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Luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point Utah, Amangiri

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With its dramatic location and show-stopping luxury, Amangiri luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point Utah is an otherworldly desert retreat with a wow factor. It is situated on 243 pristine hectares in Canyon Point, Utah with sweeping views towards Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Located in the centre of the Grand Circle, the all-season luxury resort in Utah, its world-class Aman Spa and its secluded camp known as Camp Sarika by Amangiri are surrounded by the area’s most iconic attractions. The central pavilion, built around a dramatic swimming pool, houses the living room, gallery, library, and dining room/cellar. Amangiri’s 34 suites and one private 4-bedroom home feature clean lines, natural materials, and sun-scorched hues that create visual harmony.

A luxurious otherworldly desert retreat, the ultra-exclusive Amangiri luxury resort is located in the incredible landscape of Canyon Point, Southern Utah. Boasting one of the most dramatic landscapes in the USA, Utah’s Canyon Point is home to deep canyons, towering plateaus, sweeping deserts and wind-shaped mesas.

A sleek and stylish desert retreat with a serious wow-factor and a destination in itself, Amangiri Canyon Point is surrounded by striking architecture, mind-blowing nature and pampering in true Aman Resorts style. The elegant boutique hotel is for those looking for a remote, quiet and naturally luxurious hotel experience.

The allure of Amangiri luxury resort in Utah is in the way its design blends with the desert: low-rising concrete buildings seamlessly mix with the colours of the surrounding rock formations and open up to panoramic views of the natural scenery, making it easy for guests at the 243-hectare compound to feel at one with the environment.

The all-season luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point Utah is tucked into a protected valley in the heart of the Grand Circle, with spectacular, sweeping views of the rugged landscape. Amangiri is designed as a place of sanctity, retreat, and contemplation with endless scenic wonders and limitless natural splendour, underscored by the spell-binding beauty and sublime serenity of American Canyon Country.

It offers all the pampering and adventure one might care to seek. The central Pavilion, built around a dramatic swimming pool, houses the Living Room, Gallery, Library and Dining Room/Cellar. The landmark Aman Spa and the secluded wilderness camp known as Camp Sarika offer the perfect places for pure relaxation and sensory indulgence. The striking desert landscape around Amangiri delivers a full range of outdoor activities; from trekking, rafting and hiking, to rock climbing, hot air ballooning and horseback riding.

A tribute to the area’s lunar landscape and wilderness, a triumph of concrete and architectural lines, Amangiri is a game-changing retreat.

Canyon Point Utah and Amangiri resort hotel

The out-of-this-world setting is simultaneously peaceful and starkly beautiful

Set amidst spell-binding scenery and immersed in its landscape’s natural vastness, Amangiri Canyon Point sits at the heart of some of America’s most iconic landscapes, from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley.

Adrian Zecha, the legendary visionary force of Aman, fell in love with a boulder: a gnarled, beige behemoth that jutted into an expansive landscape littered with hoodoos (sandstone towers) and flecked with verdant desert greenery. Never mind that it was located on government lands, that the purchase of the surrounding 40 hectares took ten years, special permission from Congress and a signature from then-president George W. Bush. In the end, Zecha got what he dreamed: a spectacular resort surrounded by striking rock formations like a stage set, operatic and awe-inspiring.

Amangiri, which in the native language means Peaceful Mountain, overlooks the enigmatic Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument Valley – one of the world’s geological jewels in southeastern Utah. Ochre in the morning light, apricot by midday, dazzling pink at dusk, the Grand Staircase-Escalante’s geology could not be more dramatic.

The hotel’s peaceful, magnificent setting offers a serene and restful escape inspired by an almost surreal natural beauty and endless tranquillity.

The Utah landscape is nothing short of magnificent. Visitors travel from all over the world to see its Mars-like red hills, sandstone waves, towering toadstools and numerous national parks. The colours of the rocks range from stunning reds to amber and pink, showcasing a geologic timeline that spans aeons.

