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Marriott Design Manager in Trenton, New Jersey

Additional Information LIFESTYLE

Job Number 24063660

Job Category Global Design

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management


Design is not just a job, it is a Lifestyle. We curate the design of the Lifestyle Brands by combining storytelling with the essence of our Brands. Candidates should be able to combine a creative mindset with strategic thinking and can engage with owners/project managers, multiple disciplines, and internal stakeholders. We assist in developing design and ensuring our hotels stay true to the essence of Lifestyle Full Service – Westin, Le Meridien, Renaissance, Autograph and Tribute.

At the project level, a successful Designer provides design guidance via informal and formal reviews thru the lens of the brand, and ensures that design standards are adhered to both programmatically and for quality. Additionally, candidates will monitor projects during construction and ensure hotels open to meet guest expectations. Candidates will work on both franchised and managed deals with internal and external stakeholders fostering relationships that permit great solutions. Work occurs in an atmosphere of collaboration where the expectation is to add value to create great product. This is a unique opportunity to position yourself directly in the creation of the Lifestyle Brands.


  • Provide content leadership on Lifestyle projects, which include managed, franchised and company-owned hotels, to ensure quality control, brand compliance, operational acceptability, and adherence.

  • Provide conceptual design studies and sketch plans and criteria/facilities programs for projects as required.

  • Make presentations to various levels in the organization including senior executive leadership and owners to gain their approval of the recommendations.

  • Supervise, direct, motivate and train assigned staff and outside consultants as necessary.

  • Seek methods to improve processes.

  • Provide information, interpretation, and guidance to outside owners as well as internal design and construction staff for adapting Brand standards to specific projects.

  • Assist in negotiation and implementation of design changes after project approval for all projects and track changes to projects in database.

  • Research, identify, negotiate and contract outsource professional consultants as well as temporary consultants on a project basis.

  • Train employees and outside consultants.

  • Coordinate and review outside consultant their proposals, contracts, and invoicing.

  • Support internal stakeholders, owners, architects, and other consultants to maintain quality, budget, and schedule.

  • Manage all projects through Oasis platform, providing timely accurate updates to support the business needs.

  • Report status of projects to supervisor on a regular basis.

  • Contribute and assist in maintenance and improvement of brand standards.

  • Represent department both externally and internally.

  • Assist in negotiation and implementation of design and design changes after project approval for all projects.


Key Skills/Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable about innovation & trends both in & outside of industry

  • Strong business acumen

  • Problem solving & creative solution skills.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships.

  • Customer service skills

  • Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate.

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to read and interpret architectural, engineering, and mechanical drawings.

  • Multiple project management skills

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office, scheduling, project & database mgmt. software (e.g., Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Adobe).


  • 4-year undergraduate degree in Architecture or related design discipline preferred.

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in architecture at a design firm for large commercial or hospitality projects.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • Architectural license preferred.

California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $83,550.00 to $178,603.00 annually.

Colorado Applicants Only : The salary range for this position is $83,550.00 to $162,366.00 annually.

Hawaii Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $101,096.00 to $178,603.00 annually.

New York Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $83,550.00 to $178,603.00 annually.

Washington Applicants Only : The salary range for this position is $83,550.00 to $178,603.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus. Employees will accrue 0.04616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.

All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.

Marriott HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected. Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for Remote positions.

The application deadline for this position is 49 days after the date of this posting, 4/11/2024.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. Be where you can do your best work,​ begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global​ team, and become the best version of you.