If you measure success in room numbers, Amanresorts hasn’t achieved all that much. We have never focused on being the biggest. We prefer to think small. Intimate. Involving. It’s not that we are better than big hotels because we are small. We are different, that’s all. Amanresorts responds to a contemporary lifestyle. That’s what we offer – a lifestyle experience, without limitations.
There are people with a shared lifestyle the world over. Whether in Europe, Asia, the Americas, they have one thing in common, something that brings them to Amanresorts.
That ‘lifestyle’ is about shared values, a lust for faraway cultures, for the world around that excites, shapes and nourishes. It is an appetite for pampering and a deep appreciation of the creative and elegant – the way an Aman responds to the environment, the way light falls on the table or water fills a pool.
Each of our resorts is quite different in location, look, mood and guest experience. Yet each leaves an impression, an indelible mark. At Amanresorts we have discovered there is an alternate path. That it is possible to build environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing resorts. That small is good for business as well as guests. That less is more.
We do not believe we are perfect. The perfect resort has never been built, nor will it. To paraphrase Gandhi, “Many ideas never get started because of the fear that they cannot be achieved.”
Says founder Adrian Zecha, “I would like to express my admiration for and heartfelt thanks to our staff – our chambermaids, drivers, cooks, cleaners, gardeners and guides. Most have been with us since the beginning. In the end, performing their invaluable small roles, pleasing you, they are the true Amanresorts.”
We continue to relish the exploration of new destinations. Come journey with us.
Surrounded by a pine forest and olive groves, Amanruya is located in a quiet valley on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea. Named for the Sanskrit word for peace, ‘aman’, and the Turkish word for dream, the resort ascends through a series of levels with courtyards and terraces creating the intimate ambience of a village. Amanruya offers a total of 36 nearly identical Pool Terrace Cottages, each with a garden and 35-square-metre swimming pool. For more information
“In the Spirit of Laxmi” at the Tribeca Film Festival
“In the Spirit of Laxmi”, a film that follows the journey of Gerhard Wiehahn, the previous General Manager of Aman-i-Khás, as he raises an injured leopard cub in India’s Rajasthan province, was chosen out of over 2,862 submissions to be one of 60 short films to be screened this year at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in Mahattan, New York. For more information and to watch the trailer
Amanresorts opens Aman Spa in London
The Aman Spa in London is now open at the city’s historic The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. An intimate 500-square metre facility, the spa features five treatment rooms, an indoor pool and an exercise room. The spa menu is based on key treatments reflecting the renewing traditions of China, Thailand, India and the Americas, and both body and face treatments are tailored specifically to individual guest’s needs. For more information and menus
Aman Guide Destination: India now online
Amanresorts invites guests to visit the wonders of India in style and luxury. To learn more about this fascinating country and Aman’s resorts in the region, read Aman’s eight page guide to India here
Amangiri named ‘Ultimate Escape’
Amangiri was named ‘Ultimate Escape’ at the recent Tatler Travel Awards 2011, held in London. This was one of seven prestigious awards, chosen by the team at Tatler.
Highest Ranking for Amanresorts in Zagat Survey
Amanresorts received the highest ranking for “World’s Best Hotel Chain & Marketing Group” in Zagat World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2009/2010 edition. The guide covers 1,250 properties in over 99 countries worldwide and rankings are based on input from 21,000 frequent travelers and travel professionals. Aman properties received leading ratings in categories including Top 50 Small Resorts, Inns & Lodges, Top Service, Top Dining and Top Destination Spas, to name a few.
Highest Ever Rating in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report for Aman at Summer Palace
Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing received the highest ever rating of 99 out of a total of 100 points in the commemorative 30th anniversary issue of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. The publication has over the years been recognized as a leading authority on luxury travel. Editors describe Aman at Summer Palace as a “serenely romantic vision of a bygone China.”
Amanresorts 20th Anniversary Book
A photographic essay by noted photographer Basil Pao, which reveals the subtle grace and warm spirit of Amanresorts’ second decade is available for sale.
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