by Joe Pike
Capella Ixtapa, which formally welcomes its first guests today, marks the highly anticipated North American debut of the growing Capella Hotels and Resorts brand. The 59-room cliffside hotel, located on Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is the first of four Capella Hotels and Resorts properties to open in Mexico. Joining Capella Ixtapa will be Capella Pedregal, set to open in Cabo San Lucas in the spring; Capella Bahia Maroma in Riviera Maya, also scheduled for a spring opening, and Capella Nahui, opening in Riviera Nayarit in the winter of 2010. Visit www.capellaixtapa.com.