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New Amanresorts, "Zecharesorts", GHM and Ahn Luh Resorts (2016 edition)

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New Amanresorts, "Zecharesorts", GHM and Ahn Luh Resorts (2016 edition)

Founded by Adrian Zecha, Amanresorts, GHM and probably the upcoming Ahn Luh Group are the benchmark of luxury hotels and resorts.

Since Aman, GHM and Zecha are very active in developing new fantastic landmarks, speculation about upcoming resorts is very popular.

So please snap the rumors and report them here! This thread continues the discussions of the respective 2009/10/11/12/13/14/15-threads - and on this threadstarter, every news and rumor is collected, trying to keep the list constantly up-to-date!

***After new management took over Amanresorts from Zecha, the wise old founder is planning new resorts with a new company, for which my working title is "Zecharesorts". ***

For discussions about existing Amanresorts/GHMs please use the "Amanresorts Thread"

NEW AZERAI-HOTELS and other ZECHAPROJECTS

- Azerai Luang Prabang, Laos. Opening postponed to softopening December 2016, managed by Ex-Amantaka GM Gary Tyson. Backtobasics-concept with personalized luxury, but with substantally smaller rooms and lower prices than Amanresorts. 56 rooms in old Phousi Hotel, renovated by Amantaka architect Pascal Trahan.

- Luxury Club in Miami. Zecha is developing for a real estate tycoon, restaurant-and-spa-focussed

- Rumors about more Zecharesorts floating around, for example in South America

NEW AMANRESORTS - WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE:

- Aman Shanghai: Located 30km outside Shanghai, it will be set on 100 acres of land overlooking ornamental lakes and gardens and will include 24 suites, along with 26 villas. First source was an interview with Aman CEO Jolivet, found by Kage here: https://www.ttgmedia.com/luxury/luxu...n-in-asia-2011, where Jolivet puts the timestamp "not before end of 2017" on it, now announced at Aman event.

AMAN - SOUNDS REAL:

- Aman in Portugal in Aljento Region, "could join soon" according to Jolivet

6 (!) Amanresorts in Gabon, West Africa:
- A resort with 20 luxury tents to the south of the Loango National Park
- A hotel with 30 villas on the Phare de Ngombe site in the Pongara National Park just outside of Libreville
- A hotel with 30 suites in Libreville
- A hotel with 30 suites in the Lop National Park
- A hotel with 30 villas on the Kongou Falls site in the Ivindo National Park and a resort with 10 tents on the Langou site in the same park
- A resort with 15 tents in the Batk Plateaux National Park
First spotted by Gallivanter's Guide and paul2, now offical reports of the signing ceremony: http://www.en.legabon.org/news/807/a...-tourism-gabon. But only "still on the drawing board" according to Jolivet

AMAN - SPECULATIVE/VAPORWARE

4+ new Amanresorts in India, according to The Hindu Times (spotted by Gallivanters here http://www.thehindu.com/business/Ind...e8991259.ece):
- New Delhi
- Mumbai are definitely our target cities for setting up new properties as well as
- Rajasthan will have one more resort
- Chennai
- Bengaluru
- north east of Kolkata

- Aman in Seoul, Korea, mentioned by seiknujnama and by Gallivanter's

- Amankea (http://www.dolphinci.com/#kea-resort) on spectacular Kea Island in Greece, 60 kilometers southeast of Athens - designed by FS-Sayan-Spaceship-Architect John Heah, found first by Ericka. It received approvals, "Completion of these loan facilities is targeted for the first quarter of 2015" according to it's investor Dolphin Capital.

- Amanoca close to Angra dos Reis, 2,5 hours from Rio de Janeiro. JM Gathy from Denniston will be designing. Only 20 room resort plus private villas for sale, on 70 acres of land including beach and marina. http://www.atlasholdingsintl.com/pro...zil/brazil.php
First spotted by Air Junkie. Opening postponed from late 2013 according to GK1998.

- Amanbadu in Dibeen, Jordan, which is close to Jerash, "an amazing Roman city" according to vuittonsofstyle, opening in "an ecologically sensitive forested site", managed by John Vasatka & Tania Rydon who already left Amanyara for it, according to paul2. Then rumored to be delayed due to problems, now back on track with Ian White as opening GM according to Gallivanter's 2014 rumoring. Some design draft spotted by Kage in Kerry Hill Book: http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/large/64943757jw1e2xka0uqhdj.jpg On hold because of war in nearby countries.

