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Old Mar 22, 10, 4:01 pm
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Thaksin Shinawatra at Villa Milocer!

Last week the former Thai prime minister stayed with his family at Villa Milocer and did a site inspection on Sveti Stefan (just for FT'ers)! :

http://www.thaksinlive.com/category/headlines

Now he has a passport for Montenegro and he might be buying an island :
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/poli...aksin-passport

Another reference to his trip here (towards the end of a difficult to read article) and mention of July 1st soft opening/september full opening for sveti stefan :
http://www.news-montenegro.com/articles/view/22307

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Old Mar 23, 10, 7:35 pm
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Amanpuri

Fred Varnier entertains some amusing and strange requests at Amanpuri :

http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/no...-resort-321923

Hmmm US$250,000 on fine wines and baby elephants & a small tiger for a party.
Is he being indiscreet or exaggerating? Damn,I hope my penchant for badminton doesnt give me away!!!

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Old Mar 23, 10, 8:15 pm
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$35.7K per day isnt that much, especially if that includes markup.

51 guests + european rock band
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Old Mar 24, 10, 1:08 am
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Thumbs up Amandelhi indeed

Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
It wasn't, but hopefully it has improved now that Henry Gray is there.
The decor of the tapas bar is somewhat sad, but the Meditterranean restaurant above would be very nice if not for the disturbing strong air movements from a badly installed air conditioning system - bring a pullover.

Henry Gray is a charming host, but let's not forget Kavita, an Australian lady originating from Sorrento (the real one in Italy). She is involved in the improvement of the wine selection and did a great job already. Also the pricing of the wine list is reasonable given that there are the discriminatory Indian taxes.

Aman generally improving the wine lists shows they not only care for Martini drinking Americans .
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Old Mar 25, 10, 2:08 pm
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for additional context to finances here >
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/13610023-post102.html

and this >
Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
Gallivanter's Guide first coined the term Amanjunkies back in 1991.[*] Later, they also called the helicopter that flies to Amankila, the Amancopter.
openings of amanresorts >

1988 puri
1989 hotel bora bora / dari[*]
1992 le melezin / usa / kila
1993 wana / pulo
1997 jiwo
1998 gani
2000 jena
2002 sara
2003 ikhas
2004 kora
2005 bagh / wella / galla
2006 yara
2008 summer palace / villa milocer
2009 new delhi / taka / giri
2010 fayun / sveti stefan
2011 ruya

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Old Mar 26, 10, 4:06 pm
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Amankora Thimphu Fire

Fire at Amankora Thimphu with major damage to public areas of lodge all guest and staff are ok.


www.bhutantoday.bt
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Old Mar 27, 10, 8:44 am
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partly damaged by fire

broke out from one of the two big bukharis in the dining hall at around 9:45 pm, and quickly spread out over the room making it impossible to control, according to a staff...Deo, a supervisor of guests at the resort, said almost 80% of the belongings in the dining room and kitchen were lost...housed the business center of the resort and reportedly contained valuable antiques

26 guests who were safely evacuated to hotel Taj Tashi. “Thanks to the resort staff we were quickly taken away to safety,” said a guest.

not just fire brigade, but police, army, and a private disaster management team.

a commenter, Nigel Hywel-Jones >

I live close to the Amankora and arrived at 10:30 pm when the blaze was in full force. The last of the guests were being evacuated at this time. Given the ferocity of the blaze and the difficulties of re-filling the water trucks the fire brigade did a good job of bringing the fire under control and preventing the spread to the guest rooms and surrounding trees. There was a real fear from locals that if the dry pine trees had caught fire then surrounding houses (mine included) could have been destroyed as well.
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2 @ amanjena >

http://www.amanresorts.com/exclusive...&LangType=1033
full board and confirmed upgrade from Pavilion Bassin ($1150) > Pavilion Piscine ($1900)

http://www.amanresorts.com/exclusive...&LangType=1033
$750 instead of $1050 plus 1 dinner with drinks and 2 massages

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Old Mar 28, 10, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by zigzag View Post
Fire at Amankora Thimphu with major damage to public areas of lodge all guest and staff are ok.


www.bhutantoday.bt
It will take between 2 and 6 months before the lodge becomes operational again says John Reed :
http://www.southasianmedia.net/index...Country=BHUTAN
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Old Apr 4, 10, 7:29 pm
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Goldman Sachs advising DLF on Amansale

DLF are still trying to find a buyer for their substantial share of Amanresorts:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/5761291.cms
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Old Apr 4, 10, 7:33 pm
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DLF are still trying to find a buyer for their substantial share of Amanresorts:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/5761291.cms
Currently, DLF owns 97% in Aman Resorts and its founder Adrian Zecha the rest.

DLF had acquired Aman Resorts, a chain of 23 hotels across 12 countries, for $400 million in the third quarter of 2007. The $400 million consisted of equity value of $250 million and $150 million of debt. Later, the company had invested in rebuilding the old Lodhi hotel in Delhi, which is now known as Aman Lodhi. DLF spokesperson Sanjoy Roy refused to comment. “As a policy, we do not comment on market speculation,” he added.

Another official said the company had originally told its foreign partner, Mr Zecha, to bring in a strategic partner. “DLF had given time till February 2010 to Mr Zecha to bring a strategic partner or financial investors, but this did not materialise within the stipulated time. Now, the company has itself initiated the process of divestment,” said the official involved in the process. Spokespersons of Goldman Sachs could not be contacted.
more anonymous sources, at least supposedly within DLF this time.

always odd.

Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
DLF bought a 50% stake in Amanresorts for US$250 million
also seem to recall $200MM + $200MM debt being the "usual" figures given.

...

in another thread >
Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
Tuttle is a magician when he works with Zecha, but much less so with Hyatt
Originally Posted by bsdstone View Post
I'm not familiar with his work
Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
7 aman and at least one of amanpuri's yachts, as well as sukhothai bangkok and (former) chedi phuket

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/a...tuttle_profile
http://www.architecturaldigest.com/a...article_082003

(other aman - kerry hill did 6, jean-michel gathy did 4, jaya ibrahim did 2)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aman_Resorts#Locations

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Old Apr 5, 10, 6:29 pm
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Amanjena news

The GM of Amanjena has a blog with regular updates on Amanjena. Interesting for anyone planning a trip there.
Its not on his blog (yet) but I beleive Miguel will be the opening GM for Aman Portugal.

http://www.miguelguedesdesousa.com/
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Old Apr 6, 10, 4:25 pm
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The Robb report has a piece here on amanwana/amanikan and some interests for divers in the region : http://www.robbreport.com/Travel/Sport-Aman-Overboard
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The decor of the tapas bar is somewhat sad, but the Meditterranean restaurant above would be very nice if not for the disturbing strong air movements from a badly installed air conditioning system - bring a pullover.

Henry Gray is a charming host, but let's not forget Kavita, an Australian lady originating from Sorrento (the real one in Italy). She is involved in the improvement of the wine selection and did a great job already. Also the pricing of the wine list is reasonable given that there are the discriminatory Indian taxes.

Aman generally improving the wine lists shows they not only care for Martini drinking Americans .
He has to be one hell of a charming host...

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Old Apr 12, 10, 4:47 pm
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Amanjena

Amanjena is now on facebook for those interested:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanjena/316293512130
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Old Apr 27, 10, 3:45 pm
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Has anyone stayed at a Camphor Villa at Amanfayun recently?
We are booked to stay in a Camphor Villa this summer. I know all the suites are quite dark but I wonder how it compares to Magnolia,Bamboo and Tea villas. Apart from The Amanfayun villa, is there anything better about the other villas? Thanks,Paul
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