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First Andaz Hotel Opens its Doors in Singapore

DUO building designed by German architect Ole Scheeren housing also the new Andaz Singapore Hotel

Andaz Singapore is housed in DUO, a striking pair of concave skyscrapers, comprising of residences, retail spaces, offices and the new Andaz Singapore hotel.

The façade treatment of the towers are further enhanced by the beautiful latticework of hexagonal windows, indeed one of the most unique features that will certainly capture major eyeballs.

Designed by multi-award-winning German architect Ole Scheeren, the hotel is located in the Ophir-Rochor district and is a close proximity away from the lively surroundings and alleyways, leading to the shop houses.

DUO skyline at sunset

Hotel guests can immerse in the discovery of the local culture and indigenous experiences of Singapore. Featuring 342-guestrooms, the hotel provides unrivalled views overseeing the city from level 26 and up.

“We are extremely excited to open Andaz Singapore and to bring the inspirational and creative Andaz brand to Southeast Asia.” – General Manager Olivier Lenoir of Andaz Singapore

Managed by Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Andaz Singapore is the first Andaz hotel to open in Southeast Asia, making it the seventeenth property to join Andaz’s chain of hotels.

To form the concept for Andaz Singapore, the hotel draws inspiration from the local lifestyle and ethnic heritage, and weaves the same ambience into the hotel to offer guests fresh perspectives of the city.

Adding to the delight of the dynamic spaces of Andaz Singapore are some remarkable artworks, such as the colour-saturated pieces by Brazilian sculptor André Mendes, also featuring art pieces by local Singaporean artist Ahmad Abu Bakar, New York-based Filipina artist Monica Delgado and Malaysian artist Fauzulyusri Mohd Yusof.

Alley on 25

To create a sense of plaza, Andaz Singapore collaborated  with famed interior designer Andre Fu of AFSO to create a dreamscape of passageways and incorporated subtle decorative details, furniture, art and fabric into the hotel.

The hotel facilities also include a mini bar for in-house guests, free Wi-Fi access and all-day refreshments at Sunroom, as well as access to the Andaz Lounge, serving up wines and Andaz Pale Ale.

Glass House

Andaz offers seven alleyway “shop houses”.  Alley on 25, brings Singapore street dining to hotel guests serving up a wide variety of food and beverages, including a platter of barbecued snacks, Smoke & Pepper, a steaming bowl of noodles from Auntie’s Wok & Steam and a refreshing shaved ice from Icehaus; 665°F.

There’s also a rooftop bar, Mr Stork, offering teepee-hut seating and patrons can enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree view of the city in that relaxing space.

Andaz also features four event spaces for event organisers where the Garden Studio has an adjoining outdoor terrace, and two of the studios are meant for smaller gatherings.

For more information on Andaz Singapore, please visit andazsingapore.com

Luxury hotels in London: The Hyatt Regency London—The Churchill captures Sir Winston Churchill’s persona and style

Sir Winston Churchill was one of Britain’s most — if not the most — revered political heroes of the 19th century. Located in the heart of London’s West End, the Hyatt Regency London — The Churchill looks over the city much like its namesake did before. As a man known best for not only his grit and ingenuity but also his classic British sartorial style, The Hyatt Regency London — The Churchill brings to life a tribute to this esteemed figure.

With the help of the Churchill family, the hotel recently reopened after a multi-million-pound refurbishment that saw an addition of six new guestrooms, suites and meeting spaces. Influenced by the art deco style of the 1930s, while Churchill was in office, the hotel pays homage to its namesake with smoky grey hues and sensual rich velvet, coupled with leather upholstery.

Original artworks and designs such as touches of herringbone and button detailing reflect Churchill’s love for sophistication. Churchill’s close relationship with his wife Clementine is also shown through the many photographs and love letters throughout the hotel.

Aside from those furnishings, the hotel also boasts the Churchill Bar & Terrace. Internationally acclaimed design firm Spinocchia Freud designed the bar. Elegant mahogany bookshelves line its walls, featuring a range of classics and literature that the Churchills enjoyed. The clearest tribute to Churchill however, is most definitely the sculpture of him that sits on the bar’s alfresco terrace, with staff placing a fresh rose in the lapel every morning just as Clementine did.

The five-star property houses 110 rooms and 11 signature suites, featuring triple Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s first London restaurant La Dame de Pic. The refurbishment also includes a new suite package in partnership with luxury department store Selfridges.

Hyatt Reveals Properties Stung by Data Breach

If you stayed at a Hyatt Hotel anytime after July 30, 2015, you may want to double-check your credit card statements for any unauthorized charges.

After first announcing the credit card incident in December, the hotel chain has released new details on the properties affected.

The investigation has revealed that the malware was designed to collect payment card data such as cardholder name, number, expiration date and internal verification code, from cards used onsite.

