Luxury Hotel Buzz: Aman Resorts Plans 11 New Properties

The resort is actually a village comprising historic, relocated and restored Ming- and Qing-dynasty houses.
Amanyangun

Aman junkies, rejoice. The luxury hotel group—which currently comprises 31 properties in 20 countries—has recently announced 11 new hotels and resorts in Asia, USA, South America, Europe and Japan. On Twitter, Chairman Vladislav Doronin’s exact words were: “We continue to seek out new, outstanding destinations for ‪@Amanresorts and commit to curating 11 resorts of architectural distinction.” A long-time fan of Aman, the Russian real estate mogul acquired the beloved hospitality brand a few years ago with a business partner, and—after a contentious legal battle—he was awarded sole ownership in 2016.

During Doronin’s tenure, Aman has added four properties (Japan, China, the Dominican Republic) not to mention the 170-foot yacht called Amandira. A January profile in The Miami Herald describes how “Doronin wants to expand the brand further into urban markets.” Moreover, “it’s a global design, in sync with Doronin’s real estate ambitions to expand his real estate empire.” And Miami, now “a very international city” in Doronin’s words, is on the list.

Aman was first launched in 1988 with the opening of Amanpuri (the brand’s flagship), and expanded its strategic direction with the 2014 debut of the Aman Tokyo—the group’s first urban hotel. Highly anticipated is the autumn 2017 opening of Amanyangyun, comprised of a village of relocated historic houses outside Shanghai. (For more details on Aman’s most ambitious project to date, see our article here.)

In other news for the brand, Aman has recently introduced a new culinary concept called Nama, celebrating the tradition of Japanese cuisine (called “washoku.”)