Amangiri is a remote hideaway tucked within the luminous canyons of the American Southwest. Nestled into a protected valley with sweeping views, the resort offers scope for both adrenaline-fuelled adventure and peaceful stillness. Set in the heart of the Grand Circle, the USA’s largest concentration of national parks, Amangiri is well placed to explore the region’s rugged beauty, with mesmerising panoramas across the 328-hectare (810-acre) estate and beyond. Amangiri’s geometric planes are tinted with ochre, yellow and pink hues to blend with the cliff curve it sits within. Each suite’s large living area opens onto a terrace offering dramatic views that change colour with the hour.
Spacious and contemporary with clean lines and natural materials, Suites reflect the luminous quality of the surrounding desert scenery. Design features include white stone floors, concrete walls, natural timbers and fittings in blackened steel. Every Suite has an outdoor lounge and fireplace with expansive desert views, while some offer private pools or roof terraces. Framing views of the surrounding dunes, plateaus and mountain ridges, Suites and the Home embrace the region’s rawboned aesthetic.
The Southwestern-inspired fare at Amangiri is made primarily from locally sourced ingredients, each one carefully selected by the chef. Served from the open kitchen to tables that look out through floor-to-ceiling windows over the desert panoramas, meals are complemented by the ever-changing colours on the surrounding rock faces. Eliminating the barrier between guests and the resort’s culinary staff, the warm, friendly atmosphere of the kitchen pervades the space. Amangiri’s menu is designed to be explored, enjoyed and discussed with the chefs, pairing traditional farm-fresh products with modern interpretations. In keeping with the landscape, proteins and grilled vegetables are served on hot stones while the ice cream dessert arrives at your table on cold stones.
Reflecting the holistic principles and healing traditions of the Navajo, the spa aims to restore inner equilibrium through the four elements of life and destruction – earth, wind, fire and water. Spread across 2,322 square metres (25,000 square feet), the pavilions, treatments rooms and terraces host a variety of treatments, including massages, scrubs, wraps and flotation therapy. A stone-lined step pool with magnificent desert views adjoins the pavilion, offering cushioned seating for contemplation and temperature-controlled water for immersion. Candle-lit restorative yoga is available in the evenings, and full moon yoga is set outdoors beneath the rising moon and mesas