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 Mission

To be the primary resource of top-tier talent for the hospitality industry while creating strategic, long-term partnerships with premier hospitality employers.

Our Vision

To craft a legacy built from our continuous growth and improvement of our clients and candidates.

Our Core Values

  • Platinum Rule: We do unto others as they would have us do unto them
  • Conation: We embody a burning desire to succeed
  • Fully Present: We respect earch other and our clients and candidates by maintaining focus on each interaction
  • Fun: We are fundamentally funatic
  • Abundance: We are a T.E.A.M.
  • Learning Organization: We commit to continuous personal and professional growth
  • Go to the Source: We possess the courage to respectfully confront and be confronted
  • Special Treatment: We embrace the diverse needs and goals or our associated
  • Commitment: We believe that well done is better than well said
  • Ownership Mindset: We balance an entreprenural spirit with responsible stewardship

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 information we receive during the search process
  • Will always provide you with candid and honest feedback
  • Uses 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 not only met, but exceeded
  • Is personally committed to achieving the highest level of success for you and your company!