Amanresorts was founded by Adrian Zecha in 1988 through happy accident. While looking for a home in Phuket, Adrian came across a beautiful coconut grove overlooking the Andaman Sea. It made business sense to build a small resort to recoup part of his investment, and thus was Amanpuri conceived – the first Aman resort. Amanpuri opened in January 1988 and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013.
Today Amanresorts owns and manages 25 small luxury resorts and hotels worldwide. Every Aman resort is unique but each offers a guest experience that is intimate and discreet, while providing the highest level of service. Certain elements characterise all Aman resorts – a beautiful natural location, outstanding facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy. The décor of each Aman makes use of locally-sourced materials, reflecting the resort’s natural surroundings and the traditions of local cultures.
our luxury resorts
Since 1988, when flagship Amanpuri (‘place of peace’) opened in Phuket, Thailand, Amanresorts has established resorts in Bhutan (Amankora, 2004), Cambodia (Amansara, 2002), China (Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, 2008; Amanfayun, 2010), France (Le Mélézin, 1992), Greece (Amanzoe, 2012), French Polynesia (Hotel Bora Bora, 1989, closed for refurbishment), Indonesia (Amandari, 1989; Amanusa and Amankila, 1992; Amanwana, 1993 and Amanjiwo, 1997), India (Aman-i-Khás, 2003 and Amanbagh, 2005), Laos (Amantaka, 2009), Montenegro (Aman Sveti Stefan – Villa Miločer, 2008), Morocco (Amanjena, 2000), Philippines (Amanpulo, 1993), Sri Lanka (Amangalla and Amanwella, 2005), Turkey (Amanruya, 2011), Turks & Caicos Islands (Amanyara, 2006) and USA (Amangani, 1998 and Amangiri, 2009).
Always on the lookout for new destinations where culture and history combine in a unique natural environment, Amanresorts will continue to expand its worldwide presence.