QUEBEC CITY, May 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Simons and Group Germain Hotels, two icons of Quebec industry, have joined forces to help consumers enjoy the luxury and comfort of a hotel stay at home. The bedding and bath products that have become a trademark of the Group Germain Hotels' experience are now exclusively available online at Simons.ca.
The Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels Collections include the same dream-worthy bed linens, duvets, and pillows, fluffy towels and robes, as well as bath products you find at the properties across the country. From now on, Simons.ca will be the exclusive provider of these luxurious home fashion products.
"This collaboration opens the door to an established distribution channel by a well-known and respected retailer," states Christiane Germain, co-founder and co-president of Group Germain Hotels. "Beyond being strategic, it's a natural partnership between the two companies as we share common values of exceptional customer experience, authenticity, quality, and aesthetics with Simons" she continued.
This partnership comes at a key moment for these two family-owned companies from Quebec City, as both are expanding nationally. Group Germain Hotels, which owns 11 properties in Canada (6 of which are located out of province), plans to open 3 more properties in Ontario and Alberta by 2017, while Simons owns 8 stores in Quebec and one in Alberta with plans to open 6 more stores in the next few years. Simons' online shopping website allows them to serve all North Americans.
"We are confident in the synergy of our two brands and its power to ensure mutual visibility and success both in Quebec and in new markets across Canada," said Peter Simons, CEO of Simons.
The comfort of the Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels Collections is available now at Simons.ca.
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About Group Germain Hotels
Ranked among Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Group Germain Hotels is a family-owned business from Quebec City that owns and operates the Le Germain Hotels and the no-frills-chic Alt Hotels across Canada. The company is known for its irreproachable warmth and the impeccable style of its hotels. Each year, its team of 700 employees welcomes guests for a total of 325,000 overnight stays, bringing the total number of stays to about 3 million since the opening of the first hotel in 1988. For more information, visit http://www.groupegermain.com/en.
La Maison Simons was founded in 1840 in Quebec City by John Simons. Since then, the company has continued to grow and develop its passion for fashion while building a solid reputation for exceptional customer service. Brothers Richard and Peter Simons are the current heads of the company who work passionately to maintain the brand, cultivate creativity, and build quality relationships with their customers, their employees, and their partners. Simons is a recognized fashion authority with a distinct shopping concept. It offers a wide array of cutting-edge fashion collections, exclusive in-house lines for men and women, a striking selection of brand-name labels, and international designer collections that have made it a popular fashion destination for all. Simons also carries home fashions for the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. It has nine stores, three of which are located in Quebec City along with its head office. Its other locations can be found in Montreal, Anjou, Laval, St. Bruno, Sherbrooke, and West Edmonton Mall. Six new stores are under construction across Canada with upcoming openings at Promenades Gatineau in August 2015 and at Vancouver's Park Royal in October 2015.
SOURCE Groupe Germain
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Image with caption: "Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels Collections are now available exclusively on Simons.ca (CNW Group/Groupe Germain)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150514_C5688_PHOTO_EN_16655.jpg
Image with caption: "Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels Collections are now available exclusively on Simons.ca (CNW Group/Groupe Germain)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150514_C5688_PHOTO_EN_16651.jpg
For further information: Carla MacNeil, Simons PR, Jane Gill PR, [email protected], 416-922-4404 ext. 23; Harry Tsantarolakis, Marketing Director, La Maison Simons, [email protected], 514.282.1840 #1155; Julie Tremblay, National Public Relations Manager, Group Germain Hotels, [email protected], 514-954-0702