Poor Jumeriah for missing out on the "New Shanghai Sister" but yay for Andaz! And now we've got more good news. Just as we were writing up our tipster's excellent observation, we got another email from our Hyatt Deep Throat who pointed us to the hotel's website which is now taking reservations for January 1, 2012 and beyond. Our DT says that hotel rates will start around $375 a night. Unfortch, the website has no room photos but we'll keep on them about that. So hopefully our tipster can reschedule his get together until later in January.
Meanwhile, we got another email from an Andaz fan looking to stay at the Andaz Amsterdam in July. Sadly, while the hotel is set to open sometime in 2012, our sources say it won't be happening in July. Later in the summer, like towards the very end of Summer, could be a possibility but nothing is confirmed.
Of course, we're not satisfied with learning about just two new Andaz hotels on the horizon. We want more! So when we skipped on over to the Find Your Andaz page on the Andaz website we saw that the following locations are under development:
· Andaz Wailea Resort, Maui, 2014 (*Very interesting*)
· Andaz Papagayo, Costa Rica, 2013
· Andaz Delhi, India, 2013
· Andaz Turks and Caicos, 2014
Our dream of multiple Andazms worldwide is slowly coming true!
UPDATE, 4.41PM EST
Looks like the Andaz Amsterdam is having a rough start. A tipster pointed out that the building went up in flames back in July. Watch the video here. It looks like the fire absolutely ravaged the building but it also looks like the place was pretty empty to begin with. Either way, not a happy start.