- Aman at Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan.

- Amanresorts in Mexico, Costa Rica and on “another Caribbean island” could be on the cards, according to CEO Jolivet found also here by Kage https://www.ttgmedia.com/luxury/luxu...n-in-asia-2011

- Aman London, early planning, no site yet according to GK1998, mentioned again by FT in 2015 in Doronins urban-resort-context

- Aman New York, early planning, no site yet according to GK1998, mentioned again by FT in 2015 in Doronins urban-resort-context

- Aman Paris, as mentioned on Aman investor Doronins website for a short time (and then quoted by Bloomberg here http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-1...lder-spat.html)

- Aman Singapore, as mentioned on Doronins website

- Aman Hong Kong, as mentioned on Doronins website

2 to 3 more Amanresorts in Japan:
- Amaniwa in Kyoto, about 1 km from the Golden Temple of Kinkakuji - seemed to be cancelled, but 5khours wrote here, that it is back on track, and Jolivet also mentioned it
- Aman in Ise, according to 5khours (maybe the same as Amanshima above?)
- Aman in the japanese Ski Region of Niseko, according to Gallivanters tweet.

Amanduna in Comporta, Portugal (a natural reserve 1 hour from Lisboa), opening was hoped for 2014/2015 (Gallivanters), but now delayed because of ownership/funding trouble "for a long time" according to 4 your eyes only. Sadly no ocean views. Next to Park Hyatt etc.: http://alcacergolf.com/Location/StrategicContext/ and http://herdadedacomporta.pt/fotos/ed..._dunes-eng.pdf

- A project combining a tented camp in the Galapagos with a hotel in Ecuadors Quito would also be desirable, according to Jolivet Interview

- Aman Bora Bora (Tahiti) relaunch, on bigger grounds than before. seiknujnama belives that renovations start soon for a reopening, GK1998 says "on hold".

- Aman near Vancouver at Jervis Lake, first rumored by Gallivanter's Twittering, now facts found by luxury: http://www.jervisinlet.ca/amanproperty.html

- Amanoman in Shuwaimiya, Oman. Spotted by Kage, Zecha being down in Kuwait, discussing with United Real Estate Company about managing their eco resort project.

- Aman Napa Valley, as rumored by ngfan and now in 2015 brought up closer by pricesquire, as a "3-house-resort", unclear wether its 3 different locations or 3 buildings nearby.

- Aman Rwanda, as found by Ericka and by Gallivanters Twitter: http://www.rwandaeye.com/news/3050/a...-rwanda-market Hopefully this Aman will never become reality, since Ruanda is anti-democratic and puts people in jail for their sexual orientations.

- "Several" new Amanresorts in Sri Lanka, including Colombo and Anuradhapura.

2 Amanresorts in Morocco:
- Aman in Essaouira - Gallivanter was twittering about Aman buying a Riad & connecting house in the costal town of Essaouira - and yes, they have! But did not start working on it. Sadly - because in combination with Amanjena it would be great having an Aman Beach Resort here!
- Aman in the Morocco's Mountains - Gallivanter is reporting, that they are also looking for a property in the mountains, which would als make much sense regarding the boring location of Amanjena.

2 more Amanresorts in China:
- Aman in Diqin area northwest of Zhongdian, Yunnan Province, China, according to seiknujnama already started construction opening in 2015
- Aman in Dali, also Yunnan Province in Burma direction - a city, famous for marble and a huge lake. First mentonied by Gallivanter's Guide.
- Aman in Huangshan , Anhui, as reported by bearbrick in this thread.

3 more Amanresorts in Brazil, according to paul2, starting with:
- Aman at Alagoas, a spectacular site on the north east of Brazil, mentonied by paul2. Actual status: postponed.
- Aman at the Amazon. Told by Zecha in interview in 2008 (found by Kagehitokiri). Status: Pre-development.
- Aman at Pantanal (first mentioned by paul2). Status: Pre-development.

