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Kagehitokiri Dec 31, 18 11:23 am

Amanresorts Thread 2019
 
thread begun by http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/amanjunkie.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...9-edition.html

aman trip report threads (not posts) in this forum >
(65 reports include multiple hotels [68% of 95 reports])

Ericka
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...oe-greece.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ya-turkey.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanpulo.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...a-morocco.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanyara.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...a-amanusa.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...amarvilas.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-maldives.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...n-hole-wy.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...rlton-etc.html

Musken
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...gh-palace.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...g-kong-fs.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-shutters.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ts-amanoi.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-cambodia.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ch-2013-a.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanruya.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanpulo.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-thalland.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-jimbaran.html

chinmoylad
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...el-review.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...te-visits.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...rgh-delhi.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanpuri.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...indonesia.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...las-soori.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ch-2014-a.html

Londonjetsetter
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...sri-lanka.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...els-india.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...n-amanusa.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amankila.html

SwissBelgiantravelers
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-may-14-a.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...i-amanusa.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ripreport.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanjiwo.html

Fliar
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...t-springs.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...pressions.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...er-hotels.html

FlyingDoctorwu
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ry-2018-a.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...y-amanera.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...nd-2014-a.html

callmedtop
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...er-2017-a.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ti-stefan.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amantaka.html

xracer
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...i-vietnam.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...i-amanzoe.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...uya-visit.html

halibahs
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...amarvilas.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html

Groombridge
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanpuri.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...rts-india.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...li-beyond.html

chelsea2
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ay-2017-a.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...rney-siam.html

5khours
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html

aa213bb
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...amangalla.html

cjthekid
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...an-palace.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html

blueline7
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html (what makes aman)

DavidO
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...els-china.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...tion-trip.html (what makes aman)

jkirk
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...as-report.html

FlyerEC - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...9-finally.html
vienna-resident - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...gis-osaka.html
Cityflyer10 - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...into-aman.html
bhrubin - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...garh-fort.html
theLuxuryTravelExpert - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ideo-clip.html
epitopeX - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...rea-japan.html
IB6825 - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ti-stefan.html
TheBrownPrince - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ang-china.html
LM225 - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amankila.html
SeamasterLux - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...nda-krabi.html (aman sveti stefan)
ACfly - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...de-venice.html
indianenglish - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ks-caicos.html
KI-NRT - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...taka-laos.html
NYflyer1 - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
damaxer91 - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amankila.html
ridefar - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...an-i-khas.html
kurl - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanpulo.html
latinrusso - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...udaivilas.html
rjhunjhu - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...yo-island.html
lilnemo - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanjena.html
HKboy - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...-amanjiwo.html
ClefsDor - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
zigzag - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ary-party.html
plumbar - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...gari-bali.html (what makes aman)
opxzaw - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...bali-java.html (what makes aman)
SanDiego1K - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
theaviator - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ka-photos.html

by person, descending by date

Originally Posted by Musken (Post 19109564)
For me it is great this way

one of my thoughts was seeing same person's comparisons

Originally Posted by Musken (Post 19109564)
maybe it is within another thread

right, only trip report threads (not posts) in this forum

report list first compiled aug 2012
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post19108351

Kagehitokiri Dec 31, 18 11:24 am

expectations >

Originally Posted by MacMyDay (Post 30239654)
[zoe]near perfection...great for them to 100% deliver on, and even exceed, those expectations. It was a masterclass in delivering personalised service.


Originally Posted by aa213bb (Post 29876359)
[amanera] Service was wonderful. Truly. I was shocked, especially as it is the Caribbean
All-in-all, it was one of our favorite Aman stays. I was pleasantly shocked at how much we loved it


Originally Posted by xracer (Post 29875404)
[amanera] Service was as good as any Aman we've been to, and better than most. All in all, a great stay, and we'd happily go back again.




Originally Posted by xracer (Post 29876234)
[amanera service] Better than Amanzoe and equal to Amanoi. I was honestly surprised at how good the service was, given the location.


