Candidates

Whether you are an individual seeking an exciting new challenge, or a company seeking top-notch talent, your interests are most assuredly kept confidential. We never present a candidate's resume without their express permission, and unless given approval by the candidate, we never contact current employers.

Please contact us at the address provided if you are a top-level, trustworthy hospitality manager or executive looking for opportunities with the finest companies in our industry worldwide. Due to our long association with the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration as a student, staff member, and volunteer, we naturally specialize in finding great opportunities for Cornell alumni and graduates of the other finest international colleges of hospitality management.

Here are all the current opportunities available through Philippus Miller III & Associates:


  1. Chief Development Officer - lifestyle hotel brand - San Francisco, CA
    A lifestyle hospitality brand that is changing the way people experience the great outdoors is seeking a Chief Development Officer, who will to help lead this fast-growing company in achieving its aggressive growth objectives and expanding into major markets in North America, as well as in strategic international ones. The company provides an upscale, hassle-free experience in the spirit of camping in the world's leading outdoor destinations. It is rapidly expanding, with large capital commitments secured. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be a key member of the senior leadership team. He/she will oversee two departments- both the Acquisitions and the Design/Development teams. Responsibilities: provide expert guidance through all stages of the development cycle, from site identification, negotiation, contract negotiation, due diligence, to planning, programming, design, entitlements, and construction. Responsible for networking, sourcing sites, structuring real estate transactions, leading deal negotiations, and moving a property through development and handing it off to the operations team. Build and lead a team of acquisitions, development professionals, project managers, and analysts. Identify, communicate and solve issues that might slow growth and success. Source, identify, evaluate, pursue and acquire properties that are opportunities for the development of the brand's sites; additionally, seek opportunities for management agreements. Maintain and expand a strong network of contacts within the industry, and develop relationships with potential sellers and developers. Lead negotiation of agreements and contracts with selling groups. Seek internal consensus and present opportunities to the Leadership Team and Investment Committee for approval. Comprehend and communicate issues, strategy and decision scenarios, brand positioning and cost impacts. Oversee all development processes as they relate to planning, design, entitlement permitting, construction, project management, budgeting, and staying on schedule. Partner with leadership to solicit input and communicate results with related functions such as Operations, Sales & Marketing, HR, and Finance. Stay current with significant developments in the hospitality markets. Generate a steady deal flow and an efficient deal closing by leveraging internal and external resources. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration, finance, real estate, or similar. A Master's degree is preferred. At least ten years, preferably more, of progressive experience in hospitality development. This will be a senior and visible executive position in our industry, and extensive contacts/networks will be essential. Experience must include financial analysis, deal structuring and negotiation, and design and construction oversight. At least three to five years of senior leadership experience, preferably in a premier service hospitality environment. Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making, and organization skills. Accounting, financial analysis, and budget preparation experience. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Ability and comfort in working with cloud-based applications; knowledge of Google Suite products preferred. Strong relational skills. Thoroughness and an attention to detail. Excellent and attentive customer service. Extensive travel required- more than 50% of the time. Please contact us for more information.
  2. General Manager - new lifestyle hotel - Portland, OR
    A successful and established hotel ownership/management company with a portfolio of more than a dozen hotels nationwide is seeking a driven, visionary leader to become the General Manager of a new 150 room independent lifestyle hotel that the company is developing in Portland, Oregon. The ideal candidate will play an active role in the completion of the project: oversee branding implementation, build and train the team, launch the hotel, and manage what will be one of the city's most visible and top performing properties. Responsibilities: the GM will maximize the financial performance of the hotel by providing the highest possible quality of guest service and product, by fostering a positive work environment for all team members, and by developing and implementing an aggressive sales and marketing plan. He/she will supervise and develop the performance of all operating divisions- Rooms, Food & Beverage, Revenue Management, Sales & Catering, and Engineering- to ensure the highest achievement of goals and guest satisfaction. Tour and inspect property daily. Monitor property condition, cleanliness, cost control, and quality of product and service throughout the hotel. Guide other members of the management and staff in making sound business decisions. Develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive marketing plan that results in optimal rate and occupancy for the hotel. Protect and enhance the value of all hotel assets through ongoing programs in engineering and housekeeping, while simultaneously executing the capital expenditure plan. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all regular, period-end financial statements and reports, and provide controls to ensure the proper handling and accounting of all hotel receipts. Weekly forecasting and planning of operating staffing and cost expenditures to correspond to forecasted sales and costs. Review and approve all operating expenses. Actively participate as a board member of the master association, representing the hotel's majority interest. Support and maintain credit policies in the hotel: credit meetings, supervision of collection of major accounts, review of aging reports, and approval of write-offs. Confer and communicate with ownership and management company on a frequent basis. Promote the hotel in the industry and with trade associations. Requirements: a minimum of seven years of experience in hotel leadership positions, preferably in a four star/diamond, independent, boutique environment. Seven years of P&L responsibilities, and strong leadership and communications skills. An individual with an eager sense for exceptional hospitality and customer service with the ability to bring a high degree of enthusiasm to the job. Please contact us for more details.
