If there’s a deity in the luxury hotel world, Adrian Zecha might just be him/her/it. On the first day (way back in 1988) Zecha created Amanpuri, a hotel in Thailand that transformed overnight what discerning guests could - and should - expect from a luxury hotel.

Amanpuri was certainly radical, with just 40 rooms, a smattering of private villas, an emphasis on elegant minimalism and stellar service and finally a pristine, remote location. Granted, that might not sound particularly radical a quarter of a century on, but at the time it most certainly was. The received wisdom back then was that luxury hotels needed to be big beasts with many hundreds of rooms to justify the high construction costs; while remote locations merely meant higher still maintenance costs. Zecha saw there was another way, and here we are, 27 years and 28 Amans later, eternally grateful for one man's vision.

The Aman Empire now spans four continents, 19 countries and even the occasional city, but wherever Aman's guests find themselves, they can be sure of the same high levels of service, comfort and elegance that bring them back time and again to the extent someone had to invent a word to describe such loyalty - Amanjunkies. Not content with re-inventing luxury hotel, Zecha only went an invented a new type of traveller as well. That's just showing off.

I’m showing my age here a bit but my first experience of an Aman was backpacking around Asia with a girlfriend before arriving at the newly opened Amanpuri in Phuket where her parents had taken a couple of rooms for the week. Bizarrely, backpacking has since lost its appeal…

Tom, Original Traveller

Where to stay

Amanzoe

Amanzoe

Amanzoe sits in olive groves overlooking the glistening Aegean Sea and Spetses Island, and within easy reach of the fun town of Porto Heli.

Amanruya

Amanruya

Classical history and stunning scenery set the scene for this addition to the Aman Resorts portfolio, Amanruya.

Aman Sveti Stefan

Aman Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen) is a unique hotel-village located on the Budvanska Riviera in Montenegro, one of the most attractive parts of the Adriatic coast.

Amanjena

Amanjena

Part of the exclusive Aman Group of hotels, the Amanjena is situated three miles from Marrakech on the edge of the Palmeraie - an extensive oasis of palms and olive trees.

The pool at Amanwella, luxury hotel in Sri Lanka

Amanwella

Situated in a mature coconut grove above a tropical beach on the southern tip of the country's Indian Ocean coastline, this is coastal luxury at its most chic.

Lounge at Amangalla, luxury hotel in Sri Lanka

Amangalla

Step back in time to the site of the famous 19th century New Oriental Hotel and allow yourself to be pampered by exquisite Aman hospitality and style.

Amanoi

Amanoi

Amanoi is – surprisingly – Aman resorts’ first venture into Vietnam. We say surprisingly because it seems amazing that it took the hotel group until 2013 to jump on the Vietnam bandwagon. They’re playing catch up pretty well, though, as Amanoi sits in an enviable position looking down on the exquisite Vinh Hy Bay.

Amankila

Amankila

Choose from ocean suites, garden suites or pool suites with private pools; all are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular views of the sea and surrounding hills.

Amandari

Amandari

Set high above the Ayung River Gorge, Amandari overlooks working rice paddy fields, and designed to look like a Balinese village, it is clear to see how the hotel embraces local traditions.

Amanpuri

Amanpuri

Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces.

Amanjiwo

Amanjiwo

Located in the heart of rural Java, the mood at Amanjiwo certainly takes after its name – meaning ‘peaceful soul’.

The pool at Amansara, luxury hotel in Cambodia

Amansara

This secluded enclave was built in the 1960s as the guest villa of King Sihanouk.

Lounge Terrace at Amangiri, luxury hotel in the Great American Wilderness

Amangiri

Surrounded by one of the USA’s most dramatic landscapes with canyons and towering plateaus as far as the eye can see, Amangiri is fairly unassuming from the outside and lets the land do the talking.

Amanyara

Amanyara

Tucked away on the West coast of Providenciales, the capital island of Turks and Caicos, the Amanyara is a luxurious, secluded and peaceful retreat sitting upon 1000ft of white sand beach.

Amantaka

Amantaka

Amantaka was designed and renovated by renowned architect Pascal Trahan from 15 French colonial buildings dating from the early 1900's.

Aman Summer Palace

Aman Summer Palace

The Summer Palace, located in the less frenetic outskirts of the bustling capital city of Beijing, housed the pleasure gardens of the dynastic emperors.

Amanpulo

Amanpulo

Based on Pamalican, a tiny island an hour’s flight from Manila, the Amanpulo resort is another excellent property from the Aman group.

Amankora Bumthang

Amankora Bumthang

Amankora Bumthang is in exalted company, sharing the Choekhor Valley with 29 ancient temples and monasteries and sitting pretty next to the first two King of Bhutan’s Wangdichholing Palace in Jakar town.

Amankora Gangtey

Amankora Gangtey

Named after nearby Gangtey village, this is probably the most remote of the Aman properties, situated in the Phobjikha Valley area of the Black Mountains National Park.

Amankora Paro

Amankora Paro

Amankora Paro, Aman Resorts’ first venture into Bhutan, is a 30-minute drive from the kingdom's only international airport and is the largest of the five Aman lodges, sitting in a pine forest nearly 9,000ft above sea level.

Amankora Punakha

Amankora Punakha

While some of the other Aman properties are based on designs from dzong fortress monasteries, Amankora Punakha is a lovingly converted Bhutanese farmhouse, with a correspondingly intimate feel, and set in orange orchards and farmland with the ever-present mountains as a backdrop.

Amankora Thimpu

Amankora Thimpu

Within easy reach of the Bhutanese capital of Thimpu (population 80,000 – think Weston-super-Mare. Actually, don’t) Amankora Thimpu is designed to resemble a dzong or fortress monastery.

Pool Pavillion at Amanbagh, luxury hotel in India

Amanbagh

Amanbagh, or ‘peaceful garden’, was previously the site of the Maharajah of Alwar’s tiger hunting lodge and pleasure garden and is now one of the superb Aman resorts properties.

Amanwana

Amanwana

Amanwana is surrounded by tropical rainforest and overlooks the waters of the Flores Sea.

Aman Canal Grande Venice

Aman Canal Grande Venice

Housed in the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli, the Aman Canal Grande is a real jewel in the crown of Venice. Located in one of the oldest districts in Venice, San Polo, overlooking the Grand Canal, this renaissance building is perfectly placed for exploring the ‘floating city’s’ infamous sights.

Aman Tokyo

Aman Tokyo

The super chic Aman brand makes its debut in one of the world’s global cities with the opening of Aman Tokyo. Occupying the top six floors of the recently-built Otemachi Tower this five star urban sanctuary sits high above the buzzing metropolis with predictably fantastic views.

Amangani

Amangani

Amangani was the Aman group’s first foray into the New World way back in 1998, and sits at the foot of the dramatic Teton Mountains near Jackson Hole, with just an elk refuge and a ten minute drive separating the hotel from what is regularly voted the finest ski resort in North America.

Amanikan

Amanikan

Imagine the comfort of an exclusive hotel within the hull of a traditional Phinisi cruiser, and you have the Amanikan. This is a floating Aman resort with all the style and luxury you could imagine.

Amandira

Amandira

Amandira fuses the Sanskrit words for ‘peace’ and ‘intrepid’, and this is exactly what she offers guests – the chance to become an intrepid explorer, visiting some of the Indonesian archipelago’s most remote islands, without foregoing the comfort of a luxury hotel.

Amanfayun

Amanfayun

Secluded in a valley just 20 minutes from central Hangzhou lies Amanfayun, a luxurious hideaway in the heart of ancient China. Coastal China is ultra-modern; Shanghai and Beijing are 21st century cities. So much of China is forward-thinking that the opportunity to experience historical China is rare. The Amanfayun concept is therefore intriguing, and getting there is easy.

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Becky

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