Ensuring maximum comfort when the weather changes

The warm season has finally come to an end but that does not mean that your guests will have to stay away from your outdoor seating area until next year. In fact, offering seating long into autumn often allows for that special atmosphere when the leaves turn red and yellow and a cool breeze brings in the fragrant autumn air.

Preparation for whatever the unpredictable autumn weather brings is essential now. On those blue sky days CARAVITA parasols will shade your guests from direct sunlight. However it is on rainy, windy and cold afternoons that CARAVITA parasols and accessories really shine. Premium quality awning fabric made from 100% solution dyed acrylic thread protects your outdoor sitting area from sudden rain showers and detachable rain gutters make the spaces between parasols rain proof.

CARAVITA umbrellas, however, not only protect your guests from rain but also from those chilly afternoons when temperatures drop despite the sky being clear. SOLAMAGIC heaters allow your guest to sit outside even on a cold day. The heating system is available for all CARAVITA parasols and can be easily attached to the struts or mast. If you choose the commercial parasol Big Ben all wires are hidden and protected inside the mast. This means you will no longer have to invest in bulky heaters which can get in the way of customers and staff. Instead, you can save on energy bills with efficient infrared SOLAMAGIC heaters. Under the comfortable warmth of the heating elements a simple meal will be an event full of autumnal atmosphere.

Even on a windy day CARAVITA is a safe choice for restaurants and cafés. Its sturdy build makes bestseller Big Ben the perfect parasol for the upcoming winter months. A wind tunnel test has shown that the 3×3 m version withstands winds of up to 100km/h. This means that restaurant owners, staff and guests will feel safe under this reliable parasol. However, in case of stormy weather or stronger winds parasols should always be closed as a safety precaution.

In the evening or on overcast days CARAVITA parasols can be fitted with different lights according to your needs. These can be easily fixed and detached or, in case of the commercial parasol Big Ben, can be integrated as an unobtrusive lighting option. The LED strut light “Elegance” comes in warm white, cold white or with a colour changing effect. A remote control allows for convenient turning on and dimming. Your guest will certainly appreciate how a grey afternoon turns into a comfy get-together with friends in the glow of these impressive parasol lights.

With countless customization options you will find the perfect CARAVITA parasol to complete your outdoor area. Together with integrated lighting and heating options your guests can make use of your terrace for many more weeks to come.

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TEMPOTESTSTAR FR – The all-round solution for fire resistant sun protection

To follow fire safety regulations is of great significance in all kind of gathering places. Fire resistant sun protection can be a particularly challenging topic for restaurant owners, trade show exhibitors, event managers and many more. But also in the private sector fire protection gets more and more important.

The fabric collection of low flammability TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is a reliable possibility. It is labeled with the renowned fire protection class B1.

The fabric collection is available for the CARAVITA parasols Primus, Samara, Supremo, Big Ben, Amalfi, Belvedere  as well as for Home Comfort sun sails. TEMPOTESTSTAR FR is available in many different colours.

Fire resistant sun protection has never been so easy – TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is the ultimate all-round solution for reliable fire protection.

“Dahoam” in Bodenmais – The cozy spa hotel in the Bavarian Forest

big-ben-integrated-strut-light-elegance-parasol-patio-umbrella-caravita-white-square-hotel-neue-post-bodenmais-germany-05Holidays in the Bavarian Forest are a highlight no matter which season. Whether in summer or winter – there is a wide range of possible activities. To make your holiday unforgettable choosing the right hotel is essential.

The hotel “Neue Post” located in the little health resort Bodenmais in the Bavarian Forest is definitely the right choice. It convinces with its dreamlike ambiance, the rustique and enchanting interior design and impressive offer of activities. Besides the wellness area there is also the sauna area. Dinner is served in one of the cozy “Stuben” which invite the guests to linger and enjoy their meals. Appreciate the Bavarian coziness together with a pleasant Bavarian beer and a hearty snack.

On summer days, the hotel “Neue Post” offers a beautiful and inviting terrace which is equipped with five CARAVITA parasols of type Big Ben. The spread of every sunshade of four to four meters and the colour of the canopy – a noble plain grey (U901 grey) – which goes in line with the hotel´s philosophy turn these parasols into a stunning eye-catcher. They render a subtle, elegant touch to the hotel´s outdoor area which fits perfectly into the picturesque surroundings of the Bavarian Forest. Even in the evening this unprecedented atmosphere continues as each parasol is equipped with integrated “Elegance” lighting system.

