When it comes to luxury hotels, Aman is a name synonymous with elegance, tranquility, and unparalleled experiences. Recently, our founder, David, had the pleasure of staying at Aman New York, the third Aman property in the U.S. Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and W. 57th Street in the iconic Crown Building, this urban sanctuary is a true architectural gem in the heart of Manhattan.
Arrival and Check-In Experience
We are somewhat spoiled with how many modes of transportation New York City offers. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is the closest airport to Aman, however, clients frequently fly into JFK, EWR, and TEB, an executive airport for private flights. Airport transfers to the hotel can easily be arranged through our Hotel Plus service. If you prefer to skip the traffic and enjoy Manhattan’s infamous skyline, you can opt for a private helicopter ride through BLADE x Aman. Our team can assist with securing your reservation, which must be made in advance due to limited availability. One thing to note is that while Aman is known for its luxury, it does come at a price, and Aman New York is no exception. However, as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”
Upon arriving at the hotel, David found himself on the ground floor of 57th Street. Two attentive staff members welcomed him at the door and guided him to the back of the ground-floor lobby. From there, he was assisted up to the 14th floor, where the main lobby is situated. The level of personalized service was evident from the very beginning.
He was then escorted to his room on the 9th floor, where the true magic of Aman New York unfolded. The spaciousness of the room, the attention to detail, and the serene atmosphere immediately made an impression.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the accommodation options at Aman New York:
Located on the top two guestroom floors, 11 and 12, these suites offer ultimate privacy and urban escape for up to two guests. They feature Japanese-inspired interiors, an oversized king bed, and a spacious bathroom. Perhaps the most exciting and unique feature of these suites is that they allow guests to configure the room as they wish, with pivot panels inclusive of integrated mood lighting separating the bathroom and bedroom. In each room, you’ll find state-of-the-art touchscreen tablets equipped with a range of features, including the control of electronic shades, temperature settings, access to room service, and management of the TV remote.
For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, the Corner Suite with a view of 5th Avenue is a must-see. Ideal for those seeking space, these suites offer separate bedrooms and living areas, oversized king-sized bedrooms, and a zen-like ambiance. For added comfort, pivot panels with integrated mood lighting separate the bathroom and living areas, allowing guests to tailor the room to their liking while a large walk-in closet creates a home-from-home feel. Corner Suites are available with one, two, or three bedrooms.
As our client, you will receive priority and complimentary room upgrades based on availability at check-in. If you book a Grand Suite Room at $5,550 per night, you could receive a complimentary upgrade to the Corner Suite King Room, which ultimately saves you over $6k per night.
Inspired by Japanese minimalism, these spacious suites on 57th Street offer a calming atmosphere, with a combined bedroom and living area and state-of-the-art technology. Grand Suites are available as one or two bedrooms. One of the standout features of each room is the awe-inspiring wall-sized replica of Hasegawa Tōhaku’s “Pine Trees,” creating a mesmerizing and immersive artistic ambiance for guests to enjoy.
Sleeping two guests, these suites provide open-plan living in the heart of the city, with stunning views of Fifth Avenue. Each suite has a functioning fireplace as a central focal point, with a bedroom and living area separated from the bathroom by pivoting panels, allowing guests to tailor the room to their liking.
Above and Beyond
Aman New York is known for its spacious rooms. In a city where hotel rooms are often small, these accommodations are a breath of fresh air, averaging 700-800 square feet, compared to the average of 300 square feet for hotels alike. The bathrooms are particularly noteworthy, featuring a large oval tub, dual vanities, and a luxurious rain shower. Plus, the Toto toilets are a high-tech touch that adds to the overall sense of luxury.
Aman New York’s location is nothing short of spectacular. Situated just two blocks south of Central Park and a stone’s throw from 5th Avenue, it offers an excellent base for exploring Midtown Manhattan. High-end shopping, including the iconic Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman, is right across the street. If location is a priority for you, Aman New York checks all the boxes.
