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Senior Director, Design Development Operations, Hotel Conversions

Singapore, Singapore
Global Design

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Posting Date Nov 22, 2018
Job Number 1800392T
Job Category Global Design
Location Singapore Regional Office, Singapore, Singapore VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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The Senior Director, Design Development Operations, Hotel Conversions is a new role established by the Continent to drive one of its top priorities: accelerating the pace of conversions and short-term openings.  The key component of the role is visiting conversion candidates together with GDAP to conduct property inspections and prepare the Property Improvement Plan required for conversion to the Marriott brand under consideration.  However, it is critical to emphasize that, unlike GDAP, the role of the Senior Director, Design Development Operations, Hotel Conversions is not to produce a brand-standard deviation checklist for these conversion candidates.  Rather, the Senior Director, Design Development Operations, Hotel Conversions will use his/her experience, brand understanding, local competitive knowledge, reasonable discretion and business judgement to adapt a conversion mindset allowing him/her to make decisions, on the spot and during the inspection, regarding what aspects of the hotel can be accepted as is, and which areas need renovation or improvement and, if so, by when.  Clear guidelines will be given to the Vice President, Conversions, regarding certain brand standards where on-the-spot decisions may not be appropriate and further dialogue is required including such areas as life-safety and systems among others. 
Other related responsibilities include coordination where necessary between the regional operations teams and hotel owners for various items and issues related to takeover, rebranding, the PIP and the overall conversion process.  Incentive plan will be tied to set goal linked to the number of projects signed during the year.

  • President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific
  • Executive Vice President, Hotel Development, Asia-Pacific
  • Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China)
  • Chief Operations Officer & Managing Director, Greater China
  • Senior Continent Head, Design & Project Management, Global Design, Asia Pacific
  • Senior Vice President, Hotel Development, Asia Pacific
  • Regional Vice President - Hotel Development
  • Senior Vice President, Development
Education and Experience
  • 10 years of experience in hotel operations either as a general manager, Excom level and/or in an above property position
  • Background in Food and Beverage, with in depth F&B concept experience, brand management & strategy exposure
  • Very familiar with MI’s various hotel brands and their respective positioning in the Asia-Pacific market. 
  • Confidence and conviction to assess situations and make decisions on the spot and defend them if necessary later
  • Understanding of hotel renovation dynamics (time required, magnitude of costs involved, impact on guest satisfaction, etc.)
  • Understanding of the different mindsets involved in evaluating new-build and conversion projects, and the level of compromise that is
    necessary, reasonable and inherent in the conversion process. 
  • Understanding of hotel market dynamics
  • Good sense of urgency
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Relationship building, e.g. owner relations
  • Business acumen and business analytics
  • Negotiation skills
  • Influencing skills – with both internal and external stakeholders
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