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Capella Singapore Details Event Offerings

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

SINGAPORE – Capella Singapore, which opens in March 2009, offers a dramatic – and romantic – setting for a wedding. Now accepting bookings for special events starting April 2009, the ultra-luxury hotel will prove to be a magical destination for the ultimate celebration. Be it an elaborate extravaganza for 450 or intimate gathering for 10, wedding parties will find Capella Singapore expertly marries the beauty of its Sentosa Island locale with intuitive guest services and ingenious event coordination. And, Capella Hotels and Resorts’ Yours truly,” brand for special events will be unveiled in Singapore, introducing a talented celebration team ready to expertly choreograph every event detail to reflect the bride and groom and bring their vision to life.

Capella Singapore’s Tanah Merah offers a captivating backdrop for outdoor celebrations. Thanks to architecture firm Foster + Partners’ masterful restoration of the colonial building from the 1880s, paired with clean-line, contemporary architecture, the hotel creates a stunning contrast of old and new. Throughout Capella Singapore’s grounds, lush landscaping will complement the hotel’s historic and modern design. Guests might chance upon indigenous peacocks wandering amongst the heritage trees and exotic tropical gardens. Capella Singapore’s three cascading pools, which follow the knoll’s natural terrain, will create a compelling setting for an outdoor event, with picturesque views of the South China Sea. And Capella Singapore’s world-class sculpture garden will prove an inventive backdrop for wedding portraits.

From orchestrating the perfect proposal to handling elaborate honeymoon details, Capella Singapore will seamlessly manage the every need, and conceptualize the every inspiration, of the bride and groom. Thanks to a talented celebration team, each couple enjoys the dedicated services of a
Celebration Specialist, who will offer guidance and creativity as the intricate choreography of celebrations begins. A signature of the Yours truly, program and at the couple’s request, the Celebration Specialist will engage in a personal preference analysis with their guest. This tool is designed to identify the couple’s values and priorities so that their vision can be translated into every aspect of the event. And a Capella Weddings Library featuring everything from top-of-the-line invitations to the latest bridal magazines – is at couples’ fingertips for inspiration.

Pre-wedding festivities can be organized by the Celebration Specialist, including spa retreats at the hotel’s Auriga Spa and Wellness Centre, sunset cruises from nearby ONEº15 Marina Club and golf at neighboring Sentosa Golf Club. Wedding-day arrangements are equally cared for, including table settings, flowers, music, photography, and special transportation aboard the hotel’s exclusive Rolls Royce Phantom. The latest wedding trends, such as late-night after parties, are never overlooked and Capella Singapore’s team assures that wedding guests receive the same VIP treatment as their hosts. Last, but certainly not least, honeymoon details can be organized to leave no detail unattended, with the bride and groom enjoying preferred rates at Capella Hotels and Resorts world-wide. And through Yours truly, celebrants enjoy a complimentary one-night stay at the Capella of their choosing to celebrate their next milestone – be it an anniversary or birthday.

A host of unique settings and spaces have been designed to assure a distinctive experience for each Capella Singapore wedding. For an indoor celebration, the Grand Ballroom, which features Singapore’s first and only circular glass-domed skylight, will accommodate up to 450 guests. A custom-designed glass sculpture by Nikolas Weinstein will float from the dome, offering a stunning play on light to complement the room’s architecture. Also available is the Sentosa Room, which accommodates up to 70 guests and features floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic views of the South China Sea. For wedding solemnizations, The Gallery is an ideal venue for up to 100 guests, as is the intimate Capella Manor for gatherings of 10-15 guests, or Capella Singapore’s open-air Portico and water feature overlooking the island’s lush rainforest.

Brides and their bridal party will enjoy the most spacious bridal room aptly named Bliss . This beautifully decorated private suite is conveniently located close to the Grand Ballroom so the bride need not travel too far after getting ready for her grand entrance. Designed in soothing shades of cream, ivory, and honey yellow, Bliss is a welcoming oasis for intimate conversation or quiet reflection for brides and their attendants. It will feature a plush daybed and comfortable seating, spacious dressing table with professional lighting for make-up, large-scale three-way mirrors complete with a raised platform for the bride to admire her gown, a head massage and hair spa, and private walk-in wardrobe to dress for the day’s festivities. While in Bliss, brides can keep their finger on the pulse of the party via a live TV feed from the ballroom. And for the parents of the bride and groom, The Alcove is a private respite to rest or prepare for the day’s festivities.

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