Capella Hotels & Resorts have launched Capella Curates created by the expert team in each locale. Capella Curates offer exclusive adventures incorporating characters, whimsical traditions and the opportunity to hone unexplored skills on and off-site.
These experiences are designed by the Capella Culturist at each property to offer a glimpse into the soul of each destination.
Capella Culturist Troy from Capella Sanya will take guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Li people’s villages to mingle and learn more about their rich crafts and cultural heritage. Bolong to Me, Bolong to You will also give guests the opportunity to meet the tribe’s 79-year-old Grandma, who will share more about the infamous facial tattoo techniques practised by the tribe.
Capella Shanghai has collaborated with Shanghai-based professional photographer Mr Wang in its Print, Shoot, Retouch Capella Curates experience. Mr Wang will bring guests to the city’s best kept, most Instagrammable places including traditional shikumen terraced houses, quirky art deco buildings and teach the essentials to capture professional-standard images.
In Singapore, Qi & The City is an exclusive Singapore Sidecar tour to learn about the unique design and fascinating Fengshui principles present throughout the urban architecture. Guests will be taken through the Marina Bay Area, Singapore Flyer, Art Science Museum and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and other highlights.
In Ubud, Bali, Confined to Quarters allow couples to escape the humdrum of daily life with 24-hours spent in total solitude within their uniquely styled tent. Begin the day with a traditional Balinese blessing ritual and yoga session. A 2-hour Senja massage follows after which one of the Capella Ubud culinary masters will set up a rustic campfire in the grounds surrounding the tent. He will create a feast of traditional dishes to be enjoyed al fresco while you enjoy tailor-made cocktails. After a restful night’s sleep, guests can take part in a sunrise purification ritual at the property’s Wos River Temple.
In Bangkok, Thailand, Capella Bangkok is opening later this year on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River. The new hotel’s Capella Curates experiences will include Little Monks that encourages guests to interact with notable characters across the city to evoke mindfulness and clarity from an early age.
In Düsseldorf, Germany, the Capella Breidenbacher Hof’s Himmel and Äähd offers guests the opportunity to join Cheff Philipp on a culinary tour to local farmer Christian Benninghoven’s famous farm “Gut Diepensiepen”. Chef Philipp and Christian Benninghoven have worked together to grow Capella’s very own potatoes and apples. These are used to create the traditional Himmel & Äähd (Heaven & Earth) dish. Chef Phillipp will teach guests how to prepare this local specialty which can later be enjoyed with Capella’s very own German wines.