Andaz is all about the view.
The fun begins on the 25th floor.
Instead of the typical check-in counters that greet you the moment you step through the door of most hotels, the lobby at Andaz is a little bit more exclusive. You take the elevator up to the 25th storey and there, the check-in is casual and relaxed at open counters in the free-flowing space. It all feels very social and communal yet exclusive, perched high above the city centre with a spectacular panorama for a backdrop.
Yes, Andaz is all about the view.
Soak up the fabulous view of the Singapore skyline stretching to the Marina Bay harbour from the floor-to-ceiling windows in any of the hotel’s 342 designer guestrooms that occupy levels 26 and up, or while taking a dip in the infinity pool also on the 25th floor as you watch the Singapore Flyer go round.
At dusk, take in the beautiful sunset from rooftop bar Mr Stork on level 39 flaunting an amazing 360-degree view of the city. It’s one of the few – if not only – rooftop bars in the city where kids are welcome. There are 10 cosy teepee huts dotting the lush landscape grounds of the rooftop bar and your little ones will surely enjoy playing in them.
Andaz, which means “personal style” in Hindi, is a boutique luxury chain by the Hyatt group and this Singapore property is the first Andaz hotel in Southeast Asia. The hotel is housed within DUO twin towers, which comprises offices, residences and a retail gallery in the Bugis district. You won’t miss the gleaming new building, with its iconic honeycomb-patterned exterior designed by renowned German architect Ole Scheeren.
The hotel rooms are designed by famed Hong Kong architect Andre Fu and we love their homely feel – washed in a natural, earthy and soothing palette of warm russet, paprika, aubergine and mustard tones, and accented by whimsical touches like a bespoke post-box doorbell outside each door. Each room also comes with a complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar and snacks.
What’s also fun about Andaz is that it’s more than a chic space. For instance, there’s a lot more happening on the 25th floor than meets the eye. Besides Sunroom (serving complimentary refreshments throughout the day) and Bar Square, which are visible from the lobby, explore all the ‘alleyways’ tucked in the corners as some immersive culinary experiences await.
Providing a visual treat for the kids, there’s Smoke & Pepper featuring an open-fire barbecue grill, The Green Oven where international classics are baked in a vintage-style, cast-iron beech oven in the centre of the open kitchen, Plancha’Lah!, which features ‘live’ culinary theatre at an open hotplate (plancha), and Auntie’s Wok and Steam, which serves up Singapore dishes and seafood prepared ‘live’ at wok and steamer stations.
Come back another time without the kids for date night at premium steak house 665°F on level 38. Named after the wood-fired oven and grill in which all the dishes are cooked, the restaurant evokes old-world charm with its rich, classic interior inspired by Savile Row tailors, and more of that marvellous view, of course.
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