The most amazing Andaz hotels in the world

Maybe it’s the art, or maybe it’s the chic bar or restaurant that always seems to be just off the lobby, but we can’t help but feel cooler than cool anytime we check into an Andaz hotel, no matter the location. 

From the complimentary happy hour every night to the dog-friendly nature of each hotel, this Hyatt concept goes above and beyond to make humans and their four-legged companions feel welcome among the glitzy lifestyle-hotel crowd. 

Which Andaz property is our favorite? You didn’t think we’d only have one, did you? From the United States to the United Arab Emirates and over to China, here are a few of TPG’s most-loved Andaz hotels around the world.

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Top-notch architecture and seclusion are front and center at this Costa Rican resort that pays as much careful attention to detail and service as it does to design. The Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is a stunner, with lush lawns and plenty of can’t-miss amenities, including three beaches, a golf course and a kids club, plus activities like zip lining and kayaking.

The 152 guest rooms and suites feel right at home in the jungle, as they’re outfitted with rainfall showers and light wood furniture. Consider splurging for an accommodation with a bay view (villas and penthouses even come with private plunge pools on top of extra bedrooms and entertaining space). 

On the dining front, Ostra (the hotel’s seafood restaurant) doles out the stuff of pescatarian dreams, such as mahi-mahi ceviche and tuna tataki. Over at Chao Pescao, you’ll find Latin American and Caribbean staples like garlic prawns and jerk chicken. When hunger strikes in the morning, head to Rio Bhongo for a mix of local and international breakfast dishes.

For a bit of pampering, visit the resort’s Onda Spa, a luxe retreat with treatments like a Champagne body scrub and a couples bath featuring passion fruit or local herbs. The facility also hosts wellness activities like yoga, meditation, sound healing and suspended sound bath classes, should you wish to elevate the traditional spa experience.

Rates at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo start at $992 or 29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Sophistication in the sky awaits those who check into the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, where minimalist design mingles with classic Japanese interior aesthetics like paper partitions and panels, plus circular baths in the 164 guest rooms. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows give way to incredible views of the Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Bay, depending on which guest room or suite you book. As an added bonus, all guests are treated to complimentary nonalcoholic beverages from their room minibars, as well as a free nightly happy hour at the Andaz Lounge. Splurge on a suite for even more perks, including additional living space and features like an extra powder room, as well as free alcoholic minibar drinks and complimentary breakfast at The Tavern — Grill & Lounge.

Make your way to the 52nd-floor Rooftop Bar for cocktails in a semi-open-air setting, or experience local flavor at The Sushi, an omakase restaurant near the Rooftop Bar. If lighter bites are what you’re after, visit the ground-floor Pastry Shop for cafe classics like eclairs and croissants.

To work off all the Pastry Shop sweets you’ll consume, swim laps in the 37th-floor pool or sign up for a personal training session. Don’t miss the fully equipped fitness center, which overlooks Tokyo‘s Imperial Palace.

Rates at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills start at $605 or 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Who says you can’t have a trendy setting at a points hotel in one of Europe’s most historic cities?

The Andaz Prague is a TPG favorite for its contemporary design, fun vibes, impeccable service and central location near Prague’s Praha Hlavni Nadrazi train station. Additionally, World of Hyatt Globalist members love the delicious free breakfast that comes with a stay here — French press coffee and eggs Benedict delivered right to your room is the perfect start to any day.

From the 176 rooms and suites, you’ll notice excellent views of the surrounding city, plus pieces from many local artists like sculptor Linda Wrong. The spacious accommodations feel even larger thanks to high ceilings and ample storage areas to tuck away your luggage. Throw open the windows to soak in sights like Haymarket Square and the Church of St. Henry, or unwind with a soak in the tub if you find yourself in a larger suite. 

Back downstairs, be sure to check out Zem Restaurant, where Czech cuisine with a touch of Japanese flair is on the menu. Carrot schnitzel with pickled kohlrabi, anyone?

Rates at the Andaz Prague start at $407 or 42,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

Related: 18 of our favorite points hotels in Europe

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Leaning towers aren’t just for Pisa, Italy, anymore. The Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi occupies the upper floors of the United Arab Emirates city’s “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi” (officially known as Capital Gate) and is just as impressive on the inside as its exterior suggests.

