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Old Nov 13, 18, 4:30 am
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Old Nov 17, 18, 5:11 pm
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aman tokyo snippets

nov 23 2018 >

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I had a stay at Aman Tokyo (second stay) the week before last and it was fabulous. This is my favourite city hotel in the world after Aman Venice and FS Paris. The only minor issue was no evening gift whereas last time I got a wonderful fan. Otherwise, it was truly outstanding.
2017 >

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Aman Tokyo managed to become one of my favourite city hotels.

[service] close to perfection

Aman was still the only choice, for it offered one of the best hard products of any city hotel
following two i did not look for date >

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We had great service here and the excursion to the buddhist temples out of town was fantastic. Such a calming place to come home to after sightseeing all day
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Interestingly three of my favourite Amans are all urban properties: Aman Tokyo (best city hotel
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every single time I left the room, they quickly did a tidy up. Three or four times a day they were in looking after the room. Just little things each time, but always a little fresher and straighter. One time I "caught" them in the room. Usually trips to the gym are 45+ minute affairs for me. One morning I was running late due to calls from NY so just did a 20 minute run on the treadmill...got back to my room while the short-form freshening was still underway. The young lady was very sweet and finished quickly. She did ask if I was done with my workout.
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definitely one of the best in-city hotels I’ve ever been to, if not the best.
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The other thing that bugs me about the new hotels is the lobbies.

By far and away the nicest hotel in Tokyo.... maybe the nicest big city hotel period.
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The lobby is just stunning.

As I said, the rooms are little too Sparta meets Zen for me, but the bathroom makes up for it.

Definitely one of the great city hotel pools. The gym is very well equipped. Not quite Puri, but pretty impressive for Tokyo.
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lobby is one of the nicest I have ever seen
...for vacation YES!
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Hard product is terrific. I mean jaw dropping good.
aman bedrooms >
? puri yangyun
~120 pulo yara gani
~80 zoe (nusa) tokyo
no villa staff at gani

there are some great recent comments (incl long time amanjunkies)
not all listed here, but i update this with new posts >
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post29234480
unfortunately nera GM out, zoe GM moved to sveti
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Old Nov 17, 18, 7:56 pm
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Old Nov 20, 18, 4:08 pm
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Aman stays used to be simple / simpler .

Like email the GM & say we are on way .. it was done .
And all we needed to do was just appear on whatever day at the airport at whatever “ remote “ spot .
These days not only numerous emails ( sometimes calls ) with various departments involved , cc information requested , think prepayment required at some - fortunately waived I think for us , onerous .

Back then meals were straight forward , especially when it was only Puri - just show up at the Thai , Italian or Beach .
Meals were like eating at home , at least for us it was , & Amans ‘ ethos then meant for it to be precisely that , comforting . No fancy menu or high flaluting dishes .
Recently , skipping a few years in between , we have Italian becoming ARVA & Japanese - NAMA .

And just , what do we get at AmanTokyo ? Well , well , Musashi by Aman !

Then earlier this month , quite a few chefs from various Amans converged at Puri for Italian cooking and pastry sessions . Am looking forward to enjoy the results of this soon ..

How times have changed . Ethos too , even from cost cutting .

Aman began with no spa .. Trend now to have best Wellness Retreats .. ‘ Adventure & Learning Centres ‘ for the young ones , am hoping for the “young at heart “ too

Let ‘ s not get into the “ influencers “ .. which I think is all foreign to AMANjunkies of the ‘ 80s

Do see some positives though .

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I'm at Amanjiwo right now. And I'm totally in love...
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Old Nov 21, 18, 8:03 am
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I'm at Amanjiwo right now. And I'm totally in love...
I'm glad you didn't let the emailing snafu get in the way of a fabulous resort and one of the truest Amans!
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Old Nov 24, 18, 7:03 pm
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aman driver/guide recommendations for indonesia?
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post30462630
(or for any other aman destinations)

offhand i recalled this, posted jun 1 2016 >
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Amanjiwo...drivers are all amazing, but Arifin, who loves cycling and lives in a village next to the hotel was a gift! I asked Maya about a sunrise trip to the best possible locations, mostly rural, rice fields, maybe a small temple. She assigned Arifin and you can see the result here.
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Amanusa villas 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 & 7 are available , assume an average of 4 rooms / suites available for each villa . Although a villa may have 6 suites , 1 or 2 are only for owners ‘ s use .
thanks! so 5 x 4 = 20 rooms available for buyout and/or aman DO

great report for recent dari stay >
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post30465051

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Old Nov 24, 18, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
aman driver/guide recommendations for indonesia?
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post30462630
(or for any other aman destinations)

offhand i recalled this, posted jun 1 2016 >


anyone know how many villas / rooms amanusa has now?
brochure not updated (same for puri with new pool pavilions)

any interesting festive?
sara NYE temple dinner as usual - past report >
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post27720272
Busy taking Osaka marathon photos some of which you will see on another thread , let you know soon .

Think I may have mentioned in my Nusa villas June ? TR ..The villas have a varying number of pavillons which the owners decide how many to let out

AmanTokyo ‘ s is not updated either

Amanusa villas 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 & 7 are available , assume an average of 4 rooms / suites available for each villa . Although a villa may have 6 suites , 1 or 2 are only for owners ‘ s use .

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Old Nov 24, 18, 8:16 pm
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I'm glad you didn't let the emailing snafu get in the way of a fabulous resort and one of the truest Amans!
Yeah! was great. Checking out of Amankila now
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driver/guide recommendations ?
are you asking me? I have a driver that I can definitely recommend to you. Very professional driver that my family has used for years.
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you did not do any aman excursions at kila or jiwo ?
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you did not do any aman excursions at kila or jiwo ?
oh sorry! I misunderstood the question: at jiwo I did the menorah hills hike, the bicycle around the villages excursion, and pak bilal dinner and the sunrise at Borobudur intellectual tour and sunset tour. I also did the jomblang cave excursion and Dagi hill picnic not through Aman.
I definitely recommend all the excursions I did esp. sunset at Borobudur, biking trek and pak bilal dinner
I had a pretty negative experience at Amankila (donít wish to discuss) so I checked out early and went to Bulgari so the only thing I did there was beach dinner the first night.
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veteran GMs (i think) >

sara - astrid killian
venice - claudia schwarze
kila - ernst ludick
jiwo - ian white
ruya - igor barba
jena - nicolas ilickovic
galla - sean flakelar
gani - stuart lang
sveti - sven van den broeck

recent departure >

tim weiland now GM alpina

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veteran GMs (i think) >

sara - astrid killian
venice - claudia schwarze
kila - ernst ludick
jiwo - ian white
ruya - igor barba
jena - nicolas ilickovic
galla - sean flakelar
gani - stuart lang
sveti - sven van den broeck

departures >

tim weiland now GM alpina

any interesting festive?
sara - dec 31 - temple dinner as usual - past report >
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post27720272
Veterans are rather few these days , some are on this list . HMs too
There is more hope for newer GMs / HMs imbibing Aman ’ s ethos from ‘ 88

Sara - Astrid K
Venice - Claudia S

Galla ( SL ) - Sean F
Jena - Nicolas I
Jiwo ( Indon ) - Ian W
Kila - Ernst L
Kora - John R
Ruya - Igor B
SS - Sven vd B

Gani - Stuart L ( was another Stuart previously )

Monty B covers Americas & stands in as GM whenever wherever needed

HMs :

Nemu - Yoshi K
N’oi - Joy A
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