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John Legend and the Roots Will Wake Up The Capella Pedregal Hotel

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  Site Where: Camino Del Mar - 1, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
October 26, 2010 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (2)

We can't think of a better way to spend a December evening than on the beach in Cabo. But throw in John Legend and the Roots, and we're swooning. The beachside Capella Pedregal will turn into a concert venue and host the hot hip-hop acts on December 11 under the stars. And guests will even get a chance to meet the musicians—swooning again.

Legend, the Roots and special guest Joss Stone will perform on a makeshift stage that will float above one of the resort pools while guests watch from love seats and chaise lounges. Promoting their joint album, Wake Up!, Legend and the legendary Roots will kick off a live music concert series at the hotel.

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When the Moon Hits The Setai, That's Ai Fiori (Their Newly Announced Restaurant)

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  Site Where: 400 Fifth Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10018
July 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

More Manhattan Mania! The upcoming Setai Fifth Avenue has just announced that its culinary plans will include a restaurant from busy Manhattan chef Michael White, who already runs Convivio, Alto and Marea and a has fourth restaurant planned for Soho. This will be his fifth.

The new restaurant will be called Ai Fiori and The NYT has the detes:

The second-floor restaurant in the Setai Fifth Avenue, 400 Fifth Avenue (37th Street), set to open in late fall. The restaurant will feature the food of the Italian Mediterranean coast, with some French Riviera influences, and have about 185 seats with another 40 at the bar.

Looks like this luxury hotel is passing up the kind of quick "restaurant concepts" we talked about yesterday.

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Inside Düsseldorf's Breidenbacher Hof, a Five-Star That Loves Freebies

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  Site Where: Königsallee 11, Dusseldorf, 40212, Germany
June 2, 2010 at 4:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

On Friday, we showed you a peek at a five-star hotel so comfortable with incorporating tech into the guestrooms, that their snazzy plug panels along qualify as sweet hotel porn. We recently explored this hotel, Breidenbacher Hof of the Capella Hotels group in Düsseldorf, Germany, and were quite impressed with everything that it offers—from free wifi to an expansive guests-only living room with refreshments bar.

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The Setai Fifth Avenue Will Open November 1st, From $545 a Night

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  Site Where: 400 Fifth Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10018
April 27, 2010 at 4:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

So here we are, still obsessing over the next hotels to open in New York—like The Chatwal, The Nolitan, and W New York Downtown—and we almost forgot about others that were scheduled for a little further down the road.

But unlike some of those hotels that have been promising us all sorts of Spring surprises with very little to show for it, The Setai Fifth Avenue is revealing loads of valuable intel—six months away from opening on November 1st. That's right, we've got an opening date, a website, room renderings, and—bless their luxurious efficiency—room rates!

We know! What did we do to deserve this? Well, since it is a Setai—managed by ultra-fancy Capella Hotels—those room rates are pretty high, so let's not get carried away. The online reservation system tells us that a Standard room on opening day, November 1st, is a hefty $545 a night. Avenue Apartment Suites are $2,395 a night, and the Penthouse Apartments... well, they're the "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" kind of expensive.

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Capella Pedregal in Cabo Finally Opens

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  Site Where: Camino Del Mar, 1, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
July 13, 2009 at 12:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

Today marks the opening not only of NYLO Las Colinas (yay!), but also of Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, "boasting a prized and secluded cliffside setting where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez." And, we assume, not yet boasting an embarrassingly-scantily-clad pack of Spring Breakers. And yes, it's super late — it was shooting for November of '08 last we checked.

Oh, well, maybe it never will become a nasty college Spring-Break-y destination: calling itself an "intimate oceanfront hideaway," the resort has only 66 luxe guestrooms, and each one has a private plunge pool, ocean views and a "personal assistant" (i.e. concierge) assigned to its occupants.

Also, apparently you get quite the welcome (according to the sensational wording in the press release, anyway):

Upon arrival, guests emerge from a 1,000-foot private tunnel carved through the mountainside to find a breathtaking expanse of azure sky and sea - an exclusive haven just minutes away from lively downtown Cabo, yet seemingly worlds apart.

Well, that sounds nice, eh? The resort also has a signature, Don Manuel, and the al fresco El Farallon, "with cliffside tables overlooking the crashing waves below."

But avoiding those Spring Breakers is gonna cost you: opening rates start at $525 per room per night, and they're available through October 15th.

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Capella Singapore Opens On a Pricey Note

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  Site Where: 1 The Knolls, Singapore, Singapore
March 31, 2009 at 4:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

A lousy economy filled with budget-aware travelers didn't keep the luxe high-end Capella Singapore on Sentosa from opening for business today.

Unlike another musically named, South East Asian hotel (Tune in Malaysia) Capella costs a lot more than a pretty penny. Room rates start at $750 Singapore dollars per night (which equals about $492 U.S. dollars)for rooms that are double in size than the average hotel room. Capella square-footage can reach well over 4,000-sq-ft.

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Capella Pedregal Well Underway, Shooting for November Open

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  Site Where: Camino Del Mar, 1, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
February 13, 2008 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Last we heard, the Capella Pedregal was on track for a "Fall 2008" opening. (And construction was well underway.) Now we hear that the 66-room hotel part of the property will start taking guests in November.

