Monday, March 24, 2014

Grand Pacific Hotel new uniforms

from w

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=263353

It is pathetic if they have to go for an overseas designer as the local fashion designers are great!  Going by the photograph it doesn't look that smart to me or represent Fiji really. 

Mr Diethelm said the uniforms were designed in three colours — blue, light brown and dark brown.
"Blue is for the sea, light brown for the white sandy beach and dark blue for dark Fijian chocolate. The uniform would be worn during the soft and grand opening of the hotel."

Now that certainly is an oversimplification of representing Fiji life?  Where's the scarlet ginger, the rich green plant life?  And what's with the weird hats?  Are we in Morocco or somewhere in Africa?  Here's a comment from the Mailife blog.
John Delanakaikai This Uniforn design is worn by train conductors and people from India and Asia, GPH just became a laughing stock all over the world, and worst of all it was design by an Australian Based Company, who have no taste to the Fijian Culture and Tradition,all there boast about is Royalty...really..even the Royals here in UK..would laugh if they come and visit, coz its so out of fashion with Fiji Tradition...cant wait for it to be on the Top Worst Hotel Uniform awards..no offence to the beautiful ladies and guys here,,but shame to the Desginer and GM of GPH...




GPH unveils colonial look

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, March 22, 2014
GPH staff members Eremodo Vatuwaliwali, left, Maria Tauleka and Isimeli Savou model their new uniforms in Suva yesterday. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
GRAND Pacific Hotel management is leaving no stone unturned as it strives to maintain the colonial look of one of Fiji's iconic landmarks.
GPH general manager Eugen Diethelm said this "colonial look" extended to their business attire with staff members modelling their new uniforms in Suva yesterday.
He said they had different sets of uniforms for different departments at the hotel.
"There will be four different types of uniforms to give that colonial look.
"The uniforms were designed by an Australian designer.
"The designer is a lady from Sydney who also has a company in Hong Kong."
He said the colonial theme for the hotel staff members' corporate wear complemented the 1920-1930s era as well as the hotel's interior and exterior designs.
Mr Diethelm said the uniforms were designed in three colours — blue, light brown and dark brown.
"Blue is for the sea, light brown for the white sandy beach and dark blue for dark Fijian chocolate. The uniform would be worn during the soft and grand opening of the hotel."

2 comments:

Holly James said...

Having nice looking uniforms is very important! You want to look professional and like a team. I have been working with different companies with there apparel for a long time now and I know what looks best!
Holly James | http://www.advancedesign.com.au/

Erwin Joven said...

I just spent some time at the GPH and I must agree that the uniforms are horrible. There is a fine line between classic and dated. While the service was very friendly and not as formal as I expected (in a good way), I'm very wary of establishments that pepper their marketing with the word "colonial". While hotels during the colonial days were very much luxurious, this luxury usually was for a very elite few and often offered at the expense of the abused local majority.