Boutique Search Firm

An Executive Recruiting & Consulting Firm

Executive Recruiting & Consulting for the Hospitality Industry

The Boutique Search Firm  serves the executive recruiting needs of luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants worldwide.  Our firm was founded by Chief Recruiting Officer, Benoit Gateau-Cumin, a graduate of Cornell University with a Masters of Management in Hospitality (MMH).

The Boutique Search Firm is a retained, client-paid search firm that can guarantee complete confidentiality. We are proud of our database of over 35,000 candidates representing the “crème de la crème” of hospitality management worldwide. At The Boutique Search Firm we are so confident in our candidates, we guarantee all placements for one full year. This is above and beyond what executive recruiters in our field offer.

Our Clients

Satisfied clients include the likes of InterContinental Hotels, Amanresorts, Hilton Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Auberge Resorts, Belmond, Loews Hotels, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Sofitel, Hôtel Ritz Paris, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, the Peninsula Group, Pearl Resorts, Chateau de Bagnols, Montage Hotels and Resorts, Trump International, Culinary Institute of America, Dean and Deluca… and many more.


We must guarantee complete confidentiality to attract the best talent. The same principle holds true for your company. It is very possible the executive you wish to replace is someone we know. You can however rest assured that your secret is safe with us. Our candidates’ resumes are never presented without their express permission. When checking references, we never contact current employers. In order to respect the confidentiality of our clients, the Boutique Search Firm never posts a list of its search assignments.

Since 2000, The Boutique Search Firm has published a monthly newsletter, HEADS above the Rest®. Our monthly newsletter is one of the best tools for up-to-date information in our ever-changing hospitality world. Subscribe today to receive the most avidly anticipated and widely read newsletters in the business.

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