3 potential Amanresorts in Malaysia:
- Amancrag atop of Penang Hill (800 meters) at Penang Island, Malaysia. Spotted first by south_sea99, it will be the conversion of an old colonial hotel into a 20 villa Amanresort, most likely with quite spectacular bungalow design. See at the end of this clip
You Tube

. Planned opening in 2014, now some bureaucratic problems...
- Aman at Desaru Coast, not far from Singapore on the south-east - spotted by Kage at http://destinationresorts.com.my/amanvilla.php with very optimistic opening date 2013

- Aman in Pulau Besar, North Malaysia, on the Island of an inland lake - long time nothing heard.

- Amanresorts at Chile, Argentina and Ecuador, according to Adrian Zecha in http://goo.gl/qyx1U

- Aman on Banda Island, Indonesia, as reported by Groombridge: "A 20-room renovation of an existing colonial era building on the remote island of Banda Niera (one of the nutmeg islands). The building is at the opposite end of the town from the ocean, abutting the woods." Also mentioned by Zecha in http://goo.gl/qyx1U.

- Aman Gcek, Turkey (Architect Kerry Hill), rumored to me by an Aman manager, first specified by paul2.

- Aman development in Burma, as reported by Andrew Harper.

- Aman Sidney at Goldfields House project on Circular Quay, with Kerry Hill as architect. Aman is "mooted" for it, according to Gallivanter's twittering.

- "Aman in Douro Valley" (UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its wine), architect JM Gathy according to GG, but according to vuittonsofstyle Aman pulled out.

- Aman Porto: According to Gallivanter's Guide, there could be another one in Porto by architect Kerry Hill, but this was not confirmed by my Aman-source. 4 your eyes only brought it up again in 2014.

- Aman in Mozambique, East Africa, happening according to Gallivanter's twittering.

- Aman in Tanzania, East Africa, according to kalihikai.

- Aman in South Africa, first called by vuittonsofstyle. kalihikai added, that Aman already bought land and startet development.

- Aman in San Marino, according to this article http://www.sanmarinonotizie.com/?p=36580 found by Trickster10.

- Aman in Cyprus - in or around the formerly legendary and now haunted Verengaria Hotel in the Troodos Mountains, as rumored on flyertalk by namaguide with possible opening date 2013

- Aman in the Peru mountains near Cusco - 3400 meter high, found by Paul2.

- Amanseramai in Loreto, Mexico.

- Amanmara in Kenya, spotted by Paul2.

- Amanresort at Sukarta, one good hour from Yogyakarta and a little more from Amanjiwo. According to user Sundarma, construction should have begun in spring 2010, so an opening should have been expected around 2013...

- Dubai Aman near the Airport - "a unique lifestyle resort at DWTC's Dubai Trade Centre District" (http://propdubai.com/news/1091/index.php). Sounds disgusting!

- Aman on Grand Bahama Island, designed by good old Jean-Michel Gathy, according to AirJunkie.

- Aman in Bovina in US State of New York, spotted by bearbrick.

- Aman in Riviera Maya, Mexico, opening unknown (Source: Gallivanter Guide).

2 potential Amanresorts in India, reported a long time ago:
- Orissa, reported in 2008
- Kerala, reported in 2004

- Aman in Hawaii - paul2 rumors, that ex-Amanusa-GM Monty Brown is developing something there... But vuittonsofstyle later wrote, that Monty retired, so most probably there will only be a GHM in Hawaii.

- Very, very speculative rumors about Amanresorts in Amman (Jordan), St Petersburg, Bermuda, Maui, Kenia, Cuba, Los Angeles and Aspen on flyertalk.

AMAN - CANCELLED:

- Aman in Cavtat, Croatia - frozen/cancelled according to black duck and vuittonsofstyle many rumors, most likely new Aman owner Doronin did not like the design
- Aman in Perth, Western Australia - project going over to Como as "COMO The Treasury".
- Aman Pearl Island in Panama, part of a huge development project at Pearl Island, instead of Aman they will do some RC Reserve stuff and so on...
- Amancaya in Norman's Cay, Carribean
- Aman Nevis - cancelled because of "differences in opinion", apparently between Government and Aman...
- Bangkok at Firehouse near The Oriental
- Nepal.
- Fiji, opened as http://www.yaukuve.com
- Amanmila in Greece.
- Malibu Resort & Spa in California.
- Shanghai, Ex-British Embassy at Bund 33 - will now be a State Guest House managed by Peninsula...
- Aman Estero Santa Barbara in Mexico, Baja Californica near Mulege, 600 km south of Tijuana.
- Sicily
- Aman Palau (either on the site of a former Nikko Hotel on one of the Palau Islets, or on Kayangel Island)

