Aman will be opening its third US property in New York, come the year 2020, making it Aman Residences’ second urban property — the first being Aman Tokyo. At the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, it’s absolutely certain that the Aman New York is the stuff of dreams.
Located at the heart of Manhattan island, specifically the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, the property sits on a prime location. Chairman and CEO of Aman Resorts Group Ltd. Vladislav Doronin purchased the 4th to the 26th floors of the Crown Building with a partner, which will be turned into Aman New York in the next three years.
The Crown Building itself is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in Manhattan as much as it is prime and expensive. Constructed in 1921, the building has a neoclassical Beaux-Arts architectural design, a class of buildings in New York which includes the Grand Central Terminal and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“The Crown Building represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring Aman to New York…we look forward to absorbing the vibrant energy that is New York and fusing it with our own unique formula,” said Doronin.
Aman New York will be designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy from Denniston, a longtime Aman collaborator who has also designed previous Aman properties such as Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro, and Aman Venice. Gathy is no stranger to designing new Aman properties within historical buildings; the Aman Sveti Stefan which was previously a 15th century fortified village is one a prime example.
Other than the 83 guest rooms and suites, Aman New York will be home to three dining venues, a spa, and will also house the first urban Aman Residences — a collection of 20 private homes within the Crown Building. These private residences comprise of 19 homes on the upper floors, and one extensive five-storey, park-view Penthouse at the building’s apex. What park view, we hear you ask? Why, none other than Central Park, of course.
But the residences are not the only ones to take note of at the upcoming Aman New York. There will also be various public spaces within the building, including the 10th-floor wraparound Garden Terrace with a view of the city and Central Park, that also houses a bar and a cigar bar. A Piano Bar will also be available at the Sky Lobby, two restaurants including Nama, Aman’s new Japanese culinary concept, a Wine Library, and a Jazz Club.
We’re most excited for 2020 to come and see all these concepts realised at one of New York’s most architecturally historical landmark, combining a piece of old New York with the new.