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Runway ready: New downtown hotel outfits employees in designer duds

Runway ready: New downtown hotel outfits employees in designer duds

2 David Peck fashion show uniforms October 2014
David Peck designed a chic skirt and jacket combo with printed blouse for JW Marriott Houston Downtown hotel workers. Photo courtesy of © Cody Bess Photography
1 David Peck fashion show uniforms October 2014
A menswear look from the David Peck USA for JW Marriott Houston Downtown collection. Photo courtesy of © Cody Bess Photography
Models in David Peck for JW Marriott uniforms
David Peck debuted the wardrobe for JW Marriott Houston Downtown employees at a stylish runway show. Photo by Scott McCombs
A look from the David Peck for JW Marriott uniform collection
The David Peck USA for JW Marriott Houston Downtown includes this bold blue dress. Photo by Scott McCombs
A look from the David Peck for JW Marriott uniform collection
The David Peck USA for JW Marriott Houston Downtown collection includes this spiffy two-tone green suit. Photo by Scott McCombs
2 David Peck fashion show uniforms October 2014
1 David Peck fashion show uniforms October 2014
Models in David Peck for JW Marriott uniforms
A look from the David Peck for JW Marriott uniform collection
A look from the David Peck for JW Marriott uniform collection

It’s not business as usual at the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The ultra-modern hotel opened its doors with a fashionable welcome, working with Houston designer David Peck on uniforms that go way beyond basic black.

In this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 Morning News anchor  Lily Jang and CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh talk with Peck about his vision for the hotel and we get a look at uniforms that blend substance and style.

“The employees are the style setters. I want them to feel as luxurious and chic as the hotel is,” Peck said.

The uniforms include sheath and belted button down shirt dresses for women and dapper suiting options for men. Peck also provided a style book so that employees can mix and match 19 different looks.

The new JW Marriott is located at 806 Main Street.

See the video here: