Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Andaz Singapore, the first Andaz hotel to open in Southeast Asia. Andaz Singapore will aim to further the brand’s mission to create inspiring, indigenous experiences that immerse guests in the local culture. The hotel marks the seventeenth property for the brand.

Located at the heart of cultural crossroads, where Kampong Glam, Little India and the Bras Basah Bugis arts and entertainment hub meet, the locally inspired boutique hotel draws inspiration from its lively surroundings—intimate alleyways filled with shop houses in vibrant colors and textures—and weaves this ambiance into the hotel to offer guests fresh perspectives of the city. The hotel is a short 20-minute drive from Changi Airport and only a five-minute drive to Singapore’s Central Business District.

“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 … Andaz Singapore aims to inspire [its visitors] with a sense of discovery.”

Andaz Singapore opens in DUO, a striking pair of concave skyscrapers, clad in a latticework of hexagonal windows. Designed by award-winning German architect Ole Scheeren, DUO is the largest integrated development in the Ophir-Rochor district and includes residences, retail spaces, offices and the Andaz Singapore hotel. DUO is directly connected to Bugis MRT station via underground pedestrian walkways.

Andaz Singapore houses 342 guest rooms, including 26 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the city. As with all Andaz hotels, guests can enjoy a complimentary minibar with locally sourced snacks and non-alcoholic drinks that are replenished daily, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi.

Visitors have a wide variety of food and beverage options to choose from. Alley on 25 brings Singapore street dining to hotel guests by offering seven alleyway “shop houses” on one floor, from a platter of barbecued snacks from Smoke & Pepper to a steaming bowl of noodles from Auntie’s Wok & Steam or a shaved ice from Icehaus. 665°F specializes in premium meat and sustainable seafood and Mr. Stork, a rooftop bar, offers teepee-hut seating and an observatory corner with a 360-degree view of the city.

Event organizers can take advantage of Alley on 3, the hotel’s 14,800-square-foot events alleyway featuring four residential-style event spaces including The Glasshouse, a distinct “glass-box” venue; Garden Studio, which has an adjoining outdoor terrace; and two Studios available for smaller gatherings.