Design Manager

  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
  • Miami, Florida
  • Jan 12, 2022
Full time

Job Description

ABOUT ROSEWOOD HOTEL GROUP

Rosewood Hotel Group, a privately owned company, is one of the world's leading global lifestyle and hospitality management groups. It encompasses five brands: ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & ResortsĀ®; upper-upscale New World Hotels & Resorts; KHOS, a lifestyle concept by Rosewood; Asaya, an integrated well-being concept; and Carlyle & Co., a modern and progressive private members clubs. Its combined hotel portfolio consists of more than 35 properties in 18 countries with nearly 30 new properties currently under development.

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT / TEAM

The Design and Project Services Department spearheads the creative development process across the Rosewood brand from the initial stages of pre-development through successful completion and opening of each hotel. The Design Team specifically works with the Rosewood Operation teams, the Owner and design professionals throughout the design process to ensure brand design philosophy, brand standards and brand integrity are maintained.

THE IMPACT OF THIS ROLE

The Design Manager acts as a Brand Guardian in all areas related to Design & Project Services. He/she ensures that the Brand Design Philosophy and Standards are maintained through detailed design reviews as well as giving guidance to all key consultants. He/she provides design, operational and brand direction for assigned projects from kick-off meeting through to project completion and hotel opening.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Oversees multiple projects for all brands. Works with owners, design consultants, relevant Rosewood departments and field operations teams during all phases of projects to implement Rosewood Hotel Group's Design Standards.
* Participates in collaborative sessions involved in reviewing, providing design direction, and improving the design philosophy for each brand from the initial space planning and conceptual design through all design phases.
* Establishes, coordinates and updates area programs throughout the duration of the project.
* Attends meetings, site or property visits, prepares Area Programs, Desktop Reviews and Property Improvement Plans for potential projects including conceptual sketch designs to assess their viability.
* Reviews drawings, specifications, budgets, and schedules submitted by design consultants and the project management team. Produces written documents, sketches, and AutoCAD drawings to communicate effectively with key consultants.
* Oversees the design direction for all Heart of House areas for each brand. Prepares Heart of House sketches / AutoCAD layouts and specifications to ensure these meet Design Standards and functionality.
* Liaises with Project Management team in all project matters including critical path and design deviations.
* Maintain a critical path for all major areas of design to ensure targets dates are met and design / operational issues are identified in a timely manner.
* Develops and updates Design Standards as related to the division/department for implementation in the field while ensuring compliance and consistency.
* Keeps up to date with the newest design innovations, consultants, and projects worldwide.
* While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, the company reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when business need dictates with mutual agreement.

Job Requirements

CRITICAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor or master's degree in architecture or interior design.
* Minimum of 6+ years of experience in greenfield projects or renovations with an understanding of project management. Hospitality project