So they called in fashion brand Brooklyn Industries to create uniforms for the entire staff, including waitstaff, poolside bartenders, and housekeeping. Each department will be given their own look ranging from breezy work dresses to casual-but-collared men’s shirts.
For the employees, it’ll be just like hanging out at the pool. Except for the fact that they’ll be, you know, working.
We have to admit, we’d prefer wearing HW’s casual collection uniforms as compared to the James Hotel Charles Dickens-inspired wear (since New York in 2011 always makes us think London mid-1800s).
Image: Hotel Williamsburg/Facebook
On the other side of things, it certainly is unfortunate when employees get fired because they aren’t up-to-supposed-snuff in flapper-style uniforms. An Atlantic City hotel was accused of firing 16 long-term employees (aka women) back in March after those employees tried on the new skimpy uniforms and the management didn’t like what they saw. Apparently most of those employees were in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
It remains to be seen if Hotel Williamsburg will be selling their uniforms (though the Brooklyn Industries site provides some similar options). Hopefully it won’t ever come to paying $11,000 for a uniform, like some very happy customer did after Japan Airlines went into bankruptcy last year.