GHM - ANNOUNCED ON WEBSITE:

- Chedi Lustica Bay Montenegro, at www.lusticabay.com development site at the mediterranean cost, 35 km north of Aman Sveti Stefan, planned opening 2018. A project of Orascom, which also owns Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/news/the...in-montenegro/

- The Aayu, Mumbai, India - a 42 suite hotel in the top floors of a 200-meter-high building, overlooking historic Shivaji Park, the Arabian Sea and the island mainland. With a 50th floor rooftop bar, 2 signature restaurants by Robouchon and by japanese star chef Hide Yamamoto. Interior design by Jaya Ibrahim (Legian Bali, Chedi Muscat and Nam Hai). Offically planned for opening 2017.

- The Chedi, Mumbai, India - a 316-guestroom-highrise-moloch (way to large for a high service GHM hotel...). http://www.luxurytraveladvisor.com/i...nd-india-17787

- Chedi Tomakomai in Hokkaido, on the northern Japanese Peninsula: http://www.traveldailymedia.com/1416...i-in-hokkaido/.
First spotted by Kagehitokiri, confirmed by GHM√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs vice president Clement Koh, scheduled for a 2017 opening with 60 fireplaced rooms and 40 private villas, a large spa including open-air hot springs, a health club, indoor and outdoor pools, a library, lounge, wine cellar and a 30-table gourmet restaurant. Designed by absolutely marvellous architect Tadao Ando.

- Chedi Ninghai, Zhejiang, China, scheduled for 2017

2 hotels in the Arabian Emirate of Sharjah:

- Al Bait Sharjah, UAE. A 54 room hotel (brillant!) in a hotel development zone in the heart of Sharjah, now announced for 2017. http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4060184.html, http://www.boutiquehotelnews.com/hom.../#.UsR3ZnmHZd1

- The Chedi Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE. A 100-suite resort on a mountain beside a private cove on Sharjahs east coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean. 130,000 square metres, including buildings called The Fort, The Hilltown and the Town Square. GHM says: "The Fort is the primary access to the hotel and will house the main reception, restaurants, spa and health club and business facilities. The Hilltown will offer all-suite accommodation including four royal suites, 10 presidential suites, 26 executive suites and 130 standard suites with unspoilt ocean views. The Town Square, the hub of activity in the centre of The Hilltown, will feature a variety of cafes by the picturesque beachfront." Now announced for 2018.

- Chedi Dhapparu, Maldives. A 130-unit-project (sic!), located on a a 55-hectare large, crescent-shaped atoll near the very small Hanimadhoo International Airport, now scheduled for 2018 and designed by the Nam-Hai-guys from AW2, Paris: http://maldives.net.mv/10064/ghm-wad...hedi-dhapparu/

- Chedi, Tamouda Bay, Morocco (near Tetouan on the northeastern top of Morroco next to the Mediterranean, but more than 500 km from Amanjena...). On the beach. According to Gallivanter's Guide it is conceived by Escape Architecture, with 116 Suites and 2 Royal Suites. Once rumored opening 2015, now timed for 2018.

3 Hotels in Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan - first spotted by KrazeeJoe, now all scheduled for 2020: http://udn.com/NEWS/DOMESTIC/DOM3/7987976.shtml

- The Serai (surely not anymore...) Zudong, 200 rooms (please not!)
- The Chedi Zudong, 90 suites with mountain views and 50 meter pool (sounds better!)
- The Chedi Club Zudong, 25 villas on vintage point (oh yeah!)

GHM - SPECULATIVE/VAPORWARE/OLDER

- Chedi at Kilada Hills, Greece - part of Porto Heli development next to Amanzoe. Once Scheduled for 2010, then disappeared, now back on map: http://www.dolphinci.com/home#porto-heli-collection

- GHM in Kona, Hawaii. Architect Tadao Ando working on a GHM property there: http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4054659.html, first found by Kagehitokiri.

- The Chedi Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Far away from the city, but near to airport and Formula 1-track. A mix of residential development and a boutique hotel. Bound to open in 2014.

- The Chedi, Cairo

- The Chedi, Jordan

- The Chedi Tapei, Taiwan, in a suburb next to National Museum - some years ago planned to be completed in 2013. First spotted by instyleprincess.