Unauthorized access to payment card data was found at around 250 Hyatt-managed properties across 50 countries, primarily at restaurants, between August 13, 2015 and December 8, 2015.

A small percentage of at-risk cards were also used at spas, golf shops, parking and front desk, and on and shortly after July 30.

Hotel brands within the group affected include the Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Andaz and Grand Hyatt, and properties span the US, Canada, France, the UK, China, and the United Arab Emirates.

The Hyatt isn’t the first hotel to be hacked. Last year, Starwood, Trump hotels and the Mandarin Oriental chains were likewise breached.

Milan’s Park Hyatt partnering with Abarth for car offer

Abarth Park Hyatt Hotel

Park Hyatt Milan is hoping to take customer experience to the next level by providing a new way for guests to see the beauty of Italy — by car.

The hotel is partnering with racing and road car makers  to offer an exclusive deal to guests: until October 31, two Abarth sports cars will be available for use during the day.

Abarth Park Hyatt

There are no time restrictions on the use of the vehicles; the 595 Turismo and the 595 Turismo Cabrio can be used either for short stints or for longer excursions in the Italian countryside.

However, they must be returned to hotel property by 8pm each night. The service is subject to availability of cars and can only be used within Italy.

Abarth Park Hyatt Hotel Milan  Abarth Park Hyatt Hotel Milano

Hyatt Centric

Hyatt Hotels launches Hyatt Centric brand

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts today announced a new brand, a “lifestyle” hotel chain appealing to the modern traveler. It will be called Hyatt Centric.

Hyatt Centric will aim to attract guests by eschewing the traditional hotel model of cookie cutter rooms, and instead feature local artists, modern design and regional cuisine, says Hyatt.

The new brand will launch in 15 locations this summer, including New York, Paris, Atlanta, Chicago and Miami.

HYATT LAUNCHES TWO ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT BRANDS

“Modern Explorers are truly a savvy, curious group. Their expectations are simple, but their standards are high and they want their experience to be intuitive and smart,” said spokesperson Kristine Rose, VP of brands.

Common elements across the Hyatt Centric brand will include spaces like The Corner, where guests can read up on local books and magazines. Other amenities include free access to computers, printers and free Wifi.

SEE ALSO: HYATT TO OFFER FREE WIFI IN ALL HOTELS

The concept isn’t far off from recently launched brands such as Indigo by InterContinental and Canopy by Hilton, which are pitched as more personal, local and authentic guest experiences.

Young businesswoman using tablet

Hyatt to offer free wifi in all hotels

Young businesswoman using tablet

Guests of all  around the world will have access to free in-room wifi beginning next year — no strings attached.

In offering free wifi to all its guests, the Hyatt company has effectively pulled a major one-upmanship on rivals Marriott and Starwood, which will only offer free internet access to members of their loyalty programs.

As of February, 2015, all hotel guests staying at any one of the Hyatt’s 573 properties around the world will be able to connect online, with no limit to the number of mobile devices or laptops.

Loyalty members of the Marriott Rewards program will be given free wifi access beginning next month, while Starwood Preferred Guest members will be able to connect for free in February.

To take advantage of the offer, guests of both chains must also book directly through their online sites or mobile apps.

In the last few years, free internet access has consistently topped consumer wishlists and surveys.

Where available, Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond and Platinum tier members will receive a complimentary upgrade to premium Wi-Fi service.

 

Park Hyatt New York

Park Hyatt opens flagship hotel in New York [VIDEO]

Hyatt has unveiled its first New York property under the PARK HYATT branding this week, located at 153 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

The Park Hyatt New York tapped some of the most exclusive and luxurious brands in the world to help birth the hotel, including internationally renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg, which is behind the 210 guestrooms and suites.

Park Hyatt New York

The hotel has also curated its own art collection with the help of Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Central Park Conservancy and Sotheby’s, with 350 pieces that line the walls and halls of the property, including 10 pieces of original art commissioned by the hotel.

Contributing artists include Ellsworth Kelly, Rob Fischer and Robert Longo.

SEE ALSO: SYDNEY’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL ROOM

Park Hyatt New York Bedroom

The hotel occupies the first 25 floors of the 90-storey One57 skyscraper.

DON’T MISS: ONE57 TO BE NYC’S TALLEST RESIDENTIAL TOWER

The bathrooms of the Park Hyatt New York are also kitted out with one of the Tubereuse 40 bath amenities by Le Labo Fragrances, a scent blended exclusively for the hotel.

Park Hyatt New York lobby

Standard rooms are also billed as among the biggest in New York, spanning 475 square feet (44 square meters). Rates start at $795 a night.

ZPlage Private Beach Club

Hyatt hotel in Cannes celebrating beach anniversary

ZPlage Private Beach Club

The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez is sure to be among the places to be seen during the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

Tourists and festival insiders alike will mingle on the hotel’s private beach and restaurant, which is offering a special menu in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Throughout the month of May, the Zplage will present guests with several new options for their starter and main course. Vegetables, seafood, veal, poultry, shrimp… There will be something for everyone.

