Capella Hotels and Resorts

Sneak Peek: Capella Washington DC, Georgetown

Capella Hotels and Resorts will open its first stateside Capella-branded hotel in late March in the historic and charming Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. The intimate hotel has 49 rooms and suites, a restaurant and lounge specializing in organic fare, and a rooftop pool and bar offering sweeping city views. The hotel also offers guests […]

The Setai Fifth Avenue

From the ice cave in its Auriga Spa to the mattresses in its guest rooms, the new Setai Fifth Avenue is built to pamper. The former—an 8-by-10-foot chamber where guests rub themselves with chunks of ice—is Manhattan’s first. The latter—Duxiana mattresses that cost $12,000 apiece—promise to be “the most comfortable you’ve ever slept on,” says […]

Capella Singapore

The restored British Colonial buildings that mark the entrance to Capella Singapore shield an even greater architectural treasure. After passing through the 18th-century structures, which house the resort’s lobby and library, you step onto a grassy terrace offering views of a curvaceous edifice that sinks into the hillside below. Designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, […]

Capella Ixtapa

The red-cedar door to your suite at Capella Ixtapa opens not to a room but to a view. After waving your key card and passing through the door, you step onto a thatch-roofed terrace—outfitted with a day bed and a generously sized plunge pool—that looks out to a cluster of small islands in the Pacific […]

Capella Telluride, Telluride, Colorado

Capella Telluride, which opened in February as Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property in the United States, does things a little differently—as you discover shortly after checking in. The reception desk sits in an attractive, light-filled lobby with stone floors, high beamed ceilings, and a tiered glass-plate chandelier that hovers above the fireplace. Like most […]

Grand Openings: Cliff Hangers

The red-cedar door to your suite at Capella Ixtapa opens not to a room but to a view. After waving your key card and passing through the door, you step onto a thatch-roofed terrace—outfitted with a daybed and a generously sized plunge pool—that looks out to a cluster of small islands in the Pacific Ocean. […]

Travel: Well-Done in Velden

Perhaps it was the Champagne that put me in the mood to go parasailing. Never in my life had I considered being pulled through the air by a motorboat, but then, never before had I drunk two glasses of Dom Pérignon Vintage 1999 at breakfast. Within half an hour of the meal, one of the […]

Private Preview 2007: Capella Hotels & Resorts

Horst Schulze’s career, which he began as a bellboy in his native Germany at the age of 14, could have culminated triumphantly when he reinvented Ritz-Carlton Hotels while serving as president, COO, and, ultimately, vice chairman of the company from 1988 through 2002. But Schulze, now 66, could not bring himself to retire. “Some people […]