Ahora ya sabes, la próxima vez que pases mucho tiempo en el sol en las albercas de Capella Pedregal, prueba el tratamiento Sun Worshiper en el spa , confía en mí, te sentirás mucho mejor.
I had the chance to visit Singapore’s Little India this weekend. I love how Little India is just bustling with excitement and activity. The vibrantly coloured temples, together with the unmistakeable scent of exotic spices stimulate the senses, are truly an incredible experience.
In order to make the most out of my time in Little India, I set out to accomplish two main things: firstly, to take in the sights, sounds and scents of the district by walking through the famous historical five-foot walkways and secondly, to visit and appreciate one of the local Hindu temples.
I started my journey at Serangoon Road, the main thoroughfare of Little India, taking my time to wander through the little streets. There are so many meandering walkways and streets that one could venture off into. Along the streets there are many little stalls selling floral garlands. These garlands, which are used as a form of offering and adornment for the Hindu deities, are truly beautiful – handmade and created with fresh brightly coloured flowers.
I also enjoyed admiring the colourful animated altars that sat prominently on street corners and outside of Hindu-owned shops.
After taking my time exploring the effervescent streets of Little India, I decided to spend the next part of my afternoon in one of Singapore’s most famous Hindu temples, the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. Located along Serangoon Road, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore, built by Indian immigrants who came to work and live here in Singapore in the 1800s. The choice of deity, Sri Veeramakaliamman as the chief deity is also significant. In the pioneer days, Indian immigrants experienced many hardships and obstacles. Sri Veeramakaliamman is seen as a goddess who destroys evil and therefore worshiped for her power to help them overcome their struggles and challenges.
Visiting the temple was really an eye-opener. Life-like deities filled the temple with dedicated devotees paying homage to them. There was a distinct smell of incense in the air as the priests lit bowls of fire and incense to honour the gods and goddesses.
Little India has since become one of my favourite places to recommend to visitors. Its distinct character so far removed from the skyscrapers that fill the Marina Bay skyline and the air-conditioned malls of Orchard Road. It is a place where time has learnt to stay still, and, hopefully, for many years to come.
Little India is an easy 25-minute drive from Capella Singapore. Our Personal Assistants will be able to assist to organise tours and transport for you. They can be reached at +65 6591 5034/35 / email@example.com.
Summer vacations may be behind us, but weekends in September and October are one of my favorite times to experience the DC Metro area. So much, I have decided to plan a staycation here at Capella Washington, D.C. Georgetown! To do so, I’ve turned to my colleagues and D.C. natives for some of their most favorite activities and inspirations.
DC Staycation Tips:
Michael Katigbak, Capella D.C.’s Director of Sales & Marketing and his wife Courtney have lived in the city for many years, so I could not wait to hear their recommendations:
Jason, one of Capella D.C.’s wonderful Sales Managers and his seven-year-old son Isaac love family activities. Some of their favorites include:
National Building Museum
The opportunities and experiences are endless and I am so grateful to my team for giving me these wonderful suggestions! With my reservation on the books, I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I also cannot forget to mention how excited I am to swim in the rooftop heated infinity pool and sip a cocktail from the lounge! You can’t beat the feeling of exclusivity and outstanding views of our Nation’s Capital from the rooftop.
For more personalized recommendations and for information on planning your staycation experience be sure to contact one of our Personal Assistant’s at 202-617-2415 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“El tiempo vuela cuando te diviertes!” Ciertamente lo hace! No puedo creer que hayan pasado cinco años desde la apertura de Capella Pedregal en julio de 2009. Tantas cosas maravillosas han sucedido. En sólo cinco años, el equipo ha logrado algunos de los mayores honores de la industria. Best Awards de Travel & Leisure Readers ‘Choice del mundo nombrados Auriga spa # 1 Spa en el Mundo en 2012 y en 2014 votaron Capella Pedregal Hotel # 1 en México y # 15 en el mundo! No olvidemos el codiciado premio AAA Cinco-Diamantes en los últimos tres años.
Pero para el equipo de Capella, lo más importante es la relación con los huéspedes. Nuestros huéspedes se han convertido en amigos y ahora piensa en Capella Pedregal como su segundo hogar . El equipo de pre-apertura fue un grupo de sólo 54 personas y ahora la familia Capella ha crecido hasta 450 personas! 450 personas que trabajan con el único objetivo de crear experiencias memorabkes para sus huéspedes.
Feliz cumpleaños Capella Pedregal!
