CHICAGO (January 27, 2015) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with M S Pte.Ltd for an Andaz hotel in Singapore’s up-and-coming Ophir-Rochor district.About M S Pte Ltd Owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Temasek respectively, M S Pte. was set up on 27 June 2011 to develop DUO and Marina One; two integrated developments in Singapore.DUO ( located at Ophir-Rochor with approximately total gross floor area of 1.73 million square feet will comprise close to 570,000 square feet Grade-A office space, 56,000 square feet retail space, 660 premium residential apartments and a 5-star hotel.Actions included a performance with steel hoops on the top floor of a city car park, holding aloft a cast copy of a meteorite in front of various architectural facades for very short periods of time, and negotiating with residents to open all their doors and windows at the same moment on a designated day.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
When completed, DUO will offer a distinctive 24/7 live-work-play environment and reaffirm Singapore’s leading position as the region’s preeminent investment destination.” Andaz Singapore is set to offer a refreshing take on the boutique lifestyle hotel concept, providing an indigenous and unscripted stay that is free of barriers.
Through its fluid, friendly and accommodating spaces with distinct design features, Andaz Singapore is set to weave the city’s local creative into the fabric of the hotel, leading its guests to new discoveries and inspiring experiences.
The actions were tracked as they unfolded on a dedicated blog: Working across disciplines Hester fuses elements of performative practice and site-responsive engagement, with a strong sense of materiality, spatial and acoustic awareness.
In a broad ranging scope including interventions, installations, events and publications, Hester brings people, structures and objects into an encounter with each other, giving sculpture a renewed social focus as one of its possibilities.