Brooklyn, New York (August 22, 2017) – BD Hotels, led by developers Richard Born and Ira Drukier, is pleased to announce the appointment of Effie Tsavalias as General Manager of Pod Brooklyn, opening this September in the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood. Tsavalias brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role from previous hospitality experience and will oversee all aspects of hotel operations at the 249 room property. Tsavalias’s role will include overseeing guest services, housekeeping, maintenance, sales, and spearheading the property’s grand opening.

The next generation of innovative properties from BD Hotels and CB Developers takes the micro-hotel concept to the next level with modular guestrooms, making Pod Brooklyn the premiere modular hotel in NYC. The clever design by Garrison Architects in collaboration with Pod Hotel Design Director Vanessa Guilford weaves pod sized rooms with numerous courtyards, rooftops, and private event spaces, for guests seeking a wallet-friendly, interactive experience.

Tsavalias began her career in 2002 as a reservations agent at the Bryant Park Hotel for the property’s pre-opening and opening phases before advancing to Assistant Front Office Manager. Most recently, she served as Director of Housekeeping at BD Hotel’s sister property, The Maritime Hotel. During this time, Tsavalias successfully served as a consultant to assist in opening three other BD Hotel properties: The Bowery Hotel, Lafayette House, and The Jane Hotel.

“Effie’s extensive background in hotel openings will ensure a successful launch of this next generation Pod,” states Managing Director David Bernstein. “Her passion for exceptional service and guest relations will take Pod Brooklyn and the Pod brand to the next level.”

Tsavalias graduated from Saint John’s University and currently resides in Queens, New York. She loves to travel and is driven by foreign culture.