Amangiri not only has hundreds of pristine acres of natural beauty within the property but the luxury resort in Utah is also within easy reach of some of the continent’s most stunning protected areas, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley. The region has been home for centuries to the native Navajo tribe and presents the raw landscape for which the American Southwest is famed.

A place of starkly scenic wilderness and immense beauty, Amangiri sets the stage for unsurpassed indulgence and unforgettable excitement.

Gallery of rooms and suites at Amangiri Utah.

The luxuriously elegant accommodation at Amangiri reveals the quintessence of style and harmony

Framing the surrounding dunes, plateaus and mountain ridges, the 34 Suites and the 4-bedroom Mesa Home embrace the area’s pristine aesthetic. The ten tented pavilions at Camp Sarika by Amangiri, in the heart of the Utah desert, offer an elevated wilderness experience.

The stylish suites at Amangiri can be seen leading out from the Central 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.

The Mesa Wing offers the best views for taking in the kaleidoscope sunsets, whilst the Desert Wing boasts views of the surrounding dunes and plateaus.

Suites: The elegant suites reflect the natural qualities of the surrounding Utah desert, both from an aesthetic and atmospheric perspective. With an aesthetic sensibility of modern minimalism and understated restraint, the design relies on clean lines, warm sobriety, natural materiality and a soothing palette to evince a calming presence.

Gentle natural light flows from everywhere thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Stone floors and concrete walls contrast with the warmth of the wood elements, creating the perfect balance between delicacy and rawness of the selected materials. Capturing something unique about the American southwest, in a very modern way, the custom-designed decor features hides, blond wood, raffia detailing and fittings in blackened steel. The light-coloured cushions and soft throws add warmth.

Each suite at the luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point Utah has been designed to showcase the unique, sweeping landscape, with strategically placed windows, terraces, concrete cut-outs and indoor skylights welcoming the panorama – a chameleon that seems to change every hour with the shifting light.

Suites are accessed via rock archways, reminiscent of the region’s spectacular slot canyons, and private screened courtyards. From the courtyards, the suites unfold, affording guests stunning framed views of the surrounding desert scenery.

Highlighted by style and spaciousness, the suites impressively range between 93m2 and 348m2 of luxury. Each suite has an airy, oversized living and sleeping area, with the bed positioned to take full advantage of the breathtaking views. Folding glass doors open onto a private outdoor lounge area with a central fireplace and expansive desert or mesa vistas. Bathrooms feature twin rain showers and a deep soaking tub with uninterrupted views of the landscape beyond. Several suites are designed with private pools, as well as sky terraces featuring lounge beds for relaxing by day, or star-gazing by night.

Endowed with all modern luxuries and comforts, the suites offer flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD players, iPod dock, Italian cotton bedlinen, signature Amangiri sage-infused bath products, as well as air-conditioning for summer and underfloor heating for the cooler months.

The top suites here are the Girijaala and Amangiri Suites, which are oases of privacy in this stern desert landscape.

For complete unfettered pampering, the 347m2 Girijaala Suite features a 14-metre private lap pool, an expansive terrace and a desert lounge with a sky terrace and mountain ridge views.

For the ultimate desert experience, the Amangiri Suite spans across 348m2 of luxury. It boasts a beautiful 18-metre private lap pool with floating steps, an expansive sun deck with a built-in lounge seating and dining area. There is also a private sky terrace with a large daybed, all with magnificent Utah desert views.

Mesa Home villa rental in Canyon Point Utah.

The Villa: Secluded by a rock escarpment and surrounded by 243 hectares of undeveloped land, the 4-bedroom Mesa Home offers consummate privacy and luxury just minutes from the resort. It has been designed to complement the Grand Circle Region’s rugged beauty, with a pared-back aesthetic and a muted palette. There is also a living room with a fireplace and a dining room, as well as a professional-grade kitchen. Framed by magnificent desert views, a 15-metre private infinity pool is set into an expansive stone terrace, which features sun loungers, a lounge seating and a dining area.

