Andaz Singapore, the new incentive travel haven

By El Kwang on 29/11/2017

Photo by Andaz Singapore

Biz Events Asia’s overnight stay at the newly opened Andaz Singapore gave inspiring ideas for incentive groups.

Nestled amongst Singapore’s cultural hubs of Kampong Glam and Bugis is the first Andaz in Southeast Asia. The 342-room “relaxed” luxury hotel fully embraced the current incentive travel trend of “think global, act local” where renowned interior designer Andre Fu of AFSO amplified what modern Singapore is all about through his design work for this hotel.

Andaz Singapore is the new incentive travel haven especially for groups sized under 200 participants for the following reasons:

Reason One:

Alley on 25 – perfect for a roam-around dining experience as all food and beverage outlets are located on the parameter of level 25 of the hotel with stunning views of Singapore, interconnected through an alley walkway. We suggest gathering the incentive participants into four groups of various sizes based on their cuisine interests and have them at some of these beautifully decorated outlets:

Photos by Chua Yi Kiat

  • Auntie’s Wok and Steam offers fans the Singapore street-dining experience - from dishes stir-fried in woks to steamed handmade dumplings. Fresh seafood offered in this casual dining restaurant is sourced sustainably, definitely a plus point for the environmentally conscious participants.
  • Plancha’Lah offers a delectable five-course menu served on an open hotplate (Plancha) as a dramatic showcase. Popular dishes include Hokkaido Scallops in truffle butter and Atlantic cod en papillotte are not to be missed.
  • Smoke & Pepper offers Asian-inspired barbecue specialities like diver scallops and grilled squid with green chilli and shiso pesto from a show grill kitchen. Offering the largest dining capacity in Alley on 25, this outlet gives incentive planners the seating flexibility for larger groups of participants who prefer to dine together. 
  • The Green Oven offers international comfort food cooked in a giant green Beech oven located in the heart of the open kitchen. Appease international participants who are missing home cooked meals like braised lamb shanks, spring chicken or even black mussels.

Food shots by Andaz Singapore

Finish the dining experience with a night cap across Bar Square or Sunroom. Those who prefer some fresh air on a summer’s night can venture to the rooftop bar, Mr Stork, located on level 39 of the hotel.

Video by: Chua Yi Kiat

Reason Two:

Alley on 3 is the hotel’s dedicated meeting and event space. The stylish setting and modern design are conducive to immersive learning and meaningful business networking.

  • The Glasshouse is a 583 sq m ballroom which features natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the room. It is perfect for a high-end gala banquet dinner for up to 320 guests, depending on production requirements. 
  • The 203 sq m Garden Studio is perfect for a kick-off sales and marketing meeting for up to 286 seats in the theatre set up. Customised catering for tea breaks will be served in the adjacent open residential-style kitchen. Participants can take a breather between sessions in the open-air garden, accessible via the pre-function area before going into breakout sessions in Studio I and Studio II rooms, set up in a theatre style for up to 80 seats respectively.

Artist's impression of Garden Studio by Andaz Singapore

Reason Three:

Accessibility to some local experiences in the area; all within short walking distance from Andaz Singapore.

  • Bugis has a combination of outdoors and indoors local street-shopping experiences. Incentive participants can begin their adventure by accessing the underground walkway connecting the hotel building to Bugis. Whilst exploring local shops, the National Design Centre and the famous Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, participants can purchase affordable local snacks and drinks as part of this “go local” adventure.

  • Kampong Glam offers a cluster of cultural, dining and shopping experiences. Incentive participants can begin their adventure by shopping at a number of Singapore’s traditional shop houses along Haji Lane, located only a couple of streets from Andaz Singapore. The shopping continues along Arab Street, enhance the experience by having some Indian and Malay cuisine along the way. A visit to the Malay Heritage Centre and the Sultan Mosque is a definite must.

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