Group Germain Hotels becomes the official operator of Hotel La Ferme
QUÉBEC CITY, May 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Group Germain Hotels and Groupe Le Massif, two innovative Quebec-based companies, announced today that they have signed an agreement that will see Groupe Germain Hotels become the official operator of Charlevoix's Hotel La Ferme as of June 1st.
"From the very beginning we hoped that this large scale project at Le Massif de Charlevoix would be able to establish partnerships with major players to ensure its development and growth. We have built a unique and recognized hotel in the heart of Charlevoix and Group Germain, a major player in the Canadian hotel industry, will bring its expertise to the destination," said Daniel Gauthier, president of Groupe Le Massif's board of directors.
Daniel Gauthier and Group Germain have maintained a close working relationship on several projects over a number of years. These business associates share a common vision and values that will be instrumental in further showcasing Hotel La Ferme to the world.
"We were often asked if Hotel La Ferme was a Le Germain Hotel because of its great design and comfort. This project is a natural progression," said Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels. "We will proudly operate this hotel in the spirit in which it was created."
"We will leverage our national network and 26 years of experience in hotel management and operations to promote Hotel La Ferme and the Charlevoix region," explained Jean-Yves Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels. "The natural beauty of the region I have grown to love and the flavours of its terroir deserve to be experienced by a much larger audience."
Group Germain Hotels, which owns 11 establishments across Canada, six outside the province of Quebec, plans to open another three properties in Ontario and Alberta by 2017.
About Hotel La Ferme
Named the hotel with the most beautiful interior design on the planet by Retail and Leisure who award the world's most prestigious interior architecture and design prizes, Hotel La Ferme offers a completely unique experience to its visitors. At the heart of the Le Massif de Charlevoix project, it welcomes visitors from here and abroad and allows them to sample the beauty, authenticity and uniqueness of a region that flourishes between the river and the mountains, between nature and culture. In addition to its 145 rooms and lofts, Hotel La Ferme includes: a railway station, a bustling public square, a restaurant that emphasizes Charlevoix's terroir and market cuisine, a café, a lounge bar, a multipurpose room, six meeting rooms, a spa and a gym.
About Group Germain Hotels
Ranked as one of Canada's 50 best managed companies, Group Germain Hotels is a family-run business, founded in Quebec City, which owns and operates Le Germain Hotels and the no-frills-chic Alt Hotels across Canada. The company is renowned for its exceptional approach to hospitality and the unique style that characterizes its hotels. Every year, its staff of about 700 people welcome guests for a total of 325,000 overnight stays, bringing the total overnight stays to nearly 3 million since the first hotel opened in 1988. For more information, visit www.groupegermain.com .
Photos of Hotel La Ferme can be downloaded via our Flickr album here.
SOURCE Groupe Germain
Image with caption: "Hotel La Ferme in Quebec’s Charlevoix region will join the national network of Le Germain Hotels in June. (CNW Group/Groupe Germain)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150501_C5269_PHOTO_EN_16086.jpg
For further information: For interviews: Katherine Laflamme, Press Officer, Groupe Le Massif, 418-932-4023, [email protected]; Stacey Masson, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Group Germain Hotels, 514-242-8984, [email protected]