As a division of HVS, the global authority on hospitality, HVS Executive Search can leverage unrivaled relationships, access unique intelligence and provide a truly global reach within the hotel, restaurant, travel and leisure sectors.

Working in partnership with our clients, we assess and advise on executive talent requirements and how these can impact your business’ overall strategic aims. Our in-house research capability helps us maintain real-time knowledge of events, trends and key individuals within our chosen marketplace.

  • We are the only hospitality executive search firm that is part of a wider, industry-specific consultancy
  • Our global presence and reputation enable us to access and engage hard-to-reach talent
  • You can tap the collective knowledge of our global Managing Director network through one point of contact
  • We have access to the unparalleled HVS database of assets, business intelligence and industry talent
  • We use our proprietorial HVS Assessment for behavioral interviewing to ensure cultural fit

How We Help Our Clients

  • Executive Search: C-suite, VP and Director-level roles across all functional disciplines
  • Mid-Management Recruitment: Regional, Area and Property-level operations and functional specialists
  • Organizational Development: Retention Strategy, Succession Planning and Executive Coaching

Recently Completed Searches


HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

HVS Executive Search Finds Three Top Leaders for Shashi Group

HVS Executive Search has placed three top-level executives for Shashi Group LLC, a hotel development and ownership company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The searches were led by HVS vice presidents Erica Arnold, who is based in Denver, and Rachel Levitt, who works out of San Diego. The assignments were for chief investment officer,

HVS Executive Search Launches Onboarding Service

Search firms continue to break out new solutions platforms, be it through acquisition, alliance or start up. The latest example: HVS Executive Search has launched an executive onboarding service, a holistic approach of ensuring that new executives have the tools and information needed to quickly become an integrated, effective and contributing member of their new

HVS Launches Outpost to Serve African Hotel Industry

Tourism’s importance as a driver of the South African economy is increasing and that has led global hospitality consulting firm, HVS, to launch HVS Executive Search Africa, based in Cape Town. The new outpost will focus on corporate positions, general managers and department heads in the hotel industry across the continent. “One of the challenges of

HVS Executive Search Expands Asia Pacific Team

HVS Executive Search has named Florian Kittler as senior vice president, Asia Pacific. He will be based in Hong Kong. Mr. Kittler has over two decades of experience in the hospitality and executive recruitment industry across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He gained his operational leadership know-how with several global five-star hotel chains, including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental

Press Releases

HVS Sponsor and Participant at BISNOW/Big West Coast Hospitality Event

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 17, 2017 — HVS is proud to be a sponsor of the Big West Coast Hospitality Event scheduled for April 21, 2017, in the California Grand Ballroom at The LA Hotel Downtown located at 333 South Figueroa Street. This conference is a component of BISNOW’s Lodging & Innovation Series and is the Second

HVS Executive Search Promotes Bill Conn to Senior Vice President

ATLANTA, GA, March 8, 2017 — HVS Executive Search announces the promotion of Bill Conn to Senior Vice President.  Bill’s 15 years of experience in hospitality-related business development, food service, financial services, and sales management, coupled with a decade in executive search, allows him to bring a multi-dimensional approach to his work at HVS. Court Williams, CEO,

HVS Executive Search Appoints Florian Kittler As Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific

HONG KONG, China, January 10, 2017 — HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organisation, announced that Florian Kittler has joined HVS Executive Search as Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Florian has over two decades of valuable experience in the hospitality and executive recruitment industry across Europe, Middle East and Asia. He gained