  3. General Manager - new boutique resort hotel - Finger Lakes, NY
    The long-term owners of a noted lakefront resort hotel and restaurant have decided to start all over. They are building an entirely new property in a town on one of the premier Finger Lakes. The resort has been completely reimagined, with a sprawling lakeside campus, a 125 room boutique luxury hotel, 500-person events/wedding center, lakeside bar and grill, pool, full service spa program, and a fine dining restaurant, slated to be the best in the region. The new design is by an award-winning New York design firm. Construction begins in 2019 and the new property will open in the spring of 2020. We are looking for a strong preopening leader to take this concept and turn it into a great success. The owners require an experienced full-service hotel executive who will build and develop a team of inspired employees, cross-trained in multiple roles and ready to create the best possible experience for their guests. In what has traditionally been a seasonal destination resort, this property will deliver an amazing year-round experience, and the GM will drive sales, operations, service culture and real financial results. Responsibilities: provide exceptional customer service to all hotel guests, making their stay as comfortable, enjoyable and memorable as possible. Ensure that all policies, procedures, and laws with regard to personnel, security, cash handling, guest relations, and safety are followed. Achieve budgeted revenue and profit goals, balancing cost with guest satisfaction. Remain highly visible and be readily available to guests at all times. Create the most motivated, satisfied hotel staff in the industry. Requirements: a Bachelor's or Master's degree in hotel administration, business or similar. An extensive hotel/resort operations background, including at least three years as a GM or AGM experience at a similar level of hotel, and preferably involving preopening and opening. Strong prior experience in creating world class food and beverage programs: expertise in food and beverage and events/catering operations is a must. Knowledge of/experience in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY is a plus. The ability to deal with management, associates, guest, and the general public in a courteous, tactful and patient manner. Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills. Strong working knowledge of a hotel P&L statement, and the proven ability to motivate team members to achieve top levels of performance. This new resort is destined to help put the Finger Lakes on the map as a year-round destination. Please contact us for more information.
  4. Operations Manager - resort - Martha's Vineyard, MA
    Reporting to and working closely with the General Manager of this successful and noted island resort, the Operations Manager will oversee the property's rooms division- front office operations and reservations- as well as supervise other ancillary revenue sources. The position does not carry with it any food and beverage responsibilities. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration or similar, with some hotel operations experience. This could be a great opportunity for a recent graduate wanting to learn operations from a successful GM, though others will be considered as well. Some understanding of reservations strategy, OTAs and online reservations is also needed. Although the resort is seasonal, this is a year-round position, as all property renovation and capital projects occur in the off season. The position carries with it an incentive bonus, 100% health insurance benefits, and off-premise island housing. Please contact us for more details.
