The Merrion Hotel in Dublin is one of the most exclusive hotels in Ireland. With its stunningly appointed Georgian rooms and a host of modern facilities, it is the epitome of relaxed grandeur. Fashionizer has been working with the hotel since 2000. The original brief to combine the Georgian elements with practical garments to create an iconic uniform collection unique to The Merrion has not changed over that time. However, we have refreshed the look three times in the past 17 years.
The uniforms take many elements from the Georgian building and the interiors, as well as the historical garment styles of the period. Texture and colour were important factors in achieving the final effect. Fashionizer dyed fabrics two shades of air force blue-grey for front-of-house outfits, reprising Wedgwood blue porcelain. The Merrion logo is a ceiling rose motif, which is used in the specially created print for ladies’ blouses, scarves, and buttons as well as men’s ties. These original concepts and colours are still used by The Merrion staff today. The uniforms are now an integral part of the hotels branding, recognised by all who visit the hotel. The Merrion staff and the Fashionizer team have forged strong personal relationships with the result that every project development is smooth and seamless.
“We have found in Fashionizer a creative and reliable partner for our uniform needs for the past 17 years. They are unique in their ability to understand and interpret the essence of our historic and modern property into beautiful and workable garments. The subtle way bespoke details are incorporated has meant that our Doorman and Concierge are recognised throughout Dublin and the colours blend perfectly with our interiors. Consistency and durability have meant that we can plan budgets in the knowledge that garments will last the course. We view Fashionizer as our partners in managing an effective uniform programme.”
Peter McCann, General Manager at The Merrion, Dublin