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The Supreme Court of the State of New York orders the reinstatement of Capella Hotels and Resorts

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Capella Hotel Group (CHG) has guided Capella Pedregal to being one of the top luxury resorts in Mexico and globally.

ATLANTA - Atlanta based Capella Hotel Group (CHG) has advised that a New York Supreme Court Judge has ordered that Capella Hotels and Resorts be reinstated as the management company of Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, effective immediately.  

Despite this ruling, CarVal Investors (CarVal), a co-owner of the Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas has persisted in making baseless allegations against CHG with the intention of damaging the company's reputation and its standing in the hospitality industry.  

"We are very disappointed with CarVal's actions, especially after the ruling handed down by The Supreme Court of the State of New York," said Horst Schulze, Chairman and CEO, Capella Hotel Group. "We refute all their claims as inflammatory and intentionally misleading. Capella has acted with the utmost integrity in this matter and with the best interests of its employees and guests in mind. Our top priority has always been to create a world-class resort and we believe that when all the facts are known, it will be evident that we have fulfilled every aspect of the management agreement with property ownership."

"We are also extremely disappointed that CarVal has to date refused to return possession of the property to Capella as ordered by the Court. We intend to fully enforce our contractual rights as per the order of the Supreme Court of New York."

Taking exception to a particularly egregious and false claim that CHG has held donations raised to help Capella staff affected by Hurricane Odile, Schulze further added: "Immediately following the storm, an Employee Relief Fund was set-up on GiveForward.com. In order to distribute these funds outside the US, the hotel was required to register with the Mexican government for that purpose, ensuring that the funds would not be distributed to a company or a single individual. That registration was finally received and the funds were to be transferred this week. CarVal's illegal takeover of Capella Pedregal has hindered the disbursement of these funds as originally intended."

Since conceptualizing and opening Capella Pedregal in 2009, the Capella Hotel Group has guided the property to the highest levels of success. Capella Pedregal ranks as one of the best in Mexico and continues to set the standard in guest satisfaction, occupancy and rate. These factors have led Capella Pedregal to be one of the most awarded hotels in Mexico, including receiving the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award, the highest level of rating for lodgings and restaurants administered by AAA and regarded as one of the hospitality industry's top honors. Capella Pedregal has held the AAA Five-Diamond Award for three consecutive years and received notification of retaining this award recently in 2014 due to the hotel's continued outstanding performance levels.

In 2014, Capella Pedregal furthered its reputation as an undisputed premier ultra-luxury hotel when Travel + Leisure's readers named the property the #1 hotel in Mexico in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 survey. The resort was also ranked #15 in the world on the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 list of Top Hotels Overall.

Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List which is based on the publication's Reader's Choice survey also saw Capella Pedregal named to this coveted list for the second year in a row and listed as one of the "World's Best Beach Hotels."

The hotel is also regularly awarded accolades by major travel rating sites, such as TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards which is determined on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe. In October 2014, the property's Auriga spa was named as one of the top 25 spas in Mexico by wellness publication, Spa Professional Mexico.

"Under CHG's management, Capella Pedregal has proven to be a strong presence in the building of a positive tourism image for Cabo San Lucas and in making a valuable contribution to the local economy," said Schulze.
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