Scott Enterprises owns several hotels and restaurants in the Erie, PA area. They identified a need for more reception space at their Marriot location. Having worked with OpenAire in the past on both a pool enclosure application and a restaurant patio cover, Scott knew the potential of OpenAire’s operable-roofed, glazed enclosure designs.
Using one of OpenAire’s signature retractable-roofed enclosure concepts, a sunny, outdoor feeling could be achieved in the reception area year round.
The new Marriot reception area has a traditional infill in most of the vertical areas to block out the view of the parking lot, while one glass end opens onto the courtyard garden. The resulting enclosure measures 43’x59′ with a Bermuda hip at each end. The roof is glazed with 1″ (25mm) insulating glass, as is the one end wall that opens onto the garden and the transom above the traditional infill all around. The final design creates spectacular, one of a kind "outdoor" reception area.