- The Chedi Club (25 villas), The Chedi Hotel (92 rooms) and The Serai (surely no more...) Hotel (200 rooms) in HsinChu area, Taiwan. First spotted by KrazeeJoe, and expected to take at least 7 years to complete:
http://udn.com/NEWS/DOMESTIC/DOM3/7987976.shtml

- The Ananti Club, Seoul

- GHM development in Burma, as reported by Andrew Harper.

- The Malkai in Barka (near Muscat), Oman, supposed to be opening end-2010 but not opened yet, as an "exclusive community, the development will comprise of 101 four-bedroom villas and 92 two-bedroom suites, as well as a boutique hotel offering 41 luxury suites.", allegedly managed by GHM (http://www.themalkai.com. 3 km from the beach, but with possible beach club access.

- The Artai in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road next to the Emirates Towers, designed by Denniston. Next to the Dubai World Trade Centre, The Artai Hotel Tower will comprise 150 one and two-bedroom hotel apartments, while The Artai Apartment Tower will feature 250 luxury one and two-bedroom serviced apartments and four restaurants, plus spa and health club.

- "The Tanai" on Turks & Caicos next to fantastic Amanyara, The Tanai on Turks & Caicos next to great Amanyara, with 60 hotel rooms and 30 residences, opening 2009 (har, har!), see also: Gallivanter's Guide & http://www.tcweeklynews.com/default....lynews&he=.com)

- Chedi Corfu - found by vuittonsofstyle, http://www.aw2.net/projects-escape.p...cts&idpr=corfu

- Kralji√„¬ćina Pla√…¬ĺa Hotel at traditional coastline holiday resort Sveti Stefan, Montenegro - an old hotel destructed and newly built, 2010 planned opening, next to Aman Sveti Stefan - no building activity yet, so at least postponed... (http://www.visit-montenegro.com/article767.htm)

- GHM on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, will be announced end 2008 according to AirJunkie.

- 200-room-GHM Golf Hotel in Playa Grande, Dominican Republic, next to an upcoming Amanresort - Developer says "most likely managed by GHM"

- GHM Hotel in Philadelphia, rumored by Galivanter's Guide with the remark "which should prove quite a culture shock"...

GHM - CANCELLED:

- Chedi Club Jimbaran, Bali - the unsexy non-beach-project formerly promoted as The Serai Club, postponed each year from 2008 on, now luckily disappeared...
- Opened - and closed again due to border skirmish between North and South Korea: "The Ananti" in funny communist North (!) Korea in fantastic mountaineous landscape, 5 hour drive from Seoul (South Korea)
- Chedi Taiping Lake, in Anhui Province, China near Mt. Huangshan, announced by GHM, then disappeared.
- Chedi at Livka Bay at the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, now no more Chedi: http://www.livka.com
- Chedi Dubai on the artifical Palm Jumeirah island
- Elounda Chedi (Crete) - found by vuittonsofstyle, but now no Chedi anymore: http://www.aw2.net/projects-escape.p...s&idpr=elounda
- The Carbonera Club in Cuba http://www.thecarboneraclub.com, part of a larger development with private Villas for sale, Marina, Golf Course and stuff. First spotted by Citizen of the world here, then confirmed by Gallivanter on Twitter, now no more GHM.
- Chedi Qutub in New Delhi, India - a 45-key-hotel located within an ancient, UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. First spotted by travel4vitality, then disappeared...
- Chedi Nusa Penida - on the secluded island of Nusa Penida southeast of Bali. architecture looked amazing http://www.sinnivillas.com/resort-resort.php
- The Chedi Club, Suzhou, China
- The Yamu on Phuket (Thailand), designed by Phillip Stark, appeared on the GHM website in 2007, finally went from GHM to COMO Resorts
- Chedi at Thracian Cliffs in Kavarna (Bulgary), designed by Jean-Michel Gathy. At the end not designed by him and not managed by GHM... http://www.thraciancliffs.com
- "Nizuc" in Riviera Maya, opened without GHM (www.nizuc.com).
- Chedi Bangkok & Chedi Singapore, announced at IMEX Frankfurt travel fair


NEW AHN LUH BRAND
(a joint venture between GHM, Beijing Tourism Group and Great Ocean Group, http://www.ahnluh.com/)

- Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China. Located at "the picturesque bridges of a historic ancient Shanghai canal-lined suburb", it houses 35 villas built in traditional Chinese style and includes a museum, library, restaurants and spa and tai chi centre. First spotted by south_sea99. http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/zh..._overview.html
Now announced as the first Ahn Luh for Q1 2016.

