Positioned as a five-star haven of luxury, the Aman New York is more than just a lavish hotel; it’s a high-end citadel nestled in the heart of bustling Midtown Manhattan. The hotel, a sophisticated transformation of the historic Crown Building, marked its grand opening in August 2022, ushering in a wave of excitement as the renowned resort brand established its inaugural urban outpost in North America. Boasting 83 suites that exude Japanese-inspired minimalist aesthetics, the starting price for a night’s stay stands at a staggering $2,000, solidifying its status as one of the city’s most opulent accommodations. The establishment offers a cutting-edge gym featuring cryotherapy facilities, an indoor pool that could rival any on your Instagram feed in terms of visual appeal, and exclusive food and beverage concepts tailored for the privileged guests and private members.
Among the hotel’s culinary treasures are two exceptional dining venues: Arva, capturing the essence of Italy, and Nama, a Japanese culinary haven. The menus of both these esteemed restaurants have recently been revamped, elevating their authenticity and allure. Guests at Arva can now indulge in delectable offerings such as Venetian Style Cuttlefish and Rigatoni Amatriciana. Meanwhile, Nama presents delicacies like the impossibly tender A5 Wagyu Tataki and Chawanmushi, a Japanese egg custard graced with uni and caviar.
While these exceptional dining experiences are promised to eventually welcome the public, Aman New York has launched a tantalizing offering for locals with a curious palate. Dubbed “Weekend Provisions by Aman New York,” this endeavor allows discerning patrons to savor the hotel’s culinary delights without committing to an overnight stay. For a notable sum of $4,500, patrons can secure a carefully curated supply box filled with the hotel’s most exquisite culinary creations. This bounteous collection caters to two lunches and a dinner, suitable for up to six guests. To partake, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org three days prior to collection, and you can retrieve the culinary treasures from the hotel’s home base at the junction of 57th Street and 5th Avenue. This trove includes an assortment of meticulously selected seafood, opulent caviar, premium Champagne and wine, expertly crafted cocktails, and the choicest cuts of raw proteins for grilling.
For those with a desire to venture beyond takeout, a legal gateway to immerse in the Aman experience exists: The Jazz Club, a solitary locale on the premises open to non-guests. Harking back to the elegance of the 1920s, this intimate parlor boasts a cozy stage and bar, playing host to live performances from Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm to midnight. The discreet entrance on 9 West 56th Street requires reservations. Once within, guests can relish delectable bites like truffled grilled cheese and lobster tartine while savoring an array of cocktails inspired by Aman destinations worldwide. Among these is the Amangiri, an intricate blend of rye, cognac, vermouth, and cacao bitters, served in a stirring presentation. After a few sips of these carefully crafted concoctions, the notion of booking a $2,000 suite might not appear quite as extravagant.