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Hospitality Executive Search

The greatest asset in your organisation is your people

Executive Search is neither an art nor a science, it is a process. A process which, when managed effectively and delivered rigorously, will result in success

The greatest asset in your organisation is your people. ​ We’ll work in close partnership with you to understand the needs of your business and the roles you want to fill. Undertaking an executive search to recruit the right talent will add significant value to your business.

The Arvantis Executive Search process has nine main phases:

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We immerse ourselves in your business, to understand you and your business style as well as the requirements of the role. As your trusted partner, we learn more about you as the relationship grows, speeding up the process and allowing us to give you the best possible advice.

Market mapping

The process of defining a brief to meet your requirements relies on a thorough understanding of your requirements and a comprehensive knowledge of the current market conditions. We will identify key individuals to generate our target list of high calibre candidates.

Long list

Reviewing the qualities of potential candidates against our brief can be time-consuming. We use our experience and knowledge of your requirements to find those that fulfil your requirements, both professionally and personally.


We will discreetly and confidentially approach candidates we believe most closely match your requirements.


We use our in-depth understanding of your requirements and our extensive experience to assess the suitability of each potential candidate.

Short list

We will only recommend people who will be an excellent all-round fit for the role and your business. We will give you an honest and clear overview of our choices.

Client interviews

The final decision must be yours, but you can be confident that each interviewee has exceptional qualities and strengths to offer you.

Offer & acceptance

Once you have selected your preferred candidate, we will facilitate the offer process. Our aim is to ensure that you are both fully satisfied with the outcome and ready to work together.

Onboarding and integration

No matter how experienced you are in the hospitality sector, taking on a leadership role in a new organisation will have its challenges. With our knowledge or your organisation and requirements and your new team member’s qualities, we will work together to ensure a smooth transition.


Our Expertise

Working on your behalf, we use our extensive worldwide network of contacts and knowledge of every aspect of the hospitality sector.

From our first meeting and throughout our ongoing partnership, you can be confident that we will select candidates with the right experience, attitude and approach for your organisation.


Our Services

Open Search

We understand that every requirement is different, so we extend our expert service to open search solutions too.

With our global network of contacts and proven track record, you can have confidence that we’re the ideal contingency partner for your business.

Hospitality Interim

Sometimes your ideal candidate won’t be able to join your team for a few months. Or, you might be changing your business model and looking for a highly-skilled professional to work with you throughout the transition. Whatever your requirements, an interim role never needs to be a compromise.


Hospitality appointments

For an informal discussion about your requirements for a hospitality appointment, please contact Richard on +44 203 332 0048 or email

For an informal discussion about your requirements, please contact Richard on +44 203 332 0048 or email


What our clients say about us

Richard has been collaborating with us for various consultancy projects related to Recruitment delivering great results and superlative professionals within our organization. 

I would strongly recommend him for any consultancy related to the HR world.

General Manager at Armani Hotels & Resorts

Having worked with Richard on a number of key positions I can honestly say that Richard is the most helpful, dedicated and professional recruiter I have ever worked with. Richard always does his best to source the best possible candidates and takes pride to match capabilities with values. Richard takes time to understand my expectations and therefore only puts forward the best candidates.

Richard is very passionate and enthusiastic and he is the most engaging and knowledgeable recruitment partner I have worked with.

John Darling, Operations Director, NZR Group (Chotto Matte, Fucina, Blackroe)

Having worked with Richard for many years in several organisations, I have utilised his expertise in identifying candidates at all levels. Arvantis has been extremely responsive and resourceful in presenting candidates that match the brief and suit our business needs and without fail, each of the candidates is of the highest calibre. I have not met with a candidate through Arvantis that was not on target with our needs.

Avantis has recently sourced several senior management positions to support the growth of Chotto Matte and we have had a 100% success with these people.

I will continue working with Arvantis in the future and I would wholeheartedly recommend the team.

Paul Sarlas - Managing Director – NZR Group (Chotto Matte - Fucina - Blackroe)

“Arvantis is highly professional and efficient. Richard understands our style and profile so we can quickly narrow down the requirements. We have a good working relationship, which really saves us time.”

Nicolas Defremont, Dream International

“It was a great pleasure working with Richard, besides the very professional thoughtful approach is the reliability and clear and precise communication he practices. A truly refreshing change to dealing with. A dedicated pro who stands to his values and mission”

Managing Director, Absheron Hotel Group

I have known Jerome for the past five years and he has proven to be a very reliable, resourceful and passionate recruiter to work with.

I find him to be extremely professional and trustworthy.

Sebastien, House Manager

Richard's very professional and motivational has been truly remarkable. He was able to excite me, extend perfect information and has been a great partner along the way.

I can highly recommend Richard to any hospitality professional, they'll be in good hands!

General Manager & Vice President Operations at LVMH Hotel Management/Cheval Blanc Randheli

It’s rare to meet a recruiter who you feel confident that they really understands your CV, professional level and doesn’t see you as a Pound sign.

Richard and I met in a professional location and he spent time really understanding my skillset, the result of which meant we found a new role for me that both matched my skill level and would be suitably challenging.

My new role has seen me make substantial changes to the  business I now work for and has substantially enhanced my professional credibility

Peter Boswell Group Learning & Development Manager – NZR Group

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