- Ahn Luh Lanting, Kuaiji mountain in Shaoxing, situated in the Zhejing province 30 minutes from Hangzhou. First spotted here by KrazeeJoe, first announced for fall 2014, then for second, now for first half of 2015: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/la..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Thousand Islands; 2 hours from Hangzhou, named after a salad dressing, but nevertheless the first Ahn Luh Villa Resort next to a fantastic looking lake: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/th..._overview.html. Opening 2016.

- Ahn Luh Dujiangyan in Chengdu, which "is a project where the historical and cultural elements feature prominently given that the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, along with Mount Qingcheng, are placed together on the UNESCO World Heritage List√Ę‚‚¨¬Ě. Was supposed to be the first opening, now planned for 2016: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/du..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Yanming Lake. Another lake resort, nearby Zhengzhou City. Another one scheduled for a 2016 opening: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/ya..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Xunliao Bay. An ocean resort with villas, also not too far from Hangzhou: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/xu..._overview.html. 2017 opening.

- Ahn Luh Yichun in the Heilongjiang province, somewhere in between Hong Kong and Shanghai, where the world‚€™s largest Korean pine primeval forest is situated, opening 2018 indeed: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/yi..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Delta Island, Xunliao Bay, 2,5 hours from Shenzen, a 100-room-island-beach-resort, some contracts signed in 2012, first scheduled for a 2016 opening, now disapeared from website...

- maybe some more Ahn Luhs in the Pearl River Delta, in Beijing, in Lhasa (Tibet) and somewhere in Southwest China

OPENED since the beginning of the "New Amanresorts"-threads:
- Amanemu in Shima Province, Japan, on green land in a national park overlooking Ago Bay off the Pacific, opened in Spring 2016
- Amanera on Playa Grande, Dominican Republic, opened in Q4 2015
- Amandayan in Lijiang, north western Yunnan Province, China, opened in February 2015
- Aman Tokyo in Otemachi district, opened on Dec 22, 2014.
- Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland, opened in December 2013
- Chedi Sakala, Bali. Disgusting, because it has 261 rooms - a size which ruins any luxury resort feeling (sorry for my harsh words...), not satisfying to the GHM brand promise. Opened autumn 2013, bad reviews, hopefully soon to be reflagged as a Hilton...
- Amanoi in Vietnam (very brilliant indeed!), opened in September 2013
- Aman Canal Grande in Venice (very tiny garden, no pool!), opened June 2013
- Amanzoe at Porto Heli, Greece, opened August 2012.
- Amanruya in Bodrum, Turkey, opened christmas 2011.
- Aman at Sveti Stefan, Montenegro Coast, consisting of small Villa Milocer (opened 2009) and Aman Sveti Stefan (opened 2010).
- Amanfayun at Hangzhou, China, 180 km southwest from Shanghai, opened 2009
- Amangiri near Lake Powell, USA, open since fall 2009.
- Amantaka in Laos, Louang Phabang, opened 2009
- "The Aman at Summer Palace" in Bejing, opened 2009
- "The Aman New Delhi", City Hotel with individual pools, opened 2009 - but un-amanized in Feb 2013 as "The Lodhi"

Please add, subtract & comment!!!

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Aman London? I doubt it will work well. Also I guess they will claim at least 3000 GBP per night
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Aman London? I doubt it will work well. Also I guess they will claim at least 3000 GBP per night
I recall Aman London was mentioned in a Financial Times article in an interview. Aman Tokyo is actually pretty reasonably priced, but then this is London, so maybe only £1k/n and £500 for breakfast, plus extra charges for using the lights, flushing the toilet and opening the door? If it does happen, I wonder what will happen to the Aman spa at The Connaught.
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Aman London? I doubt it will work well. Also I guess they will claim at least 3000 GBP per night
As many others in the SPECULATIVE/VAPORWARE-category, Aman London was just a very vague rumor some years ago. There is absolutely no hint that this is in actual development stage. I would really love to see one Aman-Tokyo-style Aman London - but I do not expect it in the foreseeable future...
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As many others in the SPECULATIVE/VAPORWARE-category, Aman London was just a very vague rumor some years ago. There is absolutely no hint that this is in actual development stage. I would really love to see one Aman-Tokyo-style Aman London - but I do not expect it in the foreseeable future...
I've found the article where it states London, but is not a quote, so not sure where they're basing the information from:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2138c5c0-9...#axzz3wTia5VuR

