Jean-Michel Gathy reveals results of restoration for Aman New York
Aman New York (Imagery © courtesy of Aman for Denniston)
The prolific architect Jean-Michel Gathy has unveiled the impressive restoration of the city’s landmark Crown Building ahead of its forthcoming opening as Aman New York.
Opening at the beginning of August 2022, Aman New York will pair the harmonious ethos of Aman with a reflection of its place at the heart of one of the world’s great metropolises.
A historic transformation
Jean-Michel Gathy is known for being the architect behind many of the world’s architecturally significant hotels and resorts. For Aman New York, Gathy was commissioned to transform the city’s landmark Crown Building into an urban Aman retreat that pays homage to its locale.
In response, Gathy designed the hotel with the New York lifestyle in mind while also bringing in his signature use of the particularly Asian characteristic of layering areas and lighting.
The opening of what’s to become the country’s first urban Aman Resort will signify the culmination of this landmark Beaux-Arts building’s transformation. This 100-year-old site on the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue now combines the building’s original splendour with the hotel group’s approach to bringing tranquillity into urban design.
The Aman New York experience
On opening, the hotel will host guests in 83 large suites and 22 branded residences, which are inspired in their design by the aesthetics of the group’s hotels in Southeast Asia.
Bespoke double-pivot doors form central partitions for flexibility between open-plan layouts and more intimate private spaces. Each suite has a functioning fireplace, an opulent bathroom with soaking bathtub and large windows for city views. Organic materials feature throughout.
The property will be home to a flagship Aman Spa spanning 2,300 sq m and encompassing wellness facilities including Spa Houses, Banya and Hammam rooms, private outdoor terraces with hot and cold plunge pools and a 20-metre indoor pool flanked by fire pits and daybeds.
Other highlights of the soon-to-open property range from the convivial Italian restaurant Arva and Aman’s take on washoku dining at Nama to a Wine Library, wraparound Garden Terrace with fire pits and reflective pools and the exclusive Jazz Club offering world-class live performances.
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