Hyatt Regency Qingdao, opened January 2013
Ideally positioned for business and pleasure, Hyatt Regency Qingdao is located in Laoshan district, Qingdao’s new business, commercial and entertainment center. It has direct access to Shi Lao Ren Beach, a nearly two mile stretch of yellow sand beachfront and azure waters. The hotel offers 439 guestrooms, including 25 suites. All rooms feature views of the ocean or beach through floor-to-ceiling windows, set against a backdrop of the magnificent Laoshan and Fushan mountains. Guests may enjoy signature gourmet experiences at the hotel, including the Chinese restaurant Dong Hai 88, which serves authentic northern Chinese cuisine, and Market Café, an all-day buffet restaurant with interactive open kitchens and an ocean-front dining deck with direct beach access serves seasonal world cuisine. The hotel features state-of-the-art event space, including 19,805 square feet (1,840 sq m) of multi-functional event venues, including a spectacular outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean and a dedicated events team to deliver creative programming and seamless coordination. Additional hotel amenities include Qing, the Hyatt Spa, which features eight private spa suites, four reflexology rooms, a spa consultation room and separate men’s and women’s thermal relaxation facilities, as well as the Fitness Centre, featuring high-tech cardio equipment and free weights, overlooking the beach and a 25-meter indoor pool with a floating marble whirlpool provides a temperature-controlled alternative to the seaside, just steps away.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, opened October 2012
The 122-room Andaz Amsterdam is located on the site of the former Public Library on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht. Surrounded by the creative scene and dynamic spirit of the Jordaan district, as well as the adjacent “Nine Streets,” the hotel is located in a charming neighborhood filled with Amsterdam’s main art galleries, unique specialty shops, trendy fashion boutiques, and stylish restaurants, all of which nourish the city’s free-spirited, rich and diverse cultural character.Andaz Amsterdam features the Andaz Studio; the hotel brand’s meeting facilities, an executive boardroom, a lounge, bar and restaurant as well as fitness and business centers.