Aman Hotels & Resorts has commissioned Jean-Michel Gathy, the legend behind some of the world’s most iconic luxury hotel and resort designs, to design the Aman New York.
As Principal Designer of DENNISTON, Jean-Michel Gathy has specialised in ultra-luxury hospitality design, interiors and landscape for over 30 years, where he has worked alongside the industry’s top hoteliers and owners. He is the visionary behind some of the most esteemed Aman resorts including Amanyara in Turks and Caicos; Amanwana on the island of Moyo in Indonesia; Aman Sveti Stefan, an island which once acted as a fortified village in Montenegro; and Aman Venice.
Located at the prestigious address of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, overlooking Central Park, Aman New York will occupy the Crown building, one of the city’s most architecturally significant buildings.
Built in 1921, 730 Fifth Avenue will undergo a vast transformation into Manhattan’s newest destination for luxury, comprised of 83 elegant guest rooms and suites, three social dining venues, a spa, and an exclusive collection of 20 private homes representing the first urban Aman Residences.
Upon arrival, guests’ first encounter of Aman New York will be its dramatic 10th-floor double-height Sky Lobby that features subtle Asian influences in tribute to Aman’s Asian roots. Jean-Michel Gathy will utilise nuanced hues and innovative lighting to create a soothing and undisturbed sanctuary.
As dramatic water features are evident in all of Jean-Michel Gathy’s designs, the centrepiece of the elevated three-story, 22,000 square foot Aman spa will be a 25-meter indoor swimming pool – bordered by alcoves of double daybeds and fire pits – to exclusively provide hotel guests, residents and Aman Club Members a relaxing escape from fast paced city life. Two Spa Houses will offer guests a holistic spa journey with a spacious double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms complemented by hot and cold plunge pools, and an outdoor terrace with cabana, daybed and fireplace.
Aman New York will boast a 10th-floor wraparound Garden Terrace – an unequivocally rare feature given the urban location – which will feature a bar with sweeping views of Central Park, a Cigar Bar, and year-round dining. A stylish Piano Bar in the Sky Lobby, two restaurants, a Wine Library and a subterranean Jazz Club round-out the property’s signature elements.
The property’s soaring pièce de résistance will be a five-story, 14,000 square foot park view penthouse – the Crown Penthouse – nestled into the iconic building’s ornamental gilded crown.