As the locals say “Dahoam” in Bodenmais, this feeling of coming home. This Bavarian spirit of coziness and perfect care can be felt at once when stepping into the hotel “Neue Post“.

Big Ben Freestyle – New Hospitality Parasol custom-made in any form and size

Big Ben Freestyle 1000x750In 2017 CARAVITA is introducing a custom-made, professional parasol called Big Ben Freestyle. Size and form of the new shade can be defined by the client. Big Ben Freestyle allows for shading of outdoor dining areas up into every last corner. Even terraces with protruding walls and other obstacles can now be covered.

“The client sends his draft, we check the technical feasibility, and finally the parasol is produced exactly as specified. For example with a recess or an offset mast.”, CEO Michael Caravita says. “With Big Ben Freestyle we provide our clients with a professional shade and weather protection system up to 36m2.“

As with the standard sizes of the Big Ben series, Big Ben Freestyle benefits from an extremely robust construction. In the wind tunnel, the 3 x 3 m version of the professional parasol braves even storm winds of up to 100 km/h (63 mph).

As an option LED-lights can be integrated directly into the frame in order to serve clients until late in the evening. With the optionally integrated heating system it’s even possible to welcome guests until late into the cold season. Cables and wires are well protected and hidden from sight inside of the aluminum frame.

There’s also a wide range of colours to choose from. More than 200 RAL finishes for the frame, and premium acrylic awning fabrics in more than 100 colours are available. Additional options like rain gutters, side panels and individual prints make Big Ben Freestyle a highly individual shading solution for professionals.

Traditional, comfortable and cosmopolitan – Restaurant „Zum Murnauer“ at the “Staffelsee”


The traditional and comfortable restaurant “Zum Murnauer” in Murnau at lake “Staffelsee” convinces its guests with selected treats which make gourmet’s hearts leap for joy.

The extraordinary architecture and a relaxing fireplace lounge shape the interior of the restaurant which is also a well-known event location.

Host Benjamin Schmitz provides you with your favorite dishes which you can enjoy together with a good glass of wine. Bavarian food with a touch of international treats – it is an exotic mix which has convinced many guests before you. The hosts of course also take care of your little ones – the playing ground is the perfect place for them.

The beer garden outdoor area invites you to sit down and relax with an impressive view of the Alpine panorama. The extravagant ambience at “Zum Murnauer” is completed with Big Ben. When we are talking about “Big Ben” we do not mean the well-known bell-tower in London, but the representative CARAVITA parasol which is the eyecatcher on the restaurant’s terrace. For the flamboyant sun protection, which is available in over 100 colors, the “Murnauer” chose a vibrant pink canopy. It is visible from a long distance and is the signature colour of the event location near the lake “Staffelsee”. The seven parasols with its huge dimensions (4 x 6 m)  offer a comfortable atmosphere and a place to linger in front of the wonderful panorama of the Alps. Take some time off – the Restaurant “Zum Murnauer” is the perfect location!

Turun Markiisi ja Peite – Playing with shadow and light

Turun Markiisi ja Peite, located in Rusko, Finland (ca. 120km west of Helsinki), is a seasoned sun and weather protection specialist. Their products range from awnings, patio umbrellas, sun sails, to tarps, conservatories and shutters. Outside of the high quality shade products, their services have also expanded into providing complete outdoor space planning and design. Here are just a few examples of some of their projects:

The Bremer restaurant offers excellent meals at affordable prices. With a wide variety of menu options from burgers, nachos, salads and sandwiches, the menu caters to the budget. The backyard is shielded from the outside, providing a place for rest and relaxation. Two patio Surpremo shades create a summery ambiance.

Cozy up to the E. Ekblom wine bar, named for its founder Elias Ekblom. The wine paired menu is elegant and guests can enjoy dining inside the restaurant or on the spacious terrace. Here again, two white patio Supremo umbrellas generate a very special ambience at night, offering sun and even rain protection.

Enjoy breath taking views of Kailo and Jakoluoto islands and neighboring marina from Naantaili restaurant as guests enjoy an evening by the sea. The prominent long terrace is shaded by 13 white patio Riviera umbrellas customized with the restaurants logo. The evening ambiance is turned on at night creating an enchanting dining atmosphere.