Hyatt’s Andaz brand to debut in Asia with Shanghai hotel

SHANGHAI Andaz Shanghai, the first hotel in Asia under Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s nascent luxury lifestyle brand, will open in Shanghai this summer.

The newly constructed 24-story hotel, featuring 307 guestrooms, will be located in Xintiandi, a landmark entertainment area in the heart of downtown Shanghai. The hotel, which is being developed by Metro Land Corp. Ltd., will feature a restaurant, brasserie, bar, lounge, a spa and pool and 1,300 sq. m of function space.

“Shanghai has become increasingly influential as a financial and commercial center and is a critically important city for international and in-country travelers, and we are excited to introduce the Andaz brand there,” says Steve Haggerty, Hyatt’s global head of real estate and development. “The addition of the Andaz brand in Shanghai, which has three Hyatt hotels today, marks an important milestone for Andaz and we expect Andaz Shanghai to become the brand’s flagship in the region.”

Andaz Shanghai will be a short walk to the Metro and the prestigious Huai Hai Zhong Road, one of Shanghai’s main shopping areas. As demonstrated by the 73 million visitors to the World Expo in 2010, Shanghai will continue to be a popular destination for the world’s travelers.

Five Andaz hotels are currently open—two in New York City and in London, San Diego and Hollywood—with additional hotels under development in Amsterdam, New Delhi, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos, Hawaii and Sanya, China.