About Horizon Hospitality

Horizon Hospitality continues to maintain its reputation as the most highly respected, results-oriented search firm for restaurants, private clubs, hotels and resorts in the United States.

Founded in 1998 by Scott A. Samuels, Horizon Hospitality is backed by collective industry experience of 200+ years. This translates into an in-depth understanding of the management and human resource needs that are unique to the industries we serve.

We leverage our extensive proprietary database of over 400,000+ hospitality professionals and employ innovative sourcing tools and techniques. Our team members are hospitality experts and we understand firsthand the importance, impact, and cost of every hiring decision.

At Horizon Hospitality, our job is to make this process simpler, faster, and more cost-effective for our clients.

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Our Vision

To be a valued resource in the growth of respected hospitality companies and in the careers of hospitality professionals.

Our Mission

To provide leading hospitality companies with exceptional talent through a consultative and strategic approach.

Our Core Values

  • Learning Mindset: We commit to continuous personal and professional growth.
  • Inclusivity: We embrace the diverse needs of our team members.
  • Fully Present: We respect our clients, candidates, and each other by focusing on each interaction.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: We celebrate success, learn from our failures, and strive for continued improvement.
  • Go to the Source: We possess the courage to respectfully confront and be confronted.
  • Platinum Rule: We treat others the way they would like to be treated.
  • Stronger Together: We achieve the best results through collaborative efforts and a fun company culture.

Each individual on our team:

  • Has held management or executive-level positions in various segments of the hospitality industry
  • Has been professionally trained in the leading candidate sourcing and hospitality recruitment practices
  • Uses the most progressive sourcing, screening, and interviewing techniques
  • Is involved in continuing education within the executive search and recruiting industry
  • Always maintains confidentiality and discretion where necessary
  • Is completely transparent about the information we receive during the search process
  • Will always provide you with candid and honest feedback
  • Uses a variety of assessments and other pre-hire tools to ensure you are selecting the best person for your company
  • Works with a dedicated client relations team member to ensure your expectations are not only met, but exceeded
  • Is personally committed to achieving the highest level of success for you and your company!