Spirited Sophistication Meets City Seduction at Westchester, New York’s Newest Urban Retreat
White Plains, NY (April 15, 2021) – The Opus, Westchester, an Autograph Collection hotel, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its doors April 2021 in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes from the heart of New York City. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, hotels in the Autograph Collection offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. At The Opus, inspired interiors by New York-based Celano Design Studio will bring a luxe residential flair, capturing the calm of an inviting sanctuary retreat with a city soul and rich urban experience infused throughout the property.
The hotel, which will feature 146 guestrooms including 38 luxury suites, will be a hub for the community, playing an important role in the growth and revival of White Plains as a modern city center in the heart of Westchester. The name ‘Opus’ refers to both a musical composition and an artistic work on a large scale, and true to its name, creativity, art and music will be woven into the fabric of the hotel’s DNA. Guests will enjoy a host of unique programming, such as signature meditative sound bath
s, and artful touches will envelop guests with reverberating experiences attuned to its creative spirit. The property will be a warm and welcoming space with a social nature and modern appeal, featuring inviting open spaces, eclectic art and décor, authentic experiences, urban glamour and personalized service.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests and locals alike to The Opus this spring, an integral part of the dynamic, urban evolution of Westchester,” said General Manager Elizabeth Andrews. “From the moment they walk through the doors, guests will be treated to a strong sense of community and connection fostered through social spaces, a warm design aesthetic, and highly attuned service. Whether a local resident looking for cocktails and conversation, a business traveler seeking a place to unwind after a long day of meetings or a day tripper escaping the fast-paced city life, The Opus will deliver interest, seduction and a vibrant energy at every turn.”
At The Opus, this experience will begin at street level, welcoming the community into an inviting entry lobby with a glamorous yet warm, residential feel. The space will be luxurious yet approachable with comfortable seating, transitioning easily from day to night and enabling guests to interact in an organic, natural way. The lobby and lounge area will feature walnut wood paneled columns, balanced with modern accents such as lush green walls, bold artwork and contemporary art and fashion books. The furniture will feature an eclectic mix of tones, textures and materials including stone-top tables and upholstered and metal framed pieces, walnut wood, polished chrome and white Carrara stone, with a color scheme of warm deep amber tones contrasted by cool blues with hints of brass and gold. The centerpiece of the lobby will be a gold-leafed crystal chandelier, creating an alluring glow throughout the lobby while making the open space feel intimate and grounded.
The hotel’s lobby bar will be infused with a vibrant, eclectic punch. The social, open space will feature elevated details with stylish décor, starting with the walnut coffered ceiling with metallic accents and modern light pendants, contrasted with an abstract, colorful carpet design. The collection of bar stools with animal prints and bright textures, along with deep green velvet button tufted banquettes, stone tables, and mod leather lounge chairs, add a fun and whimsical touch. Guests will be able to relax in the intimate, approachable space, enjoying creative cocktails, chef-driven small bites and social interaction. Fine dining can be found at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Kanopi, located 42 floors above street level with sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the New York City skyline, Hudson Valley and the Long Island Sound. With chef-led tasting menus, boutique wine pairings and an intimate dining experience, Kanopi offers a unique farm-to-table culinary experience from Chef Anthony Gonçalves, capturing the essence of Portugal while remaining firmly in the Hudson Valley through seasonal menus comprised of old-world flavors and local farm-fresh ingredients.
The design concept for The Opus’ 146 luxury guestrooms and suites is an “Art Lovers’ Retreat,” a peaceful getaway tucked away from the fast-paced city life. The residential-style guestrooms, evocative of an urban loft, are spacious, well-appointed and comfortable with large workspaces. The furniture and design and international high-end brands including Samuelson Furniture, Lusive Lighting and Loloey Carpets, introduce a mix of different styles and eras. Pulling from art deco, modernist and traditional, the rooms feature wide plank wood floors and decorative accents including a sculpture console, table lamp made of red marble & brass and an area rug. The modern, sophisticated artwork consists of a mix of photographs, paintings and graphic arts, reflective of a residential art collection built out over time. The creative spirit of the property continues along the guest corridor with a modernist painterly-styled carpet, modern disc ceiling pendant and sculptural sconces.
ROOFTOP POOL & WELLNESS
The hotel’s rooftop pool, which offers striking 360-degree views, will be transformed into a tropical urban oasis complete with teak furniture with patterned fabrics and lush greenery. The pool deck will be activated with programming including guided water fitness and poolside meditation. The Opus signature sound baths will bring a sense of wellness and well-being to guests. The gym will offer two Peloton bikes so guests can enjoy a variety of live and on demand cycling classes.
MEETINGS & EVENT SPACE
The Opus will feature 10,000 square feet of event space on their second level including a newly enhanced Gallery & Ballroom. The design will be an extension of the lobby, with each event space featuring its own personality and story. The main, pre-function area, referred to as “The Gallery” will be a glass enclosed space with incredible, floor-to-ceiling window views. This space can be transformed into a multitude of layouts and functions with standout features including an abstract mural located inside a large ceiling cove that will also feature a contemporary gold-leafed chandelier, adding a sculpture feature to the space. The other spaces, a combination of meetings rooms, pre-function spaces and a grand ballroom, will offer a variety of options for functions of all size and scale from weddings and mitzvahs to galas and fundraisers.
The Opus, Westchester, Autograph Collection is following Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean protocols, created in collaboration with leading experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. These protocols include mandated mask wearing for all guests and associates within the hotel, and the use of disinfectants recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization to sanitize surfaces in the hotels.
About The Opus, Westchester, Autograph Collection
Located in White Plains, NY, just 35-minutes from the heart of New York City, The Opus serves as a beacon of the dynamic, urban evolution of Westchester. Inspired interiors by New York-based Celano Design Studio bring a luxe residential flair, capturing the calm of a sanctuary retreat with a city soul and rich urban experience infused throughout the property. The hotel features 146 guestrooms including 38 luxury suites, the rooftop Kanopi fine dining restaurant, a vibrant, socially engaging lobby bar, an indoor rooftop pool, 10,000 square feet of meetings and events space and more. Guests will also enjoy a host of unique programming and reverberating experiences attuned to the hotel’s creative spirit. The Opus offers a warm and welcoming space with a social nature and modern appeal, featuring inviting open spaces, eclectic art and décor, authentic experiences, urban glamour and personalized service. For more information, please visit theopuswestchester.com.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its 200+ independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each hotel is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founder’s vision, making each hotel singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott BonvoyÔ, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is an award winning, nationally recognized, operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels & resorts in the United States & Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of lifestyle independent lifestyle hotels and resorts under the Latitudes Collection umbrella. Crescent’s clients include premiere REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit www.crescenthotels.com and
About Celano Design
New York-based Celano Design Studio is a collaborative team of seasoned professionals servicing the hospitality, entertainment and lifestyle industries in interior design, architecture and branding.
About Gensler’s Lifestyle Brand Studio
Led by Denise Korn and Javier Cortés, along with their team of seasoned designers and brand strategists in Gensler’s Boston office, delivers deep expertise across the lifestyle practice, crafting innovative award-winning brands for hospitality, real estate, workplace and cultural organizations.
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