Franchised Services Specialists for Hotel and Resort

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Hotel and Resort practice recruits within the Franchised Services segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key franchised services functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Progressive leadership experience in the hospitality industry
  • Tenure in multi-property management
  • Maintains positive business relationships with franchisees, general managers, and associates
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to learn and understand new initiatives and stay current with hotel trends and market conditions

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Hotel and Resort Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“I enjoyed working with Bristol Associates on a tough to fill Executive position. They were professional, in tune with our industry and offered a few marketing suggestions that quickly produced a nice short list. Ultimately, Bristol helped us secure our top candidate who fits right in with our culture and has elevated the leadership team at our property.”

Shelley Ferguson

Director of Human Resources, Marriott - Kansas City Downtown

“The expertise, recommendations, and personal touch have been invaluable to our success in building a strong management team. If you have the opportunity to work with Bristol Associates, their dedication and high quality results will speak for themselves.”

Andrew Helmer

Vice President of Human Resources, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

“Bristol Associates has a great national reputation and our personnel has had previous experience working with them in both Casino Gaming and Hospitality capacities. The team displayed professionalism and support for onboarding candidates, providing negotiation assistance, and fulfilling timely placements. We appreciate Bristol being open-minded to operational needs as we’ve worked to reconfigure and rework our company.”

Merrick Dresnin

Corporate Director of Human Resources, Cote Family Destinations

“Bristol is an extremely professional firm with in-depth hospitality industry knowledge. They take the time to fully understand their client’s needs and requirements and then communicates clearly and effectively with both the client and the candidate. I would highly recommend Bristol – they are real pros!”

Steve Buckler, CHDM

Hospitality Consultant

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

Partner with Bristol Associates

Our Successful Hotel and Resort Franchised Services Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Senior Vice President of Sales

Our client is a growing hotel management company with over 50 full-service hotels. We completed their search for the Senior Vice President of Sales. The position is fully responsible for all aspects of national, regional, and local sales management. Our placed candidate is a highly skilled individual in revenue management who understands business mix, segmentation, and variable rate structures. They are a bit of a change agent, placed to instill a sense of urgency into their sales that had become complacent.

Corporate Director of E-Commerce and Social Network Marketing

A leading hotel company headquartered in the South with over 200 properties nationwide retained our executive search firm to find their Corporate Director of E-Commerce and Social Network Marketing. The position is responsible for consistent use of logos, branding strategies, and text composition in all online presentations. Our placed candidate is expected to increase web traffic by executing new initiatives, including search engine optimization, social media marketing, and a comprehensive portfolio of online collateral.

Director of Revenue Management, North America

We were retained by an international hotel corporation operating twelve luxury hotels in North America to complete their Director of Revenue Management, North America search. The position is responsible for working closely with regional and property level management to develop strategic revenue management plans appropriate to market conditions in multiple markets. Our placed candidate is developing an integrated revenue management system for North America by utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

We Can Fill Your Franchised Services Roles in the Hotel and Resort Industry

  • Director of Franchise Development
  • Director of Franchise Operations
  • Director of Franchise Sales and Development
  • Franchise Services Manager
  • Franchised Director of Front Office
  • Franchised Director of Guest Services
  • Franchised Director of Human Resources
  • Franchised Director of Sales
  • Franchised Food and Beverage Manager
  • Franchised Front Office Manager
  • Franchised General Manager
  • Franchised Senior Catering Sales Manager
  • Head of Franchise Development
  • Regional Director of Franchise Development
  • Regional Vice President of Franchise Development
  • Senior Vice President of Select Brands
  • Vice President of Franchise Operations
  • Vice President of Revenue Management