OPUS Vancouver has reopened in Yaletown with new general manager Sarah Vallely at the helm.
“From the moment I walked through the front door, I fell in love with both the hotel and the brand,” says Vallely, who joined OPUS Vancouver in 2017 as director of sales following a decade working with Four Season Hotels & Resorts, and is now delighted to be assuming the role of general manager.
Having grown up in the hotel business, she has followed in her father’s footsteps, the acclaimed hotelier Stephen J. Peters, and at 35 years of age, Vallely is the youngest female GM leading a boutique hotel in the country.
“This role is a dream come true. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the best in the business but the team at OPUS is truly second to none. Together, we have a unique opportunity to re-launch the property, and take the OPUS experience to a whole new level. The future of travel is bright, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us,” she said.
Reopening along with the hotel are Capo & The Spritz: the former, a true neighbourhood pizzeria, and the latter, a cozy, sophisticated cocktail bar nestled just off the lobby. A collaboration between OPUS Vancouver and Autostrada Hospitality, Capo & The Spritz were all set to delight locals and out-of-towners in Summer 2020, but the launch had to be rescheduled because of the pandemic.
Diners will find Chef Evan Morgan’s flavour-forward Italian fare well worth the wait, while guests who slip into seats in The Spritz will enjoy classic cocktails, as well as original libations created in homage to the romance and craftsmanship of Italy’s aperitivo culture under the creative direction of bar manager, Jessica Hofmann.