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Rosewood, Washington, D.C., Georgetown (formerly Capella)

Old Apr 4, 13, 1:47 pm
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Rosewood, Washington, D.C., Georgetown (formerly Capella)

Just received this email blast from Capella Washington DC... They are announcing the following Virtuoso guest amenities, although the hotel is not yet listed in Virtuoso Composer.

  • Daily full American breakfast for two
  • Upgrade upon arrival subject to availability
  • $100 food and beverage credit


and the following services are also featured in the blast:

  • Access to our exclusive private living room
  • No check-in or check-out times
  • Complimentary refreshment center in your room
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Complimentary pressing of five items of clothing
  • Access to our private rooftop pool and lounge for Capella guests only
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Old Apr 4, 13, 2:57 pm
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Do you have any experience with this property David?
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Old Apr 4, 13, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by gegarrenton View Post
Do you have any experience with this property David?
It just opened... I'll be in DC in July and will try to do a site inspection there and at the Jefferson.

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Excellent, look forward to hearing about it!
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Old Apr 6, 13, 12:08 am
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Jefferson is excellent on my experience. Don't know the Capella!
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Old May 23, 13, 6:04 am
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Is this better than the Four Seasons ???

Originally Posted by DavidO View Post
Just received this email blast from Capella Washington DC... They are announcing the following Virtuoso guest amenities, although the hotel is not yet listed in Virtuoso Composer.

  • Daily full American breakfast for two
  • Upgrade upon arrival subject to availability
  • $100 food and beverage credit


and the following services are also featured in the blast:

  • Access to our exclusive private living room
  • No check-in or check-out times
  • Complimentary refreshment center in your room
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Complimentary pressing of five items of clothing
  • Access to our private rooftop pool and lounge for Capella guests only
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Old May 23, 13, 6:11 am
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Capella has a spotty record. I have stayed at the Dusseldorf property which was excellent. However, I have not read postive things about any of their other hotels.

The DC hotel looks pretty nice.
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The Jefferson is excellent. Didn't know about the Capella, but I am prepared to believe it will open with a bang and fade with a whimper...
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Old May 27, 13, 5:50 am
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Originally Posted by speedbird001 View Post
Capella has a spotty record. I have stayed at the Dusseldorf property which was excellent. However, I have not read postive things about any of their other hotels.

The DC hotel looks pretty nice.
We had an excellent stay at Capella Pedregal in Cabo.
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Old May 27, 13, 6:42 am
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We had an excellent stay at Capella Pedregal in Cabo.
They used to have those horrendous properties in Ireland. Capella DC has a decent physical product but FS Georgetown is still the best hotel in DC.
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Old May 27, 13, 9:29 pm
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considering dropped properties, singapore may be only really mixed here now

has anyone stayed at DC? i have not talked to them yet.
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Old May 29, 13, 1:15 am
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indoor/outdoor rooftop infinity pool with at least some view and fireplace, and not too small
http://pinterest.com/capelladc/
http://www.capellahotels.com/washing...allery-en.html
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...ECK_RATES_CONT

only 49 rooms
owner "favorites" incl Il Pellicano, Plaza Athénée Paris, Bauers and Gritti Palace in Venice
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/c...own-photos.php
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/c...town-hotel.php

http://www.gadling.com/2012/12/18/so...-personal-.../
GM and 'chef concierge' (not referred to that way) both did a stint at RC WAS at same time in early 2000s
'chef concierge' brought one colleague from last position, and >
another who has personal assistant experience but who has never before worked in hospitality
need more of that kind of thing

http://www.gadling.com/2012/12/20/bu...development-a/
partnerships with the Washington Ballet, where guests will have exclusive access to performances, classes and behind-the-scenes tours
tripadvisor reviews include one hotelier and one person with a bunch of reviews

pool construction, view southeast to watergate complex >
http://www.gadling.com/photos/capell...-tour/#5373636
Flexible check in & check out times

CAPELLA LIVING ROOM
Idle with a good book or catch up on some light business in the company of original paintings by European Masters in our exquisitely appointed Capella Library. Anchored by a stunning two story solid onyx fireplace the space features reclaimed antique parquet flooring from a European castle and a specially commissioned piece from renowned glass artist Colin Rie. The Living Room is offered exclusively for hotel guests and their invited companions. A Personal Assistant is also on hand to provide for any guest request. Light refreshments and full business services are available during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
http://www.modernluxury.com/dc/story/discretion-advised

...Capella Washington...

...laser-cut marble foyer graced with large works of modern art and sculpture could easily be mistaken for the entry to a blue-chip corporate office building.

There are no elevators, nor any seating beyond a few benches—no action of any kind, really, until a key card unlocks the doors to the living room, reserved exclusively for guests. There, you’ll walk across a parquet floor that was reclaimed from a French château, sit on custom-made sofas and chairs, and gaze out a silk-and-tassel-framed two-story window that overlooks the canal. Only there can you access the elevator to your room
i get the impression that palais coburg in vienna might be somewhat similar?

none of the Capella hotels has more than 120 rooms [+ residences on top of that..]

each hotel, DC included, assigns a personal assistant to its guests
Originally Posted by NYBanker View Post
The DC property sounds interesting. I like the uber-privacy concept.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...ab3_story.html
We don’t have check-in times

How do you juggle the logistics of different check-in and check-out times?

Believe me, we were worried about that — we said, how are we going to do this? But we just started scheduling things differently, staggering maid service. We have some maids start at 6 o’clock. As soon as a guest leaves, they prepare the room. We make it to the guests’ convenience. We have enough people arrive very late that it always works out. In general, it’s a non-issue.

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Old Jun 13, 13, 2:54 pm
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Any updates here?
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Old Mar 5, 14, 10:51 pm
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Has anyone had any recent experiences here? Wondering if it's worth trying over the Four Seasons?
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Old Mar 6, 14, 6:31 am
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Was there in Mid January. Toured all the room categories. Bathrooms in all were of nice size and design. Rooms all had lots of natural lite, moldings galore, and just a plush new feel. Service was very good and the fact that you check in and out when you want to is very special. Staff contact you before arrival and set everything up then. Roof top deck, with small pool and gym means you should plan some time to relax up there. They will serve you food and drinks and being that it was the only warm sunny day this winter it made for a great afternoon overlooking Georgetown. Food was really good and they severed breakfast to us after 12 noon as we had just arrived and that's what we felt like eating. I would choose this over the Four Seasons.
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