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Aman New York to Open this August

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The long-awaited Aman New York will finally make its grand debut on August 2, welcoming guests to the 83-suite hotel. Set in the iconic Crown Building in Manhattan, the hotel also features 22 branded residences. It is only the second urban setting for the brand.

“Following the success of the multi-award-winning Aman Tokyo, our strategy to bring the coveted Aman lifestyle to urban destinations continues apace,” says Vlad Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman. “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.”

Located on the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Crown Building, built in 1921, was designed by Warren & Wetmore, the same architects who designed some of New York City’s most recognizable landmarks, including Grand Central Station and the Helmsley Building. Undergoing a massive restoration, it has been transformed to serve as a sanctuary for guests looking to be transported from the city’s frenetic pace.

Upon entering the property, guests ascend to the 14th floor, where they’re greeted by a grand atrium. There, they are connected to a host of social spaces designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston. Dining venues include Arva, Aman’s Italian restaurant, and Nama, its interpretation of Japan’s washoku dining tradition with a Japanese Hinoki wood counter for omakase-style dining and a Wine Library linked by a wraparound Garden Terrace. The 7,000-square-foot outdoor space features a retracting glass roof to allow year-round use. The exclusive Jazz Club will offer world-class live performances and serve as a popular gathering place.

The flagship Aman Spa is a beacon of wellness, covering three stories. As the most comprehensive realization of Aman’s wellness philosophy in the Western Hemisphere, the 24,800-square-foot spa centers around a 65-foot indoor swimming pool surrounded by firepits and daybeds and illuminated by copper light installations. Guests wanting a dedicated wellness experience will be able to enjoy treatments in one of two Spa Houses made up of double treatment rooms, Banya and Hammam rooms, and private outdoor terraces with hot and cold plunge pools, daybeds, and fireplaces. Available for private bookings, the Spa Houses are comparable to those found at Aman’s most remote retreats.

The hotel’s suites are among the city’s largest and are inspired by the airy architecture of Aman’s properties in Southeast Asia. Each suite also offers a functioning fireplace, a first in New York City, while bathrooms are opulent and oversized with oval-soaking bathtubs, marble rain showers, and double vanities. Large windows offer sensational views, and the use of organic, natural materials and muted tones brings a sense of balance and harmony reminiscent of other Aman resorts found in Asia.

Eleven Grand Suites on the building’s 11th and 12th floors can be configured with additional bedrooms to create family-sized spaces, while two Aman Suites offer views of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, living and dining areas with tables for six, kitchenettes with counter seating, and large walk-in wardrobes.

As another nod to the brand’s roots, each suite also features a large-scale mural by contemporary Japanese artist Ryoko Adachi and inspired by the 15th-century masterpiece Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) by Hasegawa Tōhaku. One of Japan’s most celebrated works, Pine Trees was designated as a National Treasure in 1952 and is internationally acclaimed. Adachi’s recreation of the piece perfectly captures its eminent pre-Edo influence, and is a homage to Tōhaku, printed on delicate rice paper and spanning the walls as a captivating focal point.

Reservations for Aman New York open on July 25, 2022, with stays starting on August 2, 2022.

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Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent, abcnews.com, jetsetter.com, outside.com, and wellandgood.com, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.