MONTREAL — Le Germain Hotels teamed up with Canadian designer Marie Saint Pierre for new and exciting uniforms for its female staff.
Julie Tremblay, national public relations manager, Groupe Germaine Hotels, said that staff input, feedback and comfort were important factors as they researched new uniform styles and ideas.
“We felt our wardrobe was ready for a little makeover in order to stay current and modern,” Tremblay says. “The new collection comprises of black with touches of emerald-green, which is our signature colour. [Our staff] tried the samples designed by Marie Saint Pierre and provided their feedback on style, sizing and comfort. Thanks to employee feedback, we were able to make the necessary adjustments to finally develop beautiful uniforms that are perfect for their needs. For instance, the comments we received from our housekeeping managers led us to create a lighter version of the jacket which is better suited for their needs since they move around a lot in the daily tasks.”
Tremblay inferred that having a great Canadian designer helped with the project’s success. “The designer’s signature style is easily recognizable thanks to the architectural and sleek lines of her outfits,” she says. “True to the DNA of her brand and in line with the signature style of Le Germain Hotels, Marie Saint Pierre’s clothing expresses a timeless elegance without sacrificing comfort and performance.”
The uniforms were designed and produced in Montreal. Le Germain Hotels’ female front desk staff, concierges and housekeeping managers will be sporting the new garments starting in July at its six Canadian properties.
Tremblay said that Le Germain Hotels’ male staff can expect new uniforms in the near future as well. “We will soon introduce new men’s uniforms designed by Toronto-based designer Bustle,” she says. “This will be our second collaboration with Bustle as they designed the current outfit.”