Hotel Miramar

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Smart Fire UK adds class to exclusive development

One of Bournemouth’s top hotels has turned to Smart Fire UK to reinvigorate its empty and redundant fireplaces. Done as part of an on going development of the four star hotel, The Miramar wanted to give their old and disused fireplaces a new lease of life.

After seeing Smart Fire’s range of bio ethanol fuelled fires displayed at a trade show, hotel bosses knew they had found the perfect solution to their needs. The Edwardian hotel had the fireplaces installed last year, placing the bio ethanol burners inside the original fireplaces.

As the existing fireplaces had their chimneys and flues blocked up, it was thought impossible to re-fashion them back into working fireplaces. However, because the bioethanol fires are clean burning and produce no fumes, they were seen as the perfect alternative. On top of that, the new fires have provided the Hotel Miramar with a cost effective and green source of heating.

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The business manager at Smart Fire UK commented:
“We’re really happy that Hotel Miramar are pleased with their fires. Often people think that once a chimney has been blocked up then that’s the end of a fireplace, however bio-ethanol can change all that. The Bioethanol burners are extremely flexible and can be fitted almost anywhere. Not only have we reinvigorated existing fireplaces but we’ve pushed the boundaries of fireplace design. For example we have managed to install fireplaces in the middle of fountains and even swimming pools.”

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We are really pleased with the final result and our guests think the fires are absolutely fantastic. For many years the fireplaces in the hotel have been purely decorative because our chimneys are no longer functional. So when we saw Smart Fire UK at the Independent Hotel Show and discovered their burners needed no fume extraction, we knew we had to have them. The fireplaces now look stunning and in the winter give the hotel and incredibly cosy feel. In fact they give off a surprisingly effective amount of heat. For example, this winter we were able to turn the central heating off in the main foyer and just rely on the heat from the fires alone. They’re easy to use, safe, and clean and we are extremely happy with the final result.

Theo LakimovHead of Operations at Hotel Miramar