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Christiane Germain

Co-President | Group Germain Hotels

Christiane Germain is co-founder and co-president of Group Germain Hotels, a family-owned business that currently owns and operates 13 properties in 5 Canadian provinces. She also oversees the operations and marketing for all of the Group's hotels.

Raised in a family of entrepreneurs from Quebec City, Christiane Germain became familiar with the realities of the business world at a young age, giving her the business sense to take the family restaurant business into the hotel industry with the opening of the Group’s first hotel in 1988.

Under her collaboration with Jean-Yves Germain, her brother and co-president, the Group’s two hotel banners, Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels, have experienced exceptional growth over the past decades. Moreover, the co-presidents aim to offer travelers a network of 20 hotels right across Canada by 2020.

Pioneer of the boutique-hotel concept in Canada, Group Germain Hotels is distinguished by the impeccable hospitality and style it brings to its properties. Its unique business model is based on a vertical integration strategy sustained by an organic growth that allows the company to maintain full control over the future of the business and full command of the exceptional product that the hotelier seeks to offer its guests.

Christiane Germain’s approach: build on the best refinements offered across the globe, while staying true to Quebec’s style of warmth and hospitality, draw inspiration from the chic and harmony found in Europe and effectively meet the needs and expectations of customers the North American way.

Thanks to her tremendous sense of entrepreneurship, her sense of innovation and her ability to anticipate trends and consumer tastes, Christiane Germain has managed to instill an unusual dynamism into the company, shared by hundreds of employees whose quality of service is essential to the success of the hotel group. After nearly 30 years in the industry, Christiane is especially proud to be able to offer career opportunities to people who share the values of the Group Germain Hotels family.

Committed to the economic vitality of the country, Christiane attaches great importance to the development of Canadian talent, which she supports particularly throughthe local procurement policy implemented by the Group. Whether it be companies that provide a service or a product, or local artists and artisans, she takes particular satisfaction in contributing directly or indirectly to their success.

Christiane Germain supports numerous charities and takes a leading role in the community to encourage entrepreneurship. She is also chair of the board of directors of the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec.

 

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