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Director-Interior Design (Full Service)

posted October 3, 2017

Marriott International, Inc.
Bethesda, MD
384527 l

About This Job


Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?



is a life love, not just a job. It is in
fact a physical manifestation of our brands. Candidates should have great
creative vision and be a strategic thinker who can understand and engage with a
wide variety of other disciplines and external owners/project managers. The
primary focus of the position is our Full Service Brands – Marriott, & Gaylord

a project / tactical level, the successful candidate for this position provides
and manages all aspects of franchised, managed, or corporate projects for new
construction, conversion, or adaptive re-use, inspiring internal and external
stakeholders to create design solutions that thrill guests and align with brand
strategy. The atmosphere is collaborative, creative, demanding and fun with
opportunities for growth within the company. This is your unique opportunity to
make your mark and position yourself on the leading edge of hospitality


  • Leads the Interior Design Program, with effort
    focused on educating, guiding and influencing customers as a hotel brand
    products and services.
  • Responsible for the Hotel Design Review
    presentation to key executives.
  • Partners with Brands to provide innovative and
    cost-effective solutions to drive the business needs of the brands in support
    of their strategic growth goals.
  • Leads the design and project management for the
    responsible brands, for both standard and customer design facilities giving a
    solid pipeline of sustainable projects.
  • Supports the department leader and functions as
    backup in their absence.
  • Represents the company at the highest level as
    the ‘face of the hotel band’ at conferences, trade shows.
  • Leads collaborative product development, design
    integrity standards and lessons learned effort related to brands.
  • Liaison with developers and Operations to
    negotiate property brand assignment.
  • Continually monitors current business
    processes, makes recommendations and implements approved changes as required.


Key Skills/Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years design experience including
    hospitality industry
  • Knowledgeable about innovation & trends
    both in & outside of industry
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Complex problem solving & creative solution
  • Ability to build & maintain strong working
    relationships across departments & teams
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to negotiate and be flexible when
  • Excellent organizational skills & ability
    to manage multiple priorities & resources
  • Expert written & verbal communications
  • Strong people/project management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to create and inspire a team
  • Strong background in interior architecture and

Education and Professional Certification:

  • 4-year
    degree from an accredited interior design program preferred, or equivalent work
    experience within the industry
  • NCIDQ certificate preferred

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

About This Employer

Marriott International, Inc.

10400 Fernwood Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

Telephone (301) 380-3000

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Discover the benefits of belonging to our global family. It’s why so many of our associates come for a job, but stay for a career—because this is a place where you can feel at home. And it’s why so many associates refer friends and family members for Marriott jobs—because here, each of us can truly be ourselves.

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Our core values make us who we are. As we change and grow, the beliefs that are most important to us stay the same—putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change, acting with integrity and serving our world. Being part of Marriott International means being part of a proud history and a thriving culture.

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"Take care of associates and they will take care of the customers."

This is our founder’s philosophy and it has made Marriott International a great place to work for more than 85 years. Our people first culture has consistently earned us awards and recognition around the globe. Giving associates opportunities to grow and succeed is part of the company’s DNA. 

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Marriott’s reputation for superior customer service dates back to J. Willard Marriott’s original goal for his business: “good food and good service at a fair price.” We take pride in the details—every day, in every destination worldwide. 

We Embrace Change

Innovation has always been part of the Marriott story.

The Marriott family helped shape the modern hospitality industry. We’re driven to continually challenge the status quo and anticipate our customers’ changing needs with new brands, new global locations and new guest experiences.

We Act With Integrity

How we do business is as important as the business we do.

We hold ourselves to uncompromising ethical and legal standards. This extends to our day-to-day business conduct, our employee policies, our supply chain policies, our environmental programs and practices, and our commitment to human rights and social responsibility. 

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Our “spirit to serve” makes our company stronger.

We support the communities where we live and work. Marriott International focuses on five global social issues: poverty alleviation, the environment, community workforce development, the wellbeing of children, and global diversity and inclusion. 

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Marriott is All Inclusive

During the recent National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) Conference the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC was awarded the “Deal of the Year” Award.

Marriott International is in the spotlight for its diversity and inclusion success. 


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Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named to the FORTUNE 500, ranking 219 overall, up from 2013’s ranking of 230, and ranking as the top hotel company in the hotels, casinos and resorts category.  Marriott is also the highest ranked company on the list with its headquarters in the Washington, DC-area.  

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