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Old Jan 11, 17, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by MattEvan View Post
Three nights @ Amanoi, or is four more ideal?
I asked myself the same question when booking my visit in July...decided to go with 4. For my personal taste (at any property), 3 feels incomplete, 5 is slightly too long, fortunately, there's just one number in-between the two

Really looking forward to it!
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Old Jan 11, 17, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by BESVISOR View Post
I asked myself the same question when booking my visit in July...decided to go with 4. For my personal taste (at any property), 3 feels incomplete, 5 is slightly too long, fortunately, there's just one number in-between the two

Really looking forward to it!
Thanks for the quick reply! Now the only decision is whether to go for the full-board "Hideaway" package (with one daily activity), or to leverage the free fourth night on the "Undiscovered Indochina" package and pay for all meals and activities? What'd you go with?
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Old Jan 13, 17, 10:57 am
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We had fun for 7 nights, as there is a lot to discover on the grounds and through great excursions.
Also we enjoyed the package, since we did not have to think about money at all through that.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 10:49 am
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Does the Pool Pavilion category still exist at 'Noi?
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Old Jan 18, 17, 7:46 pm
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Does the Pool Pavilion category still exist at 'Noi?
Why don't you just go on the website to find out?
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Old Jan 19, 17, 4:51 am
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New "Spa Houses" at Amanoi opened January 2017

Originally Posted by MattEvan View Post
Does the Pool Pavilion category still exist at 'Noi?
There are some changes happening in the Amanoi Room terminology:

1. Yes, there are still the fantastic Pool Pavillions, they are luckily not demolished.
But they are now called "Pool Villa".

2. The Non-Pool-Pavillions, although same building size as Pool Villas, they are still called "Pavillion".

3. Whereas the things formerly called Villas are now called "Residences".

4. Mid-January two new kinds of room are opened: "Spa Houses", one at the shores of the Lotus Pond, one nearby with views to the mountains. Both with their own pool, treatment room, Hammam, Steam Rooms, Yacuzzi.
http://www.destinasian.com/blog/news...ces-at-amanoi/
https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanoi/spa-houses
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There are some changes happening in the Amanoi Room terminology:

1. Yes, there are still the fantastic Pool Pavillions, they are luckily not demolished.
But they are now called "Pool Villa".

2. The Non-Pool-Pavillions, although same building size as Pool Villas, they are still called "Pavillion".

3. Whereas the things formerly called Villas are now called "Residences".

4. Mid-January two new kinds of room are opened: "Spa Houses", one at the shores of the Lotus Pond, one nearby with views to the mountains. Both with their own pool, treatment room, Hammam, Steam Rooms, Yacuzzi.
http://www.destinasian.com/blog/news...ces-at-amanoi/
https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanoi/spa-houses
Thank you deer! Super helpful.
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Old Jan 19, 17, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by deer View Post
There are some changes happening in the Amanoi Room terminology:

1. Yes, there are still the fantastic Pool Pavillions, they are luckily not demolished.
But they are now called "Pool Villa".

2. The Non-Pool-Pavillions, although same building size as Pool Villas, they are still called "Pavillion".

3. Whereas the things formerly called Villas are now called "Residences".

4. Mid-January two new kinds of room are opened: "Spa Houses", one at the shores of the Lotus Pond, one nearby with views to the mountains. Both with their own pool, treatment room, Hammam, Steam Rooms, Yacuzzi.
http://www.destinasian.com/blog/news...ces-at-amanoi/
https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanoi/spa-houses
I wonder if this change in terminology is going to be global for Aman, specifically Amanpulo, Amanpuri, Amanusa - previously Aman has always shied away from using the word 'villa', except to mean a residence with private chef, butler, pool etc.

Whereas the term 'villa' has been far more liberally used by other resorts to mean anything stand-alone/spacious, where the term 'residence' is more often preferred for what Aman refers to as villas.

You'd be surprised at how much potential business Aman has lost due to this strict terminology.
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Au revoir Sean , congratulations on your promotion !

See you in Galla / Wella soon

Glad Joy is still around though .

Welcome to N'oi , Nicolas P - a new to Aman GM

Think was GM at Hanging Gardens in Ubud when still under Belmond

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Originally Posted by chinmoylad View Post
You'd be surprised at how much potential business Aman has lost due to this strict terminology.
agents/clients dont look? not looking always seems odd to me, but oh well.

agents have probably lost revenue if they booked less expensive elsewhere.

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Au revoir Sean , congratulations on your promotion ! See you in Galla / Wella soon

Glad Joy is still around though .

Welcome to N'oi , Nicolas P - a new to Aman GM
Nicolas P? where are they coming from?

curious whether joy would've been interested

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Au revoir Sean , congratulations on your promotion !

See you in Galla / Wella soon

Glad Joy is still around though .
Welcome to N'oi , Nicolas P - a new to Aman GM
Trying to plan an April/May trip there and was hoping Sean would be around!
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Old Jan 26, 17, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
agents/clients dont look? not looking always seems odd to me, but oh well.

agents have probably lost revenue if they booked less expensive elsewhere.
Without wishing to stereotype too much, I've had a few (typically local Hong Kongers, younger crowd) who've opted for somewhere else (despite me trying to convince them otherwise) because they're stuck on the word 'villa'.

This isn't specific to Phuket either - it's primarily a Southeast Asia thing, because explosion of tourism over last couple of decades has created a ton of competition, particularly Bali and Phuket.

E.g. - Amanusa/Amandari's rooms are called suites/pool suites, whereas Four Season's rooms are called villas, when realistically, it's just a term that's being used and in terms of room operations has no discernible difference.

Same happens in Phuket.

While other factors may come into play (pricing, location etc), this (the terminology) was also a big factor.

Less of an issue somewhere like Vietnam where there isn't as much competition.
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Trying to plan an April/May trip there and was hoping Sean would be around!
I will be at Amanwella and Amangalla early March
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Originally Posted by chinmoylad View Post
Trying to plan an April/May trip there and was hoping Sean would be around!
Originally Posted by Londonjetsetter View Post
I will be at Amanwella and Amangalla early March
Well , Sean should be in Sri Lanka by then ..
He says that we should give him a bit of time before descending on him
Hopefully , April will be good .

Trying to sort Aman stays / visits as usual
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
agents/clients dont look? not looking always seems odd to me, but oh well.

agents have probably lost revenue if they booked less expensive elsewhere.



Nicolas P? where are they coming from?

curious whether joy would've been interested
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