Capella Singapore, a luxury hotel on Sentosa Island
welcomed its first guests on Monday.
The hotel has opened with two high-profile
events in its first days. Iconic luxury brand Rolls-Royce Motor
Cars is previewing its new 200EX model, while Gucci will be
showcasing their spring/summer 2009 collection with a fashion show
lounge event in the ballroom.
Michael Luible, General Manager, Capella
Singapore, said, “As the first Capella in Asia, it is our
intention to set a new standard of personalised service. Our
guests are invited to determine the experiences they desire, and
we will do everything to facilitate it. Our personal assistants, a
Capella hallmark, are well equipped to facilitate every need -
from planning a culinary tour of Singapore specialties, to booking
a corporate meeting, to arranging a romantic dinner, children’s
birthday party, deep sea fishing or even a private jet.”
Capella Singapore, located within the 30 acres
of lush greenery, is just ten minutes from the bustling business
and shopping district of Singapore.
Guests will be enchanted - first greeted by the
sight of the two regal Tanah Merah colonial buildings as they
arrive via the sweeping driveway. Integrating the colonial history
of Tanah Merah with modern Western design, Lord Norman Foster
spearheaded the restoration of the buildings, while adding a new,
modern structure of grace and beauty.
The 111 rooms at Capella Singapore comprise a
presidential manor, 38 villas, 11 suites and 61 premier guest
rooms. Designed by acclaimed interior designer Jaya Ibrahim,
founder of Jaya and Associates, the warm and inviting palettes of
the rooms reflect the underlying influence of the tropical
For a truly unique Capella Singapore experience,
consider staying at the Capella Manors. Each measuring a spacious
434 square metres (4,672 sq ft), the skillfully restored Manors
comprise three bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. The Manors
offer a peek into the history of Singapore while providing all the
modern amenities of a luxury hotel.
Nestled around the centrepiece of Tanah Merah
are the Garden Villas, each with a spacious living area and a
panoramic view of the South China Sea. With an option of 133
square metres (1,432 sq ft) or 185 square metres (1,991 sq ft),
with one or two bedrooms respectively, each Villa even boasts its
own personal plunge pool, hidden within lush foliage for utmost
Or, guests can opt for one of the four
Constellation Rooms, each featuring its own private rooftop
Jacuzzi for an indulgent treat. Even more spacious are the Sentosa
Suites at 83 square metres (893 sq ft) and Capella Suites at 99
square metres (1,066 sq ft), targeted at the discerning traveller
who values space and privacy.
All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art
technology including touch panels that control the lighting, air
conditioning, drapes and LCD television. Wireless broadband
connection and iPod docking stations are also available.
The Auriga spa at the hotel will help guests
relax and rejuvenate. Developed by award-winning Swedish-based
Raison d’Etre, Auriga offers four signature treatments, each based
on a corresponding lunar phase. Within the 12,000 square foot
area, guests can choose from among nine experience rooms,
including three suites with shower and bath, separate steam shower
and dressing area. For a truly tropical ambience, each experience
room has an accompanying outdoor garden, filled with natural light
and tropical foliage.
All-day dining is available at The Knolls,
serving a blend of Western, Indian, Japanese and local Singaporean
cuisine. For a relaxing and invigorating Afternoon Tea, the
restaurant also has a broad range of over 40 varieties of
Japanese, British and Indian teas. You can also opt for a
fine-dining experience at the contemporary Cantonese restaurant –
Cassia. Stylishly designed by famed architecture firm AFSO, the
intimate and sensuous setting fully complements the haute cuisine,
elevated by the use of organic ingredients widely featured on the
menu. For a relaxing evening, enjoy a drink at Bob’s Bar, with the
backdrop of the South China Sea at sunset.
Other hotel facilities include three cascading
pools, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment from
Technogym and limousine services with the distinctive in-house
Daily rates are upwards of Sin$1800
for villas and Sin$750 for guestrooms and suites. To commemorate
its opening, Capella Singapore is offering a variety of
- The Capella Experience package is targeted at
introducing the Capella brand. Stay for two nights and enjoy a
complimentary third night, valid through 31 May 2009.
- Travel in style with Capella’s Pinnacle
Automotive Experience: Rolls-Royce Phantom, with two-way airport
transfer services and a two hour customised tour in the Phantom.
For every two nights booked with the hotel, guests are entitled to
a two hour signature Auriga treatment, valid through 31 December
- Pamper yourself with the Auriga Experience,
relaxing in your villa with a champagne breakfast for two,
followed by any signature Auriga treatment of their choice, valid
through 31 December 2009.
- Discover one of the two new restaurants,
Cassia or The Knolls, with the Capella Classic package, valid
through 31 December 2009.
- For a relaxing weekend or retreat, unwind with
the Capella Escape package, offering a complimentary treatment at
the Auriga spa, valid through 31 December 2009.
All packages include full daily breakfast.
Customised itineraries can also be planned with the help of the
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