Hotels, Ski & Spa

Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point, Utah USA

June 16, 2010 by

Amangiri is a 34-room, 5-star, modern luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point, Big Water, Utah, USA. Situated on a 243-hectare (600-acre) expanse of wilderness in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona, Amingiri  resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views over colourful, stratified rock towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.

Architecturally, the resort has been designed to blend into the landscape with natural hues, materials and textures a feature of the design. The structures are commanding and in proportion with the scale of the natural surroundings, yet provide an intimate setting from which to view and appreciate the landscape.

Amangiri offers 34 suites in total: 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.

All suites offer air-conditioning for summer and under-floor heating for the cooler months. Entry to each suite is via a private courtyard that features a Douglas Fir timber screen and includes a dining table, two chairs and a sculptured light form. A glass wall with a central door opens to a combined bedroom and living area which includes a writing desk and a king-sized bed.

The Desert View Suites enjoy uninterrupted views of the surrounding dunes and plateaus. The Mesa View Suites feature a panoramic view of the surrounding mesas which look particularly spectacular at sunset when they are bathed in hues of gold and rose. The Terrace Suite enjoys a larger desert lounge with two lounging chairs opposite the resting mattresses. 

The Pool Suites feature a private plunge pool, a large daybed in the arrival courtyard and a private sky terrace accessed via a flight of stairs. The sky terrace features a daybed that is ideal for daytime lounging or night-time star gazing.

 The Terrace Pool Suites offer larger private pools measuring 5 by 4 metres (16 by 14 feet) and views of surrounding dunes and plateaus. 

The Girijaala Suite features panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ridge and an over-sized desert lounge. Guest entry is through a spacious courtyard with stairs leading up to a sky lounge offering two large day beds and a dining area. Broad stairs lead from the entry courtyard to an expansive swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool, with spectacular views, measures 14 by 4 metres (46 by 12 feet) and the terrace provides four sun-loungers and built-in lounge seating with a dining table. The interior follows the layout of the suites, however the dressing room features two expanded bathing areas separated by a breezeway connecting the desert lounge with the swimming pool; one featuring twin rain showers and the other a comfortable soaking tub.

 The Amangiri Suite entryway is through a spacious courtyard, extending around the suite to an expansive swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool measures 18 by 4 metres (60 by 12 feet) and the terrace provides two daybeds, four sun-loungers and built-in lounge seating around a dining table. The interior of the Amangiri Suite follows the flow of the suites with an additional bathroom containing twin showers. Separating the two bathing areas is a breezeway that connects the desert lounge with the swimming pool terrace. Rising from the entry courtyard are steps that lead to the sky terrace. This features a large day bed for lounging during the day or star gazing in the evenings.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Dining Room features floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto the outdoor dining terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The focal point of the Dining Room is the open kitchen with its wood-fired oven imparting a unique flavour and rustic authenticity to Amangiri’s cuisine. The menu changes frequently, driven by locally-sourced seasonal produce. The Dining Room offers the ambience of a private residence with informed and attentive service.

Situated on an elevated plinth in the centre of the Pavilion is the Library. A series of extended sofas is punctuated with ledges filled with books and magazines – the ideal space for daytime relaxing or after dinner drinks.

The Gallery showcases the region’s best art, jewellery and handicrafts including works from the Navajo community. The Gallery also offers a range of destination books, resort wear and conveniences available for purchase.

The swimming pool is set within a sunken courtyard framed by the Pavilion and rock escarpment. It wraps around the rock to finish with a hot tub that sits at the base of a rock wall. The pool’s lounging terrace features king-sized day beds and pairs of sun-loungers.

The 2,322-square metre (25,000-square feet) Aman Spa at Amangiri is a vast complex of stone, water features and streams of light, offering a number of unique treatment venues. The Water Pavilion features a steam room, a dry sauna and a cold plunge pool and the Floatation Pavilion offers colour therapy-enhanced floatation treatments. The Spa offers single and double treatment rooms in addition to two outdoor treatment terraces with spectacular views of the mesas.

The Beauty Salon offers manicures and pedicures while the Yoga Pavilion offers individual and group yoga sessions in a light-filled setting. The Fitness Centre on the upper level of the Aman Spa is fully equipped with a wide range of cardio, strength-training and free-weight exercise equipment.

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Amangiri Resort combines modern luxury with outstanding hospitality to provide a unique must-stay experience for the Chic Traveler.

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