Opening this summer, AmanDayan takes its name from a part of the old town of Lijiang, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Southern Song dynasty, ancestors of the ruling Mu family, established the town called Dayechang - later Dayan - in the 13th century. Like Venice, Lijiang is famous for its waterways and bridges, with twisting cobblestone streets to get lost in.
AmanDayan will be situated on Lion Hill, with views to both the old and new town of Lijiang, and only 32 suites. We’re aching to see some photos, but we’ll have to be patient a little while longer for those – rates will start at $800 a night.
Over in Vietnam, Aman Vinh Hy is being developed on a stretch of coast that will have a new highway said to rival the PCH in California for its beautiful scenery along the way. Some distant shots of the resort can be found deep in the hidden realms of the internet, located on a verdant hill overlooking a crescent bay, where it would have a beach club like Amanzoe.
Without a confirmed name at this point, Aman will also open in Jordan, rumoured to be close to Jerash (Gerasa), an ancient Roman city, and the second most popular tourist destination after Petra. Stay tuned as we learn more on all of these, and the various other whispers we hear of Aman Resorts elsewhere.
[Photo: Aman Resorts]