BDNY Speaker Spotlight

Anda Andrei, principal, Anda Andrei Design

Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality


Photo: Courtesy of Brigitte Lacombe

Romanian-born architect Anda Andrei is most recognized as the creative force behind Ian Schrager, working alongside the famed hotelier for 30 years on iconic hotels that include New York’s Gramercy Park, The Delano in Miami and LA’s Mondrian. At the age of 60, she started her own firm and continues to create design buzz with a list of high-profile projects that includes 11 Howard and The Norm restaurant at the Brooklyn Museum. She’s also serving as creative lead for a multi-billion revitalization of the Jersey Shore’s Asbury Park and recently debuted the chic Asbury Hotel.

She counts the ability to pick and choose her projects, assemble her own team as well as ”be 100% free to dream” as the most rewarding aspects of having her own firm.  Andrei encourages up-and-coming women designers to believe in themselves and step out of their comfort zones – reiterating that there’s no such thing as “never too late” when it comes to changing career directions or forging industry-changing design trends.

She’s looking forward to meeting and sharing ideas with her fellow members of the 2016 Boutique Design Power Players panel, comprised of women leaders representing all facets of the hospitality industry.

Join Anda Andrei and the other esteemed panelists, as she shares details of her storied career along with insider advice during the Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast and Panel Discussion, in partnership with NEWH, on November 14 at 9 am.

Purchase tickets online for this extraordinary panel discussion that will be preceded by a keynote presentation from Cheryl Durst, executive vice president/chief executive officer of IIDA.