An Aman hotel will be redeveloped out of New York's Crown
Building. It will be the luxury resort operator's first urban property in the
Aman New York will have 83 rooms and 20 luxury residences with
Central Park views. The property will occupy all but the first three floors of
the building, which have retail space. The hotel is slated to open in 2020.
The hotel will feature the two-story Sky Lobby, the Garden
Terrace restaurant on the building's tenth floor, a jazz club, a Japanese
restaurant called Nama and a private Members Club.
The hotel's five-story penthouse will have indoor and outdoor
pools, while its three-story spa will include an 80-foot-long indoor swimming
pool flanked by double day beds and fire pits.
Aman opened its only urban property in Tokyo in late 2014 It
oversees two U.S. resorts: Utah's Amangiri and Wyoming's Amangani.
Located two blocks south of Central Park, the Crown Building
opened in 1921 and was the first home of the Museum of Modern Art.
Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin, who is Aman's CEO and
chairman, acquired the Crown Building's fourth through 26th floors for about
$500 million in 2015, according to Bloomberg. The building's bottom three
floors are owned by other entities.