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Sage Hospitality Group Design and Construction Manager in Denver, Colorado

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is set to hire a Design & Construction Manager to join the Sage Studio team in Creating Places People Go To – Not Through. Sage Studio focuses on differentiation through experiential placemaking, awe-inspiring interior design, destination-worthy food & beverage, and genuine community enrichment. With that in mind, our seasoned hospitality experts deliver a full suite of creative development services and works closely with tenured property leaders focused on operational execution of experiences that feature the local area, plus regular events that encourage community partnership and marketing partnerships that can be shared on social media to grow followings and inspire engagement. All of our efforts tie back to the brand story, which when done right, relates to the architecture, interior design, the attitude of the team and the experience the guest desires.

As part of Sage Hospitality Group, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We believe in enriching lives one experience at a time. More than a slogan, we empower our employees to make positive impacts on the communities in which we live and work. By providing genuine service we build relationships with our guests and value for our shareholders, and we create unforgettable experiences.

We are looking for independent thinkers. Those who harness their entrepreneurial spirit so that it breaks preconceived notions. We’re not afraid to forge our own path. That’s why we welcome risk takers and creative spirits alike. No matter your daily role, Sage recognizes that your success is about more than the work you do—it’s really about who you are, which is why we invest in your personal and professional growth. We hope you consider joining us!

Job Overview

The Director of Development is responsible to assist in the day-to-day project management, early planning, design development, and construction oversight of Sage Studio (“Studio”) hotel and restaurant developments. These projects will range in complexity and geography across the portfolio. The Director of Development is responsible to serve as the point of contact for Studio projects and communicate with Studio, Sage Hotel Management (“SHM”), and Sage Restaurant Concepts (“SRC”) executives.




  • Support new business opportunities including responding to RFP’s and assisting the Sage Growth & Development team in analyzing new ground-up and renovation opportunities.

  • Develop cost estimates for hotel and restaurant developments or renovations including FF&E, OS&E, IT, pre-opening, designer allowances, hard costs, and soft costs, among others.

  • Provide insight in developing materials and making presentations to capital partners.

  • Support early DD for smaller exiting value add projects, PIPs, major renovations and assist in ground up development opportunities.


  • Recommend, RFP, interview, and award project consultants including branding agencies, architects, interior designers, FF&E/OS&E vendors, art consultants, low voltage, and lighting designers.

  • Actively participate in the brand development of projects including discovery, messaging, positioning, naming, and identity design, typically led by branding agencies.

  • Lead the implementation of the hotel and restaurant programming with architects, interior designers, and other consultants.

  • Participate, review, and opine on the concept design, schematic design, design development, construction design, spec, and shop drawing phases of projects.

  • Coordinate the design review with key members of Studio, SHM, and SRC for collective comments.

  • Ensure brand pillars are adhered to in the program, design, and future operational activations.

  • Administer day-to-day project coordination, design review and budget tracking with both internal and external stakeholders


  • Coordinate meetings necessary with the design, procurement, operations, and development teams including OAC, design, FF&E/OS&E procurement, and pre-opening meetings.

  • Perform onsite inspections during the construction and renovation phases including box walks, owner punch, commissioning, FF&E install, and OS&E install.

  • Maintain budgets and timelines and ensure that any major variances are communicated to the Studio team.

  • Assist in various permit and license applications and inspections.

  • Hold the Studio, SHM, and SRC teams accountable to budgets.

  • Assure that the Studio culture is introduced and reflected in each phase of the transition process to our capital partners and new associates.


  • All other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.


  • Indirectly lead efforts of corporate support staffs, divisional support teams, transition teams/task force members, and provide support/leadership to acquisitions and growth analysis team.

  • External supervision of the various project team member communications.


At Sage, we pride ourselves on the behaviors that build our culture and help associates perform in their positions. We value integrity, performance, team spirit, growth, delivering extraordinary guest experiences, and engaging in our communities. We have also outlined specific competencies that contribute to success at Sage. This role requires the ability to process creative and functional feedback as a tool to professional growth. Due to the broad and often unexpected nature of design/construction work, the role will from time to time, demand flexibility and the willingness to support in work outside this outline. Please review our competency models to understand the behaviors expected of different levels in the organization (you may find these models in our learning management system).

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the associated with the position. May perform other duties as assigned.


Education/Formal Training

  • Bachelors degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, or similar is preferred

  • Continuing education in hospitality, design, project management, or business


  • A minimum of 5-7 years of proven successful experience in project management, design, development, or construction is necessary with a minimum of 3 years focused on hotel/restaurants. .

  • Previous experience in hotel or restaurant operations is a plus.


  • Knowledge and skill of hotel and restaurant operations, leadership, and corporate environment.

  • Proven track record of project management and execution.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of the organization with their presence and business acumen.

  • Provides timely, direct, complete and actionable feedback on active work.

  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and public speaking skills.

  • Ability to identify message points and messaging opportunities.

  • Proactive, independent, forward-thinking, trustworthy, and a hands-on executive.

  • Dynamic team player who can think creatively, manage innovation, and effectively challenge existing practices.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to travel on a regular basis

  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines

  • Ability to spend extended periods of time at a computer

  • Ability to hear, speak, read and write English fluently.


General office environment. Working remotely at hotels, restaurants, and construction sites as needed.


  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Eligible to participate in Sage's bonus plan

  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts

  • Basic Life and AD&D insurance

  • Eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) program with employer matching

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more.

  • Eligible to participate in the Employee Referral Bonus Program. Up to $1,000 per referral.

** The application period will be open for approximately 30 days or until a suitable candidate is identified. We encourage qualified individuals to submit their applications within this timeframe.

ID: 2024-22766

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Property : SHR

Outlet: Not Applicable

Category: Design & Construction

Min: USD $85,000.00/Yr.

Max: USD $105,000.00/Yr.

Tipped Position: No

Address : 1575 Welton St

City : Denver

State : Colorado

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability