News for the Hospitality Executive
Downers Grove, IL – March 28, 2011 - Gecko Hospitality, the largest restaurant recruiter in the US, will announce its official entry into the hotel management recruitment sector at the HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo to be held from April 4-5 in Washington, D.C. Gecko Hospitality is best known for its expertise in restaurant recruiting, but has been working in the hotel sector for quite a while.
“Gecko Hospitality is a household word in restaurant recruiting. We know that. But we didn’t just wake up one day and say ‘Let’s do hotels!’ For several years, we have been shoring up our resources to meet the needs of the hotel, resort, and casino segment,” says President Robert Krzak, CPC. "In the last five years Gecko has steadily expanded its presence in this sector, signing multiple agreements with major hospitality organizations."
Robert says the time is right for Gecko to deepen its presence in the sector, with increasing signs of expansion after nearly three years of recession. "There has been a flurry of acquisition and rebranding activity in the hotel market," comments Wendy Gawlik, CPC, Franchise Partner/Recruiter, "and all current research indicates that tourism in general, and this segment in particular, are poised for expansion." That means there will be increased requirement for hotel managers and executives, and Gecko plans to leverage its outstanding recruitment record to deliver what the industry needs.
Gecko has now set up a new division to focus solely on hotels, resorts, sports & entertainment concessions, and corporate food service and has recruited partners with specific expertise in this sector. "Our new division will continue our excellent track record of partnering with the hospitality industry to handpick the best, most qualified management candidates for hotels, resorts and casinos," comments Robert.
The company has also invested in training and technology at its 37 offices nationwide and has enhanced its marketing and promotion efforts. These have already resulted in increased search assignments from major national hospitality companies.
“Gecko Hospitality has successfully partnered with hotel companies in filling key positions for the past five years," says Wendy Gawlik. "However... to some extent this has remained a well-kept secret in the hotel industry. Why? I think it’s because Gecko Hospitality has long been associated with strictly restaurant recruiting. But Gecko’s presence at the Washington D.C. HR in Hospitality Show this April will definitely let this secret out of the bag!”
About Gecko Hospitality
Visit Gecko Hospitality at Booth #118 at the HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, April 4-5, for your chance to win an Apple iPad. Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, Gecko Hospitality is the largest hospitality recruiter in the US. The firm partners with top restaurants, hotels and casinos to help them identify the best salaried management personnel for their properties. Gecko has 37 regional offices and a team of more than 80 hospitality recruiters covering all 50 states and Canada. For more information, please visit www.geckohospitality.com
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