Michael Rainey

Michael Rainey

Prosper, TX, US



I have recently been employed with Benjamin West in London as a Senior Project Manager working on four and five star properties in the UK, Europe and Africa. I have gained experience and knowledge of the FR standards across these areas as well as understanding the operator and client's specific needs for their individual properties. 

My skills include the following items: 

  • Project Management - working with the project team including client representatives, designer, hotel operator and contractor to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Budgeting - bid comparison, requesting quotations, price negotiation, cost control, value engineering, cash flows and funding requests
  • Product Sourcing -  working with specified or identifying alternate manufacturers
  • Project Programme Management - expediting and communicating the progress of the products being manufactured
  • FF&E Specifications - to make sure the FF&E items are suitable for their intended use and that the FR standards are met

With my London based assignment having reached completion, I have to returned to the United States to undertake a new challenge in the US hospitality market.  


BENJAMIN WEST, London, UK and Honolulu, HI, Senior Project Manager

 Oversee designers, hotel owners, logistics partners and vendors throughout the project in a team environment
 Project budgets have ranged from £55,000 for small public spaces to £12million on five star guestroom and public space projects
 Guestroom projects have varied between 92 to 465 rooms and all public area spaces
 Operators worked for include Le Meridien, Ritz Carlton, St Regis, Kempinski, Sheraton, Marriott and smaller independent hotels
 Items procured include carpet, decorative lighting, case goods and joinery, art and mirrors, fabrics, soft goods and upholstered seating
 Responsible for the conformance to the design intent, client budget, brand standards, and building safety regulations
 Work with specifications issued by the design team and sourcing the appropriate manufacturers that will keep with the design intent while meeting the client’s budget  Produce various documents such as RFQs, Budgets, Purchase Orders, Funding Requests and Expediting Reports
as requested
 Lead and coordinate weekly project conference calls for communication on production concerns and design questions
 Maintain vendor relations throughout the product development and value engineering process

Apr 2007 - Sep 2013

RIM Architects, LLC, Honolulu, HI, US, Interior Design Assistant

 Manage Design Resource Library by keeping the information current, organized and accessible
 Vendor Relations for sample, literature and pricing information
 Provide Administrative support using skills in Excel, Word, Adobe
 Work with Accounts Payable with purchase orders and invoicing on smaller procurement projects

Feb 2006 - Apr 2007

CARE Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US, Skills Trainer Scheduler

 Training and orientation of new employees
 Process of new referrals and assessments from the Department of Education
 Scheduling Skills Trainer as required per Client’s individual needs
 Create and maintain Access databases and Excel sheets for data tracking
 Processing of timecards and Invoicing of Direct Pay Clients
 Liaison between Department of Education personnel and Care Service providers

Mar 2005 - Feb 2006

Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR, US, Coordinator, Quality Queue Staffing Specialist

 Liaison with area clinics, Medical Assistants and Union Representatives to ensure adherence to policies and protocols
 Producing weekly schedules for 100+ staff members
 Support 4 supervisors in all aspect of HR issues

May 2001 - Dec 2004

Areas of Specialization