The Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings of 2018

By Lauren Hill

Amanyangyun, Shanghai

January 2018

The fourth Aman property in China, Amanyangyun lies just outside Shanghai within camphor forest that’s stood for more than 1,000 years. What’s most remarkable though is that this ancient woodland and the resort’s historic villas were transported more than 700 kilometers through a 15-year conservation initiative set up when a reservoir took over their original site in the Fuzhou province. The ambitious transformation of the historic village was then led by Kerry Hill Architects—the design firm behind a number of Aman properties including Aman Tokyo—fusing contemporary design with the buildings’ 400-year heritage, with stone carvings and inscriptions featuring alongside stylish furnishings, Jacuzzis and private pools. The heart of the village now acts as a cultural complex where you can try out traditional crafts, while the 30,570 sq ft spa featuring treatment rooms, spa suites, a sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi and two swimming pools is positioned around a courtyard. All of this is complemented by the resort’s sophisticated restaurant and bar offering, which includes the lakeside Italian-inspired restaurant Arva where cooking classes are also hosted.

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