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New Aman, Azerai, GHM & Ahn Luh Resorts - 2017 edition

Old Jan 8, 17, 5:52 am
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New Aman, Azerai, GHM & Ahn Luh Resorts - 2017 edition

Every rumor and every finding about the benchmark of the luxury resort groups, founded by Adrian Zecha.

This yearly thread continues the discussions of the recent ones. In this threadstarter, every news and rumor is collected, trying to keep the list constantly up-to-date!

In short: Zecha opened his first Azerai in Luang Prabang in February 2017. Aman ousted CEO Jolivet with owner Doronin taking over, will open Shanghai this autumn, while other rumored locations seem to be late or cancelled. GHM lost some existing properties, whilst having a long list of announcements. And Ahn Luh opened its first property in Shanghai 2016, with more to come...

Please contribute and comment every rumor you snap!

****For discussions about existing Amanresorts please use http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...-2017-a-2.html

NEW AZERAI-HOTELS and other ZECHAPROJECTS

- Azerai Can Tho, Vietnam. Would be the first relevant hotel in the Mekong Delta. Architect is Pascal Trahan - same as Luang Prabang. Spotted first by bearbrick. Officially announced for Dezember 2017, already details on website: https://www.azerai.com/can-tho

- Azerai Havana, Cuba. Gallivanter's twitter rumoring that Zecha already has a GM working there.

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

- Rumors about more Zecharesorts floating around, mainly in South America

NEW AMANRESORTS - WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE:

Amanyangyun Shanghai: Located 30km outside Shanghai, restored buildings and trees will be set on 100 acres of land overlooking ornamental lakes and gardens and will include 24 suites, along with 26 villas. Official opening Jan 2018, but some pre-opening guests already stayed there. https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanyangyun

AMAN - SOUNDS REAL:

- Aman New York on 5th Avenue opposite of Trump Tower, as written by New York Post found by VOSS http://nypost.com/2016/05/31/luxe-sh...rown-building/, early planning, mentioned here in this thread in 2015 in Doronins urban-resort-context. And now even advertised with a teaser from Aman: https://www.aman.com/resorts/amansnewisland?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Offer&u tm_campaign=2017-Sep-Cons-NewDest-Group2&pl=l38738c3an39z32y32334o39l35739837c32l00 Opening 2020 according to Aman.vom, featuring a 25 Meter Pool.

- "Amanrica" (hopefully not "Aman Costa Rica"...): as rumored in the New Aman threads from 2011 on, finally it manifests itself as real, as Aman is already teasing it (https://www.aman.com/resorts/costa-rica) on their own website, and the developer (http://amancostarica.com) as well. It's on a yet unspoiled pacific coastline, but sadly other resorts will be developed nearby as well. No opening date set or rumored yet.

AMAN - SPECULATIVE/VAPORWARE

- Aman London, 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

Up 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, Jolivet also mentioned it and Gallivanters lately as well, with a summer-2018-possibility
- Aman in Ise, according to 5khours (maybe the same as Amanshima above?)
- Aman in the japanese Ski Region of Niseko, according to Gallivanters tweet.

Up to 4 Aman in Portugal:
- Aman in Aljento Region, "could join soon" according to Ex-Aman-CEO Jolivet
- "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.
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 planned Park Hyatt etc.: http://alcacergolf.com/Location/StrategicContext/ and http://herdadedacomporta.pt/fotos/ed..._dunes-eng.pdf

Up to 6 Aman 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, there were offical reports of the signing ceremony with government: http://www.en.legabon.org/news/807/a...-tourism-gabon. But nothing heard for a long time, only "still on the drawing board" according to Jolivet

Up to 6 new Aman 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

Up to 3 more Aman 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 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.
- Aman in Morocco's desert": According to FlyingDoctorwu, Amanjena GM Nicholas was scouting spots for a tented camp in the desert

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

- 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 - seems like it completely lost traction...

- 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.

Up to 3 more Aman 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 Aman 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.

Up to 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. Planned opening in 2014, then 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 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.

- Amanmara in Kenya, spotted by Paul2.

- Amanresort at Sukarta, Indonesia. 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 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.

Up to 2 Aman in Mexico
- Amanseramai in Loreto, Mexico.
- Aman in Riviera Maya, Mexico, opening unknown (Source: Gallivanter Guide).

