by Matt Alderton | November 16, 2017

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has opened a new Andaz hotel in Singapore, it announced yesterday.

The first Andaz hotel in Southeast Asia and the 17th Andaz hotel worldwide. The 342-room Andaz Singapore is located in Singapore's Ophir-Rochor corridor, at the intersection of the city's Kampong Glam, Little India, and Bras Basah Bugis neighborhoods. Located inside of DUO, a pair of concave skyscrapers clad in hexagonal windows, it boasts a unique design that was inspired by the area's intimate alleyways and multicolored "shop houses." A highlight for groups, for example, is "Alley on 3," a 14,800-square-foot "events alleyway" that features four residential-style event spaces that are linked in a "meandering alleyway fashion," according to the hotel's website.

A similar setup permeates "Alley on 25," which features seven alleyway shop houses on one floor where guests can sample a smattering of Singapore street foods, including barbecue, noodles, and shaved ice.

Other highlights include a signature restaurant serving steak and sustainable seafood; a rooftop bar offering "teepee-hut" seating and 360-degree views of the city; an indoor pool area with changing rooms and saunas; a 24-hour fitness center; and an art program showcasing works from Brazilian sculptor André Mendes, Singaporean artist Ahmad Abu Bakar, New York-based Filipina artist Monica Delgado, and Malaysian artist Fauzulyusri Mohd Yusof.

"We are extremely excited to open Andaz Singapore and to bring the inspirational and creative Andaz brand to Southeast Asia," said 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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