If seemingly slanted structures aren’t your thing, don’t fret: It doesn’t feel like you’re actually leaning over unless you purposefully look down from select parts of the building, such as 18 Degrees Bar (a venue named for the westward lean of the building, which is the most of any structure in the world). Cocktails at this watering hole are a must, as are meals at Cyan Brasserie, where a fusion of French and Arabian flavors plays out in delectable bites like artichokes and hummus, plus heartier plates featuring slow-cooked roasts of meat drizzled in au jus.

Another spot you won’t want to miss is the hotel’s outdoor pool, which sits on the 19th floor and has jaw-dropping views of the city. It’s the perfect place for a little alfresco relaxation and taking in incredible Persian Gulf sunsets.

Stunning city panoramas are on display from the 188 guest rooms and suites, too. The spacious accommodations have expansive windows showing off the city and the Persian Gulf in addition to modern decor, crisp linens and marble bathrooms complete with rainfall showers and soaking tubs. Some suites even feature soaking tubs with views of the water. How’s that for R&R?

Rates at the Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi start at $97 or 13,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Checking into an Andaz often feels like stepping into an art gallery that happens to have guest rooms, and it’s no different at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

This hotel, which is in the heart of Amsterdam’s Canal District, was once a library, but local designer Marcel Wanders transformed the space into one celebrating Dutch heritage with contemporary vibes. Check-in desks are crowned by enormous bell-shaped light fixtures that sit within view of tulip-inspired chairs, among other aspects of the design scheme giving nods to Dutch heritage.

The hotel’s Prinsengracht canal frontage is also a major win for those seeking a room with a view. Even the smallest of the 122 guest rooms feels spacious due to high ceilings and expansive windows. Not to be overlooked is the homey vibe that comes from the addition of Andaz must-haves like minibars stocked with complimentary nonalcoholic beverages. For those looking for something with a little more kick, there’s even a free wine happy hour in the hotel library. 

Ultimate relaxation comes from a visit to the property’s spa, where you can enjoy guest-approved treatments like the Garden of England Rose Restore, a full-body massage that utilizes rose, camelina and poppy seed oils. Unwind from the unwinding by sitting for a meal at Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar, where Dutch staples like herring brioche and Dutch tomahawk steaks complement a variety of international favorites.

Rates at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht start at $502 or 42,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Vienna might conjure up images of historic architecture when you think of this classic European city, but everything at the 303-room Renzo Piano-designed Andaz Vienna am Belvedere is decidedly modern (think: more glass and steel than baroque). The lobby is an inviting space with complimentary water and coffee to enjoy in the litany of seating areas amid walls flanked with art. Be sure to take time to enjoy the hotel’s entire art collection featuring works from renowned local artists like Eva Beresin and Lisl Ponger.

After eyeing everything on the ground floor, head upstairs to enjoy comfortable guest rooms decorated with a mix of white and blue hues, as well as Viennese parquet floors. Bathrooms are spacious and feature walk-in showers. If you have some extra cash or points to burn, upgrade to one of the property’s suites, as many offer better views of nearby Belvedere Palace and Vienna’s Old World architecture.

When your stomach starts to grumble, sit for a meal at Viennese tavern Eugen21 & Terrace, which serves everything from comforting schnitzel to braised veal shoulder. The meals are hearty, but do your best to save room for a nightcap upstairs at Aurora Rooftop Bar, a Scandinavian-inspired spot on the 16th floor with a fireplace and DJ-spun tunes. It’s the place to go for a G&T and phenomenal sunset views.

Rates at the Andaz Vienna am Belvedere start at $200 or 18,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Despite this property clocking in at 320 accommodations, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort exudes more of a surfer-chic boutique hotel vibe thanks to its bright rooms, open-air lobby and terraced network of swimming pools overlooking the ocean.

All guest rooms have private lanais and rainfall showers. Upgraded oceanfront villas also come outfitted with these standard perks, plus gourmet kitchens, additional private outdoor spaces and convenient access to the beach.

