Hyatt's luxury Andaz brand is bound for Sydney, and will crown a 55-story tower in the heart of the harbour city's financial district when it opens in 2022.
The Andaz Sydney will be the first Australian member of the stylish 'luxury boutique' portfolio, with 400 rooms and suites spread across 38 floors, topped by a rooftop restaurant, bar and garden.
Key design features of the 226-metre tall tower include roof gardens, green walls and generous landscaping as part of the building’s integrated sustainability strategy, childcare facilities.
Woods Bagot is charged with designing the striking $700m building at 4-6 Bligh Street, with one address used for the Andaz and the other serving retail and commercial tenants – including co-working spaces – located up to the 12th floor.
Hyatt boasts the Andaz will be Sydney’s first luxury hotel in 20 years, while Woods Bagot says the building's soaring "sculptural form will contribute to the city skyline and respond to its metropolitan context."
“The building will be instantly recognisable from every angle, as the tower changes form and emphasis in response to context, orientation and internal function,” suggests Woods Bagot principal and Sydney studio Design Leader Ian Lomas.