Our hotel executive search division has placed the best talent with industry leading companies for over 45 years. We pride ourselves in our adherence to the highest ethical standards in our field. We are very sensitive to the needs of our clients and our candidates for confidentiality and professionalism.
Heading the hotel executive search practice is Mr. Kelly Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelly brings over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industries to his position as Vice President of Bristol Associates.
Examples of Completed Searches
We have placed successful candidates in a variety of key hotel operating positions. Our placements include positions such as President, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Vice President, Vice President, Managing Director, General Manager, and Room Division Manager. Below is a sampling of completed searches.
President – Diversified Hotel Management Company
Our client, located in the Eastern United States, operates a diverse hotel portfolio consisting of over 60 properties with revenues in excess of $160mm. Their portfolio includes full service, select service, and historic hotels. Multiple franchise brand affiliations are in place and a number of the hotels are independently branded. We assisted them in their search for a Chief Operating Officer.
Vice President Operations – Lifestyle Hotels
Our client, located in the Northeast, ranks among the top 15 largest hotel owner/operators in the United States. The company launched a new division focused on Lifestyle Hotels. They requested our assistance in their search for a Vice President of Operations. This position is responsible for corporate support of field operations. The successful individual is a dynamic, experienced, motivated, and results driven individual with a proven track record in the management upscale boutique and lifestyle properties.
Corporate Vice President, Food and Beverage- Hotel and Resort Operator
Our client is a publicly traded corporation and one of the largest hotel and resort operators in the world. The company is located in the South. They are the operator of some of America’s most popular themed resorts. They retained our executive search firm to manage their search for a Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage, which could be located at their Corporate Headquarter. The candidate also reports directly to the company’s President/CEO.
Managing Director – Five Star Luxury Hotel
Our client is one of America’s finest deluxe hotel properties located in a major metropolitan community. The hotel is independently branded and is a historic icon of the industry. The Managing Director oversees the entire operation of the hotel reporting directly to the ownership interests. The position manages all disciplines including: Rooms, Food and Beverage, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Retail.
Why Work With Us?
Bristol Associates has been a leader in hotel 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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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.