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Interior design technician
at Yotel

Yotel is seeking an interior design technician to join its team in London.

Yotel is an affordable luxury hotel brand currently operating 21 hotels globally with 14 under development across all three brands. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced interior design technician to step into a pivotal role at Yotel as we continue to rapidly expand to reach 50 hotels by 2025.

Yotel is looking to recruit an interior design technician to support the director of interior design working globally across all three brands (Yotel, YOTELAIR and YOTELPAD). The role will enable a motivated individual to support and grow with the brand by supporting the interior design information across all projects worldwide. Day to day the role will be working within the technical services team to deliver the brand identity that is specific to Yotel.


  • reporting into director of interior design
  • support the interior design output as required by the director of interior design and technical services project management team on all live projects
  • support new projects with ID technical input, including new developments, conversions, and renovations of existing hotels
  • have sound interior design construction knowledge
  • prepare and/or review design drawings and guidance
  • review and update Yotel brand standards biannually and update relevant manuals, support documents and specifications
  • contribute to region specific global brand requirements for all Yotel brands
  • participate in design review workshops and meetings
  • have sound knowledge of the RIBA work stage stages and ability to create packages to suit each stage
  • draft, develop and define layouts to correct local code
  • ensure the vision is achievable through practical, functional and legal aspects
  • this can involve selecting finishes, fixtures, fittings and furniture for our spaces
  • prepare finishes, sanitary and FF&E schedules and drawing packages
  • consult with design team members and ensure drawing packages are coordinated
  • sound joinery knowledge and ability to draft joinery intent drawings is necessary
  • create project specific design drawings and details, presentations, and guidance for use internally and to external parties, consultants, and owners. Provide design/brand guidance to external consultants as required on each project
  • prepare reports and presentations to owner/developers, Yotel executive team and VP technical services when required
  • review designs at all project stages for conformity to specific brand standards, design and construction
  • guidelines and brand management direction
  • participate in value engineering for each project and ensure that brand standards and quality are not compromised
  • work collaboratively with director of interior design and VP technical services on new hotel openings including supporting the snagging and approvals process
  • provide interior design assistance to the technical services team in the review of feasibility opportunities or property improvement plans and renovations as required
  • prepare mood boards as/when required to support new business development opportunities and pitches to external groups
  • participate in post-opening design reviews
  • participate in snagging of new and existing buildings when required
  • stays knowledgeable about the hotel design industry and works to introduce new construction techniques, products, and materials to the company as well as guiding design groups to their availability and potential project application
  • attend industry events, conferences and trade shows and prepare relevant award submissions

Qualifications and requirements:

  • a recognised interior design or equivalent design degree
  • minimum five years’ experience within hospitality design. Experience working for an established international hotel brand is preferable
  • a detailed portfolio must be submitted displaying experience of all aspects of hotel interior design work stage drawing packages
  • strong knowledge of accessibility, planning codes and technical requirements as it relates to hospitality
  • architecture and design
  • candidate must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Additional languages are also key for the role
  • the successful candidate must be a proactive individual, able to think critically and work both independently and within a wider team as required
  • must have in-depth knowledge of the design and construction process
  • able to produce freehand sketches alongside strong computer design skills (BIM software i.e., Revit or ArchiCAD are preferable)
  • Adobe Suite (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design)
  • Microsoft Office Suite; Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • aptitude to effectively handle multiple projects. This role involves a broad range of tasks which run concurrently
  • commercially minded and a motivation to learn
  • availability and willingness to travel as required, occasionally at short notice
  • excellent interpersonal skills that build trust and instil confidence to motivate and inspire others
  • absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • ability to have fun

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