US: Marking the brand’s second urban location, Aman New York has opened in the former Crown Building in Manhattan.
The hotel features 83 suites – 11 of which are interconnected to accommodate larger groups – and 22 branded residences. The project was expected to open in spring 2021 and is the first site within the portfolio to offer a members club and private residences.
Originally designed by Warren & Wetmore, the building has been restored with interiors by Jean Michel Gathy of Denniston, amenities include two restaurants, a wine library, jazz club, spa and gym.
Food and beverage venues, which comprise Italian restaurant Arva, Japanese restaurant Nama, and the wine library, are all linked by a garden terrace. The outdoor space offers firepits and a retracting glass roof to provide year-round access.
The subterranean jazz club will host live performances and is open to the public.
Spanning three storeys with one floor dedicated to a medical practice, the spa offers an indoor swimming pool, two private spa houses with double treatment rooms, Banya and Hammam rooms, and hot and cold plunge pools set within a garden terrace.
Eventually, the dining venues and spa will open to the public. For now the amenities are in a soft-opening mode for club members and overnight guests.
Vlad Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman, said: “Following the success of the multi-award-winning Aman Tokyo, our strategy to bring the coveted Aman lifestyle to urban destinations continues apace. A milestone opening, Aman New York marks our greatest investment into a single destination to date. The hotel introduces an entirely new concept to the city through expansive and unmatched amenities, which propels the brand forward, delivering a guest experience like no other.”
Aman New York joins Amangani in Wyoming and Amangiri in Utah as the brand’s third destination in the United States. The trio will soon be accompanied by Aman Miami Beach in 2024.