Sunday, April 24, 2016

Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC Announces Sale of Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown

From our friends at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown...

Following Impressive Positioning in the Luxury Market by Capella Hotel Group, Developer Bruce Bradley of Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC Scores Big in $65 Million Sale to CTF Development International

Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC today announced the $65 million sale of the 49-room ultra-luxury Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown to CTF Development International. Opened in 2013, the former longtime home of the Trial Lawyers Association was transformed under Washington DC based developer Castleton Holdings LLC and Capella Hotel Group into one of the nation’s premiere luxury hideaways, serving as a retreat for heads of state, international dignitaries and the capital’s top socialites. As part of the transaction, the hotel will be transitioned into a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property.

In only a few short years, under the management of Capella Hotel Group, the property garnered top accolades from Andrew Harper, Elite Traveler, and the U.S. News & World Report while also securing glowing accolades from The Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes and other luxury travel publications.

“I’m very humbled by all that we have been able to accomplish in our first hotel venture and our partnership with Capella Hotel Group, turning a former office building into one of the best luxury hotels in not just the nation’s capital but the entire country,” said Bruce Bradley, Managing Member of Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC. “As a developer we have made it our mission to identify unique business opportunities and to drive value for our partners. I would like to thank Capella Hotel Group for their assistance in helping us achieve these goals with their incredible service level and globally recognized brand.”

“Capella Washington D.C was our first Capella branded property in the United States and we could not be more pleased by the excellence in which we achieved our vision,” said Horst Schulze, President and CEO of Capella Hotel Group. “As a result of our fruitful partnership, we’d like to thank Castleton for choosing Capella Hotel Group to manage the hotel and we look forward to continuing our success with him with our next hotel, the Solis at Two Porsche Drive Hotel in Atlanta.”

Capella Hotel Group’s upcoming project, the Solís Hotel at Two Porsche Drive will be located immediately adjacent to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Solís property, scheduled to open in 2017, will be designed by the award-winning HOK Architects firm, which also designed the Porsche Cars North America Headquarters. Peter Silling & Associates will craft the hotel's interior design.

Also on the radar for Capella Hotels and Resorts is Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, which is scheduled to open in March 2017. Located within the Hengfu historical and cultural preservation zone of the Xuhui District, Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li will be the city's only all-villa urban resort in the last remaining cluster of historical "shikumen" (stone warehouse gate) estate, which was the landmark of 1930s Shanghai. Capella Residences Shanghai, located within the same estate, will open in early 2017.

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 Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore), Capella Georgetown (Washington, DC) and most recently Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, Saint Lucia.

Capella’s upcoming hotels include the Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, scheduled to open in March 2017, and Capella Bangkok, situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, opening in 2017 as well.

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About Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC:
Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC is an affiliate of Washington, DC-based Castleton Holdings, LLC and includes partners ICG Properties, Eastern Star and Vega Management.

Founded in 1993, Castleton Holdings is a privately held real estate investment company that engages in the acquisition and development of institutional-quality real estate. Led by its Founder Bruce Bradley, Castleton leverages over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate market as developer, investor and advisor, comprising over $1 billion in transactions across various real estate asset classes. Castleton’s most recent development activity includes the critically acclaimed 5-star Capella hotel in Washington DC, Georgetown and the new Capella-managed, 214 room, 4-star “Solis Hotel Two Porsche Drive” in Atlanta, GA, scheduled to open in August of 2017. The project will reflect Porsche’s renowned design aesthetic and adjoins their North American Headquarters and Experience Center near the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.