Andaz Makes Debut in India

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has officially opened Andaz Delhi, marking the Andaz brand’s first hotel in India and 16th worldwide.

Hyatt’s luxury lifestyle brand celebrates local culture and the unique spirit of neighborhoods, and is now set to make its mark in India’s vibrant capital with the opening of Andaz Delhi in Aerocity. Similar to the brand’s other hotels, Andaz Delhi offers inspiring experiences through the neighborhood’s rich history and culture, helping guests get to know their surroundings more intimately and leave feeling like a local.

“Andaz derives its name from the Hindi word for ‘personal style,’ and each location offers guests a fresh and stimulating hotel experience that fuels creativity and inspires them to engage in their own personal sense of luxury and style,” said Kurt Straub, Vice President of Operations, India, Hyatt. “The opening of Andaz Delhi marks a significant milestone for the brand.”

DESIGN

Conveniently located in Aerocity, the hotel is within easy reach of downtown Delhi and the business hub of Gurgaon. Designed to capture the spirit of Delhi by renowned architect Bauer Latoza Studio from Chicago, and interior designer Virgile and Partners from London, the hotel integrates traditional Indian elements, colors and flavors into a modern design inspired by the unique craftsmanship of India. Andaz Delhi has opened with a partial inventory of its residential-style 401 guestrooms, including 45 suites. The hotel will also offer 129 serviced apartments, expected to open next year.

GUESTROOMS

Each guestroom at Andaz Delhi features a unique curated piece of art that celebrates a reason to “fall in love with Delhi.” The collection is skillfully integrated into a book displayed in each room called “401 Reasons to Fall in Love with Delhi,” written by well-known travel writer Fiona Caulfield. While there is much to love about Delhi, navigating its myriad twists and turns can be a challenge, therefore the book has been designed to highlight twelve different categories for those to discover areas of specific interests, including: Delhi’s Building Heritage, Taste of Delhi, Creative Delhi, Delhi Celebrates, Cultural Delhi, Sporting Delhi, Delhi Shops, New Delhi Architecture, Delhi Devotion, Delhi on the Move, Natural Delhi and Iconic Delhi. 

“We are pleased to introduce Andaz Delhi to a city synonymous with style and local history, two elements that are core to the Andaz ethos,” said Heddo Siebs, General Manager, Andaz Delhi.  “With our stylish, innovative restaurants and expansive function spaces, we hope to offer our friends in Delhi dining and event options that have not been available before.”

DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT

Taking an innovative approach to restaurants and bars, Andaz Delhi emphasizes consciously sourced ingredients and local artisanal produce in the uniquely conceived European food hall – AnnaMaya.  Here, guests can eat mindfully by sampling delicious European and local cuisine inspired by the colors and flavors of India. Guests can also grab freshly baked goods and a quick bite at Andaz Deli or indulge in interesting cocktails that highlight the art of mixology at Juniper Bar. Due to open next year, the Hong Kong Club will be a multi-level Cantonese evening destination with a bar, club and lounge.

In true Andaz fashion, all non-alcoholic mini-bar drinks and locally inspired snacks are complimentary, as are local telephone calls and Wi-Fi, making a stay at Andaz Delhi as seamless and barrier-free as possible. Passionate and knowledgeable, Andaz Hosts will go beyond the typical concierge role to share inside knowledge about the capital, and help guests uncover Delhi’s eclectic culture that juxtaposes modernity with a rich heritage.

The recreational facilities at Andaz Delhi include a heated swimming pool and sun deck, as well as a fully furnished gym with the latest equipment a spa (expected to open in early 2017) with a unique ‘Apothecary Blending Bar’ and a range of treatment rooms.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

The hotel offers 37,500 sq. ft. (3,484 sq. m.) of innovative meeting and event spaces, with fluid layouts and functional design creating environments that dissolve barriers and encourage creative thinking, interaction and conversation. The oval shaped pillar-less ballroom is one of the largest indoor luxury wedding spaces in Delhi and can accommodate up to 1,500 guests. The unobstructive design of the ballroom provides a blank canvas to customize and decorate the space based on the individuality and style of any guest. The unique Elephant Path adds a sense of drama to a traditional Indian wedding. Eight Andaz Studios offer residential-style meeting and event spaces with inspiring open kitchens and an outdoor terrace.