All that you need to know about Aman resorts and hotels
If we were to ask you ‘what does a luxury hotel look like?’ then the first thing that may come to mind is ‘imposing grand and historic buildings in city center locations with multiple floors of rooms and suites.
Well, that was correct until Aman came along and reversed anything that you may have thought that a luxury hotel is. In fact, Aman changed the face of the luxury accommodation market.
Aman has around 35 hotels and resorts in the most stunning locations around the world. For example, out of these 35 properties, 15 are near UNESCO World Heritage sites. Most have way under 60 guestrooms and suites. Each is an architectural marvel in its own right.
This article is to not talk about the history of Aman, Wikipedia does a much better job of that than we can. What Clements Travel can help you with is:
- How to get a lot of additional benefits when booking Aman
- We will help find the Aman that suits you best
- Common questions our clients ask us about Aman
- How to book Aman
How do I get add-on benefits when booking AMAN?
Many Aman properties are part of the Virtuoso travel network. This means that if you book participating Aman properties through a Virtuoso partner (such as Clements Travel), then you are entitled to extra benefits which could include:
- Preferred rates and availability
- Room upgrades (if available)
- Breakfast daily for two
- Dining, resort, or hotel credits
- Early check-in and late checkout (if available)
- Exclusive amenities and experiences
Let’s put this into context and use a real working example:
For the purpose of this exercise, let’s take the Amangiri, which is an Aman property that we book a lot.
Here we will explain the difference between booking on the Aman website vs Clements Travel (a Virtuoso agent):
|Aman Website||With Clements Travel Using Virtuoso Benefits|
|Hotel Cost||Varies by date and room type||Exactly the same price as the Aman website|
|How To Book||Online or by phone||Email or by phone|
|How To Pay||Pay hotel direct||Pay hotel direct|
As you can see it’s much better to book Aman through a Virtuoso travel agent such as Clements Travel.
Reasons to make you Aman booking through Clements Travel
- We are a part of the Virtuoso network so you get additional benefits (such as the above)
- Clements Travel has an account manager at Aman who does a fantastic job of helping us with our client bookings and recognizing any special requests (such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
- You will have a dedicated Clements Travel advisor to deal with your booking from start to finish
- Our team has stayed at many Aman resorts and hotels around the world so can share with you first-hand knowledge about the property you are interested in
- We are ABTA and ATOL bonded which means that you are dealing with a reputable travel company
- Unlimited access to the Clements Travel Travel Safe team who will provide info on any visas, Covid-19 restrictions and other important documents that you may need for your travel
Most importantly we are exactly the same price as Aman and we do not charge any booking fees. In fact we don’t take any payment off you, instead payment is made directly to the hotel.
Does Aman have a loyalty program?
Loyalty points can save us a lot of money when booking our vacations. Aman does not have a loyalty point system. Many of our clients use their points for flights to the Aman to as a way to offset vacation costs.
What does Aman Junkie mean?
Everyone who has ever stayed an an Aman is an ‘Aman Junkie’. This is not an official loyalty program per say but a fun term that Aman fans use to describe themselves. This is centered around that once you stay at one Aman, you become hooked and only ever stay at Aman going forward.
Once upon a time some of the resorts were gifting unofficial Aman Junkie t-shirts. We hope they bring these back one day as they would make a great souvenir.
How much is an Aman stay?
Staying at Aman is an investment. You get limited annual leave per year and you want to use it well and have a quality holiday. Good service and quality accommodation create a vacation that gives lifetime memories. Because of this we personally feel the cost of Aman’s is worth the price paid.
In saying this Aman resorts and hotels don’t cost millions of dollars to stay at, its all variable to the cost of a luxury hotel in the city that you are visiting. For example, the cost of Aman in New York City, where the cost of living is high is going to be more expensive than an Aman in Indonesia where the cost of living is lower.
Keep in mind there are lots of inclusions and sometimes offers with Aman, for example lets take Amanera (Dominican Republic) as an example:
Amanera includes 3 meals per day, per person if you stay 3 nights or more. If you stay more than 4 nights then the 5th night is complimentary.
It would be fair to think that Aman might only have super rich guests but presumption is not necessarily true. Due the concept and location of Aman there are guests from all walks of like that stay.
Clements Travel would be happy to give you a complimentary, no obligation quote for the Aman that you wish to stay at.
What we love about AMAN:
As Aman Junkies yourself, here is a list of the main features that draw us back to Aman each time:
Service, service, service – sure Aman properties are stunning, and the food is good but what makes Aman is the service. No request is too big or too small.
Location – the location is what makes Aman. Many properties are located on stunning white sand beaches, in national parks, and next to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Food and Beverage offering – international and local dishes can be found on the Aman menu. Creative, yet authentic food featuring fresh and high quality ingredients.
Swimming Pools – Aman pools have a wow factor – large, stunning views, comfortable loungers.
House Keeping – Aman is famous for its housekeeper, there is at least two house keeping services per day. After a day next to the swimming pool its nice to come back to a an organized and clean room.
Local Experiences – Aman have the best local experiences that give you a true taste of the local culture. From visiting temples in Cambodia to going on safari for tigers in India there is something for everyone.
Most Aman properties are resort style properties. Over the last few years they have moved into cities with Aman hotels – urban Aman properties are marked with an astrix* below:
Aman locations in America and The Caribbean:
- Amanera, Dominican Republic
- Amanyara, Turks & Caicos Islands
- Aman New York, United States* (now open in the Crown Building)
- Amangani, United States
- Amangiri, United States
Aman locations in Europe & Africa:
- Aman Le Mélézin, France
- Amanzoe, Greece
- Aman Venice, Italy
- Rosa Alpina, Italy
- Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
- Amanjena, Morocco
- Amanruya, Turkey
Aman locations in Asia:
- Amankora, Bhutan
- Amansara, Cambodia
- Aman Summer Palace, China
- Amandayan, China
- Amanfayun, China
- Amanyangyun, China
- Aman-i-Khas, India
- Amanbagh, India
- Aman Villas at Nusa Dua, Indonesia
- Amandari, Indonesia
- Amandira, Indonesia
- Amanjiwo, Indonesia
- Amankila, Indonesia
- Amanwana, Indonesia
- Aman Kyoto, Japan
- Aman Tokyo, Japan*
- Amanemu, Japan
- Amantaka, Laos
- Amanpulo, Philippines
- Amangalla, Sri Lanka
- Amanwella, Sri Lanka
- Amanpuri, Thailand
- Amanoi, Vietnam
Soon to be open Aman properties:
- Aman Beverly Hills, USA
- Aman Miami Beach , USA
- Aman Nai Lert Bangkok, Thailand
- Aman Niseko, Japan
- Amanvari, Mexico
How Do I book (or ask a question) about Aman?
Aman Junkies and soon to be Aman Junkies to get in touch with any questions that they may have. We will be happy to help. You can contact us here.
We are also here to help make your next Aman booking with Virtuoso benefits. The whole booking process is very easy, simply get in touch with us.
As a reminder – we do not charge any booking fees. In fact we don’t take any payment off you, instead payment is made directly to the hotel.