Located in a protected valley at the heart of Utah’s Navajo country, this contemporary desert retreat effortlessly blends into the arid natural landscape, with sweeping views of wind-carved mesas at every turn. Featuring stylish suites, an exceptional spa and Aman’s signature brand of understated luxury, this incredible resort offers the perfect balance of wilderness adventure and far- flung indulgence.
The Dining Room serves American Southwest-inspired cuisine, which is prepared with farm-fresh local ingredients using hot stones and a traditional wood-fired oven. The lively open kitchen creates a relaxed ambience and guests can admire desert views through floor-to-ceiling windows or dine alfresco on the terrace overlooking the pool. There’s also a private dining room with open fireplace, where up to 10 people can enjoy an intimate gathering, and a walk-in wine cellar. For an extra-special dining experience, private meals can be arranged at a Chinle Indian site.
The hotel’s world-class spa embraces the calmness of the desert, harnessing holistic healing traditions to restore guests’ hózhó (Navajo for beauty, harmony, balance and health). An oasis of relaxation, its pampering facilities include a water pavilion with swimming pool, cold plunge pool, sauna and steam room; a yoga pavilion; and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Set in a sunken courtyard, the spectacular main pool dramatically wraps around the rugged sandstone rock. Guests can discover an array of breathtaking natural wonders during immersive experiences including early-morning hot air balloon flight, unearthing fossils and dinosaur tracks with a palaeontology expert and kayaking around Lake Powell’s secluded bays.
The hotel’s luxurious suites are designed to mirror the rawness of the windswept desert landscape, featuring clean lines and minimalist features such as white stone floors, concrete walls and natural wood. Mesa View Suites boast a private terrace and courtyard with incredible sunset views of the neighbouring mesas. Facilities include a king-size bed, spacious living area, personal bar and bathroom with soaking tub and twin rain showers. There’s also a TV, DVD player, air-conditioning and under-floor heating.