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Alex Obertop Named as General Manager for the 49-room
Capella Washington D.C., Opening Early 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. - December 5, 2012 - Alex Obertop, former Hotel Manager at Capella Hotels and Resorts’ iconic Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf, Germany, has joined the management team for the company’s newest property, the Capella Washington D.C. Scheduled to welcome its first guests in early 2013 in what promises to be the capital’s most significant hotel opening in recent years, the ultra-sophisticated, 49-room hotel is located in Georgetown, Washington’s most historic and exclusive neighborhood.

As the hotel’s General Manager, Alex Obertop will oversee pre-opening activities such as promotions, marketing endeavors and generating interest in key domestic and international markets. He will also be responsible for directing the property’s Capella Personal Assistants and managing signature facilities such as the restaurant and bar, spa and rooftop space.

“Alex is adept at managing a customer base of discerning guests and ensuring that every detail of their stay is anticipated and taken care of,” said Robert Warman, President and COO, Capella Hotel Group. “We’re pleased that he is on-board and his experience in opening notable hotels for Capella such as the Dusseldorf property and maintaining standards of excellence among Capella’s Personal Assistants will be integral to the success of the D.C. property."

Obertop comes to Washington D.C. with an impressive track record of opening hotels for the Capella family of properties as well as extensive management experience with The Ritz-Carlton Company. He joined Capella in 2004 as Director of Operations for L’Auberge de Sedona shortly after the Capella Hotel Group was founded. In 2005, he became the opening General Manager at the Parkhotel Euskirchen and, in 2008, was asked to be pre-opening Hotel Manager at the Breidenbacher Hof where he supervised a multi-million dollar re-launch and established an environment of service excellence recognized throughout Europe and the world.

Prior to joining Capella, Obertop, who hails from the Netherlands, spent many years working with The Ritz Carlton Company in numerous capacities as well as hotel openings and task force assignments at hotels in Atlanta, Wolfsburg, Germany, Washington D.C., Boston and Key Biscayne.

About the Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
Ideally located alongside the historic C&O Canal and cobblestone sidewalks of Georgetown, in the capitol city of Washington D.C., Capella Washington D.C., will feature 49 luxury guest rooms and suites. Inside the hotel, guest can enjoy an elegant but comfortable grill and bar, showcasing organic, seasonal dining overlooking the Canal, an executive boardroom, and a rooftop pool and bar offering sweeping views of the D.C. skyline. The intimate Capella Washington D.C. will provide a top-tier retreat for the discerning world traveler, positioning guests between the center of culture, shopping, dining, and the headquarters of international policy and finance. The hotel is located at 1050 31st Street, NW Washington, DC 20007.  For more information visit, please visit

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 early 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

Lori Traczyk
M. Silver Associates (New York)
T: 212.754.6500 ext. 229

Aik Wye Ng
M. Silver Associates (New York)
T: 212.754.6500 ext. 224

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