Former Ritz-Carlton executive Horst H. Schulze raised the Capella to cater primarily to on-the-run business travelers that spend most of their time at work on the road, reports the Washington Post.
The lobby of the boutique hotel has no official check-in or checkout times. Additionally, there is no front desk. Hotel staffers greet guests in the lobby. The Capella is customer-centric and attributes its guest-experience philosophy to its small size.
But that kind of special treatment comes at a price. A room for a one-night stay in June costs up to $1,135, according to the hotel’s Web site, while the 1,300-square-foot presidential suite has a nightly rate of $5,000.