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6 Things I Love About Hyatt’s Andaz Singapore

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In May 2024, I completed a 7-night stay at Andaz Singapore, 1 of 2 Hyatt properties in the city. While attending the Rotary International Convention at Marina Bay Sands, I was looking for a well-rounded stay that offered affordability, convenience, and a range of amenities.

As a top-tier World of Hyatt Globalist, it was a no-brainer for me to choose the Andaz for my stay. Unfortunately, Grand Hyatt Singapore, just off of Orchard Road, was closed for renovations during my trip (it reopens August 1, 2024), leaving me with no other option if I wanted to stay at a Hyatt property.

Andaz Singapore cost me 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night, while the cash rates during my stay were approximately $350 per night. I was pleased with my redemption and decided to use a Globalist suite upgrade award to upgrade to an Andaz Suite King room, which is the standard suite at this hotel.

Here are the 6 things I loved about Andaz Singapore.

Proximity to Transit

Andaz Singapore is located directly above the Bugis MRT station and couldn’t be easier to access. Coming out of the hotel’s front door, take the escalator to the ground floor, where you’ll see the subway station. Bugis is a mere 2 stops from Bayfront MRT station, where Marina Bay Sands is located, making it extremely convenient for my needs as I frequently traveled between the 2 locations.

To add even more convenience, the train line from Bugis station runs directly to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), though you’ll have to make 1 stop along the way (where you simply cross the platform to catch the airport train). It couldn’t be much easier. Accessing Singapore’s MRT system simply requires a tap of your credit card; you don’t need a special metro card to access the trains.

Hot Tip:

While transit is available directly beneath the hotel, it can be challenging if you’re carrying heavy or numerous bags. A taxi or Grab from the airport will cost approximately $30 and might be a better alternative if you cannot handle the many escalators and tunnels.

Location

Beyond its location atop the Bugis MRT station, Andaz Singapore is also well-located for tourist attractions.

Andaz Singapore Entrance
Even with the hotel being in the center of the city, it was in a secluded office park.

The National Museum of Singapore is about a 20-minute walk away, and the famous Little India neighborhood is just up the road.

While Singapore isn’t the most walkable city in the world, the Andaz is well situated for many tourist attractions. If you wanted to explore the world-class shopping of Orchard Road, you could take a leisurely stroll of about an hour or so, with well-lit sidewalks from the hotel.

Trying to visit Marina Bay Sands? That’s about a 30-minute walk away, though you’ll need to traverse several staircases as there isn’t a direct sidewalk all the way there.

Andaz Singapore Corner Seating
Since the hotel occupies the top floors of the building, you get great views of the city!

The hotel is in a great spot if you need to catch a ride-share or taxi. Most tourist attractions are within a 10-minute drive.

Enormous Breakfast Buffet

The breakfast buffet at Andaz Singapore is so large it spans 3 rooms, each with its own flair. As a World of Hyatt Globalist, my breakfast was complimentary, though the cost of breakfast for non-Globalist guests is about $30.

Andaz Singapore Continental Salads
A large selection of salads, cheeses, and meats were on offer.

The breakfast options were diverse and catered to different tastes. There were 3 rooms available, each offering a unique selection of dishes.

One room featured continental items, baked goods, cheeses, meats, and salads. Another room provided a variety of Western options and Indian food. Lastly, there was a third room dedicated to Asian breakfast delicacies. While you were seated in one of those rooms, you were free to move back and forth between each room to get whatever you wanted.

Andaz SIngapore Asian Breakfast
Dumplings for breakfast? Yes, please!

Each morning I had breakfast, I’d grab a few items from each room to create a truly international breakfast plate! I especially enjoyed the bread pudding in the continental area, as well as the shrimp dumplings in the Asian room.

Andaz Singapore Western Breakfast Buffet
Come hungry for breakfast!

You will not go hungry at this buffet, and I definitely appreciated my Globalist status so I didn’t have to pay!

Suites

Before my stay, I applied one of my Globalist suite upgrade awards to upgrade to an Andaz Suite King, the entry-level suite at this property, but one that’s incredibly generous in size.

Andaz Singapore King Suite Bedroom
The Andaz Suite King is the entry-level suite at Andaz Singapore.

These Andaz Suite King rooms are corner rooms, so you get lots of light and sweeping views over the entire city. The suites feature a huge walk-in closet, a bedroom, a walled-off den with a separate television, and an enormous bathroom.

Andaz Singapore King Suite Den
The den area was a nice place to relax after a long day out.

The bathroom was complete with a toilet, 2 sinks, and a shower room with a stand-up shower and tub. There’s also a second powder room bathroom as you walk in, too.

A unique feature of Andaz hotels is a complimentary in-room minibar. Staff replenished the selection daily.

Andaz Mini Bar
Andaz Suite King minibar.

I found great value in my suite upgrade awards during my stay here, and I would definitely choose to stay here again solely for the opportunity to use them once more.

Hot Tip:

Globalist status with Hyatt is among the most generous top-tier elite statuses in the hotel loyalty industry. That’s why some of my colleagues and I are going all in with Hyatt this year to keep our Globalist status.

Service

I arrived at the Andaz a little after 7 a.m., as my flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) landed around 5:30 a.m. Needless to say, I was exhausted.

The service at this particular Andaz property exceeded expectations by not adhering to the typical check-in time of 3 p.m. that most hotels would require you to wait for. The front desk associate I spoke with was kind enough to assign me a regular room immediately, allowing me to freshen up and rest. Additionally, he informed me that I could later switch to the suite I had been assigned once it was prepared.

I was extremely grateful for this offer, as I was in dire need of both a shower and a nap. I really valued the option to use a “day room” for a quick refresh before officially checking into my assigned room. It’s not often that hotels provide this level of service.

That said, if this hotel had been fully occupied the night before, I can imagine I would not have been offered this day room, so your experience certainly may differ if you need to check in much earlier than the normal check-in time.

Complimentary Lounge

Andaz hotels don’t normally offer a separate paid lounge for guests or Globalists. This Andaz, however, offered a scaled-down version of a club lounge in the lobby for all guests.

Situated right behind the front desk, there was an entire sunroom where you could relax. Complimentary nonalcoholic drinks and coffee were available, as well as a selection of light snacks and cookies throughout the day.

Andaz Singapore Lounge Seating
The lounge space is open to all guests, not just elites.

I thought this was a nice touch, especially since this lounge area was free to access and could be accessed by any registered hotel guest, not just those with status.

While the space didn’t offer substantial food and drink options or extra services like many club lounges, it was a good spot to relax.

Andaz Singapore Sunroom
The lounge space in the lobby offers drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Final Thoughts

I would gladly choose to stay at Andaz Singapore again if I return to Singapore. The location was perfect for my needs. The rooms were generously sized and were complemented by a wonderful breakfast buffet. Overall, it was an exceptional stay that made it seamless for me to explore the city!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many stars is Andaz Singapore?

The Andaz Singapore is a 5-star rated hotel, though this star system is a bit different than what American guests may be used to (as rating systems differ throughout the world). Translating into what U.S. guests may be thinking of, the Andaz Singapore would normally be considered a solid 4-star hotel.

What is the dress code for Andaz 665?

Andaz 665 is a steakhouse located within the Andaz Singapore, and the dress code is smart casual.

Does Andaz Singapore include breakfast?

Most rates at the Andaz Singapore do not include breakfast, though you can either purchase it separately or have it included as part of a breakfast package.

How many floors does Andaz Singapore have?

The Andaz Singapore occupies floors 25-39 of the building it is in. Uniquely, this hotel is located on the top of the building, but the bottom floors are reserved as office space.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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