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VP of Architecture and Technical Services

Posted November 17, 2021

SH Hotels & Resorts - Corporate Office
Miami, FL
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NATURE NEEDS A LEADER. Seeking a global-thinking, earth-adoring, re-purposed-driven VP of Architecture & Technical Services who brings their all and leaves no trace.

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SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is a hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Baccarat Hotels, Treehouse Hotels, and SH Collection properties. Leveraging its marketing, design, operational, and technological expertise, SH is the force behind some of the most groundbreaking and dynamic hotel brands in the world. This position reports to the CEO.

About the role...

Responsibilities are directly linked to the Technical Services Agreements (TSA) between SH Hotels and property owners. In addition, SH Design and Technical Standards. This is not a design or creative role but rather technical and project management oriented.


  •  Act as the SH main owner contact for select projects.
  • Administer the TSA process as defined in the TSA SOP.
  • Attend TSA phased meetings with Owner/ Architect/Contractor including project kick-off, programing meetings, working meetings and construction kick-off meetings.
  • Assemble all internal document reviews for each submission/project phase as defined by the milestone deliverables schedule.
  • Review and provide technical direction to drawing submissions and specifications.
  • Team technical lead for all support disciplines (internal and external to SH) including MEP, Technology, Low Voltage, Surveillance, Landscaping, Lighting Design, Sound and Multi Media, Kitchen and Laundry consultants.
  • Strong technical collaboration with Interior Design and Food and Beverage.


  • Provide comments and collaborate with internal and external teams on all technical architecture, building systems and LEED Silver sustainability requirements. Provide comments to the assigned project manager within one day of the required timeframe allowing time for internal processing before comments are issued to ownership/project team.
  • Support internal development team in evaluating new TSA contracts and strategize with executive team on all deviations to the standards contract.

3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT (During Construction)

  • Oversight of construction phase of assigned projects. Ensure the Owner/Developer, Brand, Construction and Design Consultants are coordinated throughout the implementation of the built facilities. (This activity can be supported by a PM from owners or brand side depending on project specific team arrangement). Regardless site visits at key phasing will be conducted.
  • Ensuring brand standards are met during construction during all construction changes.
  • Regularly report to SH Exec Team on Budget, Schedule and Program updates.
  • Processing of all required submittals and material samples required by the TSA.
  • Routine site walk through reports with action items, drawings / photographs, pending submittals
  • When appropriate manage Punch List consultant and strategize resolutions
  • Verification of all Commissioning, As-built Contract Documents, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals at completion.


  • Responsible for the management and posting of all Architecture and Construction Design Standards, formatting and maintenance insuring the quality and product.

About you...

  • Passionate about numbers and finance and a minimum of 3 years of similar work experience.
  • A post-secondary diploma or degree would be a plus.
  • Precise, organized and detail oriented. 
  • Possess the ability to perform under pressure in a fast paced environment continually assessing priorities and acting quickly with a sense of urgency
  • Excels at communication, both verbal and written.
  • Is flexible and willing to meet the demands of a 24-hour operation
  • Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
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SH Hotels and Resorts management company operates upscale, lifestyle, and luxury 1 Hotels, Baccarat Hotels, Tree House,  and SH Collection properties. Every day, over 2,000+ team members work together in synergy to create impactful memories by offering an unrivalled level of service and create a sense of feeling at home for our guests at our hotels.  

Our success is driven by our passionate, skillful team members who embody the SH Hotels & Resorts core values; we share a common goal to protect our earth, and to love the people who inhabit it.  Our mission to find talent is simple.  We seek thoughtful, caring, and forward-thinking people who will inspire, collaborate, and strive to achieve our fundamental cause – do all the good we can. 


Our benefits are thoughtfully curated to enhance your well-being: 

  • DESIGNED BY NATURE WORK ENVIRONMENT creating an open and inviting work atmosphere
  • WORK LIFE BALANCE Generous Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Paid Time to Give Back*
  • WELLNESS Competitive Medical, Dental & Vision + generous discounts on health, fitness and wellness lifestyle brands to promote healthy living 
  • RETIREMENT PLANNING 401(k)/retirement savings plan*
  • CAREER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES We're growing tremendously, and with growth comes advancement opportunities*
  • SH UNIVERSITY You will have access to a culture of learning.   Our comprehensive learning platform offers eligible Team Members a chance to grow and flourish from obtaining your GED, Associates and / or Bachelor’s degree to Professional Development and Courses / Certifications through our Ivy League Executive Development Program. 
  • EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – earn rewards (or even $) when you do all the good you can! *

*Some eligibility requirements may apply. 

It's 1 World

Creating a culture of inclusivity is our responsibility as human beings—to each other, and to the 1 beautiful world we share. We stand together in our pledge to grow diverse and equitable representation for everyone in our growing community of team members, guests, and partners.

SH Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer