Arguably the world’s most exclusive hotel chain, Aman Resorts is a glittering constellation of 26 properties stretching from Asia to Europe to North Africa and the U.S. Among its habitués is a group of passionate repeat customers who call themselves “Aman junkies.” The privately-owned London-based company has managed to attract a devoted, even religious, following among business leaders and celebrities. The resorts beguile them with their discreet luxury, exquisite attention to detail, otherworldly service, and breathtaking locales. One is perched on the edge of a national park in Rajasthan, India; another overlooks ninth-century Buddhist temples, surrounded by four volcanoes in Java. Nothing is too much to ask for at Aman.
Meticulously designed to frame their natural settings, Aman destinations are renowned for space and privacy. Each guest is welcomed as if visiting the home of a friend, instilling a sense of peace and belonging amid some of the most diverse natural and historical landscapes. It is an approach that has changed little since 1988 when the first retreat was built on Phuket’s west coast. It was named Amanpuri, meaning ‘place of peace,’ and Aman was born.
Today, embracing 32 resorts, hotels, and private residences in 21 countries, Aman continues to seek out transformative experiences and awe-inspiring locations around the world.
I love Aman. It’s informal and has a relaxed elegance about it. There is a Zen-like quality with a complete sense of ease and service that goes beyond all expectations. Amanzoe, just outside of Athens, and Amankila in Bali, are two of my favorite hotels on the planet. Aman’s service can be best described as a total commitment to saying “yes” to a class of people unaccustomed to hearing “no”. Aman means “peaceful” in Sanskrit, and I couldn’t agree more. I am a true #amanjunkie.
Mary Jean Tully, Founder and CEO of Tully Luxury Travel, has been on the cutting edge of luxury travel for years. Recognized by Forbes and Condé Nast Traveler, and named one of the most powerful women in travel by Travel Agent Magazine, Tully is renowned for her expertise, philanthropy, and enthusiasm. She has received numerous accolades identifying her agency as one of the best luxury travel providers in the world.