Luxury Project Director - Central America - Latin America

Hilton Corporate - Miami, FL4.0

Work Locations
Hilton - Regional Office - Miami
5201 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 600
Miami 33126
Our Architecture & Design Department delivers truly exceptional properties that delight our guests, reward our partners, and reflect the unique cultures of their geographical locations. With design and construction professionals across 16 locations, we have the advantages of a global presence as well as the benefits of local resources, skills, and expertise.

What will I be doing?

As the Luxury Project Director, you will handle Hilton's Architecture, Design & Construction aspects for Luxury projects in Central America / Latin America. These projects include new ground up construction builds and conversions from inception to opening. You will provide leadership on these projects as the principal Hilton representative by partnering with owners, developers and other project consultants. We believe this role is important for our overall growth initiatives within CALA.

More specifically, you will:
Assist in Hilton's development to secure agreements for new hotel developments or conversions.
Work effectively with developers/owners & project design consultants to optimize the design, construction & opening of projects.
Contribute to the creative and constructive process of value engineering.
Maintain a thorough working knowledge of Brand Standards & Objectives for all brands active in the region.
Help build Brand “equity” by ensuring that owners follow Brand Standards and objectives.
Collaborate effectively with the Design partners to create suitable design solutions.
Ensure internal communications and effective relationships on those projects with all other Hilton departments and specialists including Brands, Design, Food & Beverage, Spa, Development, and Pre-Opening & Operations.
Work with Hilton Pre-Opening Group, GMs and their teams during the Pre-Opening phase.
Inspect and prepare Property Improvement Plans (PIPs) for selected conversion projects.
Oversee Quality Assurance process during pre-opening inspections.

What are we looking for?

We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:
Previous experience working on Luxury projects including planning, designing, project supervision and project management.
Ability to build trust and gain respect of owners, developers, design consultants, contractors and Hilton Team Member's.
Excellent people and communications skills with a strong understanding and sensitivity towards cultural differences and personalities types.
Flexibility to handle challenging circumstances.
Solves problems effectively and creatively while maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity.
Ability to work independently and take total responsibility for multiple projects at a time while working in conjunction with the Global support teams.
Skillful with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with CAD, Blue Beam, and Adobe.
To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

BA/BS Bachelor's Degree in Architecture
Fifteen (15) years of overall experience in Architecture Design
Three (3) years of management experience
Ability to travel internationally 50% of the time
Previous experience working on Luxury architecture projects
Fluent in Spanish, including speaking, reading and writing
It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

MA/MS Master's Degree in Architecture
Five (5) of Years of International Architecture Projects
AIA Certified
Proficient in Portuguese
What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands . Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

: Full-time
Brand : Hilton Corporate
: Day Job
Job Level
: Director
: Architecture, Design and Construction