Inside Spectacular Aman New York

Today, the most anticipated AMAN property, which opened August 2, 2022, shines magically at the corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue, right on the edge of Midtown’s Billionaire’s Row. Ideally located just two blocks south of Central Park, across from Bergdorf Goodman and steps from the MOMA, Rockfeller Center and Radio City Hall, Aman New York occupies the historic 1921 Beaux-Arts Crown Building, the first skyscraper , which was built in Manhattan. Originally named the Heckscher Building, the tower was built by philanthropist August Heckscher and designed by Warren and Wetmore. The most successful and prolific architecture firm in America in the first three decades of the twentieth century, it was known for the famed Grand Central Terminal and for having produced more than three hundred projects that influenced architectural tastes from America’s Golden 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 to an incredible luxury journey without artifice. How would you describe Aman New York in a few words? “The Hotel, Aman Club and Aman Branded Residences bring a whole new offering to Manhattan. Generous amenities and unparalleled Aman service ensure an unparalleled guest experience‘ replied Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman. Aman New York is a city sanctuary. In the city that never sleeps, no sound is heard in the estate.

An oasis of calm, Aman New York offers a juxtaposition of many contrasts: old and new, east and west, nature and man-made, and even fire and water. Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects and the Aman brand have fully respected the Crown Building’s storied heritage. Located between floors 7 and 14, the property offers 83 suites, Arva Italian and Nama Japanese restaurants, The Lounge Bar, The Garden Terrace, open year-round, a 2,300-square-foot spa, a jazz club, and 22 branded residences on the upper level .

As soon as you pass through the imposing doors on 57th Street, you enter a breathtaking world of design and art. Just inside the arrivals counter is a monumental artwork made from recycled cardboard by Brazilian artist Domingos Totora. Then, on the 14th floor, there is a stunning 10-meter mural composition “Mirror Garden” by Tuscan artist Federico Gori. The copper modular installation presents a Mediterranean herbal festival, food culture and plant heritage. The giant bamboo and paper dream sculpture designed by Peter Gentenaar hangs in the air in the 14th floor atrium. Artworks are commissioned exclusively for the property and reflect its soul. Aman New York is imbued with the inimitable spirit of Aman.

Each space has been carefully curated to provide guests with an unparalleled luxury experience. The urban estate is a triumph of design and architecture. The materials – oak and walnut wood, bronze and stainless and blackened steel, Belgian blue and chocolate brown marble, natural stones, straw inlays and ikebana flower arrangements literally bring nature inside and invite meditation.

THE SUITES

From the suites with large windows, you’ll never believe you’re in the heart of bustling Midtown. It’s like you’re floating over 57th Street as the hotel is completely immersed in its surroundings. The suites are very comfortable. They offer a flexible layout with pivoting louvered doors inspired by Aman properties in Southwest Asia.

The bathroom is oversized with an oval bathtub and marble rain shower. Of course, the Aman products are refined. Like everything Aman does. Luxury means sobriety. And there is a fireplace in every suite and also in every corner of the property and also at the huge heated pool. The design is airy and the color palette of the furniture, from beige to cream to brown, is an ode to calm.

On the wall opposite the bed is a large-scale mural inspired by the 15th-century artist Hasegawa Tōhaku’s masterpiece Pines (Shōrin-zu byōbu).

AMAN NEW YORK SPA

The spectacular 25,000 square foot spa occupies the 9th, 10th and 11th floors of Aman New York and is arguably one of the most spectacular spa facilities in any city. The decor was styled with brio with the same sleek minimalism and Japanese-influenced aesthetic as the rest of the property.

The place is so tranquil and the materials used are here to create a natural environment. The Aman Spa offers a balanced approach to wellness between traditional medicine and modern science. Whether you need a Signature Massage combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine to rebalance and reactivate the body’s regulatory and regenerative powers, a tailored Vitamin IV Therapy Infusion, or a full wellness assessment of the Functional Indicators of the Body, You’ll Get Your Aman Spa New York Bespoke Tei-An (meaning “suggestion” in Japanese) urban wellness solutions and immersion programs.

On the 11th floor, adjacent to the spa reception area, the full range of Aman Essentials is displayed in the spa boutique. In addition, of course, there is a 280 square meter fitness center on the same floor with the latest extensive Technogym fitness and recovery and optimization therapy equipment such as Cryotherapy Chambers or the Yoga and Pilates studio on the 10th floor. The 20 meter heated pool is so stunning, just admire the fireplace.

Water and fire combine to create the ultimate relaxation experience. Everything has been thought of to create the city’s most comprehensive wellness destination, offering exceptional amenities and unparalleled service.

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

ARVA

Amanjunkies around the world know the concept very well. Arva is Aman’s homage to the conviviality and heartiness of the traditional Italian family meal. The restaurant pays homage to Italy’s rustic Cucina del Raccolto tradition, meaning “harvest cuisine.”

In a convivial and light-filled decor with benches, screens and greenery arranged around the central open-plan kitchen, Executive Chef Dario Ossola proposes sustainable and fine seasonal ingredients, locally sourced thanks to partnerships with Grow NYC or Our Harvest. Together they represent over 750 farmers and manage at least a 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 entrees.

NAMA

The most exquisite and exclusive Japanese restaurant in town. Open for dinner only, Nama celebrates Washoku cuisine – Japan’s culinary tradition recognized by Unesco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage – using the best seasonal ingredients available locally. Guests are invited to explore the “Omakase” concept and leave it to Chef Takuma Yonemaru. Any dishes from nigiri or sashimi to miso, black cod and lobster are excellent. Leave some room for the irresistible macha tiramisu. Dining at Nama is definitely a unique gastronomic experience in a contemplative, warm and wooden decor with ceilings and chandeliers inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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 is constantly traveling, the greatest luxury is having time, being still, being present. The Aman Group will open two more properties in Miami and Los Angeles in the coming years. Look forward to something .

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