While it'll probably be a bit of a soft open, many amenities will be ready to go. (So they say.) Among them are 61-foot yachts available for charter and the Auriga spa.

You'll have to be a guest to get all the goods though; the resort sits outside Cabo San Lucas and is only accessible via private tunnel. Swanky!

Related Stories:
· Before Airbrushing: Capella Pedregal Under Construction [HotelChatter]
· Capella Hotels coverage [HotelChatter]

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Capella Hotels Gets Chauffeur Service, Restaurant Recognition

December 10, 2007 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Capella Hotels, the high-end company developing resorts around the world had to do something to drum up publicity since most of its properties aren't taking guests anytime soon. So to get us talking, the brand has announced that two custom Rolls Royce Phantoms will be available to guests at the Capella Singapore, opening in late 2008.

The breathless release announcing the cars doesn't specifically say if they'll just be doing airport runs or providing around-the-town driving too. Knowing the MO of Capella, though, we'd guess they'll drive you anywhere you want if you pay enough.

Meanwhile, one of the two hotels that's actually open has just gotten some recognition for its restaurant Schlossstern. (Yep, that's three s's.) With a Michelin star and a 17-out-of-20 rating from the Gault Millau guide, the Capella Schloss Velden sounds like it might actually be worth the big bucks.

[Photo: Wikipedia]

Related Stories:
· Capella Hotels coverage [HotelChatter]

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Before Airbrushing: The Capella Hotel in Cabo San Lucas Under Construction

November 14, 2007 at 2:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Back in September we let you know about Capella Hotels plans for a Cabo San Lucas resort to be called Capella Pedregal.

As we mentioned then, the centerpiece of the resort will be the spa.

The centerpiece is a gigantic spa designed by Sylvia Sepielli, the Ian Schrager of spa design. Auriga-branded space will sprawl for 10,000 square feet, with treatment rooms, pools, a fitness center and other spa standards.

Today, a very generous HotelChatter reader sent us some snaps of the construction going on at Capella Pedregal as well as some interior room pics. This should fulfill your hardhat/hotel construction erotica needs.

However, it will still be another year before you can lay your head down on the pillows of money at this resort. A Fall 2008 opening is planned.

MORE pictures after the jump.

Related Stories:
· Capella Pedregal Unveils New Rich-People Spa [HotelChatter]

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Capella Announces Second Mexico Hotel

November 7, 2007 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Capella Hotels is wasting no time breaking ground in Mexico. The luxe resort/condotel brand is at work on Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, and they've just announced a project on the Riviera Maya: Capella Bahia Maroma. (Nevermind that they've only actually opened two hotels worldwide.)

The Caribbean outpost 26 miles from Cancun International Airport isn't scheduled to open for at least another year. (They don't even have renderings of finished rooms yet.) But that isn't stopping Capella from hyping it. Along with 82 guest suites, plans call for 130 vacation "residences" with price tags starting just under $3 million.

Besides the almost-mile-long beach, guests and owners will have a private golf course and golf club at the ready. A massive Capella-branded spa is also part of the plan.

[Photo of Quintana Roo: kyle simourd]

Related Stories:
· Capella Pedregal Unveils Spa [HotelChatter]
· Capella Hotels coverage [HotelChatter]

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Capella Pedregal Unveils New Rich-People Spa

September 10, 2007 at 2:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

The new high-end hotel brand Capella Hotels and Resorts has only opened two properties so far, and truth be told, neither sounds superb for a winter vacay: One is in Austria and the other in Ireland. But plans for some fun-in-the-sun hotels are moving right along, particularly at Capella Pedregal, the Cabo San Lucas property slated to open in Fall 2008.

The centerpiece is a gigantic spa designed by Sylvia Sepielli, the Ian Schrager of spa design. Auriga-branded space will sprawl for 10,000 square feet, with treatment rooms, pools, a fitness center and other spa standards.

Things go to the next level with yoga on the beach, spa services coordinated to the cycles of the moon and a private gym area, says the press release, for guests who travel with their own trainer. They really are going after Uncle Pennybags.

Related Stories:
· Capella Hotels coverage [HotelChatter]
· Hotel Spas coverage [HotelChatter]

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Hotels Out to Please Uncle Pennybags

September 7, 2007 at 12:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Looks like Steve Case's $800 million Costa Rican ultra-luxe resort Cacique isn't the only ultra-fancy hotel set to open in the next few years. TIME magazine is reporting that these days super-luxury is the new luxury:

These are the places at which you can call a hotel butler in the morning, say, "I need a helicopter at 3 o'clock," and actually get one.

Not that you'll want to leave. The new Capella Hotels, which so far are open in Ireland and Austria, have more amenities than you can use. The Hotel Fouquet's Barriere Paris will ask ahead of time what kind of schwag you want in your room and go over-the-top when you check in.

Of course, all this luxury will cost you: The Capella Castlemartyr's presidential suite goes for $3,750 a night.

Related Stories:
· The Grander Hotel [TIME]
· Steve Case Unveils $800 Million 'Green' Resort Without Greenlight from Costa Rica [HotelChatter]
· Luxury Hotels coverage [HotelChatter]