Interior Design Manager

Omni Hotels   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 53 days ago


Omni Hotels and Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinctive luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. Omni Hotels is known for its exemplary culture, authenticity to the markets in which we operate, innovation and exceptional service. Our commitment to career development has created tenure and loyalty that enables us to perpetuate our family atmosphere.

Job Description

Be a key part of the development team driving exceptional design for Omni Hotels & Resorts - a luxury hotel brand known for its portfolio of hotels and resorts where each property brings the local flavor of the destination to life through design, décor and carefully curated guest experiences; its award-winning service; and its vibrant culture. Reporting to the Creative Director & Vice President of Interior Design, the Interior Design Manager primarily oversees interior design projects conducted by outside consultants for renovations and new construction as well as completes smaller in-house design projects as necessary.


• Handle day-to-day management of interior design project scope-of-work, budgets and schedules
• Coordinate with the project team and design consultants, under supervision of the Creative Director & Vice President of Interior Design
• Manage the development of interior design concepts and material and finish palettes for projects as part of the team or on independent design efforts
• Present the interior design concepts, design intent and other illustrative materials to Creative Director & Vice President Interior Design and senior leadership
• Organize and coordinate ID concept presentation content, including material/finish boards, color renderings, imagery and concept visuals and related graphics materials
• Produce content for all project ID documents (i.e., material trays, FF&E specifications, drawings for design intent and specification binders) for presentation and construction documentation as needed
• Prepare RFPs, solicit proposal forms and recommend interior design firms and purchasing companies
• Develop FF&E estimated budgets and estimated quantity take-off information to conform to established project budgets
• Approve FF&E selections that meet project program, budget and schedule
• Manage interior design (quantity and room type) matrices that coordinate with ID drawings, schedules and FF&E specifications
• Coordinate with Purchasing in order to ensure that design intent is followed
• Work within and manage a budget and recommend alternate design products when item cannot be produced within project timeframe or exceeds approved budget
• Coordinate with Property, General Contractor, Purchasing and Vendors during pre-production, production and installation of FF&E specialty items to ensure design integrity is maintained
• Organize field visits, ID site supervision and interior finish and FF&E punch lists related to interior design scope as required
• Issue meeting minutes and field visit reports related to interior design project scope
• Organize and archive project interior design records
• Conduct preliminary field surveys for project interior design scope verification
• Interact with Project Manager for coordination
• Design or manage and coordinate graphics and signage packages
• Design or manage and coordinate OSE
• Respond to questions posed in contractor’s RFIs related to the project interior design intent
• Review, comment and accept designer-specified product and FF&E sample submittals within the allotted turnaround time
• Ensures all capital improvement projects are in compliance with the appropriate Brands Standards and Purchasing programs
• Works closely with both corporate and hotel team members as necessary, including Operations, Project Management, Procurement and Accounting departments
• Reviews Purchase Orders on outside design consultant projects against specifications to ensure accuracy and budget / schedule compliance
• Record POs in control book and distributes to Project Managers for signature
• Signs all purchase orders under $25,000
• Coordinates with Purchasing Agent and Project Accounting on POs approvals
• Facilitates new Brand Standards initiatives such as OSE, banquet tables and related items, working in conjunction withinternal Procurement team under supervision of Creative Director & Vice President of Interior Design


• Eight years of working experience in an architectural or interior design organization with emphasis on hospitality design projects
• Bachelor Degree from an accredited college degree in Interior Design or Architecture
• Strong project management skills
• Ability to manage outside design firms
• Team player with ability to switch gears easily
• Must be able to work within budget requirements
• Must have interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with internal and external business contacts
• Daily working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
• Working knowledge of AutoCad
• Experience designing Axminster Carpet
• TX State Registration
• Approximately 40% travel

Requisition ID 2018-31392