Hyatt Hotels opened Andaz Shenzhen Bay in Shenzhen, China just before the New Year. The hotel is a significant addition to Hyatt’s growing portfolio in Shenzhen, joining Park Hyatt Shenzhen, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian, Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport, Hyatt Place Shenzhen Dongmen, Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport and Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport.
Located in the southwestern tip of the city, Shenzhen Bay is the rapidly growing commercial district, home to offices for 80 Fortune 500 companies. Andaz Shenzhen Bay is part of a 212-acre mixed-use development that includes the bullet-shaped landmark of the China Resources Headquarters, the high-end Shenzhen Bay MixC Mall, Shenzhen Bay Sports Center and China Resources Financial Building. Overlooking Shenzhen Bay, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and a short walk to Houhai Metro station.
Arrival and Guestrooms
As guests approach Andaz Shenzhen Bay, they are greeted by tall hedges, tucking away a covered entryway with duck-egg blue plantation shutters, Crittall-style glazing, glossy plaster columns and manicured boxwood topiary. Guests are greeted by an Andaz Host and ushered through an entry; inside, they can expect, tactile leather, hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper, gold-leaf paneling, graphically tiled marble and glossy lacquered finishes.
Andaz Shenzhen Bay has 220 guestrooms overlooking Shenzhen Bay, the Shenzhen Sports Center or the China Resources Headquarters. Each room is between 538 and 2,690 square feet. Rooms have modern comforts, including 65-inch IPTVs, Dyson hairdryers and smart mirrors with internet access. Guests can enjoy exclusive bath amenities by French master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, while the complimentary minibar is stocked with custom-made Andaz IPA beer, Voss water, local Sarsae soda and a variety of local snacks like baked-pork phoenix cookies.
Those looking for more space can choose from the hotel’s 10 suites, spanning 1,184 to 2,690 square feet. In addition to a separate living room, suites house a dining area, powder room and bathrooms with a circular tub and twin vanities. The top digs is the Presidential Suite, located on the 23rd floor with panoramic views of Shenzhen Bay.
Dining and Wellness
Led by Argentinian executive chef Federico Heinzmann, Andaz Shenzhen Bay offers five restaurants and bars. Chef Heinzmann, who has previously worked at Park Hyatt Tokyo and Park Hyatt Seoul, aims “to create a culinary adventure through authentic native ingredients and flavors.” The restaurants adhere to the brand’s “farm-to-table,” offering seasonal, local produce, which are accompanied by wine lists with selections from boutique vintners.
On the ground floor, Mayflower is a modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese teahouse, furnished with dark timber plantation shutters, Japanese noren fabric dividers and celadon velvet banquettes. Whether seated indoors or on the terrace, guests can enjoy refreshments throughout the day, including freshly baked Chinese and Western pastries and house-made bubble tea, accompanied by a tea master to prepare the perfect tableside brew.
On the same floor, Bar 1919 has a 22-carat moon gold-leaf ceiling and walls wrapped in rosewood veneer paneling and russet leather upholstery. Here, guests can enjoy a premium single-malt, fine wine or classic cocktail while enjoying live music. Complementing the drinks is a selection of bar snacks, including pork croquettes, drunken shrimp and a daily chef specialty from the carving trolley.
Spanning the entirety of Level 6 is The Club House, dedicated to a private dining experience, comprising three dining venues: The East Room, West Room and Veranda. Within the East Room, guests can sample fresh seafood and signature cuisines from Canton and Eastern China. West Room specializes in premium meat and seafood cooked in a Pira charcoal oven. The restaurant lets guests to choose the cut, then suggests optimum methods of preparation. Also available are classic salads, grilled fish, seafood on ice and a show-stopping dessert trolley. Casual versions of dishes from the East Room and West Room are available at Veranda, overlooking the gardens. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea and light meals throughout the day, while, at night, a local DJ provides a musical backdrop as in-house and guest bartenders serve drink concoctions.
As a signature part of the Andaz experience, hotel guests can also savor complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the day, along with cocktails and craft bites daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in East Atelier.
Good to know: Guests have access to the 24-hour fitness center on Level 3, complete with Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment, alongside an exercise studio and free-weights area. On the same floor is an indoor swimming pool, a warm vitality pool with water jets, and a sauna and steam room in the changing rooms.
Meetings and Events Venues
Andaz Shenzhen Bay also offers a total of 10,193 square feet of flexible event space suitable for events of all sizes, ranging from a private dinner for 15 to a corporate conference for 380 people. Level 5 has a 5,425-square-foot Conservatory with a pitched-glass roof and is decorated in oak and gold-leaf wall paneling. On the same floor, five 237- to 323-square-foot Studios are designed for intimate dinners and meetings. Accessed by a private foyer, the 4,176-square-foot Ballroom on Lower Ground floor has Crittall-style glazing, antiqued mirror and panel molding. The elegant function space has a built-in LED display and is supported by a pre-function area and 452-square-foot Bridal/VIP Room.
For more information, visit www.andazshenzhenbay.com.