Society’s Hospitality and Leisure practice was delighted to be referred to the office of a US-based high net worth individual.

Our client, who has several properties globally, required a global Director of Residences to ensure the cohesive oversight of the properties, staff, operating procedures, service standards and day-to-day management.

We conducted a US-wide search for the very best in luxury hospitality operations professionals from across the five-star luxury hotels sector, and widened the search looking at global candidates with US visas.

The successful candidate, Peter Kressaty, began his career in operations with Hyatt Hotels before moving into sales and marketing as Club Manager at The Yale Club and later as GM at the Lowell Hotel in New York City. Most recently, Peter was Executive Vice President of Forbes Travel Guide, consulting with the world’s top luxury brands and independent properties.

When asked for comment Peter said:

“Rarely do you find a search firm as professional and accurate as Society. From the very beginning and throughout the process, the executives were extremely informative, factual, helpful, objective and, above all, honest. Most importantly, they executed a balance of loyalty to both their client and myself. Society exemplifies the value and service of executive search.”

We wish Peter every success in his new role.