Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The new Georgetown hotel will offer pilates appointments for guests.
The Capella Georgetown Hotel has partnered with Dupont-based Fuse Pilates so guests can get a work out in either in the comfort of their room or on a nice day on the rooftop, according to TravelPulse.com. TravelPulse.com reports, "Guests may choose to work out in their room with fully equipped Pilates’ gear and a dedicated instructor provided by Fuse. Guests also have the option of arranging workout sessions on the hotel’s rooftop space with views of the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center, Washington Monument and more." The Capella opened in March and celebrated a grand opening in April. Read more Patch coverage about The Capella Georgetown:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A new hotel at 1050 31st St. NW is accepting reservations starting March 22.
The Capella Hotel Georgetown is now officially accepting reservations for stays starting March 22 and onward. Most recently the hotel had expected to open April 1. The hotel at 1050 31st St. NW is the first Capella brand hotel in the District. The Grill Room and the Rye Bar, the hotel restaurant and bar respectively, will both also open March 22. Reservations are now being accepted for lunch and on. The 70-seat Grill Room includes C&O Canal-side dining. Swedish Chef Jakob Esko comes to the Capella Georgetown from Capella Singapore and by way of Michelin–Star Restaurant ‘Sihlhalde’ in Zurich. "The Grill Room and The Rye Bar are local venues and not a typical hotel restaurant or bar," Alex Obertop, the general manager, said in an email. …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The hotel had originally planned to open in time for the Inauguration.
The new Capella Georgetown Hotel under construction at 1050 31st St. NW will open in February, according to the Washington Post. The 49-room hotel had originally indicated a desire to open in time for the inauguration. Get daily and breaking news alerts by signing up for our newsletter. The building, which sits next to the C&O Canal, has been undergoing a complete interior renovation. When it opens, it will feature a canal-side restaurant and lounge, an executive boardroom for guest use, and, on the rooftop, a pool, bar, and full-service spa. In an interview with the Washington Post, Horst H. Schulze, the founder of the Capella brand of hotels, explained why this new edition would be different from other luxury brands: "My vision for …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Some hotels offer special inauguration packages for Jan. 21 event; others are already booked.
Georgetown's hotels are ready for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration -- in fact, many are already booked for the days surrounding Jan. 21. Georgetown Suites was nearly booked even before the election Nov. 6. By Nov. 7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, all 220 suites were reserved for inauguration weekend, according to Pam Welliver, director of sales. Get daily and breaking news alerts by signing up for our newsletter. The yet-to-open Capella Georgetown plans its debut just days before the 2013 Inauguration. Alex Obertop, the general manger of Capella in Washington, D.C., told Patch the hotel has booked about 50 percent of its 49 rooms to existing Capella hotel clients. If you are not currently a Capella client, you may …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Capella Georgetown is under construction and owners hope to open in time for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
The new hotel coming to 1050 31st St. NW, the Capella Georgetown, is on its way to a full renovation at the hands of HITT Construction. The owners — Castleton Hotel Partners LLC — hope to open the 48-room boutique Capella Georgetown hotel (managed by Horst Schulze and Capella Hotel Group) along the C&O Canal in time for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. The hotel will feature a 70-seat restaurant along the C&O Canal and a rooftop plunge pool. The design by architect Michael Winstanley won swift approval from both the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the Old Georgetown Board in fall of 2011. Editor's Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Castleton Hotel Partners LLC is the owner of the Capella Georgetown and that Horst …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The 49-room boutique Capella Georgetown hotel along the C&O Canal can now begin renovation and construction.
The developers behind The Capella Georgetown have secured necessary financing and can now begin construction, possibly delivering the planned boutique hotel at 1050 31st St. by January 2013. The new hotel will emerge from the makeover of an existing five-story, free-standing commercial building on 31st Street, next to the C&O Canal. According to a release from the developers from March 2010, the hotel will feature a canal-side restaurant and lounge, an executive boardroom for guest use, and, on the rooftop, a pool, bar, and full-service spa. Though the rooftop pool and bar might be wishful thinking, considering the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and Old Georgetown Board's aversion to such activity on rooftops. For instance, while …