Inside the Spectacular Aman New York

Today, AMAN’s much-anticipated property—opening August 2, 2022—glows magically at the corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue, right on the edge of Midtown’s Billionaires’ Row. Ideally located just two blocks south of Central Park, overlooking Bergdorf Goodman and steps from MOMA, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Hall, Aman New York occupies the historic 1921 Beaux-Arts Crown Building, which was the first high-rise building constructed in Manhattan. Originally called the Heckscher Building, the tower was built by philanthropist August Heckscher and designed by Warren and Wetmore. The most successful and prolific architectural practice in America during the first three decades of the twentieth century was known for the famous Grand Central Terminal and for producing more than three hundred works that influenced the architectural preferences of America’s Gilded Age through the Great Depression.

This is the extraordinary setting of Aman New York. Cut off from the rest of the world, the property invites you on an incredible journey of luxury without gimmicks. How would you describe Aman New York in a few words? “The hotel, Aman Club and Aman Branded Residences bring a whole new proposition to Manhattan. Aman’s generous amenities and unparalleled service deliver a guest experience like no other”, answered Vladislav Doronin, President and CEO of Aman. Aman New York is an urban retreat. In the city that never sleeps, not a sound can be heard on the property.

Aman New York is a haven of tranquility and offers a juxtaposition of many contrasts: old and new, East and West, natural and man-made, even fire and water. Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects and the Aman brand have fully respected the historic heritage of the Crown Building. Located between floors 7 and 14, the property offers 83 suites, Italian restaurants Arva and Japanese Nama, The Lounge Bar, The Garden Terrace open all year round, a 2,300 square meter spa, Jazz Club and 22 designer upper floor residences. .

Once you step through the imposing doors of 57th Street, you are immersed in a world of breathtaking design and art. Just behind the arrivals desk is a monumental recycled cardboard artwork by Brazilian artist Domingos Totora. Then, on the 14th floor, there is a stunning 10-meter long wall composition “mirroring garden” by the Tuscan artist Federico Gori. The modular bronze installation showcases the culinary culture and herbal heritage to celebrate the herbs of the Mediterranean. The giant bamboo and paper dream sculpture imagined by Peter Gentenaar floats in the air on the 14th floor atrium. Artwork is commissioned exclusively for the property, reflecting its soul. Aman New York is imbued with the inimitable spirit of Aman.

Each space has been carefully curated to offer guests an unparalleled luxury experience. The urban property is a triumph of design and architecture. The materials – oak and walnut wood, bronze and stainless steel and blackened steel, Belgian Blue and Chocolate Brown marble, natural stones, straw marquetry and Ikebana flower arrangements literally bring nature inside and invite meditation.

THE SUITES

From the large windowed suites, you’ll never think you’re in the heart of the bustling city center. It’s like floating above 57th street as the hotel is completely immersed in its surroundings. The suites are extremely welcoming. They offer a flexible layout with revolving louvered doors inspired by Aman properties in Southwest Asia.

The bathroom is large and has an oval bathtub and marble rain shower. Of course, Aman products are sophisticated. Like everything Aman does. Luxury means sobriety. And there is a fireplace in every suite but also in every corner of the property and next to the infinity heated pool. The design is airy and the color palette of the furniture from beige and cream to brown is an ode to tranquility.

In front of the bed, on the wall sits a large-scale mural art inspired by the 15th-century masterpiece Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) by artist Hasegawa Tōhaku.

AMAN NEW YORK SPA

The impressive 25,000 square foot wellness area occupies the 9th, 10th and 11th floors of Aman New York and is perhaps one of the most impressive wellness facilities in a city. The decor is brio-designed with the same sleek minimalism and Japanese-influenced aesthetic as the rest of the property.

The space is so thoughtful and the materials used are here to create a natural environment. Aman Spa offers a balanced approach to wellness between traditional healing and modern science. Whether you need a signature massage combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine to balance and reactivate the body’s regulative and regenerative power, a custom IV vitamin therapy infusion, or a complete wellness assessment of the body’s functional indicators, you will receive Aman Spa New York’s bespoke Tei-An (meaning ‘offer’ in Japanese) Urban Wellness solutions and immersion programs.

On the 11th floor, next to the spa reception, the full range of Aman Essentials is displayed in the spa boutique. Add of course, on the same floor, a 280 square meter gym that includes the latest Technogym fitness and rehabilitation therapy equipment, such as cryotherapy chambers or the yoga and pilates studio on the 10th floor. The 20 meter heated pool is so amazing, just marvel at the fireplace.

Water and fire come together for an ultimate relaxing experience. All have been considered to create the city’s most complete wellness destination offering exceptional amenities and unparalleled service.

Arva and Nama are currently only open to Aman Club guests and founders.

ARVA

“Amanjunkies” all over the world know the concept very well. Arva is Aman’s tribute to the warmth and coziness of the traditional Italian family dinner. The restaurant pays homage to Italy’s rustic tradition of cucina del raccoto, which means “harvest cuisine”.

In a pleasant and light decor, with banquettes, displays and green plants organized around the central open kitchen, Executive Chef Dario Ossola suggests sustainable and fine seasonal ingredients sourced locally thanks to partnerships with Grow NYC or Our Harvest. Together they represent more than 750 farmers and operate at least one hundred farmers markets in and around New York City. As in Tokyo, Venice and Thailand, lunch and dinner at Arva offer antipasti, fresh homemade pasta, green vegetables and main dishes.

NAMA

The finest and most exclusive Japanese restaurant in town. Open for dinner only, Nama celebrates Washoku cuisine – the culinary tradition of Japan recognized by Unesco as Intangible Cultural Heritage – with the best seasonal ingredients available locally. Guests are invited to explore the ‘omakase’ concept by leaving it to the chef, Takuma Yonemaru. All dishes from nigiri or sashimi, to miso black cod and lobster are excellent. Save room for the irresistible Macha tiramisu. Dining at Nama is definitely a unique dining experience in a thoughtful warm and wooden decor with Frank Lloyd Wright inspired ceilings and chandeliers.

Aman New York is imbued with the inimitable spirit of Aman. Aman knows how to redefine the true meaning of luxury. Vladislav Doronin pointed out that time is a luxury. For a man who travels constantly, having time to be still, to be present, is the greatest luxury. The Aman Group will open two more properties in Miami and Los Angeles in the coming years. I LOOK FORWARD .

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