On the dessert menu, diners will find delicacies with lemon, peaches, chocolate and red fruits. There is also the option of the Z.inspiration fixed price offer: for €37 (around $51) diners will enjoy the “plat du jour” and “dessert du jour,” the chef’s daily selections.

The prestigious hotel on the Boulevard de la Croisette will continue celebrating the anniversary thoughout the summer. The festivities will kick off on June 12 with the first game of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. From 6pm on game nights, the hotel will host after-work parties with cocktails, tapas and a Brazilian musical ambiance, all while showing the games on giant screens.

In July and August, the hotel will entertain guests with a series of dinner shows and fireworks displays.

More information: cannesmartinez.grand.hyatt.fr.

Zplage restaurant

Hotel Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Hyatt launches two all-inclusive resort brands

Hyatt Hotels is making its first foray into this segment of the travel market with the launch of two distinct all-inclusive resort brands: Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.

Hotel Hyatt Zilara Cancun

The first will offer family-friendly vacation experiences, while the latter will target travelers without children looking for rest and relaxation.

Hyatt has already launched the first hotels representing the new brands: the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and the Hyatt Zilara Cancun, both located in Mexico.

According to a press release from the hotel group, owner of over 500 luxury hotels worldwide, the new resort brands will give new momentum to the market for all-inclusive vacations and allow Hyatt to become an innovative actor in this segment.

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

To this end, the group conducted research on its clients’ desires and expectations in order to effectively differentiate the Hyatt all-inclusive experience from that offered by its competitors, namely through more high-end services.

Even with the “all-inclusive” package, guests at the new Hyatt hotels will enjoy more flexibility and personalized services than in a typical resort in this category.

Guests who enjoy more spontaneity in their vacations can modify the activities or meals they have scheduled at any time, and the hotel remains in contact with the clients from the moment of their reservation, namely through social networks, to provide assistance with itineraries and planning.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

In a separate area of its development plans, Hyatt hopes to offer hotels that are more integrated into their surrounding environment, namely by introducing the guests to the local culture through regional excursions, shows and cuisine.

Female Hotel Guest

What do women want from hotels?

Female Hotel Guest

After asking female globetrotters how hotels can anticipate their needs in research carried out over 18 months, Hyatt introduced a new service they call “Hyatt Has It”.

The new ‘Hyatt Has It’ service will offer phone charger, hair curlers and steamers, yoga mats, make-up remover wipes and razors to female guests.

In response to their female respondents’ desire to eat healthily while traveling and on the road, the hotel chain has also launched new menu items that include fresh juices, smoothies, more balanced portions, and customizable meal options.

Hyatt properties will also provide an upgraded range of bath and skincare products from companies such as Le Labo, June Jacobs and Aromapothecary.

central embassy park hyatt bangkok

Thailand’s first Park Hyatt hotel to open in Bangkok

central embassy park hyatt bangkok

Just days after a series of bomb blasts in Bangkok, Hyatt Hotels announced plans for a ‘twisted coil’ architectural landmark in the heart of the city’s busy business district.

The Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel, slated to open in 2014, is designed to be a ‘standout’ on Bangkok’s already-soaring skyline, and features a corkscrew-inspired design which tapers at the top.

Inside, the hotel will offer 222 rooms and 49 suites, with several restaurants including a feature that no high-rise hotel in Bangkok can be without — a sky bar and restaurant that offers guests and visitors views across the city at night.
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Hyatt Capital Gate hotel

Abu Dhabi’s Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel

Hyatt Capital Gate hotel

The Hyatt Capital Gate hotel, which offers 189 five-star rooms, will finally open its doors December 21 in Abu Dhabi.

The hotel leans a record-breaking 18 degrees — more than four times that of Italy’s famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is angled at just under four degrees.

The striking style of the building earned it a place among Guinness World Records last year, despite a two-year delay in the handover.
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Respire by Hyatt – Hypoallergenic Rooms

Hyatt is to offer guests hypoallergenic rooms in all of its North American properties, it confirmed October 12.

The group, which operates Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Andaz properties, is to roll out approximately 2,000 hypoallergenic rooms in its hotels across the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

Branded Respire by Hyatt, the rooms use a system designed to eliminate more than 98% of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants.
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Andaz 5th Avenue opens in New York

Hip boutique hotel chain Andaz opened its fifth property on Fifth Avenue on July 5, in the former headquarters of fashion chain Tommy Hilfiger.

The hotel is the third opening this year for rapidly-expanding Andaz, which says that it wants to make guests feel like they’ve been welcomed into a friend’s home, rather than a hotel.

Like other Andaz properties, the 184-room Andaz Fifth Avenue doesn’t feature a reception desk, instead preferring to check people in over a drink in the lounge or whilst walking to their room.
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