Tour a Minimalist Luxury Hotel in the Desert (24 Photos)
Let’s take a trip to Canyon Point, Utah, just so we can stay in this unique luxury hotel!
Welcome to Amangiri!
Amangiri is a remote hideaway, luxuriously appointed and architecturally pure, tucked into the canyons of the American Southwest. Located in a protected valley with wide and slightly surreal views, this resort offers high design, adrenaline-fueled adventure and a naturally peaceful retreat; what more could you want for a romantic getaway?
Step inside the thick adobe walls for a tour…
Amangiri is within easy reach of some of America’s most magnificent protected areas, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley. The resort’s 600 acres reveal a stark natural beauty as well as a rich cultural heritage.
The hotel fits into its landscape perfectly, almost like a natural outcropping of rocks in the open valley. The structure was designed by architects Marwan Al-Sayed, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy of Wendell Burnett Architects.
Nothing will disturb your sleep in this majestic moonscape…
Aman’s in-house design team completed the interiors. The colors of the resort, both inside and out, are taken from nature.
The interiors are luxurious and minimal, never distracting from the real star — the landscape.
Views of the desert become art, through huge, retractable glass doors that also let in the pure desert air.
Your own personal fireplace and a wall-less view of the desert brings the outside in, day or night.
Even the bath rooms are sculptural and feature those amazing desert views.
Wood, adobe, stone and natural fabrics are the rule, inside.
At night, the resort glows alone in the rugged landscape.
Fire pits in the lounge areas protect against the desert chill.
And candles glow in outdoor sleeping pavilions.
The pools become jewel-like at dusk.
Of course, the main swimming pool, carved into the desert landscape, takes center stage both day and night.
Every architectural and decorative element is designed to provide a truly unforgettable and unique experience.
Are you hooked already?
Here’s where to book: Aman.com
But there is still so much more to show you!
What Can You Do at this Luxury Hotel?
CLIMB: Get up close to Amangiri’s majestic rock formations. Ladder rungs, fixed cables and a guide ensure safe climbing and a dramatic perspective of the valley.
FLY: Early morning hot air balloon flights offer high-altitude dawn views. Launching directly from Amangiri, the flight takes in views of Lake Powell, Navajo Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
DIG: Unearth fossils at one of the world’s richest paleontology sites. Explore Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with a paleontological interpreter, excavate the Tibbet Spring Bone Bed Quarry and visit nearby fossils and dinosaur tracks.
FLOAT: Lake Powell takes kayakers to extraordinary formations and landscapes. Fringed by slot canyons and lofty mesas, Lake Powell’s more than 3,200km (2,000 miles) of shoreline and secluded bays provide boundless exploration.
EXPLORE: Discover the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo. Experiences include tours with Navajo guides at slot canyons and Monument Valley to storytelling and ritual dances.
RIDE: Experience the sweeping desert landscape on a horseback trail. Amangiri’s extensive trails and expert guides offer riding adventures for all levels.
RELAX: As if the space and the place aren’t enough to make your knees weak, you can also book a Thai massage in the beautiful outdoor spa room.
Amangiri provides cultural experiences inside, as well. On Valentine’s Day, for instance. The Carpenter siblings, violinists Sean and Lauren and world-leading solo violist David Carpentera, have been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times and are the subject of a forthcoming documentary by Academy Award-winning director Scott Hicks.
With a stay of two nights or more on Valentine’s, Amangiri offers complimentary dining, two violin concerts performed by the Carpenter siblings, stargazing with an astronomer, daily guided group hikes and return transfers to and from Page Airport.
So what do you think? Does the desert speak to you? Amangiri speaks to me – I definitely hear it calling!
To learn more and reserve a stay go here: aman.com
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ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMANGIRI RESORT IN UTAH