Director - Design Services - Hyatt Place/Hyatt House

[{{ $ | translate}}] Director - Design Services - Hyatt Place/Hyatt House
Hyatt Corporate Office


Job description



This position will direct any new hotel design entering the Hyatt Select System for either new build and/or conversion properties. The Director will be the initial contact for owners, architects and developers during the concept design through the schematic design stages of the review process. All comments, direction and reviews will be based on the current and established Brand Standards for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. Once schematic designs for the projects are approved, the Director will supervise a team of managers as the projects continue to move through Hyatt’s design review process. This position will support the Design and Planning Department as updates occur to any documents, plans and specifications for the prototype programs. Responsibilities for this position may also include overseeing and creating Product Improvement Plans (PIPs) for any hotels within the Hyatt system, and if needed reviewing construction or renovations at the hotel locations. This position will also provide direction, support and approval for a variety of internal department projects which may include design presentations, and product research. The individual will have daily interaction with all internal departments such as Brand, Development, Operations, IT, Legal etc. Some domestic and international travel may be required.


  • Facilitate being the single point of contact providing knowledgeable and reliable support for new build and conversion hotels.
  • Be fully knowledgeable and conversant on established core-brand and multi-product line standards, specifications and all document and drawing associated with the Prototype Programs.
  • Provide the resource to determine and support hotel compliance with company specifications.  Conduct site visits as needed with written documentation.
  • Review design drawings, specifications, material submittals, and proposed construction material samples for compliance with Brand Standards and direction.
  • Visit and review construction sites as needed of new or conversion hotels. Create written reviews and document that new design or a renovation is consistent in design and quality for the HP and HH Brands.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of FF&E, construction related materials, new products and processes to assure quality and consistency for the prototypical designs.
  • Assist in the development and/or enhancement of Program documents, sequencing and tracking each project’s adherence to their approved critical path.
  • Establish and maintain regular communications and interaction with the Architectural and Design Group, Projects Services Team, Operational Team, etc. on all current and pending conversion and renovation projects including reviewing design presentation and product selections.
  • Maintain solid working relationship with Owners, project managers, designers, suppliers, purchasing companies and contractors.
  • Provide project and technical support.  Monitor specific assigned projects to help ensure timely completion and quickly identify potential delays/challenges.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.
  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.




  • 8 years experience in the Hospitality industry and 5 years in related Design, Construction and Architecture
  • 3 years experience working for or with a major Hotel Brand company


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • LEED certified preferred

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job

  • Strong experience in Excel, Word, Adobe and PowerPoint
  • AutoCad

Additional Comments and Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with multiple individuals, internal departments, and cultures is expected.



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Job type
Chicago, IL, United States
Starting in
As soon as possible

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