Capella Hotels and Resorts Names Romana Heeg General Manager of Capella Ixtapa

Veteran Hotelier to Steer November 2008 Opening of Capella’s First Mexican Property

ATLANTA, GA – September 9, 2008 – Romana Heeg has been appointed general manager of Capella Ixtapa, an intimate and luxurious 59-suite hideaway set to open on December 12, 2008. She will oversee all operations of the resort, which joins a growing roster of acclaimed Capella Hotels and Resorts properties around the globe, and marks the brand’s first property in Mexico.

“Romana Heeg has truly distinguished herself over the course of her career, and it is a great pleasure to welcome her to the Capella Hotels and Resorts team,” said Bob Warman, Executive Vice President and COO, Capella Hotels and Resorts.

A veteran hotelier, Heeg brings almost 30 years of luxury hospitality experience to Capella Ixtapa. Her career began at Inter-Continental Hotels in her native Germany then spanned several continents as she served in management roles at five-star properties in Europe, the U.S., and South America. Heeg then spent six years managing some of the world’s most exclusive island resorts. Most recently she was general manager of the Colony Club Hotel in Barbados, earlier as hotel manager of Cambridge Beaches Resort in Bermuda, and director of food and beverage for Virgin Gorda’s Little Dix Bay Hotel.

Heeg is a graduate of the Hotel Management School in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and resides with her husband in Ixtapa.

Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. Capella, led by founder Horst Schulze, is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella is opening world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Castlemartyr (Cork, Ireland); Capella Dunboy Castle (Castletownbere, Ireland); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); and Schloss Velden, a Capella Hotel (Velden, Austria). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.

Melissa Pogue / Nick Valente
Middleton & Gendron, Inc.
(212) 284-9937 / (212) 284-9942
mpogue@mg-pr.com / nvalente@mg-pr.com

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