Committed to maintaining excellence in the craft of hospitality, the criticallly-acclaimed Capella Hotels & Resorts have launched Capella Curates, offering exclusive adventures, interesting characters, whimsical traditions, and the opportunity to hone unexplored skills in one incredible experience. Capella Curates offers a range of on and off-site experiences designed by the Capella Culturist in every property, allowing guests to glimpse the soul of each destination and be guided by their Culturist’s expertise throughout their stay.
With vistas across the azure South China Sea, Capella Sanya was inspired by the surrounding elements of nature and Hainan’s famous, and rather mysterious, silk road trade history. The Li people are one of the most predominant ethnic minorities that inhabit Hainan’s culturally rich coast, with their history on the island dating back centuries. The Li people have an abundance of fascinating rituals and traditions, and in Bolong to Me, Bolong to You, Capella Sanya’s beloved ‘Capella Culturist’, Troy, will take guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of their villages, presenting the opportunity to mingle with the Li people and learn more about their rich crafts and cultural heritage. One highlight of this experience lies in meeting the tribe’s 79-year-old Grandma, who can share more about the famous facial tattoo techniques practiced by the tribe.
Meanwhile, at home in Capella Singapore, Qi & The City sees the art of Fengshui and Chinese metaphysics taking centrestage, as guests are led to discover the various auspicious locations around the island city in an exclusive Singapore Sidecar tour, where they’ll whizz around the city in vintage sidecars, learning about the unique design and fascinating Fengshui principles present throughout the urban architecture. Sights include stops at the Marina Bay Area, including the Singapore Flyer and ArtScience Museum, as well as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, amongst other highlights.
Over at the Capella Ubud, a luxury tented camp designed by Bill Bensley, being so close to Bali’s luscious rainforest is a boon for any nature lover. Making full use of this tropical hideaway, Confined to Quarters is a life-changing Capella Curates experience with 24-hours spent in total solitude within their uniquely styled tent. The day begins with a traditional Balinese blessing ritual and yoga session, enabling guests to reconnect with one another and refocus, along with a 2-hour Senja Massage. Later, one of the Capella Ubud culinary masters will set up a rustic campfire in the grounds surrounding the tent, promising a feast of traditional dishes to be enjoyed al fresco, washed down with tailor-made cocktails. After a restful night’s sleep, made possible by the day spent in solitude, guests can take part in a sunrise purification ritual at the property’s Wos River Temple, encouraging guests to take away a lasting feeling of calm and positivity.
Whilst Düsseldorf is awash with fashion boutiques, bustling bars, and a slew of renowned restaurants, the surrounding countryside is agriculturally rich, with picturesque hills and farmland aplenty. Capella Breidenbacher Hof, Düsselforf is committed to supporting some of the country’s smaller farmers, and their Himmel & Äähd offers the opportunity to join Chef Philipp on a culinary tour to local farmer, Christian Benninghoven, and his famous farm, “Gut Diepensiepen.” Over the years, Chef Philipp and Christian Benninghoven have worked together to grow Capella’s very own potatoes and apples, which are used to create the traditional Himmel & Äähd (Heaven & Earth) dish. After getting their hands dirty on the farm, guests can join Chef Philipp in the kitchen for a cooking class, where they will learn how to prepare this local specialty, which they will later enjoy with Capella’s very own German wines.
In Capella Shanghai’s Print, Shoot, Retouch Capella Curates experience, guests will be shown to the city’s best-kept, most Instagrammable experiences and taught the essentials in order to be able to capture professional-standard images. Highlights include traditional shikumen terraced houses, quirky art deco buildings, and the best spots to capture the city’s infamous skyline. They will be led by Shanghai-based professional photographer, Mr Wang, who’s on a one man mission to capture the truth of the world, and is constantly seeking this across the city, making him an expert in the most photo-worthy spots.
And over at Capella Bangkok, the latest addition to the Capella Hotels & Resorts portfolio to open later this year on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, come experience Little Monks, where guests will learn about the importance of mindfulness and clarity, and meet notable characters across the city through their Capella Curates programme.
As masters in the craft of the stay, Capella Hotels & Resorts offer up experiences curated for the curious mind, blending nature, history, and the finest attention to detail. With properties in Singapore, Ubud, Shanghai, Sanya, Dusseldorf and soon, Bangkok, Maldives and Sydney, any stay at a Capella property anywhere in the world can and will become an opportunity for discovery, and deliver on the promise of wonder.
For more information about Capella Hotels & Resorts, visit https://www.capellahotels.com.