Eclipse Pendant and Platinum Electric at Stella’s Wine Bar

Located within Landry’s The Post Oak Hotel in Houston—Texas Forbes’ only Five-Star Hotel and Spa, and Houston’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel—Stella’s Wine Bar recently made a significant upgrade to their outdoor dining area by incorporating Bromic’s elegant and innovative heating solutions, the Eclipse Electric and Platinum Electric series. 

Landry’s, one of the largest leading development companies in the United States, owns and operates over 600 properties, including more than 60 unique brands within the dining, hospitality, entertainment, and gaming industries, so when it comes to creating ideal environments for customers, adding heating was a no brainer. 

Until recently, customers were unable to enjoy the outdoor space of Stella’s Wine Bar on chilly evenings or overcast days. To solve this problem, Landry’s took advantage of Bromic’s complimentary Design Service, where they were able to work with heating experts to evaluate the space’s floor plan as well as renderings and images of the space. From these materials, Bromic designed a 2D heat plan displaying the recommended heaters, fuel sources, layout, and controls that would provide the most efficient level of comfort for the space.  

The recommended heating plan for Stella’s Wine Bar by Bromic’s heating experts

Through the recommended design plan, the space was outfitted with four Eclipse Electric Pendant heaters mounted by the 24” straight pole, and controlled by four Eclipse Dimmer Controllers, as well as two, Platinum Electric heaters mounted with the 2’ ceiling mount, and controlled by a Wireless Dimmer Controller. These elements compliment the luxurious ambiance and allow for an elevated experience for guests in a space that can be enjoyed year-round. 

Sommelier of Stella’s Wine Bar, Julie Dalton, says, “I like that you can adjust the heat and the light from afar without intruding on the guests’ experience. This helps us be more hospitable. When I seat a guest under the Eclipse heater, I ask how they find the temperature and if they would like more light. Having the ability to ask these questions helps the guest feel better taken care of.” 

The outdoor patio at Stella’s Wine Bar in Houston, Texas, the Post Oak Hotel

Bromic’s heating solutions allow for more consistent business throughout seasons while delivering memorable experiences for your guests. Because the outdoor seating area has more seating capacity than the indoor area at Stella’s Wine Bar, adding outdoor heating was of utmost importance from a business perspective to keep guests comfortable on the patio year-round. The Lead Developer for Stella’s Wine Bar at Landry’s confirms, “The patio at Stella’s is larger than the seating area inside. Having outdoor heating allows guests to enjoy the patio year-round, helping us maintain revenue during the fall and winter months.” 

The heaters elevate the aesthetic of the outdoor patio at Stella’s Wine Bar, with the space’s signature olive tree remaining the central focus. Bromic’s heating solutions allow for customizable levels of heat and light provided by the Eclipse Electric controlled by wireless remotes to create unforgettable, comfortable, and special experiences without interruption. 

Eclipse Portable for Christopher’s at Wrigley Mansion

The historic Wrigley Mansion, designed by William Wrigley and completed in 1931, is a true landmark of the Phoenix area. Owner Jamie Hormel and her restaurateur partner of over 15 years, Christopher Gross, wanted to reimagine a new Christopher’s restaurant at the Wrigley mansion. The pair brought on Wendell Burnette of Wendell Burnette Architects to bring that vision to life.  

Owner of his own architectural firm for over 26 years in the Arizona valley, Wendell knew that in order to adjust to market demands, they needed a patio – and in order to have a patio, they needed to have heat.  “We had to find the right heater or we couldn’t do the patio, that’s what it came down to,” Wendall recalled. 

Because of the historic nature of the Wrigley and its breathtaking view of the Phoenix skyline, finding a heating solution that didn’t take away from the design and atmosphere of the space was crucial. “We were very aware that Bromic has the best design in heaters,” Wendall notes. Working alongside Bromic’s heating experts, Burnette was presented with the new Eclipse Smart-Heat Portable – the electrical portable unit whose sleek, modern design is perhaps only surpassed by the innovative inclusion of dimmable LED lighting. 

The results and response have been tremendous.  “Everybody that comes here, they comment about these heaters. They’ve never seen a heater that is this elegant and also incorporates a light fixture.”  With a bevy of satisfied customers enjoying comfortable temperatures, ambient lighting, striking views and gourmet cuisine – all partners in this project found themselves with a smashing success.