Blending in with the natural landscape, Amangiri, “peaceful mountain” is one of the two US locations offered by the illustrious Amanresort experience. Amangiri is a hidden oasis; built to compliment its desert surroundings but modernly equipped to astound guests with upscale and intimate resort living. ViX Swimwear designer Paula Hermanny was stunned by the combination of rustic beauty and sleek aesthetics, “This is Grand Canyon luxury…it is a place full of natural harmony,” she tells us.
Located in Canyon Point, Southern Utah and boasting views of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, the resort is a landmark of the Four Points region of the Southwestern United states and pays homage to area’s native Navajo and Hopi cultures. Striated plateaus and mysterious canyons are seen directly through the main pavilion and the open-air living room. The desert setting again comes center stage with a monumental rock escarpment featuring as the pool’s main centerpiece. The framing terrace boasts king-sized day beds for lounging, as well as private pool suites that open directly to the arid sky.
Guests can opt for a dusty expedition by way of horseback riding or guided tours with expert archaeologists. Explore the “hoodoo trail,” where visitors come face to face with freestanding sandstone towers. At the end of each excursion, find renewal at the Aman Spa at Amangiri, which offers unique color therapy-enhanced floatation treatments and a revitalizing Water Pavillion.
A place of solace and refinement, Amangiri is a blissful getaway for those seeking sanctuary and a place to reconnect with nature. In fact, the 2011 Tatler Travel Awards honored the resort as the “Ultimate Escape,” and here at ViX, we are in complete agreement.
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