New York's most expensive new hotel opens

Words by
Andy Morris

17th August 2022

One of the most eagerly-anticipated hotels of 2022 worldwide has opened in the heart of Manhattan.

The new incarnation of the 100-year-old Crown Building at 57th and Fifth, the third Aman property in the US offers 83 suites and 22 branded residences — each with a functioning fireplace, Japanese style interiors and oval soaking bath tub. Its found in the historic Crown Building. With prices starting at $3000 a night, make sure you make the most of the hammam, plunge pools, jazz club, omakase-style dining and a 65-foot indoor pool. According to Bloomberg, the executive officer, Doronin says acquiring the building and adding residences has cost a reported $1.45 billion to create.

“The opening of Aman New York is a milestone moment in the evolution and growth of the Aman brand, cementing our strategy to bring the coveted Aman lifestyle to the world’s greatest urban locations. The hotel, Aman Club and Aman Branded Residences bring an entirely new proposition to Manhattan. Generous amenities and the unparalleled Aman service deliver a guest experience like no other, as we continue to push boundaries and set new standards in luxury hospitality,” says Aman’s Chairman and CEO, Vlad Doronin.

Since 1921, the Crown Building has presided over the midpoint of Manhattan; the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Formerly the first home of the Museum of Modern Art, the 100-year-old building has undergone a monumental transformation. Rooms range from 775 to 2,770 square feet, with nearly 11-foot-high ceilings giving an extraordinary sense of space. More sumptuous are two bath houses that are like private spas within the spa. There, in apartment-like spaces complete with bedrooms and dining areas, small groups or couples can share a half- or full-day experience that revolves around a Moroccan hammam or eastern European banya, priced at $8,500 per couple for the full day.