Today, the highly anticipated AMAN property – opening August 2, 2022 – magically sparkles 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 high-rise building that was built 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 firm in America during the first three decades of the twentieth century, it was known for the celebrated Grand Central Terminal and for producing more than three hundred projects that influenced architectural tastes from America’s Gilded Age to the Great Depression.
That is the extraordinary setting of Aman New York. Cut off from the rest of the world, the property invites 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 proposition to Manhattan. Lavish amenities and unparalleled Aman service provide a guest experience like no otherreplied Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman. Aman New York is an urban getaway. In the city that never sleeps, not a sound can be heard in the building.
Aman New York is an oasis of calm and offers a combination of many contrasts: old and new, East and West, natural and man-made, and even fire and water. Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects and the Aman brand have fully respected the storied heritage of the Crown Building. Located between the 7th and 14th floors, the property offers 83 suites, Italian Arva and Japanese Nama restaurants, The Lounge Bar, The Garden Terrace open all year round, a 2,300 square foot spa, a Jazz Club and 22 branded homes on the top floor. .
As soon as you pass the imposing doors of 57th Street, you are immersed in a breathtaking world of design and art. Directly behind the arrivals desk is a monumental artwork made from recycled cardboard by Brazilian artist Domingos Totora. Then, on the 14th floor, there is a beautiful 10 meter high wall composition “mirroring garden” by the Tuscan artist Federico Gori. The modular copper installation presents the Mediterranean herbal celebration, culinary culture and plant heritage. The gigantic bamboo and paper dreamlike sculpture, conceived by Peter Gentenaar, hangs in the air in the atrium on the 14th floor. Artworks are exclusively commissioned 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. Urban real 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 stone, straw marquetry and Ikebana flower arrangements literally bring nature inside and invite you to meditate.
From the large window suites you never imagine yourself in the heart of the busy city center. It’s like floating above 57th Street as the hotel is completely immersed in its surroundings. The suites are extremely cozy. They offer a flexible layout with revolving louvered doors inspired by Aman properties in Southwest Asia.
The bathroom is extra large and has an oval bath and a marble rain shower. Of course, Aman’s products are refined. Like everything Aman does. Luxury means austerity. And there is a fireplace in every suite and also in every corner of the property and also by the immense heated swimming pool. The design is airy and the color palette of the furniture from beige and cream to brown is an ode to tranquility.
A large-scale art mural inspired by artist Hasegawa Tōhaku’s 15th-century masterpiece Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) hangs on the wall opposite the bed.
AMAN NEW YORK SPA
Occupying the 9th, 10th and 11th floors of Aman New York, the spectacular 25,000 square foot wellness area is probably one of the most spectacular wellness facilities in a city. The decor is brio designed with the same elegant minimalism and Japanese-influenced aesthetic as the rest of the property.
The place is so contemplative 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 rebalance and reactivate the body’s regulatory and regenerative powers, a customized vitamin IV therapy infusion or a full wellness assessment of the functional indicators of the body, you get your Aman Spa New York’s bespoke Tei-An (meaning ‘proposal’ in Japanese) Urban Wellness solutions and immersion programs.
On the 11th floor, at the spa reception, the full range of Aman Essentials is showcased in the spa boutique. Of course, on the same floor, add a 280 square meter fitness center 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 swimming pool is so beautiful, just admire the fireplace.
Water and fire are united for the ultimate relaxing experience. Everything has been thought of to create the city’s most complete wellness destination offering exceptional amenities and unparalleled service.
Arva and Nama are currently only open to guests and founders of the Aman Club.
“Amanjunkies” around the world know the concept very well. Arva is Aman’s tribute to the coziness and warmth of traditional Italian family dining. The restaurant pays homage to Italy’s rustic tradition of cucina del raccolto, meaning “harvest kitchen”.
In a cozy and bright setting, with banquets, screens and green plants around the central open kitchen, chef Dario Ossola proposes sustainable and refined seasonal ingredients sourced locally through partnerships with Grow NYC or Our Harvest. Together they represent more than 750 farmers and operate at least 100 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 courses.
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 the chef, Takuma Yonemaru. All dishes from nigiri or sashimi to miso black cod and lobster are excellent. Save some space 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 on the move, having time to be quiet, to be present, is the greatest luxury. The Aman group will open two other properties in Miami and Los Angeles in the coming years. Look forward .