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Design Manager

Hotel Brand:
Location: unitedstates, georgia

Hotel: Corp Atlanta Ravinia (ATLR3)

Job number: R202800

About Us

Bringing True Hospitality to the world.

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty and a passion for providing True Hospitality.

We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.

With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, there’s countless opportunities at your fingertips.

We’re growing; grow with us.

Support IHG’s efforts in accelerating guest and owner insight-driven and innovation lead design in your region. Working with global and regional counterparts help to identify highest potential value platforms for guest, owner and IHG and develop concepts which unlock opportunity within these platforms. Help to establish prototype designs and integrate them into your region for New Development hotels and hotels undergoing a renovation (Property Improvement Plan or Voluntary Renovation). Support regional brand teams as they develop regional standards, adapt global standards and implement. Provide the interface between global direction and regional implementation.

Your day to day

  • Works as a collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary, high-volume, deadline oriented design and project management team.
  • Manage America’s regional brand design projects from concept through commercialization by working with regional Brand Management teams and Architecture & Design teams to create and deliver design principles, SRD programs, model rooms, prototype designs and guidelines for all brands within your region in accordance with specific project budgets, deadlines, and/or direction established by Senior Management.
  • Represents the design team to internal and external stakeholders, communicating the status of brand pipelines and aggregated project trends, design issues, and owner feedback.
  • Applies design talent to problem solving design exercises to achieve cost efficient results that align with the brand standards and the brand strategy by championing design and architecture in your region, facilitating best practice and customer trend evolutions.
  • Works with and presents to hotel owners of our brands to build excitement and endorsement about new and current brand design initiatives and programs,
  • Assist with periodic meetings with Principal Correspondents (Owners), architects, designers, and contractors to discuss renovation requirements, construction direction, and design plans for specific projects. Consult with/guide the project team members through the design process and into the construction/renovation phase to ensure consistency of product. 
  • Attend and/or facilitate Brand Studio Meetings on a regular basis, providing feedback to the Architecture & Design team on product and prototype design related issues.
  • Work with Global Procurement (PaCE) to evaluate Program Suppliers and products prior to signing contracts and clarify or resolve design issues with suppliers. Review existing and potential service providers for referral list.

What we need from you


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, or Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. AIA or ASID certification preferred. Architectural or Interior Design License preferred.


10+ years extensive progressive work-related experience in design and or architecture, with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines related to the position. Must have 2 years prior project management experience and 2 years hospitality design experience.

    • Proficient in Excel
    • Adobe Photoshop & Creative suite experience
    • Ability to create visual concepts in 3D via software or sketching
    • Hospitality experience preferred but not required
    • Experience crafting design inspiration, mood boards and product selections
    • Ability to create visual concepts in 3D via software or sketching
    • Revit, Bluebeam and contract negotiation experience
    • Ability to manage multiple, complex initiatives at the same time
    • Highly agile with ability to self-prioritize work
    • Work across varied stakeholders (highly collaborative)
    • Confident in taking risks - self-determine/defend design choices
    • Proactive communicator

Technical Skills and Knowledge

Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment as a member of a collaborative team. Responsive to demands from multiple stakeholder groups and able to understand and balance consumer, managerial and ownership perspectives.

Ability to manage multiple priorities and resources. Ability to effectively prioritize project details and manage time. Must make immediate time available to work with franchisees when problems arise regarding brand design projects, Brand standards or vendor-related issues. Strong problem solving and time management skills required.

High degree of personal drive, self-starter and able to work independently without regular direct/local management. Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks required.

What we offer

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

IHG is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion where everyone feels safe, respected and valued.  We seek talent from all backgrounds to join our teams, and encourage our colleagues to bring their authentic and best selves to work.  

Not Applicable for Colorado Applicants.

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