Why Can't You Get a Room at Utah's Amangiri Resort?
October 24, 2012 at 4:31 PM
Wish you were here. No really. Wishing is about as close as you can get to Amangiri.
Here's the thing about Amangiri: you need to book well in advance for a room here, and we mean way head like The Book of Mormon-style when that Broadway show was at its peak run.
This 34-suite, 600-acre hideaway in Canyon Point, Utah (basically, the middle of nowhere) has been at almost full-capacity for nearly two years now. Even getting in off-season (November-March) has been damn near impossible, thanks to Amangiri's "adventure and rejuvenation" package, where all meals are included in the nightly rate (the food here isn’t cheap, people), so the resort seems even more attractive when the regular season rates without meals begin at $1,100 per night for a desert view suite and climb to $3,600 for the Amangiri Suite.
Amangiri is a fave for celebs like Brangelina, all of whom (like every guest) will have to check in at the security gate miles from the actual resort. We’re talking serious security control.
But don't think being a bold-faced name gets you to the front of the VIP line and guaranteed entry into the resort. An anonymous Aman junkie told us: "Some celebrities call the hotel directly to book, but if they don't have available rooms, there's nothing they can do. It's best just to book weeks in advance and just get one room and not, like, four."
In other words, leave your entourage at home and you’ll have a better shot at getting access to what is obviously a high-demand destination. And if you do get in? Let us know about it!