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04.12.2013

Peter Silling's interior design for Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown, creates inviting, elegant environment for highly discerning travelers

Insistence of Very Finest Quality Reflected in Materials, Furnishing, Décor and Priceless Art Collection

WASHINGTON, D.C., - When the long anticipated Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown, opens its doors in late March, guests will experience a sophisticated yet warm and welcoming design aesthetic that reflects both the hotel’s location in Washington’s most historic and exclusive neighborhood and Capella Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to the very finest quality in décor, materials, furnishings and fine arts. The intimate 49-room hotel is the creation of Peter Silling of Peter Silling & Associates Hotel Interior Design Ltd.

“We chose Peter, in part, because of his great success with another iconic Capella hotel, the Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is creating a masterpiece for us here in Washington, one that inspires a sense of elegance, intimacy and sophistication – a feeling of being in a most extraordinary and welcoming home,” said developer Bruce F. Bradley of Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC, the property’s owner. “We are delighted with the collaboration and the refined manner in which he expressed our vision. Every element has been meticulously considered.”

“Capella Washington, DC is a fascinating project because of its intricate design and the thought process behind it” said Peter Silling. “We brought together many elements, old and new, to create a luxurious environment that is assured to captivate our guests.”

Some examples include:

• A Presidential Suite with six-and-a-half foot solid marble round bathtubs

• A private rooftop lounge featuring an indoor/outdoor relaxation pool, built in fireplace and sweeping views of the Potomac River, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington Monument

• A Capella Living Room with 18 foot ceilings and stone and metal fireplace

• A high-gloss wood and onyx bar with floor to ceiling glass and views of the historic C&O Canal

• A museum-quality collection of original contemporary art featuring such notable artists as the renowned abstract expressionist Edvins Strautmanis, contemporary German artist Markus Lüpertz, English glass sculptor Collin Reid, and US modern painter Carl Virgo

• Antique parquet wood flooring reclaimed from a European castle placed in the Grill Room, the Rye Bar and the Capella Living Room

• Special marble and metal laser-cut flooring in the lobby area

• European handmade upholstery

• Handcrafted European leather and wood paneling throughout the property

Guests of the new property will also have around-the-clock access to a signature Capella Personal Assistant; complimentary refreshment center; complimentary laundry pressing service of up to five pieces upon arrival; complimentary Wi-Fi and innovative programming to ensure guests are fully immersed in the D.C. culture and way of life. Special guest services will include private after-hours shopping in the city’s most exclusive stores; guided tours of Washington’s newest and hottest attractions including backstage access to the Washington Ballet.

Peter Silling began his pursuit of art and design while growing up in Munsterland, the heart of Germany’s furniture industry. After working in Milan and studying hotel design in America and Germany, he opened his first studios in the U.S., Cologne, Germany, and then Hong Kong. With a strong presence in Asia, including India and Vietnam, he has gone on to imprint his unique sensibilities on hotels in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the Maldives. The Capella Washington D.C. is Silling’s third for the Capella brand, including the Breidenbacher Hof in Germany and an upcoming new resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

For more information about the Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, please visit www.capellahotels.com.

About the Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown

Ideally located alongside the historic C&O Canal and cobblestone sidewalks of Georgetown, in the capital city of Washington D.C., Capella Washington D.C., will feature 49 luxury guest rooms and suites. Inside the hotel, guest can enjoy an elegant and approachable restaurant and bar, showcasing organic, seasonal dining overlooking the Canal, an executive boardroom, and a rooftop pool and bar offering sweeping views of the D.C. skyline. The intimate Capella Washington D.C. will provide a top-tier retreat for the discerning world traveler, positioning guests between the center of culture, shopping, dining, and the headquarters of international policy and finance. The hotel is located at 1050 31st Street, NW Washington, DC 20007. For more information visit, please visit www.capellahotels.com.

About Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC

Castleton Hotel Partners, LLC, owner of Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, is a privately held real estate investment company who’s partners include Washington D.C. based development company Castleton Holdings, LLC, Southeast Asian investment group Point Ford Management Limited and ICG Properties.

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 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) and Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) opening March, 2013. Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); and Capella Sochi (Sochi, Russia). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.

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