Head of Design - Hospitality and Leisure

Client side opportunity for luxury hotel operator
  • Salary: £150,000-250,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dubai
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 47945

About this role

A unique client-side role based in Dubai for an international hotel operator.  The company has a legacy of luxury hotels globally and are looking to develop and raise the design standards with this new opportunity.

This position requires a specialist in the hospitality and leisure industry with a track record of designing world class hotel destinations.   You will be responsible for brand re-positioning with the CEO, brand director and internal team. The role will require collaboration and a strong understanding of designs ability to affect the commercial value and brand identity to reflect the unprecedented customer experience.

You may already be working for a hotel operator or be in a leading design practice and have an interior architecture or interior design background.  You will embody a brand guardian role, responsible for managing the narrative closely with a select few of tier one design studios to create exceptional spaces; new build and refurbishment.

A key essential identified for this role is a designer who has understanding of facilities, utilities and back office space planning enabling fluidity and ease of how the hotel operates daily.  The client is looking for prestigious design architects who are able to present ideas successfully to all levels from the board to construction teams with confidence and knowledge that are on trend and according to the brand.


Talk to Hazel about this position

Bio: Hazel graduated with a First Class Hons in Textile Design from Trent. Her work was spotted at Islington Design fair and she then worked for a bespoke design studio in London before travelling the world. She moved into construction recruitment in the UAE after working with the likes of HOK, Peter Marino and Jestico & Whiles on stunning hotel schemes. Hazel then moved back to the UK to focus on architecture recruitment for the next four years and has spent the last two years turning a small start-up firm into a 1.2 million turnover business. She is very much a hands-on designer and recently designed and made a dress for Katy Perry. Hazel joined Bespoke Careers in March 2018 with the remit to expand our global offering with a focus on the EMEA region.

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