Resorts are luxurious getaways for relaxation and leisure, but they can also offer a range of fun activities to suit a variety of guests. From dining and spa treatments to state-of-the-art gym facilities and golf courses, it’s important that their brand is truly represented throughout the guest’s experience, and their staff uniform plays a huge role in maintaining their ethos and style throughout the resort grounds.
Here are some great examples of resort uniforms that might give you some inspiration for your uniform design.
Coco Collection has two stunning reports based in the Maldives. The Coco Collection has crafted 5-star award-winning destinations for their dedication to authentic luxurious resorts, and have over 30 years’ expertise in the industry. By incorporating orange and brown tones to the collar and sleeves with an Asian-inspired design, ties the look in perfectly with the wooden and natural surroundings of the resort.
At Jumeriah Beach, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai has a functional yet glamorous uniform. Their luxury is unparalleled and have a very passionate team. Black is flattering for all while maintaining a sleek style, and their embroidered gold logo and outer layer rims add a level of simple yet effective personal branding.
Based in the Irish town of Killarney, this is another 5-star resort where its spectacular scenery and amenities are unmatched. The Europe has a classic, structured uniform that reflects their Irish heritage with the addition of a tweed-style jacket.
Considered one of New Zealand’s, and the world's, most luxury holiday hideaways, it offers a spectacular experience with stunning ocean views. To ensure protection against kitchen hazards such as hot liquids and dishes, they opted for a long-sleeved, double-breasted chef coat. In addition to its functionality, it adds a formal touch perfect for matching their luxurious atmosphere.
One of the world’s most stunning resorts, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay offers a luxury experience on the oceanfront that nourishes body, mind and soul. They opted for a fresh, cool-toned button-down chambray shirt which reflects the relaxed experience their guests receive. Its botanical feel
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita celebrates Mexican culture with their “mi-casa, su casa” attitude. They opted for a traditional black and white color combination for their kitchen staff for effective simplicity. A centered, golden name tag completes the look by tying it in with the decor of the resort.
7. Hotel Ranga
Situated in the South of Iceland midway between Vik and Reykjavik, Hotel Ranga has been ranked a breathtaking 4-star experience, and with the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights from the comfort of your room, it deserves its high ratings! The views speak for themselves.
The sleek, all-black attire contrasts with the resort’s wooden interior giving a contemporary aesthetic and allowing the beauty of the resort and its surroundings take center stage.
The Celtic Manor Resort, based in South Wales, has gone for the classic, sophisticated look. This timeless look is elegant with a flattering fit and the addition of a name tag and magnetic tie clip gives an opportunity to add extra branding to the look. Remember to choose easily cleaned material that allows ease of movement for staff to carry out their duties without any restrictions.
The Cheval Blanc Randheli resort, situated in the Maldives, has a fun and refreshing attire that perfectly mirrors the botanical blue and greens of the resort’s surroundings. They opted against a tight fit to suit the high temperatures and allow air to circulate while incorporating a mix of colors that reflects the resort’s beautiful scenery.
Based in Palm Springs, the Hermann Bungalows offer an unwinding experience with 24 modern bungalows, the perfect chance to decompress and relax. A bow tie accessory to a light blue shirt cleverly compliments the eclectic interior while maintaining a formal resort-vibe.
One of the world’s most highly-awarded resorts based in Mexico, its state-of-the-art amenities and stunning views make it a popular holiday destination for many. Opting for a beige, elegant look for their front desk staff works well representing their sophistication. The loosely fitting blouse is a great option for optimal comfort.
With a prime location on Costa del Sol’s Elviria Beach, The Marriott’s Marbella Beach shows a classic example of how some simple embroidery can add colorful embellishments to your uniform. Simple, dark color polo’s maintain professionalism when wanting to opt for a more casual look.
With wood beams and a roaring fireplace, this San Antonio getaway was inspired by the world-famous King Ranch in South Texas. Its ranch roots can be seen throughout the entire decor, down to the denim-inspired and brown tones on their staff apron and ties. They added an extra layer of functionality by including a front pocket to the apron too.
14. Banyan Tree Veya
This Phuket resort centers itself around wellness and well-being. With villas and pools, its relaxing aura is reflected in the neutral-toned, comfortable fit uniform choice.
Stays at this Vermont-based resort are an all-inclusive adult-only experience with all meals, wines, spirits and activities. Nested in the countryside 3 hours from Boston, this resort offers personalized visits to their guests. Their attire consists of an unstructured blazer paired with a bright, fun color blouse to perfectly balance their professional look with a pop of color.
A luxury safari lodge that gives guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the wilderness of South Africa. Their choice of uniform very cleverly reflects the scenic surroundings of the resort while maintaining a clean, professional look. The color choice with the chambray safari-style shirt is a fun and clever way to bring the resort’s theme to the front of house.
Resort uniforms are similar to those of Boutique Hotels as they both must complement the unique design of the establishment while maintaining comfort and functionality. Below are two examples of uniforms that Stock created that tick these boxes.
17. The Bradley
Stock had the opportunity to collaborate with The Bradley in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to create custom uniforms for their ground-floor restaurant, rooftop bar, front desk and valet employees. To match their warm, Midwestern tone, a classic look consisting of blues and whites was created. Consisting of a blue stretch chambray, an unstructured navy blazer, a white banded collar oxford and white technical polos, the finished look was a huge success.
18. Old no.77
New Orleans boutique hotel Old No.77 was looking for a redesign of their front desk uniforms, and Stock had the solution. They were looking to create something fresh and unique, and the end result was a success. The new front desk uniform consisted of a custom garment dyed charcoal chore coat, a short-sleeved ivory henley and a pair of khaki stretch chinos. This mix of modern tailoring with a classic style gave Old No.77 the revamp they were looking for.
There are endless options when it comes to making a uniform fun and exciting. The timeless, classic looks are always a crowd pleaser whether it’s a black shirt and trouser pairing or a fitted waistcoat and matching tie. Simple accessories like name tags or bright color additions are an easy way to jazz up a classic look. If you’re looking to upgrade your current look or go for a fresh start, look at your surroundings and what your brand represents. Here, you can easily find some color and style inspiration to make your uniform fresh and fun.
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Resort uniforms go beyond mere clothing; they articulate your brand's story, contribute to the ambiance, and help bring your staff closer together and to the brand.
Many resorts worldwide offer a range of inspirations, showcasing traditions, innovation, and current trends like minimalism. When choosing your resort's uniform, consider its aesthetics and the message it sends about your establishment.
Looking to elevate your resort's image with bespoke uniforms? Stock can help! We've worked with Chicago's top food spots on their uniform programs. Read more about our work: https://stockmfgco.com/blogs/partners/tagged/case-study-hotel-uniforms