THEIR Legacy

CHRISTIANE AND JEAN-YVES GERMAIN 
PHOTO CREDIT: ÉCOLE D’ENTREPRENEURSHIP DE BEAUCE 

CREATING A QUÉBEC HOTEL GROUP THAT COMPETES WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE WORLD

Christiane and Jean-Yves Germain not only introduced the boutique hotel trend to Canada, they created a unique product that reflects Québec’s entrepreneurial spirit. They’ve shown that it’s possible to start a business here at home and build a nationally recognized brand with a distinctly Québecois name, even in a field dominated by international players.

Christiane and Jean-Yves have helped revitalize the hotel industry by creating a unique brand with a modernist feel and a keen sense of hospitality. Today, the Germain brand showcases Québec know-how across Canada.

LOBBY OF THE HÔTEL LE GERMAIN TORONTO (2017) 
PHOTO CREDIT: GERMAIN HÔTELS 

CLIP FROM ANNIE LANDRY’S INTERVIEW, CERCLE DES GRANDS ENTREPRENEURS DU QUÉBEC – ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH

We believe that one way to grow
is by investing in our community.

Christiane et Jean-Yves Germain

TRAINING AND SUPPORTING THE NEXT
GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS

Christiane and Jean-Yves are now working alongside the third generation of Germains, who are just as dedicated to the business and passionate about hospitality. Christiane’s daughter, Marie Pier, and two of Jean-Yves’ children, Clarah and Hugo, work at the company and share the same enthusiasm and passion for the hotel industry. In addition to training their successors, the Germains also help support entrepreneurship by sharing their experience and knowledge at the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce.

THE GERMAIN FAMILY: CLARAH, JEAN-YVES, MARIE PIER, HUGO AND CHRISTIANE (2018) 
PHOTO CREDIT: GERMAIN HÔTELS