Stay: Andaz Singapore

Just when you thought that the only decent accommodations that aren’t in Orchard Road are limited to expensive boutique hotels or backpacker hostels, Hyatt swoops in with a stunning lifestyle hotel – Andaz Singapore – and lays claim into the culturally rich Kampong Glam, marrying luxury and tradition. Also, unlike every other stand-alone hotel, Andaz is situated within DUO, an integrated development consisting of premium residences, Grade-A offices, boutique retail gallery and restaurants. It’s definitely one of the most highly-anticipated hotel property slated to open in Singapore this year.

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And here’s why you’ll love staying at Andaz Singapore:

Check-in In comfort

Get whisked away to the Sunroom for a welcome drink when you check-in not at a front desk but with a tablet. So yes you can sit comfortably on the couch while checking-in. An Andaz host will then introduce you to the surrounding neighbourhood’s good stuff, even suggesting walking and jogging routes for those raring to explore.

the devil’s in the details

Designed by esteemed interior architect Andre Fu of The Upper House fame, all 342 of Andaz Singapore hotel guest-rooms are inspired by the locale. Featuring organic, fluid spaces with warm russet and mustard tones frequently found in Indian and Malay handicrafts, floor-to-ceiling windows flood spaces with natural light and frame stunning views of Singapore’s skyline. Sleep like a king on the spacious day beds,  walk as if you’re walking on air on the plush carpeting and you’ll probably never want to leave the bathroom fitted with rainfall showers. Look out for unique details such as a the doorbell housed in an old-school post box and shophouse-style doors in bold mango yellow.

it’s complimentary

Enjoy complimentary all-day refreshments at Sunroom, complimentary non-alcoholic in-room minibar and local snacks, or head to Andaz Lounge Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. daily for complimentary red and white wine, and Andaz Pale Ale for all in-house guests. Head up to the 39th floor rooftop bar Mr. Stork and chill in one of the 10 teepee huts with a cocktail in hand while soaking in the skyline view. Andaz Singapore houses 4 dining and drinking venues in total but the most noteworthy would be Alley on 25, an all-day dining venue that recreates the fluid experience of Singapore street-dining with sky-high view, and Pandan for takeaway local desserts.

local vibes only

Good news for those who enjoy exploring local culture, Andaz Singapore is located at the crossroads of Kampong Glam, a historical Malay-Arab conservation district, the heritage-rich Little India and Bugis, the hub of entertainment and arts. Get traditional breakfast at Dong Po Colonial Cafe, explore the interesting enclave of Haji Lane, feast on some good grub at A for Arbite, and chill out with some good tunes at Blu Jaz Cafe in the evening, There’s just so much to do, you might even need to extend your stay.

The best part? For their opening promotion, Andaz Singapore is offering 20% Off from now through January 31, 2018 with a minimum of two nights booked, and World of Hyatt members also receive 3,000 Bonus Points. 

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