Pavilions of Camp Sarika: Formed for escapism, adventure, solitude and privacy, the tented Pavilions of Camp Sarika are set in the untamed wilderness of the Utah desert.

Deriving its name from the Sanskrit word for “open space” and “sky”, Camp Sarika is set on more than 55 hectares overlooking iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations. Surrounded by five national parks, each offering unique and diverse scenery; numerous national monuments; and the Navajo Nation Reservation, the camp enables an exceptional wilderness experience for guests who enjoy the utmost comfort alongside mesmerising, otherworldly landscapes and intriguing remnants of Native American culture at every turn.

A few minutes from the boutique hotel, Camp Sarika’s collection features ten beautifully appointed 1- and 2-bedroom tented pavilions, highly customised architectural statements which offer peerless luxury, comfort and privacy along with an adventurous back-to-nature experience in the vast desert landscape.

In keeping with the design ethos of Amangiri, the tented pavilions are comfortably spacious, with clean lines and natural colour palette, yet are distinct with a luxury camp feel. The interiors embrace regionally-inspired textures, leather detailing, wooden fittings, and canvas work distinguished by a high degree of stitching and fixing details.

While the camp offers carefully curated vistas of rocky outcrops and flat-topped mesas, every aspect of the tented pavilion hosts an experience for the senses. Indoors, each tent boasts a living area, a dining area, a wet and dry bar, and a soaking bathtub with desert views. The tented roof extends the indoors to outdoor living areas, marked by an oversized private terrace, a firepit and a heated plunge pool.

The camp also features its own restaurant, two spa suites, one main swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. Just a 30-minute hike or a 5-minute drive from the Amangiri resort, the camp also offers guests full access to Amangiri’s all facilities.

Camp Sarika by Amangiri – the ultimate place to be one with the wilderness, in luxury

Just a 30-minute hike or five-minute drive from the Amangiri resort, amidst an unearthly 243-hectare landscape of towering mesas, slot canyons and rust-coloured sands, the tented retreat of Camp Sarika delivers an intimate, back-to-the-wild experience in the desert heart of Utah.

The camp’s cluster of 10 canvas-topped pavilions, each with a private plunge pool, centres on a shared lounge, restaurant and pool area – an enclave of pristine seclusion in one of the most geologically dramatic places on Earth.

The camp acts as a springboard to outdoor adventure. With five national parks and the Navajo Nation Reservation in its immediate proximity, Camp Sarika is a unique entry point into the wilds of the Old West, with guided desert and mountain hikes on its own trail system, a programme of slot canyon expeditions and a bespoke Sarika via ferrata route. Adventurers can also partake in horse riding, canyoneering, hiking and more. Yoga and guided meditation sessions are being held outside in an environment of soul-stirring natural beauty.

With a restaurant, main pool, lounge and a pair of spa suites at its heart, Camp Sarika is a self-contained retreat unto itself.

Surrounded by canyons and mesas, the wilderness encampment combines the simplicity and solitude of the desert with the thrill of exploration and adventure – as well as full access to all the facilities, amenities and activities on offer at Amangiri Canyon Point Utah.

Camp Sarika by Amangiri achieves the perfect balance of a strong connection to nature and sophisticated, luxurious living.

Public areas at Amangiri Resort Hotel in Utah

From elegant amenities to impeccable service

Amangiri is an every-whim-met indulgence from the stunning Central Pavilion to the world-class spa.

Built around the main swimming pool, the Central Pavilion embraces a dramatic 180-million-year-old stone escarpment, and houses all dining, reading and living facilities, while boasting breathtaking views of the Grand Park – Escalante National Monument.

The hotel’s main public areas include the cosy Living Room, the Gallery which showcases works by local artists, the Library – perfect for relaxing before or after dinner with books, games and magazines, the Dining Room, Private Dining Room and Cellar.

The living area, furnished with wood-burning fireplaces, extended sofas and huge picture windows, is 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.

