Interior Design Manager
Job Title: 
Interior Design Manager
Property Name:
Highgate Corporate Office - NY
New York-New York City
Company Name: 
Management  Position? 
Entry Level Position? 
Work Permit Needed? 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Corporate Overview
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues.

The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.

Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas and Seattle.
Job Description
  • Under direction of senior leadership, be the primary point of contact with design consultants and purchasing agents. 
  • Review and comment on design packages, ensure quality of designs, drawings and specifications. 
  • Monitor budget, schedule and process of designers and purchasing agents. 
  • Responsible for project budget oversight – receive & document information from others. 
  • Work with the rest of the D&C team to find and vet appropriate designers and purchasing agents for each project. 
  • Run designer/architect / purchasing agent RFP process.
  • Review consultant contracts and ensure scope is being met. 
  • Responsible for project draws, update ACR. Consolidate invoices and backup for smaller projects. 
  • Review Hotel CapEx expenditures to maintain design consistency. 
  • Liaise with Hotel brands and ensure designers are following brand standards. 
  • On smaller projects, run the design management with minimal oversight.
  • Keep senior design leadership informed on a regular basis.  Ensure issues are raised in a timely manner to avoid conflict. 


Job Requirements
  • 7-9 years of experience in the hospitality industry required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interiors or Architecture preferred
  • Strong project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to create project budgets
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to be nimble and flexible in a fast-paced environment