The Vibe: Quietly luxurious design, space, seclusion – all the hallmarks of Aman.
The Area: On Fifth Avenue and 57th Street by Central Park.
The DNA: Aman New York is set in the iconic Beaux-Arts Crown Building, completed in 1921 by Warren & Wetmore – the architecture studio behind Grand Central Terminal. In a city of superlatives, and high-end, ostentatious hotels, Aman takes the crown (pun intented) – yet in a unshowy but deeply luxurious manner. After arriving via a private entrance, guests’ first encounter of Aman New York will be its 10th-floor double-height Sky Lobby. Its textured ceiling panels in muted tones will hint at Asian influences in deference to Aman’s Asian roots. The hotel’s dining venues include Japanese restaurant Nama, and Italian all-day dining restaurant Arva, both sharing together with the lobby bar, a wraparound garden terrace with views of Central Park. Extending over three stories on the 7th, 8th and 9th floors, the Aman Spa covers 2,000m2 (22,000 sq ft) with indoor swimming pool, flanked by alcoves of double daybeds and fire pits.
Suite-Me-Up: Heavily influenced by Japanese minimalism, the suites feature heigh ceilings, natural materials like stone and wood, and shades of oatmeal and slate, cream and black. No Midtown noise can be heared due to heavily soundproofed windows. Unique: each of the suites has a functioning fireplace. Design-wise, the rooms have a pivoting door, which can be opened to integrate the fixtures and furnishings of the bathroom, should this be preferred.
Seen: Architectural Digest, dezeen
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 82 suites (72-257m2)(775-2,770 sq ft) (plus 22 private residences)• hotel opened: August 2022 • architecture & interior design: Jean-Michel Gathy, Denniston Architects • bathroom amenities: custom • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible