The name Rob Samuelson has always been associated with professionalism and efficiency in recruitment for the hospitality industry. From Cape Town to Cairo, from Dubai to Dar Es Salaam and from East London, South Africa, to London, England, we are responsible for introducing high quality talent into many of the best known brand names in the industry.

“Rob has personally provided a superb and personalised service to me and my colleagues within the company. He has been instrumental in the rapid expansion of my company with a wide pool of professionals of the industry, while always conducting his affairs through a solid set of values and staying true to his commitments. Rob is passionate about his field of expertise and cares about his clients as well as the people he represents. Dedication, honesty, communication, approachability and reliability are the stamps of his work. I do recommend him for any hospitality needs an organisation may have in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East or anywhere else in the world.”
Farshid Ahvan – Director of Restaurant Operations for The Modern Food Company, one of the oldest Hospitality organisations in The Middle East, with more than 30 Restaurants across various award winning brands, including Myazu, awarded best Restaurant in Saudi Arabia and one of the top 50 (No.11) in the Middle East, 2022

“Rob Samuelson consistently provides top class service and has an exceptional understanding of the high level and intricate requirements of the Industry. Rob has clearly mastered the art of placing the right people…with the right skills…in the right position and at the right time. The executive applicants we have recruited through Rob, are the key contributors to the company being recognised as a successful, sustainable and professional business. Rob is relentless in his search for quality experience and capability and ensures his active participation throughout the process.”
Kimberley Barker – former Legal, Compliance and Operations Manager of Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles

“Rob Samuelson has worked with The RLJ Companies since our holding company first began operations in hospitality in West Africa. Rob truly has a one stop shop/vertically integrated operation. Adept at hiring and training hospitality staff and management Talent, Rob handled all aspects of recruiting and training for our hotel. Given that RLJ Kendeja was the first hospitality construction in over 25 years in Liberia, Rob had to train non-industry staff on all aspects of customer service. Rob and his colleagues have a deep network of professionals internationally and can source the right resources for both short and long term needs. In addition to these core competencies Rob and his staff were able to assist with purchase ordering, interior design, training and new hire manuals, food and beverage costing and optimization, security solutions and many other hotel challenges. Finally Rob is a professional with the utmost integrity who will go out of his way to help his clients with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend him for any hospitality needs an organization may have in Africa or anywhere else in the world. He and his team are truly first class.”
Lisa Wardell – CEO RLJ Liberia, LLC – COO The RLJ Companies

“I have known Rob now for the past 5 years and in this time have benefited from our alliance. Rob has been very approachable and comfortable to work with. He understands our needs very quickly and reacts equally fast. We have been fortunate to receive some very good profiles from Rob who have added value to our organization. Another key feature of working with Rob Samuelson is the flexibility and range they have in their operations. They are able to source out candidates from various countries and with varied demographics.”
Manohar Roach – Human Resources Manager, InterContinental Dubai Festival City

“I have enjoyed impressive results by working with Rob Samuelson International. The successful candidates they provide clearly reflect their many years working experience within the industry. It is often claimed that recruiters care as much about their clients as well as their candidates and this is certainly the experience I have had when working with them. They have a polished, professional approach and the candidates they introduce show they understand the business and the needs of the challenging assignments I have given them. I would recommend you give them a try. I am confident you will like working with them and will benefit from this by adding excellent talent to your business.”
David Westerby – former Director, Corus Hotels

“I have engaged Rob Samuelson International on many occasions on senior recruitment initiatives during my tenure as Hotel General Manager, most recently in the Middle East, and have always been impressed on the quality of personal service, quality candidates and determination in providing the best profile of candidate to fit the job requirement, at very short notice. I will continue to assign Rob Samuelson for any future requirements and have no hesitation in recommending Rob Samuelson International to my fellow associates.”
Lorenzo Baleri – Urbacon International, Qatar

“As requested, Rob Samuelson made 100% sure I got my dream job as a Executive Housekeeper on a beautiful island in the Maldives. Rob Samuelson International are the most professional, reliable and successful recruitment agents out there!”
Chrizanne Malherbe, Executive Housekeeper