Up to 3 Aman in Jordan, bad outlook because of war in region
- 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, then 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 region.
- Aman in Wadi Rum Desert
- Aman in Amman

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

AMAN ADDITIONS

- Amankila Villas

- Amanwana Villa-Tents

AMAN - CANCELLED:

- Amankea in Greece: Investor passed it to One&Only
- 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 went 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:

- The Chedi, Mumbai, India - opening 2017, a 316-guestroom-highrise-moloch (way to large for a high service GHM hotel...). http://www.luxurytraveladvisor.com/i...nd-india-17787

- 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/

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 "end of 2017" (http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/29...-2017-opening/). 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. Announced for 2018.

- Chedi Tomakomai in Hokkaido, on the northern Japanese Peninsula: http://www.traveldailymedia.com/1416...i-in-hokkaido/.
First spotted by Kagehitokiri, confirmed by GHM 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 marvellous architect Tadao Ando.

- Chedi Ninghai, Zhejiang, China, scheduled for 2017

- 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.

2 Hotels in Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan - first spotted by KrazeeJoe, now all scheduled for 2020:
- The Chedi Zudong, 90 suites with mountain views and 50 meter pool
- 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

- KraljiĆ„ ina PlaĆ… ¾a 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:
- The Serai (surely not anymore...) Zudong, 200 rooms (please never!)
- 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). First planned for opening 2017.
- 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

AHN LUH - ANNOUNCED ON WEBSITE:

- Ahn Luh Yanqi Beijing, "scheduled to open in Autumn 2017". Located at the foot of Yanshan Mountains, Hairou District, 60 km northeast from Beijing City Centre. The Yanqi Lake scenic area is one popular vacation area of Beijing. The Ahn Luh Yanqi is designed by brillant Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Interior designers are Japanese designer Akihiro Wakasa of HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates) together with Agnes Affandy who inherited renowned interior designer Jaya Ibrahim’s design style.

- Ahn Luh Zhangjiajie, located on the northwest border of Hunan Province in south-central China..Zhangjiajie City was originally the ancient city of Dayong, which has been re-built and is located at the gateway to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a core scenic area of Wulingyuan and one famous geological park.

- Ahn Luh Quiandao Lake, 2 hours from Hangzhou. First named after a salad dressing ("Ahn Luh Thousand Islands"), but now renamed to the real lake, which has a lot of beautiful islands indeed...
http://www.ahnluh.com/english/destin.../qiandao-lake/

- Ahn Luh Lanting, located in Shaoxing city, near Kuaiji Mountains, 30 minutes from Hangzhou, amidst rolling hills and picturesque surroundings. Covering an area of 9.2 hectares, the 99-key Ahn Luh Lanting will feature historic Hui-style homes that will be incorporated into 35 heritage houses. The hotel’s dining concepts will showcase authentic Chinese elements from Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
http://www.ahnluh.com/english/destinations/lanting/

AHN LUH - DISSAPEARED FROM WEBSITE:

- Ahn Luh Dujiangyan in Chengdu, which was "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. Was originally supposed to be the first opening.

- Ahn Luh Yanming Lake. Another lake resort, nearby Zhengzhou City. Another one formerly scheduled for a 2016 opening.

- Ahn Luh Xunliao Bay. An ocean resort with villas, also not too far from Hangzhou.

- 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.

- 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.

AHN LUH - RUMORS:

- Ahn Luh in the Pearl River Delta, in Lhasa (Tibet) and somewhere in Southwest China

***

OPENED since the beginning of the "New Amanresorts"-threads in 2009:
- Azerai Luang Prabang, Laos, opened in Summer 2017 - but un-zechaed only half a year later by the investors (sic!)
- Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, opened in early 2016
- 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
- Sakala Resort, Bali. Opened 2013 as Chedi Sakala, way to large for Chedi, luckily reflagged soon...
- 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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Old Jan 8, 17, 6:28 pm
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Well , was going to stay at Azerai if flights / plans for the SIN Pre DO from DEN tomorrow had worked out .
Gary was hoping for me to show .

Waiting for plans for Kila villas to be finalized .
Hopefully can stay by 2019 ??

.. & Aman Amman , well , almost ready but perpetually on hold for the foreseeable future ..
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Old Jan 9, 17, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerEC View Post
Waiting for plans for Kila villas to be finalized .
Hopefully can stay by 2019 ??
Good point!

Therefore I added the topic "AMAN ADDITIONS", with Amankila Villas and Amanwana Villa-Tents in the threadstarter. Any more?
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Roland Fasal (ex head of Dorchester Collection UK) is new COO at Aman. Olivier Jolivet allegedly fired. Also gone is Board Director & head of sales & marketing Lisa Bovio (ex O&O).

Azerai LP - opening date now moved to end February 2017.
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When I was at Amanjena last year, Nicholas was scouting spots for a tented camp in the desert... not sure if they've made any additional forays or headway into that...

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When I was at Amanjena last year, Nicholas was scouting spots for a tented camp in the desert... not sure if they've made any additional forays or headway into that...

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Sad thing about Jena for me is that I hardly know anybody there anymore. Everyone just left and that really says a lot. Last time I was there, mind you this was May 2016, only two staff members I knew were still working. I don't know if they brought in another Resident Manager after Astrid left?
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Sad thing about Jena for me is that I hardly know anybody there anymore. Everyone just left and that really says a lot. Last time I was there, mind you this was May 2016, only two staff members I knew were still working. I don't know if they brought in another Resident Manager after Astrid left?
Did Nicolas I recently leave? Can't seem to keep track of all the GM changes.
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Did Nicolas I recently leave? Can't seem to keep track of all the GM changes.
He's still there.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 9:40 am
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Azerai website now online

The Azerai Luang Prabang website is now live.

http://www.azerai.com/luang-prabang
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Old Jan 25, 17, 9:57 am
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The Azerai Luang Prabang website is now live.

http://www.azerai.com/luang-prabang

Rates are pretty good. Wish the website had a little more detail. Will be up to time to see how the concept works out thought Gary T is a great GM (did I do that right?).

1 Jan - 30 Sep 2017 1 Oct - 30 Sept 2018
Room US$ 250++ US$ 300++
Courtyard Room US$ 300++US$ 360++
Azerai RoomUS$ 350++US$ 420++

Rates are subject to 10% government tax and 10% service charge.
Rates and government tax are subject to change without prior notice.

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Old Jan 25, 17, 10:00 am
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Rates are pretty good. Wish the website had a little more detail. Will be up to time to see how the concept works out thought Gary T �� Is a great GM (did I do that right?).



FDW
There are a lot more photographs in the pipeline, so the website should have more images in the next few months. Grand opening is early March, but the hotel is definitely open for business right now.

There is a lot of written detail on the website. Did you download the brochure?
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Old Jan 25, 17, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
There are a lot more photographs in the pipeline, so the website should have more images in the next few months. Grand opening is early March, but the hotel is definitely open for business right now.

There is a lot of written detail on the website. Did you download the brochure?
Just saw the pics posted upthread on twitter. Those seem to be better than the website.. I did read the descriptive detail. Pretty boilerplate stuff IMO.

Half of the gallery seems to be stock photos. Picture of a back, picture of some food...

Seems that they could have launched the website with ore pictures of the rooms, grounds, pool etc.

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Old Jan 25, 17, 12:53 pm
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The Azerai Luang Prabang website is now live.

http://www.azerai.com/luang-prabang
My first impression after looking at the pictures is...meh.

It looks...nice. But nothing spectacular or even particularly luxurious. Although I do like the look of the rooms over the Amantaka rooms. My overall impression is that it's basic. Well done basic, but still basic.

I'm sure the service will be fine. It looks like a very nice guest house, and not a luxury hotel.

Think I'll hold out for the Rosewood.
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Old Jan 26, 17, 10:13 am
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My first impression after looking at the pictures is...meh.

It looks...nice. But nothing spectacular or even particularly luxurious. Although I do like the look of the rooms over the Amantaka rooms. My overall impression is that it's basic. Well done basic, but still basic.

I'm sure the service will be fine. It looks like a very nice guest house, and not a luxury hotel.

Think I'll hold out for the Rosewood.
I always thought that Adrian Zecha's new concept would confuse his Aman devotees, as most expect luxury from him, whereas Azerai is, as you say, good basic stuff. It is not meant to be a luxury hotel - the idea was modelled on the old Serai 3-star in Bali - simple, basic but full of quality.
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Considering the costs compared to an Aman, I think it looks excellent. With Gary as GM, I would not hesitate.
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