IT’S NOT THE FINE PRINT, BUT WHO SIGNED IT

June 23, 2015

Three times in the past two months, I received calls from hotel executives relating the most most damning experience: in one case, a position of General Manager for a major luxury hotel was very “sloppily” extended to two different candidates. Due to an embarrassing misunderstanding and communications breakdown between the property and the corporate office, […]

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JUNE 2015 – HEADS above the Rest®

June 01, 2015

HEADS above the Rest®  by Benoit Gateau-Cumin The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.   Global Update: Who’s where and doing what JUNE 2015   THE AMERICAS Cathy Ross has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer at Exclusive Resorts. She joined the company in 2003, most […]

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MAY 2015 – HEADS above the Rest®

May 04, 2015

HEADS above the Rest®  by Benoit Gateau-Cumin The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.   Global Update: Who’s where and doing what MAY 2015   THE AMERICAS James Petrus has rejoined Starwood Hotels & Resorts as President of the St. Regis brand. He is the former […]

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APRIL 2015 – HEADS above the Rest®

April 06, 2015

HEADS above the Rest®  by Benoit Gateau-Cumin The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.   Global Update: Who’s where and doing what APRIL 2015   THE AMERICAS The Las Vegas Sands has named George Markantonis President, taking over from John Caparella. Markantonis was most recently with […]

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WHEN THE GLASS RUNNETH OVER

March 24, 2015

The folks behind Katsuya, the successful group of Japanese restaurants developed by Sam Nazarian’s SBE group, do a great job at training their staff. A repeat guest at their restaurants is more than likely guaranteed good, informed service. Personally, I have always wondered how the servers get the orders right most of the time in […]

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MARCH 2015 – HEADS above the Rest®

March 02, 2015

HEADS above the Rest®  by Benoit Gateau-Cumin The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.   Global Update: Who’s where and doing what MARCH 2015   THE AMERICAS Adam Aron has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, taking over from Frits […]

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FEBRUARY 2015 – HEADS above the Rest®

February 02, 2015

HEADS above the Rest®  by Benoit Gateau-Cumin The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.   Global Update: Who’s where and doing what FEBRUARY 2015   THE AMERICAS Steve Easterbrook has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s taking over from Don Thompson who is retiring […]

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JANUARY 2015 – HEADS above the Rest®

January 05, 2015

HEADS above the Rest®  by Benoit Gateau-Cumin The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.   Global Update: Who’s where and doing what JANUARY 2015   THE AMERICAS Loews Hotels & Resorts has appointed S. Kirk Kinsell President and Chief Executive Officer. Kinsell takes over from the […]

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