|Glacier Capital Partners, owners of The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Westchester, today revealed its plans for a significant renovation and the re-branding of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, further emphasizing the company’s long-term investment in the future of the luxury complex located in White Plains. The hotel is projected to reopen early 2021 as part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection brand. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester will continue to be managed by The Ritz-Carlton.
“The announcement of the major reinvestment in this vitally important downtown property is welcome news not only for White Plains, but for Westchester County and the entire region,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “Retaining the Five-Star rating as a Marriott International Autograph Collection hotel assures that the venue will continue to attract a wide range of audiences and both social and business functions and events. There are numerous benefits to having a prestige property downtown, including serving as an economic anchor, as well as creating opportunities for employment and the many businesses who provide goods and services to the hotel.”
The multi-million dollar renovation is set to commence later this summer and will include a full redesign and reconstruction of the existing hotel in order to meet the changing demands of the future affluent travelers who will seek out full-service accommodations that are both contemporary and luxurious in look and feel.
When completed, the hotel will feature a redesigned lobby with a new lobby bar, lounge and a gourmet coffee bar, along with a chic renovation of all 146 rooms. A state-of-the-art gym, spa and pool will elevate the experience at the County’s most elegant and sought-after destination. In addition, the ballroom and private event spaces will be re-imagined and expanded to include a new bridal suite and seating capacity for 400 people.
The newly-transformed property will join Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, which is a curated portfolio of unique independent hotels around the globe. The brand currently has 192 hotels in operation worldwide, catering to a cosmopolitan clientele seeking first-class, experiential life-style hotels. With a considerable investment by Glacier Capital Partners, the property will remain the crown jewel of Westchester County for many years to come.
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester will remain under the management of The Ritz-Carlton, which will continue to provide luxury services and amenities to all of the residents in the 365-unit buildings. In tandem with the renovations at the hotel, the residences are also currently working with renowned designer Lisa Galano to renovate various aspects of the public spaces.
The iconic hotel and residences, which have proudly lit up the downtown White Plains skyline since 2008, will be well-positioned to serve both hotel guests and residents for decades to come.