The sparkling new Aman New York in the historic Crown Building in the heart of Manhattan promises to be the city’s go-to address, with suites and residences that overlook the lush Central Park.
When a new outpost of the Aman group is planned in New York, it’s certainly big news. When it is at the iconic location at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in the centre of Manhattan, it is bound to be epic. Aman New York, only the third property by this luxury hospitality group in the US after Amangani in Jackson Hole and Amangiri in Utah, is a very different citycentric offering.
Ensconced in a restored avatar of the majestic Crown Building, a Big Apple landmark which has overlooked Central Park since it was built here in 1921, the 26-storey structure that used to house the Museum of Modern Art (the famous MOMA), is now a gleaming tower of sheer gorgeousness.
Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston, the Aman New York promises 83 highly stylised suites and several indoor and outdoor restaurants. These will include Arva – a cheery Italian restaurant, Nama – a paean to Japan’s washoku dining tradition, and the wraparound Garden Terrace where you can savour signature cocktails as you gaze across the Park. Music and entertainment will satisfy the soul, be it at the basement Jazz Bar, the Piano Bar, or in their Cigar Bar and Wine Library.
There will also be three whole floors dedicated to the signature Aman Spa. Think swish spa days spent in 2,300 sq metres of uber luxe serenity around the 20-metre indoor swimming pool, surrounded by day beds when there’s sunshine and warm fires when there’s snow. The Spa houses offer privacy and pampering, with couples’ therapies, sauna and steam rooms and access to a cabana on the exclusive terrace. Open to residents, guests at the hotel, or members of the Aman Club who are in New York.
An address above the rest
Above the hotel will be an even more private zone, dedicated to 22 apartments and a five-storey penthouse available for purchase, that are branded Aman Residences. These will vary in size depending on how many bedrooms are attached to each (buyers can choose between one to six) and will afford access to all hotel amenities, including the spa and Aman Club, apart from the stellar service the group is known for.
Whether you buy a home or just check in for a stay, Aman New York is yet another NYC must-do for you.