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Aman New York

Understated, minimalist, urban sanctuary

730 Fifth Avenue, The Crown Building, New York 10019

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At a Glance

When it opened last year in the 1921 Beaux-Arts Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, Jean-Michel Gathy’s long-awaited vision of what an urban resort can be was the talk of the town. The Big Apple might not have seemed the most likely location for this $1 billion 83-suite, 22-residence extravaganza, but it has certainly raised the bar (and the price of entry) for luxury properties everywhere. Floor-to-ceiling pivoting doors act as screens in the expansive, soundproof Japanese-style suites; the largest in the city, suites are spread over six floors. All come with sleek, oversize bathrooms, working gas fireplaces and a tranquil color scheme. The 14th-floor atrium dazzles with its 30-foot “mirroring garden” wall installation by Tuscan artist Federico Gori. Restaurants occupying the impressive space include Arva (Italian) and Nama (Japanese “washoku” dining), along with a year-round Garden Terrace, Lounge Bar and speakeasy-style Jazz Club. A wellness team presides over the 25,000-square-foot spa, with its 65-foot heated pool and state-of-the-art, light-filled fitness center, plus two private Spa Houses offering either a hammam and marble steam room or a Banya sauna for all members and guests.

The Standout: The sheer scale of the undertaking—and the impression left as the elevators open to the double-height 14th-floor “lobby”

Don’t Miss: People-watching over cocktails on the sprawling terrace

Indagare Loves

  • Historical references, decorative details and Southeast Asian flair
  • The massive terrace with retractable roof, firepits, reflecting pools, and a corner bar overlooking Fifth Avenue and 57th Street
  • The calming colors and tones throughout—natural oak and walnut woods and stone—and pillows to match

Who Should Stay

Aman junkies and those looking to experience Aman’s gleaming gold standard of luxury in New York—and members looking for exclusivity (and bragging rights).

Written by Peter Schlesinger

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