Hyatt to launch Andaz brand in Asia
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that Andaz Shanghai, the first Andaz hotel in Asia, will open in the summer of 2011. The newly-constructed 24-storey hotel, featuring 307 guest rooms, will be located in the Xintiandi entertainment area in downtown Shanghai. The hotel is being developed by Metro Land Corp Ltd.
“Shanghai has become increasingly influential as a financial and commercial center and is a critically important city for international and in-country travelers and we are excited to introduce the Andaz brand there,” said Steve Haggerty, Global Head of Real Estate and Development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “The addition of the Andaz brand in Shanghai, which has three Hyatt hotels today, marks an important milestone for Andaz and we expect Andaz Shanghai to become the brand’s flagship in the region. Andaz Shanghai will be a spectacular addition to the Andaz family, which has six additional properties under development in key gateway cities and resort destinations around the world.”
Andaz Shanghai will feature 262 standard rooms measuring 40 square metres, as well as 45 suites, ranging in size from 82-193 square metres, as well as a restaurant, brasserie, bar, lounge, a spa and pool and 1,300 square metres of function space. The hotel will be located a short walk from Huai Hai Zhong Road, one of Shanghai’s main shopping areas.
Five Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York City, Andaz Liverpool Street in London, Andaz San Diego, and Andaz West Hollywood. Other Andaz hotels are under development around the world in Amsterdam, Delhi, Costa Rica, Sanya, the Turks and Caicos Islands and a Hawaii.
According to Hyatt, the Andaz brand will local experiences with “uncomplicated service”.