Originally Posted by xracer (Post 20961206)
[amanzoe service] among the best we have ever experienced


Originally Posted by kurl (Post 29884844)
Amanera...Service...greatly exceeded our expectations...pastry program is outstanding - kind of shockingly so


Originally Posted by Jermyn (Post 30225091)
exceeded my expectations...Sveti Stefan is quite literally peerless.


Originally Posted by damaxer91 (Post 29723067)
Amangiri...surpassed even the "Aman Asia expectations"


Originally Posted by callmedtop (Post 29728074)
Amanfayun...essentially flawless. I was blown away, and can confidently say that this was the best service we’ve received at any Aman property to date, and perhaps any property overall...extremely special property that strongly represents the Aman brand.


Originally Posted by FlyingDoctorwu (Post 29740542)
level of service at Amansara was higher than any other Aman


Originally Posted by Fliar (Post 26649635)
my first stay at Amanpulo and - even though this is Aman number 14 - I'm blown away


Originally Posted by Fliar (Post 29016347)
Aman Venice 10-/10 Wow, wow, wow...It really is a magical place. One of my favourite hotel stays anywhere in the world, ever.


Originally Posted by Groombridge (Post 19403878)
best stays of 2012 [Amanfayun # 3] Aman-Summer Palace # 4
I was blown away by how personalized the experiences...were, even by Aman's highest of standards.


Originally Posted by Groombridge (Post 18568855)
We expected...
So the great surprise of the trip was Amantaka which – even given the very high standards we have come to expect from Aman – is setting world-class service standards, and is one of the true jewels in the Aman crown. I’d never met Gary Tyson, Amantaka’s General Manager, before this stay, but given what he’s accomplished at Amantaka, he is someone we will now follow to whatever resort he happens to oversee. What he has done in creating service standards of the utmost polish and skill in a location where there was no former 5-star experience from which to draw, is astounding. (And if you get a chance, have him tell you about the process he went through of hiring and training new employees in a “fake Amantaka” he created to serve as a training site during the construction of the resort.) Aman resorts have spoiled many of us by setting the highest bar in the world for service and housekeeping standards, and even within this stiff competition, Amantaka rises to the very top.


Originally Posted by Musken (Post 24564588)
Amanbagh...Service was the warmest, friendliest and most personal we have ever experienced at an Amanresort (and we have been to 17)


Originally Posted by Musken (Post 18245955)
Amanpulo...The best service I have ever experienced after having been at 8 Amans...The most relaxing holiday I have ever been on. A beautiful island with dream beach


Originally Posted by BENLEE (Post 26921584)
Family outing at the Amanjiwo, by far the most outstanding service I had ever encountered. The outings, the trips, the food, everything is Wow.


Originally Posted by Big_Foot (Post 26703884)
Amanjiwo...What can I say, a different level of service. You must experience it to understand.


Originally Posted by opxzaw (Post 6772457)
being there is just breathtaking. Amanjiwo is an architectural masterpiece...The GM was not there during our stay...without a doubt the best hotel we ever stayed at. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Only downside is that I don't think we will be able to top this, but repeat we can and we will.


Originally Posted by opxzaw (Post 6781769)
GM, here too, was not there during our stay...I refer to my comments about Amanjiwo with regards to the Aman experience only that at Amankila it is even a touch better.


Originally Posted by jantaoYVR (Post 27264932)
Jiwo was our first Aman...What an absolutely fabulous introduction to the brand, and has made us frequent many more Amans since!


Originally Posted by sfoactuary (Post 21984567)
for the rest of our lives we will both always remember our first Aman experience at Amangalla. I had been reading about the so-called Aman experience, but the glowing descriptions that people wrote just didn't do it justice.


Originally Posted by gfunkdave (Post 26553830)
The only hotels I've stayed at where I was wowed were:
Aman i Khas, India
Silky Oaks Lodge, Australia
And really, the Aman was a few notches more amazing than Silky Oaks. But that was mainly because of our personal butler and the fact that there were only about a dozen "rooms"...it's the service that makes a high end hotel.


Originally Posted by msntriathlete (Post 18101078)
Aman New Delhi...by far the best hotel experience we have had anywhere in the world.