The spectacular main swimming pool is a visual focal point. It is beautifully set within a sunken courtyard and curves around the natural contours of an impressively massive boulder. Surrounding the pool, there is a line of king-size loungers on decks that jut into the water on one side, and terraces with parasols and sun loungers on the other side. There is also a hot tub, which makes a wonderfully relaxing place to enjoy the views and the star-lit skies.

Designed to integrate into the Navajo Nation Reservation, Amangiri has a strong focus on sustainability. From the organic farm-to-table approach within its dining to its recycling program and ban on plastic. Conservation is at the forefront, with environmentally-friendly firepits within the rooms and geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Be sure to keep an eye out for nightly events such as a Navajo flautist playing in the dining room or a visit with the resident astronomer to have an incredible view of the stars through his powerful Catadioptric telescope.

Collage of the different restaurants at Amangiri

Inspirational dining experiences at Amangiri Canyon Point Utah

The main restaurant’s dining room features floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, welcoming in the sweeping vistas of the desert landscape. The room opens onto the outdoor dining terrace that is overlooking the pool. The dining room’s focal point is the open-plan kitchen where diners can sit at the chef’s counter to watch the chefs working at the wood-burning oven.

The menu frequently changes, focusing on seasonal, local ingredients sourced from Native American co-ops. The wood-fired oven imparts unique flavours and rustic authenticity to Amangiri’s cuisine.

The overall result is modern cuisine that is inspired by the culinary heritage of the Navajo and the American Southwest, with a nod to Aman’s Indonesian origins and global influences.

Breakfast and lunch is a mix of an à la carte selection and a small and well-curated buffet. In the evening, wood-fired pizzas or perfectly grilled local meats are served in different varieties from regional flavoured with Utah salt and chilli rub to “giri” with lemongrass sambal. A 4-course “Spirit of the Journey” tasting menu with matched wines pays gastronomic tribute to the region’s five tribes.

Located opposite the open kitchen are the private dining room and the walk-in wine cellar. The felt-clad private dining room with a large wooden table and open fireplace seats up to ten people. The cellar’s floor-to-ceiling walnut cabinets house a selection of wines and a built-in, state-of-the-art wine dispenser.

The Fireside Pavilion is an intimate, open-air pavilion that is the ideal spot for dinner beneath the star-spangled desert sky. Next to the main swimming pool, beside a grand central fireplace, Amangiri’s chef serves food fresh from the open grill.

Set apart from Amangiri’s Central Pavilion, the Desert Lounge is a fabulous open-air living room that lets the scenery take centre stage, with views of the majestic mesas towering over the scrubland plains. It is the perfect spot to soak up the beauty of the sunset or the star-studded sky at night.

Do not miss dinner on the rocks. Tucked behind the Aman Spa, sandstone walls form a scenic and intimate outdoor dining nook for up to four guests. Enjoy a specially prepared menu in a distinctly romantic atmosphere.

The Sunset Trail is a must experience: Set out to a secluded hillside spot in the desert and enjoy canapés and chilled champagne as the sun sinks behind the mesas, casting its rosy glow across the ancient landscape.

A short drive, hike or horseback ride from Amangiri, the Chinle Site provides a unique and atmospheric setting for private dining amid the desert’s natural serenity.

Collage of images from Amangiri Spa

The magnificent Amangiri spa that is the perfect Zen escape

One of the glories of Amangiri is the spa, a well-being oasis that offers a holistic approach to rejuvenation and pampering in a serene and meditative setting.

Spanning across 2,322m2, the serious spa is a vast complex of stone, water features and streams of light. An architectural marvel in its own right, the dramatic Barragan-inspired modern structure engages directly with the wonders of rock formations crafted over millennia by wind and water and boasts uninterrupted views of the mesas.