  5. Financial / Asset Management Analyst - commercial real estate advisory firm - Park City, UT
    A small, privately held commercial real estate company specializing in the hospitality industry located in Park City, Utah is seeking a hospitality analyst. The company focuses on strategic advisory, asset sales and acquisitions, financing of hotel assets, and asset management for hospitality clients throughout the U.S. The analyst will perform a variety of underwriting tasks attributed to the real estate advisory process, including financial analyses, capitalizations, market analyses, creation of investment and offering memorandums, physical inspection reports and other due diligence tasks. The firm is taking on more asset management clients as well. This Park City-based position would be ideal for an individual that is inquisitive, creative in thought, analytical, highly organized, a self-starter and an excellent writer that enjoys challenging situations from time to time. A great opportunity for an aspiring hospitality real estate professional to grow and be mentored by a seasoned industry leader. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration, real estate, or finance, with one to three years of experience in hospitality or real estate, in management or financial/operational analysis. A firm understanding of hospitality and real estate principles. Strong proficiency in the construction of full-time real estate-based Excel financial models, as well as in PowerPoint and Word for the creation of high-quality investment memorandums. The ability to understand and eventually manage the due diligence process, to include the analysis of property operating statements, feasibility studies, property condition reports, appraisals, hotel statistical information, etc. Highly developed communications skills that allow one to analyze, interpret and summarize conclusions clearly and concisely both written and verbally. The ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks, creatively interpret information, and work within a team structure under deadlines. Working with a Cornell Hotel School graduate who will be an excellent mentor. Please contact us for more details.
  6. Senior Analyst - hotel investment firm - New York, NY
    A boutique real estate investment firm that provides various forms of financing to the hotel industry has an immediate opening for a Senior Analyst with 1 to 3 years of hospitality analytics experience. The company focuses on making debt investments on hotel and resort properties in major US, Canadian, and Caribbean markets, as well as asset managing some hotel properties. The Senior Analyst will participate in hotel investment analysis and asset management duties. Since the team is small, the candidate will have direct interaction with senior management and will be an integral component in the full investment process. Responsibilities: underwrite prospective investments, including debt originations, debt purchases and equity acquisitions; creating value-add scenarios and ROI analyses. Participate in the creation and monitoring of action plans to achieve strategic initiatives, review capital plans, and assist in the creation of monthly reports to ownership for asset managed properties. Gather market data through research, interviews, site inspections and fieldwork. Analyze performance trends and monitor real estate market developments. Conduct supply and demand analyses. Assist in the preparation and presentation of investment memorandums and deal summaries. Support the team in the negotiation and closing of real estate investments. Interaction with and exposure to key investors, lending partners, third-party service providers and on-property management. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration, business, or similar. A minimum of one full year of post-undergraduate employment in hospitality real estate finance, appraisal, brokerage or consulting. Superior Excel skills, with a high degree of speed and comfort in creating hotel P&L projections, DCF valuations, return analyses, debt valuations, and custom models for atypical investment opportunities. Excellent writing skills, including the ability to clearly explain complex information. Familiarity with hotel finance, marketing, revenue maximization, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, administration, and operations. Highly developed analytical skills. Organized and task oriented, with a track record of meeting deadlines and delivering on goals. Mature and aggressive, with demonstrated ability to establish credibility. Resourceful, with the ability to find or develop answers to questions starting with incomplete information and/or limited direction. Exemplify the highest standards of honesty, integrity and discretion. The individual should be entrepreneurial in spirit, highly confident of their abilities and willing to take on increasingly senior responsibilities. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, including a base salary, performance-based bonus and benefits. Working for and with Cornell Hotel School graduates. Please contact us for more details.
  7. Hospitality Acquisitions Associate/Senior Associate - hospitality private equity firm - Washington, DC
    A multi-disciplined hotel private equity firm focused on acquiring and developing premium-branded select service hotels is seeking an Acquisitions Associate or Sr. Associate. One of the fastest growing hotel real estate firms in the country, the organization currently owns and asset manages a portfolio of 16 hotels. In the past seven years, they have been involved in 32 acquisitions totaling $485 million. They specialize in developing and acquiring hotel investments, minimizing risk and maximizing performance through intensive asset management, and selling to leading institutions. The firm seeks to build its portfolio of real estate investments while diversifying a growing investor group's capital across multiple investments and brands. Investment activities are supported by the asset management division, which enables the company to provide high-level strategic and operational oversight to deliver superior value creation. Reporting to the Dir. Acquisitions and Development, the Associate will assist in the hotel acquisitions and development process. In conjunction with the team, he/she will assist with asset selection, deal negotiation, project management, pro-forma modeling, deal presentations and due diligence. The ideal candidate will be a confident, team-oriented individual with excellent Excel, presentation and writing skills who has a demonstrated interest and eagerness to join a quickly growing and fast paced company. Responsibilities: support the due diligence process for potential transactions including analyzing competitive properties, reviewing market supply/demand fundamentals, analyzing financials, sales and revenue and various other reports. Assist in the development of detailed pro-forma models to analyze potential hotel investment opportunities. Maintain an internal company acquisitions pipeline report and CRM, monitoring all potential acquisitions and communication with lenders and equity partners. Assist in updating budgets for hotel development projects and property improvement plans. Conduct market research to identify potential target markets for new hotel acquisitions. Assist in business development initiatives such as maintaining internal company business intelligence and CRM. Assist in communication and coordination of third-party consultants, including general contractors, interior designers and architects. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration, finance, or business. A minimum of two to five years of experience in the hospitality industry, ideally with a hotel ownership firm, hotel consulting or appraisal firm, hotel brokerage firm or investment bank. Expertise in real estate finance and an in-depth understanding of the hotel industry. Highly developed analytical and modeling skills. Advanced understanding of financial statements, with the ability to thoroughly analyze a hotel P&L. Excellent written and oral communications skills, with a detail-oriented nature. The ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects and the capacity to be flexible. Working in an entrepreneurial environment for and with Cornell Hotel School graduates. Please contact us for more information.
