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

  • Strategic focus on sales management with a solid understanding of sales segment mix, revenue management, and channel distribution
  • Experienced in sales segments with an emphasis on corporate group, meetings, incentives, and corporate transient and leisure
  • Works with operations, finance, and other departments to provide a coordinated effort to maximize revenue from new and existing clientele
  • Proven track record of enhancing overall sales performance and revenue generation
  • Maintains and manages relationships with major sources of revenue, including corporations, travel management firms, meeting planners, and consortiums

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 Sales Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Vice President of Sales

A prominent hotel management company specializing in large resort hotels with significant meeting and conference space retained our firm to find their Vice President of Sales. The position leads the National Sales Team and also has responsibility for property level sales. Our placed candidate is in charge of the development and implementation of a cloud-based sales tracking and management system. The selected candidate had prior experience in large group, meeting, and incentive sales.

Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing

Our client is a Midwest based hotel corporation that owns and operates destination resorts and recreation facilities. They have a portfolio of leading resorts located in two states. The company is privately held, well financed, and a long-term profitable enterprise. The Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing manages all brands, distribution channels, and deployment of sales for the organization. Our placed candidate is responsible for overall attainment of company revenue and oversees leisure/transient sales, business travel, catering/conference, and group sales. Our candidate also oversees digital marketing, advertising, social media, and public relations.

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 Sales Roles in the Hotel and Resort Industry

  • Area Director of Sales Marketing
  • Area Vice President of Sales
  • Corporate Vice President of Sales
  • Director of Hotel Sales
  • Director of Retail Sales
  • Director of Revenue Management
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Guest Room Sales Manager
  • Regional Director of Sales
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Regional Vice President of Sales
  • Sales Account Executive
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Vice President of Sales
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Vice President of Sales