A destination spa in its own right, the expansive area incorporates five separate pavilions and water elements. Experience the restorative power of submersion in the flotation pavilion, or visit the water pavilion for thermal therapies including a sauna, steam room and plunge pool. Adjoining the spa, a stone-lined step pool offers temperature-controlled water, cushioned seating, desert vistas, and an atmosphere conducive to mindful contemplation. Five treatment rooms (including one double) are available in addition to two outdoor treatment terraces with spectacular views of the mesas.

An ode to its setting, the Aman Spa at Amangiri draws on the culture and healing traditions of Navajo in its extensive treatment menu that includes massages, beauty treatments and restorative therapies.

The large desert-view spa focuses on restoring hózhó, which means beauty, harmony, balance and health in Navajo. All treatments begin with smudging, a Native American ritual to clear negative energy.

To truly decompress, the spa offers its Desert Dream experience, which combines a cranial-sacral massage (targeting the head, spinal column and sacrum) and flotation therapy to inspire a meditative state, then finishes with a relaxing aromatherapy massage.

Used in Amangiri’s spa therapies, the Aman Skincare range of products and rituals is built on the knowledge and wisdom of ancient wellness traditions and nature’s healing power. Grouped into three unique formulations – Grounding, Purifying and Nourishing – the product range is available for guests to take home.

The wellness facility also includes a yoga and Pilates studio which offers private classes and complimentary group sessions. The fully-equipped fitness studio, overlooking the desert, has a personal trainer available.

Collage of outdoor activities available in Canyon Point.

The great outdoors with endless activities on offer

Occupying 243 hectares of this starkly beautiful landscape, Amangiri luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point Utah is as much a gateway to adrenaline-fuelled outdoor adventure as it is to the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo. There is a sense of quiet discovery at every moment.

With a privileged position at the heart of the Grand Circle region, Amangiri is within easy reach of some of North America’s most legendary sites, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, the Colorado River, the Grand Staircase (Escalante) and Monument Valley Tribal Park, home of the Navajo Nation.

The outstanding staff, headed by a motivated Activities Director, can help organise everything from guided hikes in the National Parks to dinosaur digs and a myriad water sports on Lake Powell. Some of the most celebrated activities, on and off the property, include:

Hiking & climbing: the breathtaking mesas and canyons of the Colorado Plateau are an irresistible invitation to adventure, with hiking experiences for every level of ability. Numerous trails lead from Amangiri to dramatic viewpoints and hidden wilderness hotspots. Graded by difficulty, guided hikes offer guests the opportunity to discover the geological wonders of this astonishing landscape. Each morning and afternoon, the hotel offers complimentary hikes on its 13 kilometres of on-property trails.

Via Ferrata: Via ferrata (“iron path” in Italian) offers a thrilling mix of alpine hiking and rock climbing. There is no more exciting way to get up close with Amangiri’s majestic rock formations than by taking on the challenge of the via ferrata. The term “via ferrata” refers to a protected mountain climbing route consisting of anchored cables, rungs, steps and ladders, which allow even novice climbers to experience a true adrenaline-inducing rock climbing experience along incredibly scenic routes with views that are out of this world.

Mountain biking: Mountain biking across the desert single track of the Blue Pools Mesa is a local favourite. Sensational views are all along the biking trail, and scenic overlooks can be seen on East Lookout Point. One will also witness Blue Pools Arch, a large natural arch on top of the mesa. From beginner to expert, the area around Amangiri offers some of the world’s best mountain biking.

Lake Powell: boasting some of the most amazing scenery on the Colorado Plateau, the vast and mesmerically beautiful reservoir of Lake Powell encompasses more than 3,200 kilometres of shoreline, riddled with secluded bays and breathtaking slot canyons. Navigate these magical marvels by kayak, take a stand-up paddleboard across the glassy waters, or explore from the comfort of a boat tour on the lake, taking in its most remarkable natural setting of clear, bright blue water and deep red and orange rock formations.

Lake Powell is a world-class destination for fishing, whether sport fishing or the zen-like fly fishing. The lake is teeming with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, walleye, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill.