Originally Posted by chelsea2 (Post 28306923)
Our stay at Amanzoe was incredible - really exceeded expectations.


Originally Posted by jackjesco (Post 28378200)
Kila exceeded all my expectations. Ernst is a truly wonderful GM.


Originally Posted by chicagocat (Post 21294077)
Amangani...exceeded our expectations.


Originally Posted by francophile (Post 27260007)
This was our first Aman stay and I must say now I understand why Aman is so highly praised on this forum. We have now tasted the drug and we want more of it. We can't wait to visit another


Originally Posted by NotHome (Post 8787690)
AMANKORA...outstanding...we have made the classic mistake, our 1st stay at an Aman resort...logistics preparing the foods that they do are quite astounding


Originally Posted by bearbrick (Post 18269298)
After several excruciating bouts of internal battles I decided that my choice for THE HOTEL is ... AMANPURI. at least until I stay in the next hotel that will blow my mind even after over 20 odd years.


Originally Posted by plumbar (Post 2642500)
Amankila...First, the architecture is fabulous and unique. The rooms are luxurious in a "non-western" way. They incorporate their surroundings and environment. They don't try to fight it. Everything about the Amankila is about being in tune with your surroundings. It is very spiritual, too. The service is beyond reproach. I have been to many Four Season and other very high end resorts all over the world. Although they are fabulous too, there is a subtle difference between the way Aman resorts goes about taking care of their guests. They genuinely care about your well being. They never make you feel like they are doing you a favor. They have truly mastered the fine art of service to perfection.


Originally Posted by ngfan (Post 6783933)
Amankila...Overall an exceptional resort and benchmark in service, staff attitude and overall experience for the rest of the hospitality world.


Originally Posted by epitopeX (Post 26632946)
Before Awasi I was thinking "I wish all hotels are like Aman", and after Awasi I started to think "I wish all Amans are like Awasi..."


Originally Posted by injian (Post 28192327)
over and beyond what we expected.


Originally Posted by trach500 (Post 16704730)
Summer Palace...our first ever Aman...we were definitely blown away...Amanfayun...nicer than the Palace.


Originally Posted by eamus (Post 28780031)
Amansara was everything I had hoped it would be, and more


Originally Posted by mad07 (Post 28820246)
exceeded expectations!


Originally Posted by CanuckFlyHigh (Post 29013789)
Amankila was my favorite hotel stay ever.


Originally Posted by nmuva98 (Post 28828237)
I found Kila to be my best resort stay ever


Originally Posted by NYflyer1 (Post 20111699)
Amanpulo...possibly the best beach resort we've ever visited...really loved Amanpulo, and look forward to returning soon

more expectations: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post24698473
unique: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post22805109

aman bali
Musken: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post20435671
Ericka: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post12059719
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post20693573

aman
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post22947184
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post24132027
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post18454969
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post26330918

trip reports including discussing how aman is different
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ip-report.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...tion-trip.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...gari-bali.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...bali-java.html

also
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post18352701
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post16820152

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...ren-amans.html
dining: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post22108740
links: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post25953140
previous: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...ad-2016-a.html

aman.com/festive
aman.com/resorts/amansara/festive-season
dec 31 2018 , dec 31 2017 Prasat Kravan temple dinner
dec 31 2016 report: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post27720272

Kagehitokiri Dec 31, 18 11:25 am

aman architects
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post30407874
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post11083953

hill >
badu jordan (built)
niseko? (construction?)
desaru (became O&O)

gathy concepts >
duna portugal
mara kenya
caya bahamas IIRC was gathy
tribeca (did not have amanname)
cant recall others

"Aman Dubai" - either gathy or hill
2 senior interior designers moved from gathy's firm to hill's firm in 2011

seems amanrila originally used for paro lodge of amankora

'upgraded' kora details compared to new six senses >
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxu...l#post30388390

Kagehitokiri Dec 31, 18 11:26 am

reserved

scented Dec 31, 18 12:32 pm

Thanks for doing this, Kage.

