ANDAZ SINGAPORE IS WEEKS AWAY FROM OPENING
It’s been almost two years since we told you about Andaz Singapore, the Hyatt hotel inside the mega mixed-use DUO development with residences, offices, retail, restaurants, along with an abundance of public green spaces both at ground level and high up in the sky. Having seen the construction in person six months prior to our last report, we weren’t too sure a 2017 opening was going to happen… But it looks like it’s still on!
Reservations are currently open from Wednesday 15 November, and with a little luck, the 342-room hotel might yet shave a few weeks off of that date. We don’t yet have a full cache of photos, but here are a few renderings and some further details to keep us going.
Interiors are done by André Fu, known for his design of The Upper House, while the crescent-shaped exterior with hexagonal windows are thanks to Ole Scheeren; Andaz Singapore’s openings also means that Scheeren’s Singapore tower will beat Bankok’s MahaNakhon, along with its Edition Hotel, to the punch as its opening has now been pushed back to next year.
These renderings, pasted against every room category from Standard (at 38 square-metres / 409 square-feet) to Premium Suites, can be found on the hotel’s website. Room categories appear to vary once you make it through to booking, but pictures on the website show hardwood floors; a chaise longue to take advantage of the stellar views; and splashes of colour in the patterned headboard, yellow door frames, red chair and green potted plant. The wooden theme in the living spaces extends as far as the bathroom: tones of oak cover the backdrop of its circular mirror, while the walk-in shower is made from grey stone.
What else can you expect in the 39-storey tower that will house the hotel? With free Wi-Fi, a complimentary (non-alcoholic) minibar and snacks and refreshments during the day and a 5pm-7pm wine hour for in-house guests, the list of amenities is looking promising. Plus, there’s an outdoor pool on the 25th floor, a 24-hour fitness centre, and four places to eat and drink.
Alley on 25 offers a variety of different ‘shophouses’ on one floor with different cuisines, 665F for meat and seafood on level 38, and Pandan, a grab-and-go style outlet. Finally, all the way at the top is Mr Stork, a rooftop bar on level 39, with 360-degree views of the city and 12 teepee huts among its greenery. Between this and its bar being named after storks – who often build nests on top of tall structures, and are seen as a good omen – it’s safe to expect a garden setting up top.
In other news beyond Singapore, Andaz is also planning to open in Palm Springs in 2019…