Capella Hotels and Resorts (http://www.capellahotels.com) and (Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown’s ownership, D.C. based, Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC) celebrated the unveiling of this latest elegant addition, Capella Washington, D.C. (1050 31st Street, NW Washington, DC 20007), to the capital city on April 3rd, 2013. Guests who attended the opening were part of a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hotel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with welcome remarks from Horst Schulze , Chairman and CEO of Capella Hotels & Resorts and Bruce F. Bradley of Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC, the hotel owners. After the welcome remarks by Schulze and Bradley, guests were invited to inscribe their wishes and messages on lighted lanterns placed around the hotel to herald the opening of the property. To symbolize the property as open, Schulze and Bradley cut a colorful floral garland specially prepared by MultiFlor Inc. Guests were also treated to personal tours of the property and tastings of signature dishes courtesy of The Grill Room‘s Chef Jacob Esko .
Guest rooms and suites that were showcased featured luxury products and couture labels courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue. Visitors were also shown guest room environments specially tailored for business travelers, in-room health and wellness options by Fuse Pilates, romantic room settings ideal for couples or honeymooners replete with in-room candlelit dinner and much more.
The new hotel’s prime location, bordering the historic C&O Canal in Georgetown, provides business and leisure guests with easy access to all of Washington, including the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, the U.S. Capitol and White House, The World Bank and other international organizations, federal government agencies and financial and business districts.
The interior design for the intimate 49-room hotel was conceptualized by Peter Silling of Peter Silling & Associates Hotel Interior Design Ltd. in collaboration with Capella and Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC., and is inspired by the history of American architecture. Silling brought the hotel to life by depicting the evolution of this genre through the use of original contemporary art and furniture design blended with the more classic feel of the brownstone building’s industrial exterior. Design emphasizes charming details — the Living Room’s antique parquet floor is reclaimed from a European castle, and the hotel is filled with specially commissioned artwork. Timeless pewter and gold tones are carried throughout the hotel and into the individually designed guest rooms, which have been crafted to resemble elegant private residences. Silling’s design is also focused on providing a high level of guest comfort with rooms and suites featuring ample living and work space, plush furniture, modern amenities, technology and guest services. On the rooftop, you’ll find a laid-back lounge as well as a relaxation pool with rainfall showers. Continue reading