First look: Aman New York set for stunning debut in Spring 2021

The Crown Building, 730 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

by James Wilkinson

Aman has offered a first look at the brand’s upcoming New York flagship property, which is set to debut in Spring 2021.

At the crossroads of 57th and 5th Street, one of the finest corners in the world, the opening of Aman New York coincides with the Crown Building’s 100th anniversary.

Aman New York will offer unparalleled service, world class dining and entertainment venues, a comprehensive Aman Spa, and exclusive branded residences – the very first urban Aman Residences worldwide.

Providing guests and residents with holistic wellbeing through Aman Wellness, Aman New York will finally bring the peace promised by Aman’s Sanskrit-derived name to one of the globe’s greatest cities.

Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston to pay homage to the Crown Building’s striking architecture, Aman New York is in its final stages of a monumental transformation which will see it restored and imbued with the spirit of Aman.

A nod to the brand’s Asian roots, Gathy designed the hotel with the New York lifestyle in mind – an interactive place, in an extraordinary location.

Aman New York will comprise of 83 elegant guest rooms and suites, which start at 70 square metres and each have a functioning fireplace – something of a rarity in New York.

In addition, Aman New York will house just 22 private branded residences, many with spacious outdoor terraces, including a one-of-a-kind, five-storey penthouse.

Guests and residents will have access to unrivalled facilities, including three principal dining venues, a jazz club, and the 2,300-square-metre Aman Spa and will also be home to an Aman Club for members.

Bringing authentic omakase (chef-chosen) washoku cuisine to Manhattan, Aman’s signature fine-dining Japanese restaurant, Nama, will serve exquisite sushi and sashimi at its live-cooking counter and on its outdoor terrace.

The Wine Library, Aman New York’s wine cellar, will sit adjacent to Nama and will be available for private wine tastings and events.

Arva, Aman’s signature Italian restaurant, will offer exceptional all-day dining both within the airy restaurant and on the wraparound garden terrace which claims views of Central Park.

The Bar will serve cocktails created by award-winning mixologists, craft beers and gin from leading local breweries and distilleries, and a global selection of fine wines, while the addition of a Cigar Bar, provides an al fresco terrace.

With the importance of focusing on personal wellbeing never more apparent, Aman New York will bring to life the fullest expression of the Aman Urban Wellness concept.

Extending over three-storeys, the Aman Spa will be the brand’s new flagship Wellness Centre in the western hemisphere – a serene haven for hotel guests, residence owners and Aman Club members.

Encompassing three rooms dedicated to consultation, examination and therapy, the Wellness Centre will be home to seven spa treatment suites and two unique Banya and Hammam Spa Houses – ideal for half and full-day experiences. Each Spa House has its own private outdoor relaxation terrace with hot and cold plunge pools.

Other spa facilities will include the elegant reception area, boutique and lounge, and a 20-metre indoor swimming pool lined with double daybeds around cosy fire pits.

The spacious 280-square-metre innovative Aman Fitness Centre will offer the latest Technogym training equipment, using new technologies for maximum effect, while the yoga studio will be complemented by a full experience hydrotherapy facility with saunas, steam rooms, ice fountains and sensory showers.

A classic gentlemen’s barber and a ladies’ hair and nail salon will provide professional grooming and further beauty services.

While Aman New York follows in the trailblazing footsteps of Aman Tokyo, the brand’s first urban hotel launched in 2014, it also represents the start of a new chapter for Aman – launching the very first urban Aman Residences worldwide.

Aman New York will be home to just 22 residences, over half of which have already pre-sold during construction, and offer consummate privacy.