Industry Update
Appointment 1 February 2018

John Blanco

Appointed General Manager
At Capella Bangkok, Thailand

https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-blanco-8971265/

John Blanco has been appointed as the General Manager of Capella Bangkok, which is scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2018. Located along the rejuvenated Chao Phraya River waterfront promenade, Capella Bangkok offers 101 rooms, suites and villas with panoramic views of Thailand"s revered river. 

An American with roots in Venezuela, John is a global citizen who was raised in various cities around the world. His sterling career took him to iconic destinations where inspiring travel experiences are conjured. For the past 25 years, John was single-minded in his pursuit of luxury hospitality with an impressive track record at Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and many award-winning independent hotels. His global perspective and proficiency in six languages put him in good stead to curate memorable experiences for Capella Bangkok"s international clientele.

Tasked with the debut of Capella Hotels and Resorts" first property in Thailand, John will provide strategic guidance to the pre-opening team ensuring operational success and premium positioning of Capella Bangkok.

Poised on the east bank of the River of Kings, Capella Bangkok is an integral part of the prestigious new development, Chao Phraya Estate. Sensitively designed with the Chao Phraya River in mind, all rooms at this new luxury landmark offer unobstructed river views complemented by the exceptional hallmarks of Capella Hotels and Resorts, which was recently voted as the world"s fifth best hotel brand by readers of Travel + Leisure in the 2017 World"s Best Awards.

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Glion Institute of Higher Education

John Blanco (Class of 1988) is a graduate of Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion-sur-Montreux - Switzerland
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Capella Hotel Group

Capella Hotel Group, headquartered in Singapore with offices in China, Europe and USA, offers global hospitality management services through two distinct brands. Capella Hotels and Resorts is an ultra-luxury hotel, resort and residential concept designed for the most discerning travellers and offering personalized attention with locations in Düsseldorf, Shanghai, Singapore, Sanya and Ubud as well as hotels planned for Bangkok, Maldives and Sydney.
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