NEW APPOINTMENT: CAPELLA HOTEL GROUP APPOINTS ALEJANDRO HELBLING AS GENERAL MANAGER OF CAPELLA SINGAPORE

Singapore, 4 October 2013 – Capella Singapore is pleased to announce veteran hotelier, Mr Alejandro Helbling, has been appointed General Manager of Capella Singapore effective 01 October 2013. Helbling joins Capella Singapore from Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico where he has served as pre-opening General Manager through to the present.

Mr. Horst Schulze, Chairman and CEO of Capella Hotel Group said, “We are delighted to have Alejandro Helbling join the team at Capella Singapore. I am confident he embraces Capella values and philosophy foundational for creating the highly personalised luxury lifestyle experience our Capella customer expects. Combining this with his many years in the luxury segment, Alejandro becomes uniquely qualified to further enhance the sophisticated personal lifestyle experience for our Capella Singapore guests.”

Originally from Argentina, Helbling brings experience as General Manager from some of the finest resorts in Asia and Europe, including the Bulgari Bali and Hotel Villa Padierna, a Ritz Carlton Managed Hotel in Marbella, Spain. His earlier career highlights include serving as Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage at the Grand Hyatt in Santiago.

Helbling succeeds Mr. Robert Lagerwey who is assuming the role of Regional Vice President of Operations for Capella Hotel Group, Asia.

Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts. Residing on 30 acres of lush rainforest, the resort’s peaceful setting on a knoll is a rare masterpiece, boldly marrying Singapore’s rich colonial heritage with a symphony of contemporary architectural curves and designs. With just 112 rooms, suites, villas and manors, our guests are assured a personalised experience amidst beautifully landscaped surroundings.

Capella Singapore is one of only three hotels to be awarded the Five-Star rating by venerated travel resource the Forbes Travel Guide. Other awards Capella Singapore has won include the “Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards – Top 100 Hotels, Top 5 Hotels in Asia and Top 5 Spas in Asia”, “Top 100 Hotels in the World 2012” by Robb Report, Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List Hotels 2010, Singapore and “Best Resort” in Singapore Tatler's Best of Singapore 2012 awards.

About Capella Singapore:

Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts. The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms. In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club at Capella Singapore. These long stay offerings include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools. For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit www.capellasingapore.com

About Capella Hotels and Resorts:

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 has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.). Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.

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Singapore

Leanne Sim 
Capella Singapore 
+65 9876 1688 
leanne.sim@capellahotels.com


Singapore

Sarah Tan
Capella Singapore
+65 6591 5016
sarah.tan@capellahotels.com


Hong Kong & China Francis Lau 
Trimaran PR Asia 
+852 3101 4680 
francis@trimaran.com.hk


Russia

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