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Aman Resorts Hides a Luxury Oasis Deep in the Utah Desert

July 7, 2009 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

All Aman Resorts properties tend to be noteworthy, and their new place, Amangiri, is no exception. Located at Canyon Point in Utah, it really is a small resort set in the wilderness: it's in the middle of an area that used to be Federal land for Navajo and Hopi tribes, but was claimed by Aman Resorts through a 2005 Act of Congress that swapped some private and Federal lands.

That puts Amangiri in the middle of an incredible desert of rock formations and gives you the kind of bedroom window views that really look like they're photoshopped in — and it's just a stone's throw to the Grand Staircase, Escalante National Monument.

There are just 34 guest suites and they sound like an architectural dream, with stone floors and tinted concrete walls matching the desert colors. A number of the suites feature private pools, and everyone can make use of the enormous spa complex which includes a water pavilion and a flotation pavilion, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and several pools.

Due to open on September 15 this year, the opening rates start at $600 for a desert view suite and go as high as $3,000 a night for the Amangiri suite; there are no opening specials advertised as such, but all the rates will rise in mid-December. You get to Amangiri via a half-hour drive from Page Airport in Arizona, but don't worry about that too much; all the rates include free transfers.

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