Dear guests, dear friends, dear partners,
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very good Holiday season and a happy New Year. We wish you lots of happiness, love and health in the coming year, as well as the opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love.
On our side, 2019 was another busy year for Germain Hôtels.
First, we opened a new hotel in the Canadian Prairies, Alt Hotel Saskatoon. This summer, Terre Restaurant, whose menu is inspired by Newfoundland's nature, opened in St. John's. Fall was a busy season for us as we reopened the Le Germain Hotel Montreal, its chic Restaurant Le Boulevardier, and the Flâneur bar. We are thrilled with these achievements.
Among the prizes and awards we received this year, we were privileged to have been recognized as Grands Québécois by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec as well as Grand bâtisseur by the Alliance de l’industrie touristique.
But what we remember the most of our year are the humans we met: members of our staff, guests, partners, friends and family. It is they who, on a daily basis, bring our corporate values to life: respect, teamwork, generosity, daring and a sense of aesthetics.
For 2020, we wish ourselves, as well as for yourself, a very simple thing: to be able to take time. Easy to say, often much harder to do! In 2020, we want to take the time to slow down the pace of our busy days and enjoy all the precious little moments that life offers us. We live in an era where everything is ultra-fast, ultra-efficient, but we shouldn't forget to savor the present moment.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Christiane and Jean-Yves