Entry Level Designer

New York, NY
SH Group
starwood.com

SH Group, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is a hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, a nature-inspired lifestyle brand with properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami’s South Beach and projects underway in Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Paris, France and Sanya, China.

The group also operates Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand with its flagship property in New York. Leveraging its marketing, design, operational and technological expertise, SH Group is the force behind some of the most groundbreaking, award-winning and dynamic new hotel brands in the world. 

SH Group is seeking an entry level designer to join our fast paced, high energy and innovative design team. The candidate will provide support to the senior design team and will have the opportunity to work on all phases of the design process from concept, construction administration and hotel openings.

We are looking for a creative, detail oriented and self-motivated individual who possesses great communication skills, passion and loves to learn, grow, and contribute to exceptional built environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Researching materials and furniture specifications
Obtaining and managing samples and relationships with vendors
Researching and obtaining quotes from various vendors and following up on approvals
Coordinating design requests incoming from the hotel properties
Supporting design staff in executing hotel design projects
Sketching AutoCAD or by hand floor plans, details and concepts
Supporting development of presentations that include mood boards, FFE ideas, material palettes, etc.
Design document control for new build projects
Managing the image library for all brands
Researching international design firms for project consideration
Supporting the senior design team as needed and directed
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

0-2 years of professional experience in interior and/or architecture design firm. Hospitality experience preferred but not required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Rhino, Sketchup and Microsoft office.
Minimum BA/BArch in Interior Design, Environmental Design or Architecture
Must have legal authorization to work in the US
Hand sketching skills a plus.
Our team shares a passion for unique, sophisticated design. We work tirelessly to transform ordinary spaces into exciting new adventures and experiences that deliver exceptional quality and quiet elegance. This position is an excellent opportunity for candidates seeking professional growth into a future project management, design or architectural leadership role.

This is a full-time position located in New York City. If you feel you possess the above abilities, please forward your resume, sample portfolio, and compensation requirements to: Tony Machado, Vice President, Design at tmachado@starwood.com