In a statement issued by Capella Hotels and Resorts, Horst Schulze, Chairman and CEO, said: “Capella Hotels and Resorts has been proud to represent the Setai Fifth Avenue since its launch in 2010 until this coming January 15, 2013. Our entire team worked diligently to establish The Setai as one of the premier luxury hotels in New York City in a location that was not considered part of the traditional luxury hotel corridor. Additionally, we were able to create an atmosphere and reputation that led to residential real estate sales for the owners.”
Along with strong occupancy and financial results, the hotel gained high levels of media recognition and was recognized in several publications, including the distinction of being named:
The #1 Hotel in New York for the 2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels List
2011 Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List
Luxury Travel Magazine’s A-List Award
Top Ranked Luxury Hotel, Trip Advisor
According to Schulze, “New York City remains a prime location for the Capella Hotel Brand. We are looking forward to announcing our return, in the near future, with a hotel that features all the unique elements present in our Capella Hotels and Resorts located in Cabo San Lucas, Düsseldorf, Ixtapa, and Singapore.
We will maintain focus on our core business which is to manage hotels under the banner of Capella Hotels and Resorts. The expansion continues with the opening of Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown, in January 2013. Guests can expect to receive the same unparalleled level of personal attention from customer engagement, to design, to services, and amenities, including our signature personal assistants, guest living room, flexible check-in and check-out times, and complimentary mini-bar.
It has been our pleasure to work with Bizzi & Partners Development and we wish them well in their future endeavors.”
About Capella Hotels and Resorts
Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. Capella is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) opening January, 2013. Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); and Capella Sochi (Sochi, Russia). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.