Lake Powell, Utah
Emerging organically out of the wind-carved mesas, canyons and deserts of southern Utah, Amangiri is the ultimate contemporary hideaway close to Lake Powell, and offers a serious wow-factor with all the pampering and adventure you might care to seek.
At a Glance
Sleek and stylish desert retreat with trademark Aman quality
Amazing location between Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon
Scale giant mesas by Via Ferrata for awe inspiring views
Incredible location by Lake Powell for power boating, waterskiing and kayaking
Complimentary guides desert hikes
Ideal Easter and Fall retreat with cooler sunny days
The James Bond style swimming pool with its inviting white daybeds, the hot tub perfect for starry night skies and private firepits overlooking giant buttes and mesas makes for an achingly cool desert retreat. I am yet to find a hotel that beats this one for style and setting.Maudie Tomlinson
Ask the staff for ‘smores ingredients so you can roast them over your own personal fire pit in the eveningAnna Bleasdale
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Amangiri or take a look at our itineraries to The Southwest
It’s hard to imagine a resort that blends in so seamlessly with its natural surroundings, but the sleek geometric planes and sweeping curves of Amangiri are an undeniable architectural masterpiece built from sandstone and delicately hued concrete at the heart of some of America’s most iconic scenery, from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley.
You will arrive at the Pavilion, the heart of Amangiri, which serves as a reception, dining rooms, library and living space, furnished with wood-burning fireplaces and extended sofas – with huge picture windows, it’s the perfect place to watch a mesmeric desert sunset, enjoy some daytime relaxing or evening cocktails such as a Prickly Pear Margarita or Sage Mojito.
Facing, and spilling out onto the swimming pool area, is the restaurant, where you can enjoy a small but well-chosen list of authentic high-rustic seasonal dishes, and you can also sit at the chef's counter to watch the chefs work at the wood-burning oven.
The swimming pool itself is beautifully sunken into a courtyard, and winds around the natural contours of a rock escarpment – a fabulous place to swim or relax on one of the day beds. There is also a hot tub, which in winter makes a wonderfully relaxing place to enjoy the views and the star-lit skies.
Two accommodation wings lead out into the desert, and accommodations here are suitably stylish without being ostentatious. The 34 huge suites each have a private courtyard, bedroom and living area, and glass doors open onto a desert lounge with a central fireplace. Bathrooms feature twin rain showers and a soaking tub with uninterrupted views. Needless to say, technology is state-of-the-art. If you love sunset views, we would recommend opting for a Mesa View Suite; for a private pool, try one of the two Terrace Pool Suites. For complete unfettered pampering, the Girijaala Suite is quite fantastic with a huge sky lounge and private swimming pool. Every detail, from the woven horsehair keychain on the room key to the hanging, hammered brass lamps, feels harmonious, conveys a sense of the ancient into a modern setting.
One of the glories of Amangiri, the 25,000-square foot Native American-inspired spa at Amangiri is a huge complex of stone, water features and streams of light, with uninterrupted views of the mesas, and offers a wide range of treatments including color therapy-enhanced floatation treatments and a watsu pool.
While here, venturing out to explore is a must, and an expert team of guides will take you out on hikes, bikes and even rock climbing in the desert, all with an emphasis on the fragile desert ecology and Native American customs. Amangiri can also organize day trips to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Zion National Parks, with private sightseeing flights available for those who want to see this spellbinding scenery from the air. A stay at Amangiri is of course a huge extravagance, but it is also a true lifetime experience, and one that will linger for many years after you have stayed.
The two accommodation wings of the 34 suites at Amangiri (13 Desert View Suites, 14 Mesa View Suites, one Terrace Suite, two Pool Suites, two Terrace Pool Suites, the Girijaala Suite and the Amangiri Suite) can be seen leading out from the Pavilion and into the desert overlooking the untouched valley, with 16 of the suites within the Desert Wing and another 18 suites, together with the Aman Spa, located within the Mesa Wing.
White stone floors and concrete walls reflect the natural habitat and the furniture features rawhide, natural timbers and fittings in blackened steel, whilst light-colored cushions and soft throws add warmth.
All suites offer air-conditioning for summer and under-floor heating for the cooler months. Entry to each suite is via a private courtyard and includes a dining table, two chairs and a sculptured light form. The bathrooms boast twin rain showers and a soaking tub with uninterrupted views of the landscape beyond.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Amangiri, however, there are no specific child care facilities available at the hotel.
Built around the main swimming pool, the Pavilion embraces a dramatic stone escarpment, and within this you can find the cosy Living Room, the Gallery which showcases the region's best art, jewelry and handicrafts, the Library - perfect for relaxing before or after dinner with books, games and magazines, the Dining Room, Private Dining Room and Cellar.
The vast Aman Spa comprises the Water Pavilion, which features a steam room, a dry sauna and a cold plunge pool and the Floatation Pavilion, which offers therapy-enhanced floatation treatments. Single and double treatment rooms are available in addition to two outdoor treatment terraces with spectacular views of the mesas.
The unusually shaped swimming pool can be found in the sunken courtyard surrounded by the Pavilion and rock escarpment, wrapping around the rock with a hot tub nestled at the base of a rock wall. The lounging terrace surrounding the pool offers king-sized daybeds and sun-loungers.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the spacious Fitness Center provide views of the surrounding rock formations whilst you work with the latest in cardiovascular and weight-training machinery.
Found beyond the Pavilion, the Desert Lounge is a fabulous open-air living room - the perfect spot to soak up the beauty of the sunset or the star-studded sky at night.
Being in the grand circle, Amangiri is the hot spot for exploring such iconic sites as the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, the Grand Staircase (Escalante) and Monument Valley, as well as the National Parks of Bryce and Zion.
Home to the Navajo and Hopi tribes, you can explore the area with expert archaeologists and geologists on guided treks or horseback rides.
Boating day trips also allow you to swim, kayak or fish in the sparkling turquoise waters of Lake Powell. And if seeing all this from the air takes your fancy, hot air balloon, helicopter and fixed wing flights can be arranged.
Regular complimentary group yoga sessions are offered throughout the week on the bamboo-floored yoga pavilion, and the Amangiri Salon offers manicures and pedicures overlooking the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
There is wireless broadband connections in all suites and public areas.
Location & Directions
Lake Powell, Utah
Amangiri is located on Kayenta Road, in Southern Utah. Located in the southwest region of the USA also known as the Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet.
When to go
Amangiri has a desert climate moderated by altitude, with cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers, and plenty of sunshine year-round. Spring and Fall enjoy mild days and cool nights whilst the summer months from June to August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter is marked by crisp days and cold evenings, with occasional light snow fall.