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Senior Interior Designer

posted February 5, 2020

Heritage Hotels and Resorts
Albuquerque, NM
506595 l

About This Job

Heritage Hotels & Resorts

At Heritage Hotels & Resorts, we strive to create an environment where the skills and creativity of our employees can flourish and will be recognized and rewarded. We understand that honesty, openness, recognition, and trust must exist to assure our success as a company and as individuals. More importantly, employees at Heritage Hotels & Resorts know that their work in preserving and advancing the state’s cultural heritage will benefit mankind now and in the future.

Position Summary:  

Heritage Hotels is passionate about telling the unique stories of New Mexico through each of its unique properties. All have their own individual stories to share with guests and tell of the amazing cultural and artisanal histories experienced within each hotel property. Design leads Heritage’s direction in all aspects of the brand. As designers with Heritage, we curate the New Mexican lifestyle by combining the rich historical narratives with the essence of our brand. Candidates should be able to combine a creative mindset with strategic thinking, and have the ability to engage with owners, department leaders, project managers, multiple disciplines and internal stakeholders. As a design team, we assist in conceptualizing and developing design, making sure each of our hotels stay true to their individual stories, while helping to celebrate and add to the overall parent company of Heritage Hotels.

At the project level, a successful Sr. Interior Designer provides design guidance via informal and formal reviews thru the lens of the brand, and also ensure that design standards are adhered to both programmatically and for quality. Candidate will work on a variety of hospitality design projects, as well as food and beverage, retail, and entertainment settings. Collaboration, commitment, and cooperation are all attributes that are a must for fostering relationships that permit great solutions. Overall, design work occurs in a creative atmosphere where the expectation is to add value to create great products and experiences. This is a unique opportunity to position yourself directly in the creation of a rapidly growing hospitality brand.

Expected Contributions:

  • Attends site surveys as needed to provide interior design input and determine scope of work.
  • Develop interior design concepts for hotels, restaurants, spas, resorts, and entertainment projects.
  • Ensures that all program requirements and criteria are met with operations and the Design Team.
  • Manages multiple interior design projects, under direction of design directors, in support of brand or business unit growth goals.
  • Participates in developing and maintaining a project schedule and budget.
  • Maintains liaison with all appropriate divisions and departments and outside consultants.
  • Represents design team in project meetings. Prepares reports as required.
  • Prepares presentation boards and digital presentations for internal and external review and helps to present design concepts to the clients.
  • Participates in process development and improvement activities using best practice as guideline.
  • Provides work direction and assists assigned personnel in the fulfillment of their responsibilities.
  • Ensures that work is completed in budgeted time and in accordance with project schedule.
  • Monitors brand standards with outside architectural consultants and in-house disciplines.
  • Maintains awareness of pertinent interior design and architectural industry knowledge, skills and product innovations.

Key Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong conceptual design skills.
  • Ability to develop design concepts with proper documentation and resource materials.
  • Project management skills.
  • Problem-solving skills & creative solution
  • Strong business acumen
  • Solid presentation and graphic design skills
  • Knowledgeable about innovation & trends both in & outside of industry
  • Ability to build & maintain strong working relationships
  • Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written & verbal communications skills
  • Team-oriented with a collaborative personality
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Understands architecture and construction documents
  • Prepare specifications for product sheets
  • Knowledge and management of vendor contract documents/agreements
  • Preparing and knowledge of FF&E specification software
  • Proficient in using AutoCad, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign), Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Drive-Docs/Sheets, Microsoft Office, scheduling, project & database mgmt. software, ie: Microsoft Project


  • Degree from an accredited interior design program or proven level of industry experience preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in the design field, preferably in the hospitality design industry.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions; an employee may be asked to perform other duties as assigned.  I acknowledge that I have read and understand this job description.  I understand that I must be able to perform the listed duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.  I further certify that I can perform the essential duties and functions of this position as outlined in this description with or without reasonable accommodation within the described environment. 

I also understand that Heritage Hotels & Resorts is an at-will employer.

Heritage Hotel’s  Resorts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Heritage Hotel’s & Resorts, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. 


About This Employer

Heritage Hotels and Resorts

201 3rd Street NW, Suite 1140
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 836-6700

Management Company

About Us

Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. offers guests an authentic Southwestern experience in New Mexico’s best tourist destinations. Each of our hotels and resorts in New Mexico celebrates the rich, multi-cultural heritage of the Southwestern United States, drawing from our unique blend of Native American, Mexican, Spanish and American Western cultural and historical influences. Through our architecture, interior design, original artwork, landscaping, entertainment, and cuisine, Heritage Hotels & Resorts provides guests with an authentic, cultural experience in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos and Las Cruces.

Many of our New Mexico hotels feature historically significant pieces of art, are pet friendly and offer the best family vacation destinations in the country. We’re extremely proud of our heritage and the way in which our New Mexico resorts and hotels offer lodging options for guests.