Luxury Yacht Tour Of Singapore

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to take a luxury yacht tour of Singapore.  The tour, which was organized by one of Capella Singapore’s fantastic Personal Assistants, began at the Marina at Keppel Bay, home to some of the most exclusive yachts and boats in Singapore.

Luxury yacht tour of Singapore

It was a rather cloudy day with a slight threat of rain, however when we got to the marina the skies cleared.  As we made our way through the docks, we were greeted by scores of beautiful boats, some for commercial and others for private use.   We were on our way to board the SG Yacht, a luxurious 13-seater.

The SG Yacht was beautiful.  As we climbed up the deck, we were greeted by a luxuriously cozy “living room” complete with a small coffee table, sofas and a mini television set.  The boat also had two bedrooms with beds set nice and high you could literally climb into them.  On the deck, we were able to make our way to the helm of the boat and enjoy the glorious sea breeze as the yacht cut deftly through the waters.

The yacht trip would take us all the way to one of the small southern Singapore islands named Lazarus Island before heading back to the marina.  Needless to say, the sights were glorious.  Just as we were pulling out into the open sea, we passed a familiar sight – the beachfront view of Capella Singapore!

Soon after, we reached Lazarus Island – an uninhabited tropical paradise with a beach so pristine, calm and picturesque.  We took some time to explore the island, enjoying all its flora and fauna.

Lazarus Island is just one of the many southern islands of Singapore which are frequent destinations for hired yachts. For the more adventurous, a chartered yacht can even visit exotic locations of Bali, Tioman Island, Phuket and more.

With Singapore being a small island, taking a trip out to sea on a luxury Yacht is definitely something I would recommend to everyone. In fact, the Personal Assistants at Capella Singapore are more than able to help facilitate all the necessary arrangements for chartering a luxury yacht.

The Framing of The Cologne Dome

As you have read in previous blog stories, at Breidenbacher Hof, as well all Capella Hotels, we have a very special and truly unique service – our personal assistants.  Before guests arrive, the personal assistants call them in advance to discuss any special requirements or wishes to be taken care of during their stay.

One our personal assistants, Malte, was having a pre-call with a guest who was just preparing for his first stay at Breidenbacher Hof and in fact his first visit to Düsseldorf and the greater Area.  As he was very interested in cultural sights, especially churches, he asked if he could see the Cologne Dome from his room. Malte explained that unfortunately Düsseldorf and Cologne are about 40 kilometers away from one another.

Malte then offered to arrange for a specially guided tour during the guest’s stay.  The guest thankfully agreed.  After the call Malte was still touched by the disappointment and thought about a way to surprise the guest.

Finding a beautiful photo of the dome, Malte printed the image and framed it nicely.  On the day of the guest’s arrival he placed the picture frame on the nightstand with a little note saying “Now you can see the dome any time you wish.”

Upon finding the photo, the guest immediately rushed to see Malte.  Filled with gratitude, the guest thanked him exclaiming, “Thank you for turning a stay at a luxury hotel into an exceptional experience!”