New Appointment: Executive Chef David Nicolas Senia

Singapore, 31 January 2013 – Capella Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment in its culinary department, Executive Chef David Nicolas Senia who takes over from Executive Chef Jakob Esko. Chef Senia will further augment Capella Singapore’s award-winning culinary team by bringing experience from top restaurants from around the world.

Chef Senia shares on his new chapter at Capella Singapore, “The culinary scene in Singapore is interesting because unlike most countries, there are no seasons in Singapore. This means that there are fewer changes to ingredients and dishes which present an interesting challenge to keep guests interested. I love learning from my guests and I am excited to uncover the flavours that appeal to the local palate.”

Chef David Senia began his illustrious career in 1988 with culinary stints at some of the best hotels and restaurants in France including Grand Hotel St. Cyr Les Lecques, the Michelin Starred Chateaux Eza, before moving up to become Chef de Partie at Two Michelin Starred restaurants such as L’Oasis in La Napoule and Chantecler in Hotel Negresco Nice. Chef Senia then moved on into Asia where he spent six years as Chef De Cuisine at the highly acclaimed restaurant La Baie in Ritz-Carlton Osaka. Following that, he went on to facilitate the opening and consulted for a number of high end French restaurants in Tokyo, Japan before taking up the position as Executive Chef of Château de Bagnols, one of the finest five-star deluxe château hotel in France, regarded by many as the finest vineyard chateau hotel in the world.

During his years of experience, Chef Senia has elevated the craft of culinary excellence into an art form with contemporary and artistic presentations of food. He believes in drawing inspiration from new experiences with the local flavours and ingredients and blending it with the various techniques acquired from his stints around the world.

Chef Senia has participated in numerous events such as the World Gourmet Summit in 2002 where he received the Awards of Excellence. During his time in Japan, Chef Senia also taught in the Culinary School at Tsuji.

With Chef Senia helming the kitchen, guests at Capella Singapore can expect a new and exciting fusion of flavours and themed events to tease their senses.


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


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 Telluride (Telluride, Colorado); 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





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