Human Resources 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 Human Resources segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key HR 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:

  • Partners with operational leaders to create a culture in sync with company mission, vision, and strategies
  • Assesses the skills, capabilities, and aptitudes of current supervisors, managers, and leaders within the company
  • Builds training programs that ensure the development of future leaders
  • Evaluates which employees have the skill, aptitude, and desire to move into other positions within the company
  • Recruits and retains top level talent in all disciplines

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.

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Our Successful Hotel and Resort Human Resources Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Our client is a hotel management company with over 1,200 employees, based in the Midwest. The company’s objective was to significantly upgrade their approach to human capital management. The Senior Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for ensuring the company’s culture is reflective of the company’s mission statement and values. Our placed candidate oversees organizational development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, safety programs, associate relations, and training.

Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits

A hotel corporation that owns and/or manages over 120 properties was our client for the retained Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits search. The position manages employee benefits programs such as retirement plans, medical plans, life insurance, and disability plans with the support of various vendors. Our placed candidate evaluates and compares existing company benefits programs with those of other companies, analyzes the results, and develops specific recommendations for review by management.

Corporate Director of Training and Development

We were retained by a hotel industry management company, located in the Northwest, with multiple hotel locations. The Corporate Director of Training and Development analyzes and assesses the training and development needs of the company. The job requirements included advanced knowledge and experience with successfully applying learning practices and techniques in the hospitality industry. Our placed candidate is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of effective team leadership and the management of a dynamic training program. Our candidate also has experience in developing facilitator-led training, computer-based training, and Web-based programs.

We Can Fill Your Human Resources Roles in the Hotel and Resort Industry

  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Corporate Director of Human Resources
  • Corporate Director of Training and Development
  • Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Development Manager
  • Director of Compensation and Benefits
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Vice President of Compensation and Benefits
  • Vice President of Human Resources