Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces Andaz Shanghai Opening

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    Hyatt Hotels Corporation is delighted to announce the opening of Andaz Shanghai, introducing its vibrant lifestyle brand Andaz to Asia. The newly constructed 28-story hotel is located in Xintiandi, a landmark entertainment area in the heart of downtown Shanghai and a short walk to the Metro and Huai Hai Zong Road, one of the city’s main shopping areas. The Xintiandi neighborhood, on the edge of the former French Concession, retains the antique walls, tiles and façades of the traditional shikumen (stone-gate) houses of old Shanghai, while the interiors showcase prestigious modern brands, fashion boutiques, stylish restaurants and bars, creating a landmark destination that combines the historical and cultural identities of the city.


    Guestrooms, Facilities and Architecture
    Andaz Shanghai features 307 spacious guestrooms, including 47 premier rooms and suites, ranging in size from 850 to 2,000 square feet (80 to 193 square metres), all enjoying vibrant views over Xintiandi or the city. In an effort to make a stay as uncomplicated as possible, all non-alcoholic mini bar drinks and all-day light snacks in the Andaz Lounge are complimentary, as are local telephone calls and wireless Internet access.

    Mood lighting has been used to impressive effect: LED lighting on the ceiling allows guests to choose the colour and mood of their room, while, in the bathroom, where the walls resemble a roughly hewn rock face, the transparent sink and translucent bath can also be programmed to glow in different colours.

    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the architecture design firm for the hotel.


    Restaurants and Bars
    Restaurants and bars at Andaz Shanghai showcase the vibrant local neighbourhood and adhere to the “market-to-table” philosophy of offering fresh, seasonal local produce. The accompanying wine lists offer the best of boutique vintners and include international selections.

    The Andaz Lounge is the heartbeat of the hotel, a casual, all-day space where guests and visitors can congregate for a convivial drink or snack. The signature drink in the Andaz Lounge is the Kir Royale, made with original crème de cassis liqueur from France.

    Adjacent to Andaz Lounge is Éclair, a patisserie which, as the name suggests, specializes in the classic French pastry, as well as freshly baked breads, cakes, homemade ice cream and refreshing drinks.

    The main dining and wining outlet in the hotel is Hai Pai (a local phrase meaning “modern Shanghainese spirit”), which is a four-level hub positioned to become Shanghai’s premier dining and entertaining destination housing two restaurants, a bar and private dining rooms, which cast a beckoning, welcoming light across the surrounding streets.

    With terrace views overlooking Xintiandi, the restaurant aspires to be a friendly, neighbourhood eatery offering unpretentious Shanghainese and French comfort food. Four private dining rooms with seating for six to 16 people, are available for guests who prefer privacy, and in these rooms, tailor-made menus can be offered for special occasions.

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    Daniel Fountain / 21.10.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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