The hotel industry is the most magnanimous industry in the private sector worldwide. The hospitality industry needs to be at their best most of the time. The employees working in the hotel from bell boys to executive managers are the face that guests come across. Most often and thus, they need to excel in looks, manners and communication – everything. Hotels around the world have specific uniforms for their employees. However, to make your employees and hotels stand out as unique and distinctive. From your competition in looks, service, accommodations, facilities and staff, the very first point that you should concentrate is your staff and their uniforms.
Here are some really sassy ways to spruce up the boring and bland uniforms that are so similar in almost all the hotels.
Add a Splash of Colour
Spice up the boring and bland neutrals by incorporating some colour to staff’s uniforms. Bright, bold colours can really make your hotel’s uniforms stand out. The managers may have to revamp and order a whole new line of uniforms or simple touches. Like including Edwards Polyester Chiffon Floral Scarf, Floral Block Scarf, Silk Chiffon Splatter Floral Scarf or Women’s Circles And Dots Silk Scarf can make a huge statement quite subtly. The usual blazer suit for men can be improvised with a Nucleus Tie, Signature Silk Honeycomb from Edwards Garments or just go for a variety of colours from Tri-Mountain Echo Stain Resistant Oxford Shirts or Tri- Mountain Chairman Wrinkle Free Pinpoint Oxford Shirts etc. Ladies can also add more glamour to their outfits by adding oxford shirts like Tri-Mountain Techno’s Stain Resistant Oxford Shirts.
Liven Up with Accessories
A very easy and smart way to liven up the hotel staff uniforms is to accessorize them with personalized accessories.
Without making any major change to the original uniform, staff members can add simple but attractive hair accessories or jewellery to jazz up their apparel. Another way is to hand out accessories as appreciation gifts for the employees for their hard work and effort.
Personalize the Uniform
There can be nothing more special for an employee except adding some individuality to the uniform he/she wears to work every day. Having your name embroidered on the shirt or other similar personal touches not only jazzes up the uniform, it also gives boost to the confidence of the staff.
For a more generalized yet unique touch, get your hotel’s updated logos screen printed on the t-shirts and other casual apparels like caps, tunics, etc. for some relaxed weekends or the “Casual Friday.”
Patch it Up with Patches
Adding patches to the uniforms to support local sports teams, charities or organizations can add a distinctive touch to the hotel uniforms. By allowing their employees to add their choices of patches to their uniforms can really encourage them to give their best.
Another way is to use patches as awards. Instead of shields and other tokens, employers can give out patches in appreciation of the number of service years or top performance, etc. This would also encourage the staff member towards working even better and they would definitely look forward to earn those patches.
Furthermore, when customers see the staff members wearing service patches like “Exemplary Service” or “10 Years of Service,” it also opens up venues for positive communication.
Improving the appearance of hotel uniforms may seem like a formidable mission but is actually quite simple and easy. Management and staff can work together to come up with inventive ideas that work in their specific environment and may just improve employee morale at the same time.