Aerial of Canyon Point Utah.

Equestrian outings: experiencing the pristine desert tundra on a horse is an iconic American Southwest adventure. Riding trails available both in the area immediately around the luxury resort hotel and beyond. More challenging rides include ridge-top hacks above a maze of ridges and canyons, where outlaws once hid and the cowboys of today still run cattle when the high country is buried in snow.

Colorado River: be sure to take a boat or float trip on the mighty Colorado River. Starting at the Glen Canyon dam’s base, drift downstream between the 300-metre cliffs on either side, perhaps stopping off for a scenic hike along the way.

Hot-air balloon rides: enjoy the best bird’s-eye view of the true majesty of this incredible terrain with a hot-air balloon ride. Taking off right from the luxury boutique hotel at sunrise, the hot-air balloon flights offer extraordinary high-altitude views as the landscape below glows red and gold in the spreading sunlight. From the basket, 360º panoramas take in Lake Powell, Navajo Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Scenic air tours: The landscape of Canyon Point Utah is even more incredible from on a high. Amangiri has a private helipad, an airstrip and a team of expert pilots on call, making air tours by helicopter or plane easy to arrange. Travel to National Parks in minutes, discover the region’s unique geology from a new perspective or fly to the top of a mesa for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Slot canyons: carved into the earth’s surface by wind and water over millions of years, slot canyons represent one of the region’s most unique sandstone formations with their curving, multi-coloured walls. Do not miss the most Instagrammable: the narrow, sun-lit Antelope Canyon with its signature swirly red rock features.

National Parks: Amangiri is cradled by the highest concentration of National Parks in the United States – a staggering landscape of canyons, mesas, mountains, gorges, rapids and desert, with traces of human life dating back more than 10,000 years. From the wildlife diversity of Zion and the hoodoo sandstone pillars of Bryce Canyon to the vertiginous wonder of the Grand Canyon, the landscape is ripe for discovery.

Fauna and flora: The area boasts an archaeological heritage that includes footprints and dinosaur fossils dating back to more than 180 million years. In fact, Southern Utah is one of the places where palaeontologists and scholars come to find fossils and study extinct species because of the abundance of specimens in a good state of conservation.

Yoga on the rocks: Take a short hike to the top of a monolithic rock formation for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience high above the valley floor. Amangiri’s yoga specialist guides guests through a personalised movement session with heart-stirring 360º views of the Navajo National Park – magnificent at any time, but sublime at sunrise.

Home to the Navajo communities: Amangiri is tightly connected to Utah’s Native American communities and offers a range of one-of-a-kind experiences that bring guests closer to the Navajo people’s culture and history. The Navajo Nation Reservation is the largest Native American reservation in the country.

Art of the desert: Painting outside Broken Arrow Cave, close to ancient petroglyph rock art dating back millions of years, artist-in-residence Ulrike Arnold captures the austere splendour of Amangiri’s unspoilt desert surroundings. From August to October, visit Ulrike and watch as she works with rock, sand, wind and rain to create abstract works formed from the Utah desert itself.

North America’s most dramatic desert landscape

Surrounded by one of the most stunning landscapes in the world, Amangiri is ideally located in the Four Corners (where Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah meet), a region that has a rich concentration of national parks and monuments.

The luxury resort hotel in Canyon Point Utah is just a 25-minute drive from the nearest town of Page. Amangiri is approximately 25 minutes from Page Municipal Airport (PGA), which is the closest airport also accommodating private jets. Many guests choose to fly into Las Vegas and take the gorgeously scenic 4.5-hour drive.

For the ultimate luxury wow factor, Amangiri is pure exclusiveness and wilderness indulgence

Created for unscripted respites from the confines of everyday life, Amangiri radiates an enchanting blend of astounding natural beauty, striking architecture and effortless adventures. Serene and with a profound and enveloping sense of luxury and uniqueness, Amangiri is a truly indulgent paradise in the wilds of the Utah Desert.

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