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Aman is known for creating zen, rejuvenating hotels and residences across the globe. And now they’re bringing that sentiment to a city that needs it the most: New York. The luxury hospitality brand just announced it would be opening Aman New York in spring 2021 in Manhattan’s iconic Crown Building.
Perched on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, the new property is in the heart of The Big Apple. But it feels like an oasis. With its traditional focus on holistic wellbeing, renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston used design to create a sky-high escape with Asian roots. For example, each of the 83 guestrooms has a fireplace (a rarity in the city), while many of the 22 residences (the very first urban Aman Residences) boast outdoor terraces.
And both guests and residents have access to a host of calming amenities like three dining establishments, a jazz club, and a 25,000-square-foot Aman Spa.
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The fine-dining Japanese restaurant, Nama, will feature authentic omakase washoku cuisine complete with a live-cooking counter and outdoor terrace. Meanwhile, The Wine Library will be available for private wine tastings, and Arva will serve up Italian fare on a wraparound garden terrace with views of Central Park. There will also be a bar with award-winning mixologists at the helm and a Cigar Bar with yet another alfresco terrace.
As far as the spa goes, expect a three-story retreat with seven treatment rooms, two Banya and Hammam Spa Houses, which has a private outdoor terrace with hot and cold plunge pools. The gym will feature the latest Technogym training equipment, while a dedicated hydrotherapy facility will have saunas, steam rooms, ice fountains, and sensory showers. Plys, the indoor swimming pool with fire pits and daybeds, create yet another bliss-inducing space.
But, the highlight has to be the residences that have heated infinity pools. Just imagine taking a dip while overlooking Central Park. It’s a paradise in the concrete jungle.