It may have taken a little while for Andaz to arrive in Singapore, but the design-led hospitality concept makes up for lost time with an excellent location on the premises of duo, a newly opened landmark complex by award-winning architect Ole Scheeren. The hotel occupies the top floors of one of two concave skyscrapers clad in a latticework of hexagonal windows, and features 342 rooms and suites. Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the owner of the Andaz brand, has pulled out all the stops to create exceptional settings with a little help of Hong Kong-based interior designer André Fu. Taking cues from the property’s top location amidst the city’s most coveted neighbourhoods, the chosen aesthetic subtly incorporates locally inspired techniques, decorative details, furniture, art and fabric yet oozes a distinctly urban and dynamic feel.
A number of selected artworks by leading international artists, such as Ahmad Abu Bakar, André Mendes and Monica Delgado, heighten the sense of exclusive hospitality. Rooms come in five categories, featuring lavish design and all the comfort and amenities that today’s discerning travellers expect to find. The top pad at Andaz Singapore undoubtedly is the premium suite. It’s spacious, comes with a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with bathtub, and sweeping views of both the harbour and the city’s soaring skylline. Singapore being a gourmet heaven, guests hardly need to venture out to savour its delicacies as the property features ample dining venues to pick from.
Alley on 25 offers Singapore street dining by way of seven Shop Houses on one alleyway, 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 specializes in premium meat and sustainable seafood, and Mr Stork is a rooftop bar offering teepee-hut seating and a breath-taking view of the city. Planning an event? Check. Alley on 3 is the hotel’s 14,800 sq.ft. events alleyway, featuring four residential-style spaces and an adjoining outdoor terrace, in addition to two studios available for smaller gatherings. Last but not least, we’d like to mention the alluring infinity pool on the top floor. The setting, views, and all the cocktails within reach make it one of the top spots in the city where to sit back and enjoy the good life.