Aman Resorts has opened the doors of its fourth hotel in China, following the conclusion of a major 15-year project, writes Ayla Soguksu.
Amanyangyun sits among a historic village of 50 Ming and Qing dynasty houses that have been reconstructed and within a forest of 10,000 trees that have been relocated to the site.
The 10-hectare resort, which sits 17 miles southwest of Shanghai, is home to an additional 3,000 square metres of land dedicated to fitness and spa facilities, where guests can try holistic healing experiences.
Following the opening of Amanyangyun, the group now consists of 31 resorts, hotels and private residences in 20 countries.
The architect for Aman’s New York project has also been confirmed as Jean-Michel Gathy, who has worked on several hotels for the brand before.
The project within the Crown Building on Fifth Avenue is being hailed as the group’s first “urban resort” in the US. Aman New York will comprise 83 guestrooms and suites, three restaurants and 20 private homes.
Other features of the hotel will be a three-storey Aman spa with a 25-meter indoor pool and a 10th-floor wraparound garden terrace.
The group’s success in previous private-jet journeys has also led to the development of several new expeditions.
On one of the itineraries, just 12 guests will be able to fly by private jet from New York or Miami to Amanyara in Turks & Caicos and Amanera in Dominican Republic, as well as learning from raw food chef Adam Kenworthy during the trip.
A departure for 16 guests on October 7 will cover a two-week trip across Asia, visiting seven Aman destinations in China, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka.
2018 also sees Aman celebrate the founding of the company, marking 30 years since the opening of its first hotel in Phuket.