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Robert Lagerwey Appointed General Manager
of Capella Singapore



SINGAPORE (February 3, 2010) – Veteran hotelier Robert Lagerwey has been appointed General Manager of Capella Singapore the premier resort on Sentosa Island. He brings a wealth of expertise cultivated over more than 20 years in hotel management, both within Singapore and throughout Asia, the United States and Europe. 

Before joining Capella Singapore, Lagerwey served as General Manager for Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Bali. Coming on board in March 2005, he oversaw the luxury resort’s development from construction through its 2006 opening, and subsequently managed its 300-strong team.

Bob Warman, President and COO of Capella Hotels and Resorts, commented, “Robert’s experience will be invaluable to Capella Singapore as the resort builds on the success of its first year.  We’ve created one of the very finest resorts in all of Asia, and we’re so pleased to have one of the finest General Managers in the region take the helm.” 

Lagerwey was previously Hotel Manager for Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 2001 to 2005, during which time he was recognized at the 2005 World Gourmet Summit as a finalist for Food & Beverage Manager of the Year, honouring his extensive culinary background. He joined the Singapore hotel from The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, where he served as Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage. 

For 10 years prior, Lagerwey held Food & Beverage Director positions with the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia; The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel; Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco; and London’s Grande Forte St. George’s Hotel. His tenure with Four Seasons was marked by a string of prestigious awards, including a James Beard Award and Award of Excellence for Wine List for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and a Grand Award for Wine List for The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. 

Lagerwey holds a degree in International Hotel Management from Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands. He is past chairman of the Bali Hotel Association and a member of Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

About Capella Singapore:
Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts.  The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms.  In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club at Capella Singapore.  These long stay offerings will include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools.  For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit www.capellasingapore.com. 

About Capella Hotels and Resorts:
Led by founder Horst Schulze, Capella is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella is opening world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Dunboy Castle (Castletownbere, Ireland); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); Capella Telluride (Telluride, Colorado); and Schloss Velden, a Capella Hotel (Velden, Austria). 

Contact:

www.capellahotels.com

 

Also See: Romana Heeg Appointed General Manager of the 59 suite Capella Ixtapa in Mexico / September 2008
Millenia Hotel Private Limited Appoints Capella Hotels & Resorts, to Jointly Create and Operate the Capella Singapore; the Project, on the Island of Sentosa, Expected to Cost $250 million / August 2006
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