Marketing 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 Marketing segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key marketing 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:

  • Experienced in the development, management, and communication of brand strategies and tactics
  • Anticipates and understands changes in customer wants and needs
  • Consistently increases market share and exceeds revenue goals
  • The ability to work in corporate and field environments on a concurrent basis
  • Manages outside advertising agencies, maintains budgets, and achieves timely results
  • Develops and executes promotional, public relations, loyalty, and partnership programs
  • Knowledge of hospitality distribution channels and pricing strategies

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 Marketing Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing, North America

Our client is a hotel corporation based in the Northeast with a highly recognizable International brand. The Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing, North America is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the company’s marketing program for the brand in North America. As part of a worldwide network of hotels, our placed candidate is responsible for the support and advancement of the brand within the context of their global brand positioning. This includes 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 of Hotel Marketing

We placed the Vice President of Hotel Marketing for a world-renowned company that operates and franchises highly themed hotel properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations. The position is responsible for all functions of the marketing division including brand programs, promotions, advertising, creative, public relations, partnerships, social media, and direct, digital, and database marketing. Our placed candidate develops the annual marketing plan, including developing product and market strategies, that positions the Company to achieve long-term growth while meeting annual revenue and profitability goals. Our candidate also develops innovative ideas and implements sound strategies and tactics to maximize the portfolios’ fullest potential, increase guest traffic to the hotels, and increase sales and revenue.

Vice President of Customer Relationship Marketing

A hotel management company with multiple brand affiliations was our client for this search. The company aims to capture and share data regarding customers to cross-market properties, develop a relationship with the customer that transcends brand loyalty, and begin the process of profiling demographic information. Our placed candidate spearheaded the launch of a customer loyalty and retention program and developed an ongoing communications strategy utilizing newsletters, promotional emails, and product updates.

We Can Fill Your Marketing Roles in the Hotel and Resort Industry

  • Brand President
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Corporate Vice President of Marketing
  • Director of Brand Marketing
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of E-Commerce and Social Media Marketing
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Director of Social Media Marketing
  • Marketing and Promotions Director
  • Regional Marketing Director
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing
  • Vice President of Advertising
  • Vice President of Brand Strategy and Marketing
  • Vice President of Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Vice President of Marketing