Capella Singapore Appoints a New General Manager: Robert Lagerwey
PRESS RELEASE 02.03.10
- SINGAPORE (February 3, 2010) – Veteran hotelier Robert Lagerwey has been appointed General Manager of Capella Singapore the premier resort on Sentosa Island. He brings a wealth of expertise cultivated over more than 20 years in hotel management, both within Singapore and throughout Asia, the United States and Europe.
Before joining Capella Singapore, Lagerwey served as General Manager for Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Bali. Coming on board in March 2005, he oversaw the luxury resort’s development from construction through its 2006 opening, and subsequently managed its 300-strong team.
Bob Warman, President and COO of Capella Hotels and Resorts, commented, “Robert’s experience will be invaluable to Capella Singapore as the resort builds on the success of its first year. We’ve created one of the very finest resorts in all of Asia, and we’re so pleased to have one of the finest General Manager’s in the region take the helm.”
Lagerwey was previously Hotel Manager for Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 2001 to 2005, during which time he was recognized at the 2005 World Gourmet Summit as a finalist for Food & Beverage Manager of the Year, honouring his extensive culinary background. He joined the Singapore hotel from The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, where he served as Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage.
For 10 years prior, Lagerwey held Food & Beverage Director positions with the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia; The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel; Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco; and London’s Grande Forte St. George’s Hotel. His tenure with Four Seasons was marked by a string of prestigious awards, including a James Beard Award and Award of Excellence for Wine List for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and a Grand Award for Wine List for The Ritz-Carlton Chicago.
Lagerwey holds a degree in International Hotel Management from Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands. He is past chairman of the Bali Hotel Association and a member of Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.