WHITE PLAINS, NY – June 2, 2021 – The Opus, Westchester, an Autograph Collection Hotel debuted April 15th with its newly appointed General Manager, luxury hospitality veteran Elizabeth Andrews, at the helm. In her new role, the former modern dancer turned hotel operator will oversee all aspects of the new luxe, artistically forward urban retreat and its daily operations including the 146 guestrooms and 38 luxury suites, food and beverage offerings, immersive programming, indoor rooftop pool and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Andrews will also have a key role in the training, learning and development of The Opus team.
“I am elated to be joining the team at The Opus, Westchester and leading the opening efforts around this exciting new property, combining my passions and expertise in luxury hospitality, creativity and art,” said Andrews. “I feel lucky to have a fantastic team behind me to help bring The Opus experience, including its artistic tenor and strong sense of community, to life. I am confident I can help lead The Opus to success through our dedication to helping the Westchester community rebuild, providing reverberating experiences, and sophisticated touchpoints for our guests from both near and far.”
Andrews is now a veteran of the hospitality industry, with over 20 years of experience, however she began her career as an artist, studying dance at Cornell University and before settling in New York City, choreographing and preforming new works for several years. Her foray into hospitality began in 2001 at 60 Thompson (now SIXTY SoHo) as a Front Desk Agent, moving her way up the ranks and growing the brand alongside ownership over the course of 10 years before finishing her tenure as General Manager of the property. With a newfound adoration for hospitality, Andrews served as General Manager for several boutique luxury properties including Thompson LES (now SIXITY LES Hotel,) Smyth, a Thompson Hotel (now AKA Tribeca,) Paramount Hotel, Gramercy Park Hotel and even a transition to Vice President at The Jade Hotel, which has since become the Walker Hotel Greenwich Village. With each step, Andrews worked to infuse her artistic flare and experience into the ethos of these properties. She now steps into the role of General Manager poised to lead this art-forward property with a spirit of musicality and varied artisan details.
Andrews currently resides in Westchester with her husband and two young children.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Elizabeth’s background and caliber leading the operations at The Opus, Westchester,” said owners Yaniv Blumenfeld and Mark Weissman. “Elizabeth has the fresh energy, luxury hospitality experience and keen eye this unique property requires. We are thrilled to see where her passion, innovation and drive can take The Opus, Westchester.”
For more information on The Opus, Westchester, please visit theopuswestchester.com.