For though Doronin has a reputation as a forthright businessman, a spokesperson says that he bought the company because he loved the product. As he declares on his personal website (he declined to speak to me), he is a ďself-obsessed [sic] Amanjunkie [and has] been a loyal client for over 20 years. Whenever I am travelling, I like to stay in an Aman. The quality of service is amazing, with the ratio of staff to guests sometimes up to seven staff to one guest. It makes you feel at home.Ē But unsurprisingly he is committed to expanding the brand, to what he calls its ďurbanisationĒ, and has plans for Amans in London (where thereís already an Aman-branded spa at the Connaught), New York, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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I've found the article where it states London, but is not a quote, so not sure where they're basing the information from:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2138c5c0-9...#axzz3wTia5VuR
Great, thank you - I now included the FT/Doronin-context in the threadstarter!
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Old Jan 6, 16, 1:26 pm
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I was in Amangalla this past week and while on our fort tour our butler pointed out a building a block down that Zecha owns. It certainly looked large enough to building a boutique hotel in.
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also >
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...ad-2016-a.html

previously >
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...5-edition.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...4-edition.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...nt-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...12-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...nt-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...nt-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...ng-2010-a.html

yes doronin and jolivet mentioned many, like zecha has in past
in one article jolivet clarified how few proposals actually open

uclabruin82, zecha or [now] doronin via silverlink/amanresorts?
seems like zecha did buy fair amount through silverlink/amanresorts
but i do not doubt that zecha does personally own a bunch as well

i hope zecharesorts ownership is like GHM, whatever GHM ownership is

BTG is investor in ahn luh and some of the amans in china
amanat claims BTG now own some of his shares in amanresorts

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Aman London? I doubt it will work well. Also I guess they will claim at least 3000 GBP per night
if ~5 rooms/suites with pool etc, sounds interesting

85 room new bvlgari with pool/spa isnt that expensive

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Old Jan 6, 16, 8:08 pm
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Kage,
I did not question our butler on the tour about it, but based on what he said, it was Zecha. I am not sure how much he knows about the legal/corporate particulars...
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Old Jan 6, 16, 11:16 pm
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I know you already mentioned it under cancelled, but I thought this was interesting:

http://www.spaopportunities.com/deta...itecode=SPAKIT

Originally set to be an AmanResorts property, Walker rescued the project as it lay undeveloped as a result of the financial crisis.

“The banks pulled the plug on the finance and it sat there for eight years,” said Walker.
Ex-Laucala and Aman GM, Andrew Thompson, is now the GM. It will be interesting to see what could have been when it opens later this year.
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Amanemu in Japan opens 1 March, by the way.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by MacMyDay View Post
I know you already mentioned it under cancelled, but I thought this was interesting:

http://www.spaopportunities.com/deta...itecode=SPAKIT



Ex-Laucala and Aman GM, Andrew Thompson, is now the GM. It will be interesting to see what could have been when it opens later this year.
If nothing else, we already know its theme song likely will be "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys.
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Old Jan 16, 16, 10:40 am
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Will be interesting to see what is going to happen. Legian will become independant and Chedi Andermatt is also no longer part of GHM as was recently announced in the Swiss press.
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Will be interesting to see what is going to happen. Legian will become independant and Chedi Andermatt is also no longer part of GHM as was recently announced in the Swiss press.
The Swiss article (in German) can be found here:

http://www.bilanz.ch/unternehmen/saw...-selbst-539265

It not only states that Chedi Andermatt will no longer be GHM, but that GHM will cease to manage hotels altogether and concentrate on franchising only.

Bilanz is a quite reputable journal, so I don't think they are just making this up. Haven't seen it before.
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Old Jan 21, 16, 10:10 am
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What's going on with GHM?

Anyone see the tweets from Gallivanters?

Andermatt is now solo...

Legian will no longer be GHM...

Hopefully the Legian will still be the terrific hotel that we stayed in July 2014.
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