Hospitality Executive Search in Hotel Marketing
Bristol Associates’ Hospitality division recruits for senior and executive management marketing positions in the hotel industry. Our practice is lead by recruiter and Vice President Kelly Nelson.
We have completed searches for a wide array of hotel industry clients including:
Bristol Associates works with hotels managed by Interstate Hotels, Richfield Hospitality, Highgate Hotels, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Benchmark Hospitality, Winegardner and Hammons, Sage Hospitality, Hersha Hospitality, IHG, Starwood Hotels, Blackstone, LXR, Pyramid, Remington, Procaccianti Group (TPG), Carlson Hotels, Aimbridge, Crescent, Davidson, Delaware North, Commune Hotels, Outrigger Hotels, Stonebridge, and Walt Disney Resorts.
Our clients also include hotels represented by Preferred Hotel Group, Leading Hotels of the World, Small Luxury Hotels, and Relais and Chateaux.
In addition, we work with hotels branded Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Westin, Hilton, Wyndham, Renaissance, Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Doubletree, W, Aloft, Hyatt, Sofitel, InterContinental, Autograph, Kimpton, Omni, Radisson Blu, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Cambry Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield, Holiday Inn Express, Extended Stay, Ayres, and La Quinta.
Examples of Completed Searches
Our Hospitality Division placed successful candidates in a variety of key marketing positions. Our placements include positions such as Brand President, Chief Marketing Officer, Corporate Vice President Marketing, Vice President - Advertising, Marketing Director, Public Relations and Director of Marketing. Below is a sampling of completed searches.
Senior Vice President Brand Marketing – North America
Our client is a hotel corporation with a highly recognizable international brand based in New York. The Vice President of Brand Marketing is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the companies marketing program for the brand in North America. As part of a worldwide network of hotels, they became responsible for the support and advancement of the brand within the context of their global brand positioning. This included reinforcement of all global brand product and service standards as well as animation of brand marketing products at the regional and property level.
Vice President – Customer Relationship Marketing
Our client is a hotel management company, located in California, with multiple brand affiliations. The company wanted to capture and share data concerning customers so as to cross market properties, develop a relationship with the customer that transcended brand loyalty, and begin the process of profiling demographic information. The successful candidate spearheaded the launch of a strategic customer loyalty and retention program. He also developed an ongoing communications strategy utilizing newsletters, promotional e-mails, and product updates.
Corporate Director – E Commerce and Social Network Marketing
Our client is a leading hotel company, headquartered in Texas, with over 200 properties nationwide. They retained our executive search firm to find an experienced online marketer who could increase web traffic by executing new initiatives, including search engine optimization, social media marketing, and a comprehensive portfolio of online collateral. The successful candidate also incorporated a consistent use of logo, branding strategies, and text composition in all online presentations.
Director of Field Marketing
Our client is a hotel franchise company located in the Northeastern United States, with multiple hotel brands operating nationally. The Director of Field Marketing is charged with the responsibility to work closely with Regional Marketing Managers to implement marketing strategies via consistent tactical execution at the property level. The successful candidate works with the Brand Vice President to develop field “buy-in” to corporate marketing programs. The client also wanted to improve ongoing communication with regional teams and franchisees.
Qualities of a Great Marketing Executive
With 45 years of experience placing hotel executives, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:
- Proven experience in the development, management, and communication of brand strategies and tactics
- The ability to anticipate and understand changing customer needs
- Consistent performance in terms of increasing market share and meeting or exceeding revenue objectives
- The ability to work in both corporate and field environments on a concurrent basis
- Proven ability to manage outside agencies in maintaining budgets and achieve timely results
- Ability to develop and manage promotional, public relations, loyalty, and partnership programs
- Demonstrated knowledge of hospitality distribution channels and pricing strategies
Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current searches.
Why Work With Us?
Bristol Associates has been a leader in executive search nationwide since 1967. Our boutique executive recruiting firm is a family-owned business in its third generation of leadership.
The average tenure of our professional staff at Bristol Associates exceeds 15 years. As experts in their targeted fields, our consultants are knowledgeable about trends in technology, hiring, and compensation in their industries. No one is better suited than our consultants to guide you through the hiring process.
Our firm utilizes a proprietary database with over 170,000 contacts and 100,000 companies, allowing us to find the most successful match for our client companies. Moreover, as experts in recruiting through social media, we have augmented our network of professionals through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Perhaps most importantly, we have developed a community of key personal contacts that go beyond online networks.
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Get in Touch
Vice President Kelly Nelson has specialized in the Hospitality Industry since joining Bristol Associates in 1995. Prior to joining Bristol Associates Mr. Nelson spent 20+ years as a Senior Executive in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, and Airline Industry. He has the expertise and resources to help your company hire exceptional talent.
Professionals looking for new opportunities can get in touch with us through the Submit Your Resume page.