About Us

The Alfus Group, Inc, founded in 1992, is a highly specialized executive search consultancy for the hospitality industry. With over 50 years of combined experience in senior hospitality positions, our recruiters have hands-on experience with all aspects of the industry.  Tailoring services to each client’s needs, we present only the most qualified candidates, saving clients valuable time and resources. Utilizing our relationships with industry contacts, while staying up-to-date on the latest trends, we offer the most thorough, well-rounded and informed approach to executive placement. Our primary goal is to ensure our clients Hire the Best.

CLIENT LIST

The Alfus Group, Inc. has successfully placed executives in renowned hospitality organizations worldwide, including:

 

Andre Balasz Properties
Aramark
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group
Bellagio Resort & Casino
China Grill Management
Cipriani
Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group
Darden Restaurants
Dubai Investment Group
EMM Group
Eric Ripert Restaurants
Four Seasons Restaurant
French Laundry

 

Friars Club
Giorgio Armani Ristorante
Gencom Group
Grand Heritage Hotels
Hersha Hospitality Management
Highgate Hotels
Hilton Hotels
Intercontinental Hotels
Jean-Georges Management
Le Meridien Hotels
Loews Hotels
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

 

Meyer Jabara Hotels
Morgans Hotel Group
Paramount Hotel Group
Patina Restaurant Group
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Comnpany
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Spice Market
Thompson Hotels
Todd English Restaurants
Union Square Hospitality
Wyndham International
Waldorf=Astoria Hotel and Towers

   
  The full client list is available upon request.

   


CASE STUDIES

The Alfus Group, Inc. has successfully placed executives in renowned hospitality organizations worldwide.

Examples of Successful Searches include:

Vice President of Food & Beverage

Vice President of Security

Director of Human Resources

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Director of Sales and Marketing

Executive Chef, Resort & Casino

Senior Vice President of Asset MGMT

Hotel General Manager

Executive Chef, Free-standing Restaurant


TESTIMONIALS

 
JIM BROWN, President, Brownstone Hotels & Resorts
Former President, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
 

"Our relationship with The Alfus Group began in 1998, when I assumed the position of President of Starwood Hotels. At the time we needed a Vice President of Food and Beverage. This search required a lot of co-ordination of travel schedules as it was International in scope. Needless to say candidates had to be carefully screened so as not to waste precious time. This was also the case with subsequent searches, both on the Corporate Office level and for our property's. On average these searches were completed within 90 days.
I am pleased to say that The Alfus Group continues to perform. They continually have met our exacting requirements ensuring that, when we are unable to promote from within, we have consistently been able to choose from the finest in the Industry."

 
  JOHN HIGGINS, CEO Cipriani
 

“We were impressed by The Alfus Group’s thorough attention to detail, particularly with each Position Profile they created. These comprehensive Profiles had to then be approved by various entities involved with our hiring process, which caused delays. Despite this, we still received highly qualified candidates almost immediately, and successfully filled both positions in a timely fashion.
We continue to use The Alfus Group for other positions in Hotel, Catering and Restaurant Operations. Their high level of professionalism and consistent results allow us to recommend them with the strongest conviction.”

  GEOFFREY MILLS, Managing Director of YOTEL, New York
 

“I have used The Alfus Group for several executive searches in staffing of our newly opened YOTEL, New York property. Phillip is very well connected to those leading in our industry and has a unique understanding of the day-to-day business. He is both thoughtful and creative in thinking what is best for the client, resulting in the best, well-thought-out candidate for our company.
I have known Phil for many years and feel very confident in recommending him to both companies looking to source managers and executive talent looking for opportunities. Ultimately, he is a terrific ‘matchmaker’.”

 
  MICHAEL ULLMAN , EVP and COO at The Sherry Netherland Hotel
 

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Phillip Alfus and The Alfus Group. I have been associated with Phillip for over 20 years and without doubt he is the leading authority in the Hospitality Search Business. I have consistently looked to him for counsel in my many searches over the years. His knowledge and reputation in our industry is impeccable and I believe that he is a leading authority in this industry. Phil adds an additional dimension to your Human Resource team.”

 
PATRICK KENNEDY, Former President, Preferred Hotels and
La Mansion Del Rio Hotel

 

"The Alfus Group has been instrumental in helping us build a very strong Executive Committee. They have worked with us in making sure that we were able to interview only candidates who meet our exacting standards. Our selection process is highly advanced and involves extensive interviewing, psychological profiling and in depth referencing. Because of our long term relationship we have sought their advice on many of our Human Resource issues and will continue to retain them as we expand into the future."

 
  RICHARD JABARA, President, Meyer Jabara Hotels
 

"We have used The Alfus Group for key General Manager and very difficult Department Head positions for over six years. These searches are difficult because our company has a unique culture that many candidates don't understand and as a result wouldn't succeed within. The Alfus Group's ability to search nationwide for the right type of individual has resulted in our being able to choose from an excellent candidate pool."

  GIL BESING, Founding Partner, Cardinal Capital Partners
 

"We hired The Alfus Group to find an Executive Chef for our boutique luxury resort in The Bahamas. This property is in a remote area with high-end clientele, so candidates would need to adapt to logistical challenges, while still upholding the highest standards for cuisine and service. The recruiter offered support and guidance every step of the way, even flying down to participate in the final tastings on property. We are very pleased with the way The Alfus Group conducted this search, and would absolutely recommend them to our colleagues in the hospitality industry."

 
  ROBERT KAMM, CEO, Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels.
 

“We have worked with the Alfus Group on several occasions over the past two years. I like the fact that instead of just sending you a bunch of resumes, they take the time to understand your company’s culture and the specific needs for the property. They then send you qualified candidates that they feel will fit in best your operating culture. It takes a little longer on the front end, but you are not wasting time and dollars on candidates that will not work.”