When one of the world’s premier luxury hotel groups requested we find someone to take on the Resident Manager position for their magnificent hotel in China’s massive capital, we knew the calibre of candidates needed to be the highest the world could offer. We proceeded to map out the finest talent within China and around the world, to build a list of the very best hotel managers in the most opulent of properties.

A highly competitive field of candidates were selected from an extensive search. Evaluating commercial savvy, attention to detail, culture fit, and commitment to guest experience, narrowed our focus to an exclusive few. These were presented to The Peninsula Beijing for interviews.

The appointed candidate, Sadettin Kaya joins The Peninsula Beijing from Le Royal Meridien, Shanghai.

Sadettin, who has now taken up position on the property, had this to say of his experience:

“When George at Society first contacted me, I was not sure if it would be wise to leave the company I had been with for 13 years. However, with the suggestion of George, I decided to consider it. Before committing my candidacy, I was able to get to know about the new opportunity in great detail and envision my career growth from a different perspective, thanks to the detailed information I was provided with. Once I made my mind up, the rest was easy; I was guided through the process and given timely feedback and assistance. This was not the first time I was approached by an executive search company, but I must say that none was as professional as Society was, in terms of guidance, assistance and follow up when needed. Simply put, I don’t think I would have been able to consider the opportunity and probably would have missed it if it was not Society I was dealing with.”