  8. Director - hospitality consulting firm - New York, NY
    An established international hospitality consulting firm is seeking a Director to head, oversee and expand their North American operations. The firm is well known around the world and seeks to become a major player in the US. The Director will recruit, train, and develop a team of advisors and promote and market the company's services so as to develop the practice. He/she will possess and maintain a high profile and visibility in the hospitality industry. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration, business or similar; an MBA or equivalent is preferred. A US citizen or green card holder. Strong managerial experience required, with proven success in managing a firm or a team of at least five people for a minimum of three years. Professional background: a thorough understanding of hospitality, with analytical experience in hotel development, hotel consulting, finance and/or real estate. An international mindset and outlook. International study and work experience will be viewed as a plus. A NYC resident or the willingness to relocate there, and the ability to travel extensively. Fluency in English, and additional languages are an advantage. A strong network in the hotel investment/development sector, particularly in the northeastern US. Membership and involvement in relevant professional bodies, as well as teaching experience, will be viewed favorably. A persuasive speaker, with the demonstrated ability to convincingly sell consulting services to potential clients. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Strong ethical standards and freedom from conflicts of interest. Excellent leadership capabilities, but also a good team player; the ability and willingness to build and manage a team of hospitality consultants. Generous remuneration in line with experience and capabilities, and an attractive bonus/equity package. Working with Cornell Hotel School alumni, so a Cornell background will also be an asset. Please contact us for more information.
  9. Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations - hotel ownership/management firm - Minneapolis, MN
    A hotel ownership and management company who owns 5 branded select service hotels in Minnesota/Wisconsin and with 2 more in the pipeline is seeking an SVP Operations to supervise the group's hotels as efficiently as possible. Responsibilities: hire and train qualified general managers to produce the highest volume of sales and affect the greatest profit while maintaining a high degree of public satisfaction, confidence and prestige in the service and quality of all hotels managed by the firm. Remain competitive in every area, producing and achieving budgetary goals. Follow company policies and procedures and maintain high employee morale. Oversee the supervision and operations of the hotels in order to achieve desired sales and profit goals. Interact with guests, potential guests, and community leaders. Maintain the highest ethical standards of operation and quality of services and facilities for company owned hotels. Ensure that hotel GMs achieve payroll and related budget and maintain high annual ratings on franchisor guest service indices and RevPAR within their competitive sets. Assist in developing and managing operating budgets for all hotels. Ensure that the sales efforts in all hotels are running up to par. Meet with sales managers to review sales calls and revenue achievements. Weekly review of hotel maintenance and quality standards for proper guest room, public space, and exterior cleanliness, as well as conduct random inspections. Analyze operations and meet with GMs to receive and review suggestions. Review monthly accounts receivable aging, guest complaints, brand guest satisfaction scores, and property ranking. Select, train and develop GMs, keeping them responsible for franchise and company standards and assisting them in improving their levels of performance. Oversee all programs that help improve employee morale and motivation. Direct monthly GM meetings regarding sales, forecasting, quality control, safety, etc. Prepare annual capital improvements lists and control and approve overtime, requisitions, purchase orders and all hotel expenses. Review star reports, CVB summaries and nightly occupancy comparisons. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hospitality or business. A minimum of 8 years of operations experience in a multi-unit, multi-location hospitality company, with a minimum of 5 years of general management experience, including a proven track record of growth and profitability. In addition to an operations background, experience in sales and marketing and/or accounting/finance is preferred. A strong knowledge of hospitality operations development theory, and methods and the ability to communicate them effectively to others within the organization. The ability to maximize the potential of the organization by introducing innovative concepts and holding teams accountable for the property-level delivery of customized, best-in-class solutions. Experience in developing and implementing appropriate systems for measuring critical aspects of operational management and development, including their impact on profit and revenue outcomes. Leadership skills, including communication, coaching, mentoring, feedback and training. A critical thinker and decision maker, with the ability to influence people in new ways of thinking- to commit and accept responsibility for actions combined with the patience to listen and respond. This executive will be an entrepreneurial and inspirational leader- someone who combines vision and urgency for the company. Please contact us for more information.
  10. Hotel Real Estate Advisor - hotel brokerage firm - Midwestern location of choice
    A commercial real estate brokerage firm dealing exclusively with hotel transactions currently has offices in Minnesota and Nebraska. The company transacts hotels in the upper Midwest via their national database of buyers and sellers, and they are now looking for self-starters to support the geographic growth of the firm. The expectation for a candidate would be to open a new brokerage office elsewhere in the Midwest (likely working from home) that focuses on adjacent and new geographic areas that will increase the firm's coverage of the US hotel marketplace. Attributes: professional communications skills. Self-motivation and self-direction, with the ability/willingness to work remotely while being part of a larger team. The ability and desire to work on a commission based income. Travel as required for showings, meetings, etc. Sales oriented, and willing to work as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers of hotels. Detail oriented, and able to check work completed by others to ensure that it is performed properly. The skill to create win/win solutions. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in hotel administration, business, or related field, with a minimum of four years of experience in the quantitative side of the hotel industry or related business. The ability to read and understand/interpret hotel financial statements including NOI, EBITDA, ADR, occupancy, RevPAR, etc. Possesses, or has the ability to obtain, a real estate license in the state in which he or she intends to conduct business. Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) real estate law, local/regional economies, types of available mortgages, financing options, and government regulations as they pertain to the hotel industry. Working with Cornell Hotel School alumni. Please contact us for more information.
  11. Hotel real estate transactions analysts/agents - San Francisco/other offices
    A small number of opportunities exist for hospitality transactions professionals to join one of the premier hotel advisory/brokerage groups, with 12 offices in the United States. The firm was founded in 2004 by hoteliers--owners, operators, and developers--who have a passion for the hospitality industry. The company has experienced rapid growth and been rated as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine for the last four years consecutively. The firm provides the highest quality brokerage, consulting and overall advisory services to the industry, the most accurate and timely analysis, along with the absolute integrity that has earned it the utmost respect from its peers and its clients. The team communicates and provides its services via technology beyond which the industry has even thought about. Its founders are its leaders. They do not answer to a mega-corporation, are not a subsidiary business, and are not publicly traded. This allows them to be the premier hotel advisory company without compromise. The group publishes articles, speaks at conferences, lectures at universities, and maintains a balance between their work and personal lives. Contrary to usual practice, the organization is always team-driven, working collectively and collaboratively. The organization is looking for the top 1% of talent in its industry segment for a long-term commitment to the firm. It offers the best industry commission splits, and as part of the family, all agents that meet criteria in longevity and performance have the ability to gain ownership in the company. Principals obtain and assign listings to teams of two or three, so new agents are able to work immediately on listings and have many diverse opportunities to close transactions. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree, preferably in hotel administration, real estate, or business, or an MBA Degree with a real estate finance focus. At least 3 to 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry in a consultancy, operational or brokerage role. Beyond this, individual profiles of varying levels of seniority will be considered. Upon joining the firm, 12 modules of training are required--from valuation analysis to branding to ethics. Although anyone selected will already be a hospitality real estate professional, by the end of their first year they will be a hotel expert. Working with Cornell Hotel School graduates. Please contact us for more details.