Design Manager (Architecture & Interior Design) (94959)

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • AutoCAD
  • Budgets
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Procurement
  • Project Finance
  • SketchUp
  • Tendering
  • Videography

Job Description

Design Manager (Architecture & Interior Design) (94959)

Reporting to Design Director or Senior Design Manager in Corporate Development & Projects Division, work closely with owners, operators and consultants in planning, coordinating and facilitating the overall design works of new hotels and/or Hotel Management Agreement projects and/or asset enhancement projects, including initiating design programming, conceptual design, detailed design, construction, cost and schedule control, in order to ensure the design outcome effectively address owner’s brief.


  • Understand owners’ vision and interpret into the suitable architectural and/or interior design descriptions and executions.   
  • Architecturally, provide advice on land use, planning, design and construction of development projects and assist in developing feasibility studies.
  • Visit and analyze site and city context of the projects responsible to compile an Architectural and /or ID design brief. Upon approval by Owner, it will form as basis for recommendation of Architecture consultants for various element of each hotel project.
  • Perform the design management skill on the architectural / ID aspects and to work closely with the appointed consultants, IMBD, hotel operator and suppliers during all stages of projects to ensure practical, effective and durable designs at indicated budget.
  • Drive designs that are innovative and meet all Company Design Standards and expectations of guest comfort, safety and service in all guest contact areas.
  • Review and comment on drawings and tender documents and liaise with Division Heads to address delays and challenges.
  • Coordinate with various functional heads to formulate design standards, including working closely with the procurement team and be conscious of the approved budget.
  • Ensure all design related matters are executed on time; progress and comments for rectifications and improvements are documented, in particular works done by the consultants.
  • Proactively work with contractors to ensure construction documentation are aligned with design concept
  • Ensure that all designs meet Company Design Standards and expectations of guest comfort, safety and service in all guest contact areas
  • Conduct site visits to ensure that approved designs, standards and quality are met and any deviations are documented
  • Provide solutions for rectification and improvement program
  • Keep abreast of development in the hospitality, tourism and other relevant industries and apply new ideas and concept accordingly
  • Build up and maintain a reference library on designs, new products, technical specifications, materials, etc.
  • Monitor and assess the performance of Architectural /ID consultants
  • Update and amend approved changes to Company Design Standards on a regular basis
  • Minimize ‘regret factors’ in all architectural / ID design issues.


  • Degree in Architecture or related discipline 
  • Solid knowledge in both architecture and interior design is essential
  • Sound knowledge in design trends, industry suppliers and innovative design materials
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience with proven track record in handling luxury hotel projects, boutique F&Bs, or large-scale mixed-use developments in sizable consultancy firms or developers
  • Solid experience in handling overseas luxury projects is an advantage
  • Outstanding design problem solving, time management and coordination skills are necessary
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to articulate ideas verbally, in writing and drawing
  • Able to perform basic project finance exercise
  • Proficiency in industrial related software is a must, such as AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Acrobat, Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in Graphic Design and Videography Design software is an advantage
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Cantonese, fluency in Mandarin is an advantage


  • Ability to work in a competitive environment with challenging targets and timelines.
  • Persistent and motivated, able to tread through difficult scenarios
  • Detail-oriented, proactive, creative and innovative in thinking and problem solving
  • Must be a good team player, humble and amicable to work with
  • Good business acumen
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelBachelor
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua)
Shangri-La HotelsHospitality, Food and Beverage

Supreme Ct Rd, Central

directions_walk12 mins walk from Admiralty Station