Sage Hospitality Jobs

Job Information

Sage Hospitality Resources Director of Development in Denver, Colorado

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is set to hire a Director of Development to join the Sage Studio team.

The Sage Studio team 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. After all, it’s what industry leaders do. 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 new business opportunities and provide design and construction oversight of Sage Studio (“Studio”) hotel and restaurant developments. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


$90,000 - $115,000 / Year


Education/Formal Training

  • Bachelors or master’s degree preferred

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


  • A minimum of 5 years of proven successful experience in hotel/restaurant development, hotel/restaurant interior design or architecture, or hotel/restaurant general construction or project management.

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


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

  • Proven track record to execute corporate and owner initiatives.

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

  • Provides timely, direct, complete and actionable feedback to others.

  • 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.


  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts

  • Basic Life and AD&D insurance

  • Company-paid short-term disability

  • Paid FMLA leave for up to a period of 12 weeks

  • Employee Assistance Program

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

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

ID: 2021-4395

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Property : Sage Hospitality Group

Outlet: Not Applicable

Category: Acquisitions & Development

Min: USD $90,000.00/Yr.

Max: USD $115,000.00/Yr.

Address : 1575 Welton St

City : Denver

State : Colorado

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability