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Madison Mayfair is a specialist hospitality search and recruitment company that finds impact players for key positions in the Hospitality Industry.

We’ve assembled an experienced, motivated and well connected team of professionals to work with our clients and candidates within the industry. The team will vary from project to project, but meet Madison Mayfair’s Managing Director, Guy Lean. … read more…

Chris Boulton, CEO, yoo

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Kingsley Seevaratnam, Executive VP - Europe, Westmont Hospitality Group

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Francois Baudin, SVP Development EMEA, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

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Steven Rudnitsky, Former President & CEO, Dolce Hotels and Resorts

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Debrah Duggah, General Manager, Dukes

Screen shot 2013-05-16 at 10.54.51 "I registered with Madison Mayfair following a career change, when I recognised I wanted to return to working in hotels. One of their Directors contacted me regarding an opportunity. We met and I found them professional, keen, enthusiastic and I trusted them. Trust is critical when you’re in a senior and executive role. I trusted Madison Mayfair."

Sean Worker, CEO, BridgeStreet

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Gordon Drake, Former CFO of Kingdom Hotel Investments

"We are a very international business that requires international individuals to run it. Peter and Madison Mayfair listen and understand their clients. They have an unmatched capability in the headhunting world, in finding the right candidate that fits not only the role but also the company culture. Peter and Madison Mayfair have assisted us in recruiting eight or nine individuals, the sum of which is very strong. These recruits have enabled us to reap the rewards of solid teamwork, challenge ourselves and drive the business forward."

Clive Hillier, Strategic Consultant Colliers International

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Joe Stenson, Director - Hotels, Queensway Group

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Richard Candey, Senior Director - Head of Hospitality, DTZ

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Peter Norman, SVP - Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International

Yq8MK19LOO9D6qaPAkP7Yt0aTEijHLNXHvDT21GTDCk We asked Peter to thoroughly research the market for a Developer whose focus would be business development in western Europe, which is one of our most important locations for growth within the higher portfolio. We were impressed that they were able to provide us with a relatively large selection of potential candidates. This demonstrates a combination of their hard work and the fact that Hyatt is a strong brand. The majority of the work to consolidate the shortlist was conducted by Peter. The process has been fluid. Within a short time frame, they have brought us closer to our goal.

Robert Shepherd, SVP - Development & Design, IHG

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Frank Croston, Owner at Hamilton Hotel Partners

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Sean Worker, CEO, BridgeStreet

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