Sun and weather protection systems for gastronomy and the hotel industry

Sophisticated outdoor concepts revitalise business

In addition to classic awnings for the home, our portfolio includes systems for the catering and hotel industry to meet the special requirements of large-scale outdoor areas. More and more people are drawn to the outdoors during their leisure time - and this naturally also applies to visits to restaurants or cafés. In summer, indoor seating often remains unoccupied as the good weather lures people outside. But if the sun shines incessantly, it quickly becomes too hot on the terrace. To create a cosy atmosphere, a good shading concept is therefore of great importance. If the guests feel comfortable, they like to stay on the terrace of their favourite café for a longer period of time and are happy to come back.

Increasing capacity by expanding the guest room

The interior space of a restaurant, café or hotel is limited and often cannot be easily enlarged. If you still want to give your guests more space, the outdoor area is a good way to complement the interior. The provision of additional space makes it possible to serve a higher number of guests.

Extending the outdoor season with markilux

Since the use of the outdoor area is per se dependent on the weather, a well thought-out sun and weather protection concept can provide relief. The core task of awnings and awning systems is sun protection. The developments and product innovations of recent years have significantly expanded the range of applications for awnings. In addition to its original function of providing shade, the awning provides us with faithful service in virtually any weather situation.

Protection from rain

The installation of an awning system creates security - also in an economic sense. If you have to vacate your seats when it rains without a canopy, awnings offer the advantage that guests can remain seated when a shower comes. Instead of having to pull up stakes, you can simply enjoy your coffee under the protection of the awning and listen to the patter of the raindrops.


Rain is often accompanied by wind - especially in autumn. But with the right equipment, even a gust of wind can't spoil your enjoyment of the terrace. markilux offers various solutions such as markilux format, a modular wind and privacy screen with a textile character: vertical sun, wind and privacy protection - ideally matched to the markilux awning systems.

Defying the cold

Even in summer it is not always warm enough to sit outside in the evening. When the sun goes down, it quickly gets chilly. But even outside the summer months, guests long for fresh air and warmth. In combination with radiant heaters, a cosy atmosphere can be created under awning designs, extending the evening in the beer garden, on the restaurant terrace or in the outdoor cocktail bar.

Lighting options

With markilux lighting options you can create a pleasant and atmospheric ambience that invites you to relax on your restaurant terrace. An inviting atmosphere remains even after dark. With LED spots or LED lines, you can set targeted lighting highlights to attract your guests to your restaurant or bar.



Cloth colour in harmony with corporate identity

CODE MX - colour on demand: colour as you wish. Thanks to our colour on demand system, you have the option of designing your awning fabric according to the specifications of your corporate identity. To make your dream of a colour-coordinated fabric come true, a plain white fabric of the proven markilux sunvas quality is dyed using the most modern and highly lightfast processes. This gives your restaurant, café or hotel a recognition value so that customers notice you from a distance.

In addition to the individual colour selection, you can also improve your image by choosing the colour of the frame and printing your logo on the awning fabric. With your personal touch, the awning becomes a visual eye-catcher and figurehead of your business. Not only the fabric itself can be printed, but also the valance or shade plus.

Awning as a figurehead

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