For those of you wondering, FS legend and industry veteran Edward Linsley is now based in Turks and Caicos for... Aman! He's one of the best, so they are very lucky to have him. Smart move.

I have a feeling 2019 will be a defining year for Aman.

MicSanToro Dec 31, 18 12:37 pm

Kage, would you be able to add my Amansara review from my stay in November to the original post? Here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/show...895&p=30486308

Looking forward to 2019 Aman stays: Le Mézélin, Galla, Wella, possibly Pulo. 2nd half 2019 maybe I'll choose another property I won't have been to by then to cross off the list.

DSI Dec 31, 18 1:57 pm

I’d love to see those pics, but nevertheless I find your posts entertaining. Anyone calls you out and their posts get deleted—I just love that.

Kagehitokiri Dec 31, 18 5:11 pm

1990-2011 FS
2011-2012 GHM nam hai
2012-2013 ayana bali
2013-2017 rosewood little dix (closed 2016 for renovations)
2017-2018 FS

boutiquesearchfirm.com/august-2018-heads-above-the-rest

Edward Linsley has been named Senior General Manager of the Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
perhaps current aman on the way to aman cabo , or back to caribbean

wonder if any GM ever moved to adjacent property under same owner

FlyerEC Dec 31, 18 5:18 pm


Originally Posted by scented (Post 30592261)
Thanks for doing this, Kage.

For those of you wondering, FS legend and industry veteran Edward Linsley is now based in Turks and Caicos for... Aman! He's one of the best, so they are very lucky to have him. Smart move.

I have a feeling 2019 will be a defining year for Aman.

Thanks scented . Incentive for making it there possibly , if I can fit it in .

May not start 2019 with Amans but the Lunar New Year at Galla & Wella

Looking forward to more TRs .. mine are not listed / posted above as of now . Happy searching / surfing

Blessed 2019 FTers , lots of MRs , lovely hotels & Aman stays for those on this thread !

chinmoylad Jan 1, 19 3:07 am

@Kagehitokiri - I should also have an Amanoi review with pics that was already posted on FT if you can find it :)

Kagehitokiri Jan 1, 19 11:56 am


Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri (Post 30591974)

Originally Posted by Musken (Post 19109564)
maybe [my report] is within another thread

right, only trip report threads (not posts) in this forum

sorry i do not word this well

FlyerEC Jan 6, 19 1:28 pm

Wondering if anyone has tried The Wellness Retreat aspects at Amans , Puri , .. ?
Will be returning in May or before .

How similar to others including Thai ones like Chiva Som ( no AMAN for sure but some ‘ similarities ‘ ) .

FlyerEC Jan 7, 19 4:48 am


Originally Posted by scented (Post 30592261)
Thanks for doing this, Kage.

For those of you wondering, FS legend and industry veteran Edward Linsley is now based in Turks and Caicos for... Aman! He's one of the best, so they are very lucky to have him. Smart move.

I have a feeling 2019 will be a defining year for Aman.

Defining year ..
AmanSP still does not have a GM , as with others in country except for YY . Likely will not either if the owners continue in its current modus operandi .
And if more GMs are like many “ new “ ones - YY included , see Pulo thread , then ..

specboi Jan 8, 19 12:46 am

Just confirmed a booking for a 4 night stay at Amanoi for May 2019. This will be a part of a Hong Kong, Vietnam and Tokyo trip.
Can't wait to try out my first Aman. I first learned about Aman when I did a beijing trip last year, and was looking into the Aman Summer Palace, I ultimately decided to stay at the newly renovated Peninsula Beijing. But this time around, I am excited to try an Aman property.
​​​​

Aventine Jan 8, 19 3:04 am


Originally Posted by specboi (Post 30625964)
Just confirmed a booking for a 4 night stay at Amanoi for May 2019. This will be a part of a Hong Kong, Vietnam and Tokyo trip.
Can't wait to try out my first Aman. I first learned about Aman when I did a beijing trip last year, and was looking into the Aman Summer Palace, I ultimately decided to stay at the newly renovated Peninsula Beijing. But this time around, I am excited to try an Aman property.
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I hope you get better weather than we did in May.


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