One of the standout features of Aman New York is its dining options. Aman New York’s dining experiences are exceptional. Arva brings authentically Italian cuisine to Manhattan, while Nama celebrates the Japanese washoku dining tradition. David had the pleasure of dining at both during his stay.
Nama offers some of the best and most expensive sushi he’s ever had. Additionally, there’s a special off-menu item that he highly recommends: a bowl of sushi rice with exquisite sashimi on top. Unfortunately, he can’t recall the name, but the flavors linger in his memory.
Arva delectable dishes like a refreshing salad and house-made pasta with beef and pork ragu. The quality and taste of the food are truly exceptional. It’s worth noting that only hotel guests, residents, and Aman Club members have the privilege of dining at these establishments.
We recommend enjoying a cocktail at The Jazz Club after your meal. Aman New York defines The Jazz Club as a “sophisticated space that brings back a sense of occasion” – the underground speakeasy. The nightly gathering space plays host to curated live musical programming, cocktails, light fare, and world-class events.
Heaven for Fitness Enthusiasts
Aman Spa New York’s Fitness Centre is not just a fitness facility; it’s a testament to the commitment to well-being and excellence that Aman is renowned for worldwide. With its cutting-edge equipment, innovative technologies, and personalized approach to fitness, it rightfully stands as one of the best fitness spaces in New York, offering guests a holistic and transformative wellness experience like no other.
Aman Spa New York is home to a light-filled, 3,000-square-foot fitness center overlooking 56th Street. Incorporating a Power Gym concept, with Technogym training equipment, an Infrared Zone featuring a VacuTherm Stepper, VacuTherm Treadmill, and Infrared Body Roll, and finely calibrated analytic and high-performance training apparatus. The space also offers a double capacity Cryotherapy Chamber, Cellgym® CellAir® technology, and a Yoga and Pilates Studio with Reformer equipment. Private sessions in every conceivable fitness, movement, and mindfulness modality are also available, whether with one of Aman New York’s experienced in-house personal trainers or an external visiting practitioner. You can visit their website for a full list of immersion programs and wellness experiences offered to hotel guests.
Why Choose Aman New York
As someone who has experienced various Aman resorts around the world, David can attest that Aman New York successfully brings the brand’s essence to the city. Aman, which means “serenity” in Sanskrit, is all about creating spaces where you can find tranquility and space amidst the bustle of life. This philosophy is beautifully translated into the architecture and design of Aman New York, with its massive public spaces and minimalist interior design.
During your stay at Aman New York, you’ll enjoy a range of complimentary amenities, including personalized butler service, in-room refreshments with a coffee machine, 24-hour check-in (subject to availability), complimentary house cars for convenient drop-offs within a fifteen-block radius, daily cultural programming, and access to the 25,000 square foot wellness facility.
Like all Aman properties, Aman New York is not for everyone. Aman Properties caters to a niche market of travelers seeking ultraluxury, privacy, and exclusivity. While they offer an extraordinary and memorable experience for those who can afford it, their high cost, limited availability, and focus on uniqueness and exclusivity make them inaccessible to a broader range of travelers.
The lowest accommodation prices start at 1,950 USD per night for a Deluxe Suite with a 56th Street View. Below is a calendar view of pricing and availability for October and November 2023.
As an Aman Virtuoso partner, book your stay using our complimentary booking tool to receive exclusive perks including:
- Upgrade on arrival (STA)
- Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
- $100 USD hotel credit
- Early Check-In / Late Check-Out (STA)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Aman New York is a tranquil haven in the heart of Manhattan, where serenity and elegance come together seamlessly. Whether you’re a seasoned Aman junkie or seeking an unforgettable stay in the city, this urban sanctuary is worth every penny.
So, if you’re planning a trip to New York City and want to experience the epitome of luxury, consider Aman New York. It’s a true gem in the concrete jungle, offering a serene retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
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