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The first Andaz hotel in Southeast Asia has opened in Singapore.
The Andaz Singapore, the seventeenth property for the brand, is located on a site bordered by Ophir Road, Rochor Road and Beach Road, a short 20-minute drive from Changi Airport and only a five-minute drive to Singapore’s Central Business District.
Andaz Singapore is housed in DUO, a striking pair of concave skyscrapers, 186 and 170 metres high, clad in a latticework of hexagonal windows.
Designed by German architect Ole Scheeren, renowned for his works with the China Central Television Headquarters in Beijing and Prada Epicenters in New York and Los Angeles, DUO is the largest integrated development in the Ophir-Rochor district and comprises of residences, retail spaces, offices and the new Andaz Singapore hotel.
DUO is directly connected to Bugis MRT station via underground pedestrian walkways, providing easy access to all corners of the city.
Andaz Singapore houses 342 contemporary guestrooms, including 26 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the city.
As with all Andaz hotels, guests can enjoy a complimentary minibar with locally sourced snacks and non-alcoholic drinks that are replenished daily, complimentary Wi-Fi and all-day complimentary refreshments at Sunroom.
Guests have a wide variety of food and beverage options to choose from. Alley on 25 brings Singapore street dining to hotel guests by offering seven alleyway “shop houses” on one floor, from a platter of barbecued snacks from Smoke & Pepper to a steaming bowl of noodles from Auntie’s Wok & Steam or a refreshing shaved ice from Icehaus; 665°F, specializing in premium meat and sustainable seafood; and Mr Stork, a rooftop bar offering teepee-hut seating and an observatory corner to enjoy a 360-degree view of the city.
Event organizers can take advantage of Alley on 3, the hotel’s 14,800-square-foot (1,375-square-meter) events alleyway featuring four residential-style event spaces including The Glasshouse, a distinct ‘glass-box’ venue; Garden Studio, which has an adjoining outdoor terrace; and two Studios available for smaller gatherings.
“We are extremely excited to open Andaz Singapore and to bring the inspirational and creative Andaz brand to Southeast Asia,” said the hotel’s General Manager, Olivier Lenoir. “By bringing in the local spirit of our surrounding neighborhoods and offering new perspectives, Andaz Singapore aims to inspire a sense of discovery.”
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