In the month of August, Saint Lucia celebrates the two most beautiful flower festivals in the Caribbean region. The Feast of La Rose originated from the seven years that Saint Lucia was fought over by the British and The Feast of La Marguerite was named after the French who also fought for this island for seven years. Of all the things I enjoy the most about this beautiful island of Saint Lucia, I am always charmed by the indigenous flowers and plants found in gardens everywhere. From Jade Vine to Torch Ginger, all 238 square miles are dotted with such a delightful variety of flora.
In celebration of the flower festivals, I went on a tour to the most decorated town on the island, the town of Soufriere. Soufriere played host to the flower celebrations this year and is also one of the most spectacular areas on island. Before the parade began, I drove to the magical Botanical gardens which is where many of the plants are exclusively found in Saint Lucia. As I ventured further into the gardens I discovered the Diamond Falls. This amazing waterfall is part of the world renowned Sulphur Springs which are a product of the worlds’ only drive in volcano. Tourists and locals alike, travel specifically to this region to bathe in the healing waters of the Sulphur Springs and to experience their rejuvenating effects on the body. The Sulphur Springs from which the town of Soufriere got its name, came into formation due to weak spots in the crust of an enormous collapsed crater, the result of volcanic eruptions of gigantic proportions that took place some 410,000 years ago.
Similar hot springs feed the mineral baths into the Diamond Falls located on the Diamond Estate built originally in 1784 for the troops of King Louis XVI of France so that they could benefit from the therapeutic waters. I was amazed at the thought that the springs contained healing properties and was really tempted to jump in. On my way back to watch the parade I looked up to witness the most mesmerizing view of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the twin pitons. These two volcanic spires, Gros Piton and Petit Piton are one of the main reasons why people visit this beautiful island.
After enjoy the view, I returned to town just in time to see the denizens of Soufriere in colorful cultural wear as they put on an event of pomp and pageantry, celebrating the island’s mixed heritage of English and French. As the event continued with cultural folk dances such as the Quadrille, the Mappa and the Belair, I could not help but be once again impressed by the beauty and energy of Saint Lucia.
If you are in Saint Lucia during the month of August, be sure to ask your Capella Marigot Bay Personal Assistants about the flower festivals, Feast of La Rose and Feast of La Marguerite. And even if it isn’t August, make sure to make time to visit Soufriere, one of the many magical towns here in Saint Lucia!
Since it opened on 30 June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub was on my must-visit radar. So, when I found out that The Singapore Selection was playing Juventus Football Club in a friendly match on 16 August 2014, I made it a point to buy tickets so that I could enjoy the new National Stadium, which is part of the Hub, and support our Singapore team at the same time.
I must say that when I arrived at the 35-hectare Singapore Sports Hub, I was quickly swept away by the excitement and flurry that filled the air. There were football fans getting ready to enter the National Stadium to support the Home team, there were diners, shoppers, families and the curious – like me. All keen and eager to visit our new national sports icon.
The Singapore Sports Hub comprises a wide range of venues, namely, a 55,000-capacity National Stadium, 6,000-capacity Aquatics Centre, 3,000-capacity Sports Arenas, a Water Sports Centre, a Library and about 41,000 sqm of retail and dining space. Before the big game, I decided to roam the shopping and dining area named the Kallang Wave. A huge shopping centre featuring a wide range of international fashion brands, sports wear as well as a large variety of dining choices, I easily lost track of time in the mall!
Just before the match began, I quickly made my way to the National Stadium. The best part about the new Sports Hub is how close the National Stadium is to the shopping mall. It took just five minutes to get from the shopping mall to my seat! How convenient!
When I entered the National Stadium, I was blown away. The 55,000-seater stadium was unlike anything else in Singapore. Featuring the world’s largest free-standing dome, the National Stadium also boasts a retractable roof and customisable, mechanised and automated retractable seating configurations on the lowest tier making it suitable to host a wide range of sports, concerts and other events.
What I found the most breathtaking was the view of the city skyline and the water. How magnificent! How beautiful!
While the Singapore Selection lost to Juventus Football Club, I left content. I felt happy that I had the opportunity to visit this amazing stadium and be part of history, watching the first ever football game played in the new National Stadium.
Upcoming concerts and events held at the National Stadium include:
Mariah Carey, “Me. I am Mariah”, Friday, 24 October 2014
Jay Chou, “Opus 2 Jay 2014 World Tour”, Saturday, 8 November 2014
Asia Pacific Dragons vs Maori All Blacks XV’s Match, Saturday, 15 November 2014
One Direction, “On the Road Again”, Wednesday, 11 March 2015
If you are staying at Capella Singapore during any one of these periods, I strongly recommend contacting our Personal Assistants who will be able to assist with ticket bookings and transport. They can be reached at +65 6591 5034/35 / email@example.com.