Director of Design & Technical Services Luxury Projects Asia

Job Title: Director of Design & Technical Services Luxury Projects Asia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bangkok
Reference: JOB_000611[964]
Contact Name: Naqiya
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 28, 2019 09:24

Job Description

The Client
Our client is a leading global hotel company with over 500 hotels worldwide in 100 countries.

The position is responsible for delivering Design & Technical Services to Owning companies and their appointed consultants for Luxury Projects Asia with the objective of successfully opening or renovating hotels to the level of luxury of the brand targeted and in line with the brand standards.


The Role

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

·Build and maintain key relationships with Owners and Consultants to ensure projects progress in a smooth and timely manner.

·Provide Design & Technical Services input/advice in the due diligence process on potential new/conversion and/or renovation of existing hotels and ensure pre-opening reviews relative to LUXE standards and specifications are professionally executed.

·Prepare, update and revise area summary, design briefs, operating criteria, design standards and outline of consultant scope of responsibilities.

·Assist in the selection of all consultants, including definition of scope of services.

·Meet with consultants to review Design Brief and Operating Criteria, Design Standards. Review consultants' responsibilities, sources of direction, etc.

·Liaise internally within the organization and obtain the necessary input from other corporate departments and disciplines such as Operations, Food and Beverage, Procurement, Technology and Spa & Wellness, etc., per project and have that input coordinated into the design.

·Direct consultants through concept, schematic design, design development.

·Assist in construction documents, construction, pre-opening and post-opening phases.

·Provide detailed direction to the specialist consultants, i.e. kitchen and laundry designers, back of house, audio visual, acoustic, etc.

·Direct the preparation of detailed layout drawings of all hotel back of the house areas, including offices, maintenance, housekeeping, etc.

·Review and comment on all drawings and specifications submitted by various consultants.

·Ensure inclusion of hotel design standards and operating criteria.

·Propose design alternatives, schedules, etc.

·Assist in the review of preliminary project budgets and participate in Value Engineering processes to assure that overall budget is adhered to.

·Assist in preparation of FF&E installation schedule and coordinate with construction program and hotel operational staff.

·Assist in coordination of mock up rooms to resolve construction details, quality and alternates. Carry out final inspection of mock up rooms prior to installation of loose furnishings.

·Review and approve samples of all materials as required.

·Comment on suggested methods of construction and construction schedules, etc. and keep
abreast of new technologies to improve time to market.

·Carry out site inspection and assessment as required or directed.

·Assist in final inspection of all areas, including kitchen and laundry equipment in conjunction with consultants.

·Participate to the handover process to operators, the defect lists and the defects correction.
·Provide to owners, detailed monthly reports including TSA/HCSA fee status and payment, outstanding design issues and construction progress as requested.

·Ensure new hotel designs are benchmarked and optimized for energy efficiency including compliance with global energy and environmental initiatives.


The Person

·Educated at degree level in Architecture, Interior Design or similar.

·Preferably comfortable in Interior Design

·Typically 6 years’ plus experience either in hospitality or a similar role within a project
management/design consultancy with a specialization in hospitality.

·Preferably worked within an international or global hospitality organization in a similar

·Fluent in English.

·IT skills : World, Excel, Autocad, Adobe photoshop, etc…