systems for hotels and restaurants

In today’s competitive hotel and restaurant landscape, standing out from the crowd and delivering an exceptional customer experience is a must. As customer’s expectations rise, venues need innovative ways to enhance their customer experience and drive long-term growth. One great solution for hotels and restaurants is a retractable canopy system, which offers unparalleled flexibility in outdoor dining spaces.

Meet the Skyroof, a state-of-the-art retractable roof system for hotels and restaurants. Part of our Cantabria canopy collection, it’s a game-changer for restaurants looking to maximise their outside seating areas. With its architecturally-designed louvered system, it can rotate and retract at the touch of a button, so venues can maximise their outdoor space come rain or shine.

Maximising seating capacity

The Skyroof’s ability to maximise  seating capacity makes it effortless to boost a restaurant’s potential for generating revenue. With the ability to easily transition between open-air and covered dining areas, restaurants can fit in more guests and make the most of peak demand periods, like warm summer evenings or al fresco lunches.

With the Skyroof, restaurants serve more customers without the need for costly expansions or renovations. And, its retractable roof allows restaurants to adapt to changing weather, ensuring outdoor seating areas are usable and attractive all year round.

  • More seats, more customers: With the skyroof, restaurants can easily add more tables and seats, helping them welcome more guests and boost revenue.
  • All-weather dining space: Skyroof can adapt to any weather, ensuring a restaurant’s outdoor space is always in use. Guests stay comfortable whether it’s raining or the sun is shining – the roof rotates or retracts at the touch of a button, for year-round indoor-outdoor seating.
  • Inviting atmosphere: Restaurants can seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces to create a unique, inviting ambience that appeals to modern diners.
  • Controlled environment: The Skyroof helps venues curate the perfect setting for guests – restaurants can let in natural light and fresh air or provide full shelter from the elements.
  • Adaptable lighting: The Skyroof boasts innovative lighting technology. With RGB lighting integration, restaurants can adjust the hues and intensity to set the perfect mood, from bright, energetic tones to intimate glows.

The Skyroof in action

The arrival of the Skyroof back in 2020 was a major milestone for us, and the retractable roof system quickly caught the attention of some prestigious hospitality brands. At The Gantry’s Hotel in London, we installed a Skyroof system on the 18th floor for the high-end STK Steakhouse restaurant, part of a renowned global group with locations in cities like Milan, Dubai, New York and Los Angeles.

The Skyroof’s seamless integration and luxurious aesthetic perfectly complements the restaurant’s high-end ambience. With panoramic views of the London skyline and the ability to adapt the outdoor space to any weather condition, the Skyroof has elevated STK Steakhouse’s outdoor dining experience to new levels.

Similarly, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Istanbul’s expansive open terrace was transformed into a state-of-the-art area featuring the Skyroof, redefining the outdoor experience and offering guests an unforgettable dining experience. By integrating the retractable Skyroof with sliding glass panels, the hotel now has unparalleled control over their outside seating space. The canopy can provide shade, allow natural light or fully enclose the area, all at a simple command with an integrated control system.

Unleash creativity with the Skyroof

While the Skyroof’s ability to maximise seating capacity is a key benefit, its retractable roof system also allows for a range of different possibilities when it comes to creating unforgettable dining experiences. With a versatile design and customisable features, the Skyroof lets restaurants unleash their creativity and redefine what outdoor dining looks like.

Restaurants can host evening candlelit dinners beneath the stars during warmer months, with the retractable roof fully open. Or, a lively brunch event with the roof partially closed to provide the perfect amount of shade. In winter, it’s easy to create a cosy, après-ski vibe with the roof fully closed and warm, inviting lighting.

Design elements can also help create a uniquely immersive dining environment. Restaurants could create a lush, tropical oasis with plenty of greenery to embrace the outdoors, or opt for a modern, industrial aesthetic that’s perfectly complemented by the sleek lines of the Skyroof.

A state-of-the-art retractable roof system for hotels and restaurants, the Skyroof proves it’s possible to push the boundaries and make it even easier for venues:

  • Immediately respond to changing weather conditions
  • Ensure outdoor spaces are inviting and comfortable year-round
  • Stand out from the competition with a unique dining experience
  • Provide customers with al-fresco dining all year round.

Ready to discover your restaurant’s true potential? Our friendly team of experts are ready to help you explore the endless possibilities the Skyroof offers. Get in touch today to schedule a free site survey or discuss how the Skyroof can help bring your vision to life. You can call us on 01254 777 002 or email