Germain Hotels is continuing to offer innovative solutions to meet the new reality of workplace and business. Hotel rooms becoming spaces conducive to remote work, a room equipped with the best web conferencing equipment, contactless check-in kiosks, these are examples that once again illustrate the spirit of innovation and agility that drives Germain Hotels.
For some, working from home turns out to be a real headache: lack of space, unsuitable environment, renovations, etc., and Germain Hotels is responding, offering daily rental for safe and efficient hotel work. Workstation with ergonomic chair, Wi-Fi, Chromecast device, unlimited Nespresso coffee, snacks, and even access to the gym, basically everything is there to increase productivity. Parking is included at some hotels. For maximum flexibility, hotel work is offered at daily, weekly and long-term rates.
The current crisis is having us rethinking events and meetings and in order to support business customers, Le Germain Hotel Montreal has transformed the Expo room into a television-quality virtual studio. A unique multi-camera webcasting space ready to host meetings, training sessions or virtual conferences. Three cameras help energize meetings and the technician, present throughout the virtual event, helps keep your mind at ease.
And, in collaboration with MT Lab and the Quebec Ministry of Tourism, Le Germain Hotel Montreal now offers contactless check-in kiosks. Initially designed to address the labour shortage in the hospitality industry, this project now answers the need for guest security while offering an alternative to check-in at reception. This initiative differs from the usual check-in kiosk as the guest interacts directly with a hotel employee, as in a FaceTime exchange for example.
Since last February the Alt Hotel at Pearson Airport in Toronto has been experimenting with conventional check-in kiosks, and its guests have appreciated the ease of use and the security aspect.
Christiane Germain, co-founder and co-president of Germain Hotels, observed: “The current crisis is leading us to rethink our ways of doing things and our spaces, which is why with our teams we have worked very hard to offer solutions adapted to the new reality. To be effective at remote work, comfort, tranquility and technology must be present, that is what working at a hotel offers. As for the Virtual Studio, anyone who has attended virtual meetings in recent months knows that inadequate or deficient technology is a major irritant. We are pleased to partner with Edge Studio to provide businesses with technology tools worthy of their events.”