Luxury hotel group Aman is slated to open within New York City’s iconic Crown Building, marking the brand’s second urban location after Tokyo and third US property after Amangiri and Anangani.
This will see the Crown Building – formerly the first home of the Museum of Modern Art –undergo what Aman calls a monumental transformation – involving both restoration and redesign – ahead of its centenary in 2021.
Aman New York will occupy the entire Crown Building excluding the retail space on the first three floors.
Situated at the heart of Manhattan at the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, Aman New York will comprise 83 guestrooms and suites, which starting from 70m2 in size are among the largest in the city, and each have a functioning fireplace, another rarity in the city.
The property will also house the first urban Aman Residences, comprising 19 private units on the upper floors, plus a five-storey penthouse at the building’s apex overlooking Central Park.
Facilities at the Aman New York include the Aman Spa – covering 2,000m2 over three storeys – complete with a 25m-long indoor swimming pool. The spa will be reserved for hotel guests, residents and club members.
Another highlight is the 10th-floor wraparound Garden Terrace, encompassing a bar that provides panoramic views of Central Park, and a Cigar Bar. The hotel’s Sky Lobby will house two restaurants – including Aman’s recently introduced Japanese culinary concept, Nama; Wine Library, which will be available for private wine tastings and events; and a subterranean Jazz Club.