Hyatt and Sun Hung Kai Properties Plan for New Andaz Hotel in Shanghai
SHANGHAI / HONG KONG (September 24, 2020) – Hyatt and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (HKSE: 0016.HK) today announced plans for a new Andaz hotel – Andaz Shanghai ITC – to be located in Xujiahui, Shanghai. The new luxury lifestyle hotel, expected to open in 2024, will offer global travelers inspiring and unique experiences in the vibrant city of Shanghai.
Andaz Shanghai ITC will feature the brand’s thoughtful and unscripted service with 265 guestrooms and suites, one signature restaurant and an Andaz Lounge, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and unique event spaces. Located atop the area’s transportation hub, the hotel’s prime location will offer excellent accessibility for inquisitive travelers who wish to enjoy Shanghai and fully immerse themselves in the city through the brand’s distinct expressions of local culture and focus on authentic experiences.
Xujiahui is a well-established residential, commercial and cultural area in Central Shanghai, known for its diverse shopping and entertainment options. Due to its location as a key transportation hub, the Shanghai government plans to rejuvenate and upgrade Xujiahui, into an important sub-CBD. ITC, a mega mixed-use complex, situated in the heart of Xujiahui, is set to become one of the most sought-after landmarks in Shanghai. The new Andaz hotel, as part of the prestigious ITC development, will bring the brand’s focus on local perspectives to life and offer elevated sensory experiences to global travelers, enlivening the area by creating additional leisure and commercial activities.
“At Hyatt, we are committed to collaborating with owners who support our strategy to grow our brands with intent and with those who share our focus on delivering high-end experiences and operational excellence. We are delighted to further expand our relationship with Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) to develop Andaz Shanghai ITC, following a successful collaboration on Park Hyatt Hangzhou and the recently opened Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong,” said Stephen Ho, president of Growth and Operations, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “Driven by our shared vision, we look forward to working alongside SHKP to expand the Andaz brand’s presence in Shanghai and China, and provide guests with immersive experiences through distinct expressions of local culture.”
Set to be the second Andaz hotel in Shanghai, Andaz Shanghai ITC will further drive meaningful growth of the Andaz brand’s footprint in Greater China and join other Andaz hotels in key destinations including Shenzhen, Nanjing, Macau, Taipei and the recently opened Andaz Xiamen.
“It is our great pleasure to be working with Hyatt on the second hotel in Shanghai, further expanding on our years of successful collaboration. The new Andaz hotel will be a perfect fit for our mega 7.6-million-square-foot ITC project, a landmark transit-oriented development comprising premium grade-A offices, including a 370-metre skyscraper, likely to be the tallest in Puxi, and 2.5-million square-foot upmarket shopping space with direct access to the Xujiahui metro station. ITC will surely be one of the most coveted addresses in Shanghai, and the addition of Andaz Shanghai ITC will further enhance the stylish and spirited atmosphere of ITC, strengthening Xujiahui as one of the core business districts in the city and creating enormous benefits for the local economy and guests from around the world,” said Eric Tung, Executive Director of SHKP.
Global in scale while local in perspective, the Andaz brand of luxury lifestyle hotels weaves the sights, sounds, and tastes of each property’s surroundings for a distinctively local experience. Through thoughtful, unscripted service tailored for travelers, Andaz hotels enable guests to go beyond the familiar and satiate their curiosity while immersing them in the spirit of the eclectic culture around them. Twenty-three Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Andaz Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, Andaz Xiamen, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Andaz Seoul Gangnam, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, and Andaz Dubai The Palm.
About Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited is committed to “Building Homes with Heart”, through developing premium quality projects for residential, office and retail purposes as well as offering first-class customer-focused service over the years. Since its listing in Hong Kong in 1972, SHKP has built many distinctive projects that become landmarks reflecting the growth of Hong Kong and define the city as a major international metropolis. The Group is now one of Hong Kong’s leading property developers. Its International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong, forms the stunning Victoria Harbour Gateway with Two IFC on the Central waterfront. The Group’s Hotel Division now has 15 properties in operation, consisting of its own Royal brand series as well as those run by international chains, with three on the Mainland.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 21 premier brands. As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 900 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members.
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