Aman has signed a deal to expand its collection
of exclusive luxury hotels and resorts to Mexico.
The Amanvari is located between mountains
and sea on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula on the shore of the
Sea of Cortes.
The Amanvari is scheduled to open in 2020.
Comprising a hotel and private residences,
Amanvari takes its name from the Sanskrit-derived words for
“peace” and “water”.
Framed by the majestic Sierra de la Laguna
mountain range, and hugged by the golden sand dunes of its own
stretch of beach, Amanvari sits on a canvas of contrasts that was
once the site of a hacienda where horses roamed free.
Los Angeles-based real estate
firm Irongate will develop Amanvari, Aman’s first property in
Mexico which is set within Costa Palmas, a private beachfront
resort community with 3 kilometres of swimmable beach.
in collaboration with Aman, has commissioned architects Heah & Co.
who have approached the design of Amanvari with the overriding
objective of allowing the surreal landscape to take centre stage.
Situated between the sea and the mountains, each hotel pavilion at Amanvari will be like a serene island rising from the boundless
terrain, allowing the lush flora and fauna to flow uninterrupted
below. Resting on slender legs, the stilted structures are in
keeping with Aman’s design ethos.
The resort comprises 20
bi-level hotel pavilions, each offering a generosity of space both
inside and out. The pavilions will be spread across the resort’s
bucolic landscape and boast floor to ceiling windows that open
onto an outdoor terrace and wraparound sundeck, some with a
The main pavilion at Amanvari will form the
heart of the resort presenting an open-air atrium set on the
beach. This pavilion will be a destination where guests and
residents enjoy three restaurants, a library and lounge, as well
as a 30-metre infinity pool incorporating four hot tubs.
Spa pavilion is planned to be steps from the main pavilion along a
treed pathway, nestled at the heart of the site.
For those looking for a more permanent Aman lifestyle, an initial
release of only 24 whole-ownership Aman Residences will be offered
Set at the edge of the dunes, with panoramic Sea of
Cortes views, facing the adjacent golf course, or within the organic farms, the collection of Aman Residences will range from
four- to seven-bedrooms spanning from 1,207 to 1,858 square metres
of covered indoor-outdoor living.
An extension of the Amanvari
design aesthetic, the Aman Residences will be designed by Heah &
Co., in collaboration with the families that choose to make
Amanvari home. The residence homeowners will work directly with Heah & Co to customise their own version of the Aman Residence,
which may include any combination of pavilions for bedrooms,
theatre, fitness, yoga or a casual family room.
Chairman and CEO of Aman, Vladislav Doronin,
said, “As we continue
to evolve Aman, staying true to our ethos, brand and the lifestyle
it offers, is our guiding force. Our number one priority is
embracing our pathfinder spirit, and with it, introducing our
guests to new destinations and experiences. In the context of Amanvari, the raw landscape on the East Cape of the Baja
Peninsula, is a fitting location for our first destination in
Mexico and illustrates our continued commitment to curating
resorts of architectural distinction. We look forward to
delivering an adventure that is a cultural and spiritual odyssey,
as well as a discovery and celebration of its terroir.”
A 45-minute drive from Los Cabos
International Airport ventures away from the popular destination
of Los Cabos and takes guests to the East Cape, where there are
few tourists. Aman is presenting a rare opportunity to experience
an entirely unique side of Mexico and a surreal landscape—one of
golden beaches and desert roads that wind to rarely touched
mountain trails, clear freshwater swimming holes, waterfalls, and
sleepy fishing villages. Diving with migrant whales, sailing and
fishing expeditions, fresh water pond visits with a resident
biologist and visits to local ranches for horse riding are just a
few of the experiences that await Amanvari guests and residents.
“It is an incredible honour and a dream come true for me
to have an Aman resort at Costa Palmas,” says Jason Grosfeld,
Chairman and CEO of Irongate. “It is a testament to the beauty of
the East Cape that Aman has selected Costa Palmas to be their
first destination in Mexico. The unique combination of desert,
mountains and palm oasis provides us with an opportunity to create
an architectural masterpiece at the edge of the Sea of Cortes. We
are thrilled to have Aman join the collection of international
brands at Costa Palmas.”
In addition to Amanvari, the Costa Palmas
master plan includes a Robert Trent Jones II golf course, 18-acres
of organic farms, the private members-only Costa Palmas Beach &
Yacht Club to which residence owners will be invited to join, and
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. Amanvari is set on
a stretch of white sand beach at the westernmost edge of the community.
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