Andrea Gates

Managing Director

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, Texas, United States

1965

My family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the United States. We first settled to the East Coast, adapted to the new culture and learned to speak English. My father accepted a job as a furrier in Manhattan.

1976

We moved to Dallas, Texas and embraced the local community. At 16, I volunteered at Medical City Hospital. Later, I volunteered at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children and taught English as a second language.

1986

My greatest gift, my daughter Brittany was born. Brittany became a constant presence at the Mansion and developed her own friendships that she maintains to this day. She loves the tortilla soup!

2008

I was promoted to managing director, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Leading the team and operations of such a beguiling property was an honor. Four years later I am still honored and it is an accomplishment that continues to excite me.

2010

I returned to Argentina, for the first time as an adult. This allowed me to connect and meet extended family, who embraced me as their own. The area where I was born, like Texas, has wide-open plains stretching to the ocean.

Like many immigrants, my parents left their family and friends in Argentina to live the American Dream. With only a small suitcase, a few hundred dollars and his dreams, my father arrived in the United States to prepare for our arrival. A year later we arrived at New York’s JFK airport and lived in New Jersey while my father worked as a furrier in Manhattan.

My parent's determination, strong work ethic and positive attitude continue to inspire me today.

As an adult, the opportunity to return to work in Manhattan as the hotel manager of The Carlyle was surreal.

Awed and inspired by Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s unwavering dedication to service and the employees’ commitment and pride, I agreed to work there for five years and stayed for 14.

I now have more than 20 years with Rosewood and have held positions at three properties. I assisted in opening the Central Reservations Office, The Plaza Condominiums and was on the taskforce in Panama City, Cabo San Lucas, Miami, San Martin, New York City and London. In 2013 I returned to Dallas as the managing director of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Instinctively, I have sought opportunities to understand and become part of the community. In Dallas, I enjoyed teaching English as a Second Language with Catholic charities. In Sante Fe I worked with The Food Depot and supported Art Feast’s programs in public schools. For the last two years I have been a board member for the National Museum for Women in the Arts for two years.

Inspired by Southwest Native American potters’ designs I have taken pottery classes, including hand building, wheel throwing and Raku firing. For me, community provides solace.