Kaana Kitchen might draw you in with its decadent breakfast buffet, but be sure to try and book the chef’s table, which features a six-course tasting menu, for the ultimate immersive experience. If you get any closer to the action, it means you’re on the payroll.

Another dining hot spot at the resort is “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto’s beachfront restaurant, Morimoto Maui. Between the sushi and the wagyu, you’ll be facing some tough decisions on what to order off this acclaimed menu. 

Should you crave a bit of pampering during your stay, book an appointment at the Andaz’s Awili Spa and Salon. It has a full menu of treatments, including a 90-minute exfoliating body scrub and a heat relief treatment for a little skin nurturing after a day in the sun.

Rates at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort start at $895 or 45,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya is a perennial favorite with Hyatt loyalists, in part because of its variety of guest rooms and villas. You’ll find everything from lagoon-view rooms to a three-bedroom presidential villa complete with a private pool and views of the Caribbean Sea (oh, and a wide array of other features, such as a walk-in closet, private hot tubs and enough space to host a large family reunion).

Seclusion is evident throughout the 214-room resort thanks to its location within a gated, 620-acre compound shared by other resorts like a Banyan Tree, a Fairmont and a Rosewood.

Like other Andaz properties, nightly rates cover nonalcoholic drinks and snacks from in-room minibars, but it’s the resort’s various bars and restaurants that leave a particularly strong impression. Guests frequently begin their day at Cocina Milagro, an open-air restaurant offering breakfast mainstays like omelets, as well as Mexican-inspired dishes like chilaquiles with chicken. Dinner at Casa Amate, an upscale Latin American restaurant, is a must due to its impressive menu of upscale dishes like chicken marinated for three days in grappamiel, a mixed drink common in Uruguay.

There are numerous amenities to take advantage of during your stay, from El Camaleon Golf Course to a kids club with supervised activities. But the most relaxing of them all might be Naum Wellness & Spa, where the 90-minute, four-hands signature ritual will quickly become the kind of massage that has you immediately thinking about your next trip back to the Andaz Mayakoba.

Rates at the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya start at $313 or 29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is a midcentury modern architecture buff’s dream vacation. All of the 185 bungalows and suites are named after designers and architects like Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen (of TWA Flight Center acclaim) and Charles and Ray Eames (the masterminds behind the famous chair of the same name). But there’s more to this Andaz than just its name-dropping.

At this resort, you’ll enjoy incredible views of Camelback Mountain and impeccable service. Plus, you’ll have access to three pools and several fire pits ideal for unwinding with a cocktail or good book in the late afternoon. You can even take advantage of Tesla car service to reach destinations within a 5-mile radius (though this perk comes as a result of a nightly resort fee). 

Inside the bungalows and suites, you’ll notice desert-cool decor, minimalist (albeit cozy) beds and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers. Enjoy the great outdoors on your private patio — even the smallest bungalows have them — or book a Sonoran Wellness Suite for in-suite extras like a Tonal system and a minibar stocked with healthy items. Splurge on a room in the more secluded Retreat area for exclusive amenities like a pool and a quieter setting.

Guests who wish to treat themselves while on vacation will love the resort’s Palo Verde Spa and Apothecary, where Arizona-inspired treatments like the Sonoran Scrub, which utilizes desert salts and agave-infused sugar to buff away the stress, are available. If that’s not enough of an indulgence, head to Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen for Mediterranean fare overlooking the desert scenery. Branzini and a glass of crisp Champagne go well with the sunset.

Rates at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows start at $234 or 29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Bookworms, rejoice! There’s a New York City points hotel that’s made for you.

Across the street from the New York Public Library’s main branch, the 184-room Andaz 5th Avenue is the perfect place to unwind when the cravings for a great piece of literature subside and all you’re after is a high thread count and room service.

Stone, leather, velvet and pops of wood command the design palette throughout the property. The lobby and check-in desk feel more like they belong in Studio 54 than at a Hyatt hotel, as they are full of dark, eye-catching hues. Look closely at the white sculpture that provides a visual break from the lobby’s moody scene — it features a series of faces that are easy to miss.

