I would like to introduce you to the Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown General Manager, Marco Bustamante. Marco, a 10 year veteran of the Capella family, took D.C. by storm, bringing with him a wealth of experience and charisma.
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Marco to get a better idea of why he loves being part of the Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown team.
The people. We have an amazing team with people from all different backgrounds and experiences. We have a lot of local Washingtonians as part of our staff and I think it brings great soul to the property.
What makes our property unique in D.C.?
The design of our hotel gives guests an intimate, sophisticated, modern, and high tech feel. From relaxing in the Living Room to enjoying a cocktail in The Rye Bar, our guests have the option of feeling like they are in an urban oasis.
You’ve been part of the Capella team for over 10 years, what is your favorite memory?
When I was working in Los Cabos, we had a couple buy-out the entire hotel for their wedding. We really wanted to make their experience special and unique, so we built a 120-foot long table to host 150 of their wedding guests in an underground tunnel. The tunnel started from the entrance of the resort and opened up to the front of property. We strung chandeliers from the ceiling accompanied with drapery all around; it was really beautiful and different.
What new and exciting events can guests expect this summer at Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown?
We recently held Negroni Week, where $1 of each Negroni cocktail sold will be donated to helping aid the victims in Nepal. We have an employee who is Nepalese and she started a charity fund to help out her homeland, so proceeds will be sent to support relief efforts. Summer in D.C. is a great time, we are looking forward to our Father’s Day special package, our annual 4th of July Rooftop party, cocktail specials in The Rye Bar, and Chef Ruta has some amazing new brunch items to be enjoyed on our terrace.
What is your favorite thing to do in D.C.?
I love spending time with my two sons and taking them kayaking on the Potomac River.
We are so happy to have you leading the team here at Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, Marco! Here’s to another year of creating more True Capella memories!
Images via MoMo Photography