“Time flies when you are having fun!” It certainly does! I can’t believe it’s been five years since the opening of Capella Pedregal back in July of 2009. So many wonderful things have happened. In only five years the team has achieved some of the greatest honors in the industry. Travel & Leisure Readers’ Choice World’s Best Awards named Auriga spa #1 Spa in the World in 2012 and in 2014 voted Capella Pedregal #1 Hotel in Mexico and #15 in the World! Let’s not forget the coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award for the last three years.
But for the Capella Team, the most important thing is the relationship with the guests. Our guests have become friends and now think of Capella Pedregal as their Mexican home. The pre-opening team was a group of only 54 people and now the Capella Family has grown to 450 people! 450 people working with the only goal of creating memorial experiences for their guests.
As I shared with you in previous blogs, from July 9-13 Capella Pedregal hosted the 3rd Annual A Taste of Capella, Food and Wine Festival. The culinary festivities gather a group of some of the best chefs and recognized mixologists along with great Tequila and wine makers that flew from different parts of the world to share their talent and knowledge. During the festival, the chefs shared time with the guests, both at the dinner events and in cooking demonstrations and even a private sunset cruise that took them to see the beautiful Land’s End Arch of Cabo San Lucas. Every day was a celebration and a wonderful display of the best wines, food and cocktails but the final night, the Gala Dinner, was something I will never forget. It wasn’t only the closing night of the festival, but was the celebration of Capella Pedregal’s 5th anniversary.
The celebration took place at Don Manuel´s restaurant and started with a reception where we toasted with Taittinger’s finest champagne, Blanc de Blanc 2012, Comptes de champagne, a special reserve specially opened in honor of the big anniversary! Later, the guest chefs and Chef Yvan Mucharraz prepared a spectacular five course dinner perfectly paired with delicious wine. At the end of the evening Capella Pedregal’s General Manager, John Volponi, thanked the team and the guests for being part of this milestone. The big surprise was that right after his speech, a beautiful display of fireworks illuminated the sky and as the Mariachi music started, each guest was received a sparkler. Then the real party started and everyone was dancing. It was a wonderfully memorable evening!
Happy Birthday Capella Pedregal!