Head upstairs to find another break from the predominantly dark decor. Every guest room and suite is bright and spacious, with high ceilings, modern bathrooms with walk-in showers and midtown Manhattan vistas. Choose a larger suite for a private terrace with even better views of the bustling city. 

As the name suggests, The Bar Downstairs and Kitchen is the Andaz’s basement-level restaurant. It serves various breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as lighter fare for dinner and happy hour. While it may not have as much in the food department as other Andaz properties, the real draw of the Andaz 5th Avenue is its location. You’re in the Big Apple, baby — enjoy a night on the town.

Rates at the Andaz 5th Avenue start at $594 or 50,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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What was once one of London’s original railway hotels by Liverpool Street station is now one of the city’s top lifestyle hotels.

The Andaz London Liverpool Street is an eclectic mix of old and new styles: Original rail tracks, mosaic floors, a stained-glass dome and colorful murals all converge in the design here. In fact, the stained-glass dome in the hotel’s ballroom is one of the few in London to survive World War II bombings, thanks to the staff protecting it with mattresses.

The colorful lobby coupled with complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the day and a free nightly happy hour might have you ready to spend all your time in this gorgeous space. But when you are ready to venture upstairs, you’ll be treated to the clean, minimal style you’ve come to expect at many Hyatt and Andaz hotels around the world.

All 267 accommodations are visually stunning, offering a modern flair in details like leather headboards and dark, two-toned drapes. Guests are particularly fond of the colorful Andaz Design Suite, as the Sir Terence Conran-designed space has Eames and Karuselli chairs and other eye-catching features.

When you’re in need of some sustenance, choose from a whopping five on-site restaurants. While all the venues earn praise, Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen is a crowd-pleaser, as it provides a more refined version of a pint and fish and chips. Miyako, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, is a great option as well, especially for those craving sushi and sake in an intimate setting. 

Rates at the Andaz London Liverpool Street start at $379 or 42,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The first Andaz hotel in Asia happens to be one of the best and a World of Hyatt member favorite.

The Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai soars in both service and style, featuring rich wood details throughout and plenty of curves and sky-high ceilings to keep you talking as much about the architecture and design as the relaxation hopefully achieved from your stay.

While the 307-room hotel might be in the middle of one of the world’s largest cities, it’s easy to feel right at home and unwind here. Guest rooms and suites overlook the Xintiandi (“New World”) neighborhood of Shanghai and have darker design elements but still feel spacious thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

Even the smallest accommodations are roomy at 441 square feet, though if you desire more elbow room, the property has you covered. Book the Andaz Loft King or Andaz XL Suite for a two-story layout ideal for spreading out while on vacation. 

As for dining, the Andaz Xintiandi’s 88 Sushi Bento Bar, the on-site Japanese restaurant, is a prime place to grab a bite to eat. You can also visit Kitchen Studios for a phenomenal brunch spread on weekends or Bleu Bar, a cozy whisky bar by the lobby. 

Rates at the Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai start at $187 or 18,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The aforementioned Andaz Xintiandi may be the brand’s first hotel in Asia, but the Andaz Bali is the brand’s first resort in Asia.

This stunning property, which opened in 2021, is about a 30-minute drive away from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) on Bali’s southeast coast. The lush gardens and landscaping combined with the off-the-beaten-path location help make it a great place to enjoy a quiet Bali getaway.

Many of the Andaz Bali’s buildings are open-air and covered in ivy, adding to the allure of the 149 guest rooms, suites and villas. Depending on which spacious accommodation you choose, you’ll enjoy either garden, pool, lagoon or ocean views. Thatched-roof villas are a decadent splurge, with private pools, Balinese design and more space to entertain or relax.

For a bite to eat, head to one of five on-site restaurants. The beachfront, seafood-focused Fisherman’s Club arguably has the best views, while Wok Wok appeals to hungry guests seeking delectable Indonesian fare.

One downside of this Andaz is that it doesn’t have its own spa. However, guests who desire a massage or facial can visit the Shankha Spa at the recently renovated Hyatt Regency next door.

Rates at the Andaz Bali start at $223 or 18,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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