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March 19, 2009

Capellas In Ixtapa And Telluride Launch, More To Come

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

ATLANTA, GA – In an economic climate that is causing other hospitality companies to pull back, Capella Hotels and Resorts is forging ahead, having opened in Ixtapa, Mexico, in December 2008 and slating four openings for 2009.

The new launches include the luxury brand’s first hotel in the U.S.— Capella Telluride, which opened on February 12th in Telluride, Colorado; the brand’s first hotel in Asia, Capella Singapore, opening March 30th on Sentosa Island; and two new resorts in Mexico, Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas andCapella Bahia Maroma , in the Riviera Maya, opening in summer and fall of 2009, respectively. The openings offer good news for travelers, as introductory rates at each of these new hotels offer the opportunity for guests to affordably experience Capella’s unprecedented level of personalized service in some of the world’s most compelling destinations.

“Despite the downturn, we are in this business for the long term, and we see this time as an opportunity to introduce ourselves to guests who we will serve for many years to come,” said Capella Hotels and Resorts President and CEO, Horst Schulze. Having earned his reputation leading The Ritz-Carlton® hotel group to prominence, Schulze commented: “We’ve committed ourselves to raising the bar in luxury hospitality, and if we’re going to do that, we have to be prepared to lead even during uncertain times. We’re delighted to be launching these fine hotels and resorts, each of which is contributing to the economies of their respective regions.”

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