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Hotel staff uniforms style guide

Restaurant Hospitality Uniforms

Attention to detail

You know how all the little things count, from the clean glass in the bar to the toiletry selection? Well guess what? The cohesion of your hotel staff’s uniform is not going to escape the notice of your guests either. 

That means coordinating everyone across the whole operation, from front of house to groundskeeper and chef to kitchen porter. Does it mean they need to match garments and shades across the board? Of course not. 

You could have different colours and styles which still work together, and your logo to bring the teams together under the same brand. 

Pinpoint your theme

We’re not talking nautical or futuristic, unless you run a novelty guest house. Establish the basics of whether you’re traditional and contemporary, and use this as the foundations on which to build up hotel uniforms for your entire workforce. If your bar staff are in waistcoats and ties, then your waiting staff will look a little at odds with them in polo shirts. 

Don’t presume that your team need to be formal to make guests feel at home. As long as you set expectations and align the uniforms across all areas and it’s in keeping with your hotel, you can’t go too far wrong. 

Don’t shy away from mixing colours

Sticking your brand colours is a safe bet, but you can experiment with accent colours which compliment the main shade, especially with the opportunity to contrast and mix up ensembles. For example, you can choose from a plain tunic or one with an alternate trim or contrasting neckline. Similarly you can team a navy blue shirt with a matching apron and tie for a cool, classy look that perfectly suits your style, or add a pop of colour in the details that makes a statement with your uniforms. Perhaps you match the colour of your groundskeeper’s gilet with your front of house team’s waistcoat. 

Just because you can choose any colour, doesn’t mean you should go overboard. Try and stick to two or three to avoid dazzling your guests. 

Stay ahead with stock

The hospitality industry has had to face a number of challenges in recent years, and staffing shortages can leave establishments on the back foot. Consider whether you might need to get short term help in, and if you have the right garments in to get them on the job quickly. 

With a strong supply network and in-house team of designers, we can turnaround your chosen uniform with your custom-embroidered logo in a very short space of time, so you can maintain standards even in difficult times.

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