Hyatt Hotels to bring Andaz brand to South Korea

Andaz Singapore. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels has entered into agreements with KT Estate and Hotel I-Park for the development of an Andaz hotel in Seoul’s Apgujeong neighborhood in South Korea. 

Andaz Gangnam, Seoul, which is expected to open in 2019, will have 241 guestrooms. The high-rise will be near the retail shops, schools, residential areas of Apgujeong, including Cheongdam-dong and Rodeo Street, two subway stations and the Han River. 

This project will be Hyatt's third with Hotel HDC, a subsidiary of Hyundai Development Company Engineering & Construction. The partners also developed the Park Hyatt Seoul and the Park Hyatt Busan.  

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Andaz Gangnam will be the first Andaz branded hotel in Korea. It will join other Andaz properties in Asia, including locations in Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Delhi, India. 

The Andaz Singapore opened in November 2017 as the first Andaz hotel in Southeast Asia. The property is in the center of Kampong Glam, Little India and the Bras Basah Bugis arts and entertainment hub. The hotel is near the Changi Airport and Singapore’s central business district. 

Interior designer Andre Fu of AFSO designed the Andaz Singapore with 342 guestrooms, including 26 suites. The hotel is part of the skyscraper Duo, designed by German architect Ole Scheeren. Duo is the largest mixed-use development in the Ophir-Rochor district next to Buguis MRT station. The hotel shares the development with residences, retail facilities and offices. 

Andaz is set to have its first Middle East property later this year in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hyatt Hotels will rebrand the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi in the Capital Gate building as the Andaz Capital Abu Dhabi. The hotel, which is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions, is near several cultural, creative and entertainment attractions, including Zayed Sports City, The Louvre, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Mangrove National Park. The Andaz has 189 guestrooms across the 18th to 33rd floors of the building. 

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