Amangiri, Canyon Point, USA
People who know about Amangiri go there to be – and to feel – remote, and with the eerie beauty of the rocky Utah/Arizona terrain for miles and miles all around, you certainly feel like you’re a very long way from civilisation, and in a rocky wilderness that’s nothing less than humbling.
One of America’s most spectacular hotels is also one that few will ever experience. Its crisp edges of polished concrete appear as unforgiving as the echoey environment, and is said to be redolent of Native American architecture. The fantastic centrepiece pool curves around a rock formation, and the Aman Spa has all you’ll need to empty your mind – the same for being able to view the desert from most beds or baths.
But if you’re like us then you’ll want to be out in the sandstone open, drinking it all in a variety of active ways. The 2000-mile shore of the nearby Lake Powell makes for amazing kayaking. You can hike, bike or ride horses on organised tours, and be shown Monument Valley by Navajo Indian experts.
The climbs on the Via Ferrata rock formation appear daunting but are as safe as they are dramatic, with ladder rungs, fixed cables and a knowledgeable guide. And the highlight of any visit is bound to be the early morning hot air balloon voyage, with Lake Powell, Navajo Mountain and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument laid out before you. It’ll give you a whole new experience of vastness.
At A Glance…
- Amangiri is a remote hideaway surrounded by the majestic canyons of the American Southwest, just 4.5 hours from Las Vegas.
- Designed to harmonise with the rugged rocky Utah landscape, the resort has striking architecture using natural materials.
- Explore Amangiri’s expansive desert trails on horseback with expert guides offering riding adventures for all levels.
- Aman Spa with infinite views of surrounding dunes and mountain ridges and Navajo inspired treatments.
- All suites have desert views or Mesa Home – four bedrooms and a private pool in total desert seclusion, just minutes from the resort.
Why 360 Loves It…
- The swimming pool is spectacular – wrapped around 165 million year old sandstone rock.
- The open kitchen has beautiful views of the Utah desert where the canyons constantly change colour.
- Horse back rides in surreal, remote surroundings – it really feels like the middle of nowhere!
- Healing Navajo inspired treatments including massages, scrubs, wraps and flotation therapy.
- Suites with sky terraces, sun decks, fire pits, outdoor lounges, private lap pools and mountain-top views.