Job Description

Best Western Hotels & Resorts is a leading, global hospitality network comprised of three hotel companies, including WorldHotels® Collection, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and SureStay Hotel Group®.

Job Purpose

Architect (Architectural Designer) to provide support to the design department, our members, conditional applicants and conversion properties by providing project design services, establishing design criteria, and/or acting as the lead for design initiatives. May assist in making member development recommendations and writing property improvement plans.

Essential Job Results

  • To be client-focused while utilizing your professional design experience to create practical and relevant exterior conceptual design packages.
  • Meet company and professional design requirements by reviewing members reports, photos and plans to assess condition and correct design or compliance deficiencies based on the company design guidelines.
  • Conceptualize and assist in implementing creative, appealing exterior hotel building design, lighting, exterior pool/patio/driveways/entries/common areas, etc.
  • Promote compliance with company and professional design standards by providing members with project design consulting services.
  • Develop and prepare presentation drawings, sketches and specifications by using architectural design principles and skills. Apply functional analysis and architectural design principles and makes presentations to clients.
  • Lead and monitor projects to ensure quality, workmanship standards, design guidelines, and compliance objectives are met.
  • Lead design initiatives to recommend and implement new systems, processes or procedures.
  • Contribute to team effort by providing advice and technical direction.
  • Make recommendations on member matters.
  • Create practical and relevant property improvement plans.
  • Maintain quality service by following Company standards.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in architecture for commercial, industrial or institutional facilities.
  • Hotel Hospitality/resort design industry experience preferred.
  • NCARB, AIA or NCIDQ certification preferred.


  • Strong sketching, modeling and drafting skills.

  • Plan/document review skills with a high attention to detail.

  • Advanced proficiency in SketchUp; Photoshop, InDesign. Twinmotion experience a plus.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD. Revit knowledge is a plus.

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Customer focused with excellent oral, written and communication skills.

  • Ability to diplomatically communicate deficiencies and required changes.

  • Previous project leadership experience.

  • Polished interpersonal skills with a collaborative style to include teamwork and team building ability.

Other Requirements

  • May travel up to 10% of work time

  • Monday through Friday (daytime schedule)

  • Training will take place in Phoenix, Arizona for two weeks


  • The starting salary for this role is estimated to be between $60,200 and $80,000. Base pay, however, will be determined based on several factors, which include but are not limited to, applicable skills, work experience, education, business needs and market demands.

Benefits Summary for Full Time Employees (work 30 + hours per week)

Available Day One:

*     Medical/Dental/Vision

*     Vacation/Sick/Floating Holidays - accruals start

*     401K - company match and direct contribution

*     Employee discounts/Hotel discounts

*     Financial and health wellness programs

Equal Employment Opportunity

Best Western maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard race (including hair textures and hair styles associated with race), color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, genetic information, uniformed service or veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, provincial, or local laws. Best Western’s equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment with Best Western, including but not limited to, hiring, promotion, transfer, benefits, discipline and termination.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online