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Hunter Fans Run for Over 56 Years

Hunter Ceiling Fans – A Fascinating Piece of History! I love history and the above fascinating advert was published in 1981.  It is significant as Hunter is based in Memphis so it was a natural choice for the architects.  The South’s finest and one of America’s best-these words have always defined the world-famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The Peabody emerged from the war-torn, post-Civil War South in 1869 to become one of the finest hotels in America. Its reputation for comfort, service, and fine dining grew along with Memphis’s stature as “the river city, cotton capital, and birthplace of the blues.” The most famous and infamous citizens of the era stayed at the original Peabody in its day. There, plantations were won or lost on a roll of the dice. After more than 50 years, the original hotel was replaced by a new 12-story, 615-room hotel in 1925. It was then that the hotel’s name became synonymous with elegance. It also became the social center of Memphis and the mid-South, and a haunt for the rich and famous. The celebrated ducks swimming in the marble lobby fountain, parties in the skyway, or dancing on the open plantation roof to the music of the most renowned bands and orchestras of the day have all been part of this fabulous hotel’s history. Today, the fully restored Peabody retains its reputation for legendary Southern hospitality and tasteful elegance. The hotel continues to serve as an anchor for the restoration and revitalization of the downtown area of one of America’s most important cities. Summary of a very interesting book called The Peabody Hotel,...

How do I Cool my Listed Hotel?

Warren House Hotel Selects Hunter Ceiling Fans With the sizeable aesthetic and practical effects of air conditioning units on hotels, for listed buildings it can be extremely difficult for plans of installation to be accepted. Because AC (air conditioning) units are very obvious and large, local authorities are unlikely to grant consent for installation on certain sections of a listed building’s exterior, as they want to preserve the natural look of the structure. When you are dealing with a Victorian hotel in the middle of London or a Georgian manor house in the countryside, these ‘certain sections’ can in fact amass to the whole exterior of the building. The hotel owner is therefore left with two options: either let his guests and his business suffer due to the uncomfortable heat throughout the hotel, or seek an alternative in achieving customer satisfaction.   The prestigious, listed Warren House Hotel and Conference Centre near Kingston did exactly this and decided to install high quality Hunter ceiling fans into all 46 of their bedrooms. This ensured customer satisfaction and helped in keeping this successful hotel’s competitive edge over their competition. Unlike air conditioning, ceiling fans can also be used in winter months where by setting the fan to reverse, hot air trapped at the ceiling is forced sideways and down to the floor, reducing heating costs by up to 24%. In spring and autumn, a ceiling fan will ensure a flow of fresh air from a slightly open window without cooling the room too much and in the summer, the New York Times has shown the running costs of ceiling fans to be 36 times...
Garza Blanca Resort and Spa Deploy Hunter Ceiling Fans

Garza Blanca Resort and Spa Deploy Hunter Ceiling Fans

Millionaires development matches form with function This beautiful millionaires and movie stars’ hotel, apartment and spa complex in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has made widespread use of Hunter ceiling fans to both add style and provide a cost-effective, healthier and more pleasant cooling solution.   Puerto Vallarta has long been the playground of the Hollywood set ever since Richard Burton and Ava Gardner made the “Night of the Iguana” here.  Now the ex-major of the town has created this $800 m luxurious exclusive development with over 200 luxury suites and ocean penthouses which is rated as one of the top resorts in the World.  We list below pictures taken by the author but for more shots please visit their site.  Inside the condos do have air-conditioning but deploy ceiling fans in each room since these offer a more comfortable experience to guests especially as going inside to a cold air-conditioned room and then outside to a 35 deg centigrade air temperature is not considered very healthy.   The indoor fans here are US models and the closest equivalents in the international Hunter range are the Classic Original and Caribbean Breeze.  Note that all of the outdoor Hunter fans on the veranda are all IP rated for wet conditions and corrosion resistant to both salt sea-spray and moisture.        ...