Aman Resorts opens in Tokyo and the Dominican Republic

Featuring the group’s first integrated golf resort and Kerry Hill’s architectural talent

The drama surrounding the acquisition of Aman Resorts has been colourful – and protracted – enough to have garnered it significant international media attention: but despite the sometimes unwelcome spotlight, the new regime doesn’t appear to be putting a foot wrong when it comes to launching properties. Witness Japan’s sublime Aman Tokyo(www.amanresorts.com; from Y102,850, about £530), which debuted in spring of this year, showcasing to brilliant effect the architectural talents of longtime collaborator Kerry Hill. A clifftop setting above Playa Grande Beach in the Dominican Republic is the site of the latest addition to the now 29-strong portfolio. Amanera (from $1,216) proposes ample room to switch off; the resort’s 25 casitas, about half with 10m private pools, are set in 2,000 acres dense with primary native forest and miles of Atlantic coastline. But it’s also Aman’s first integrated golf resort, adjacent as it is to the Robert Trent Jones Sr-designed Playa Grande Course, a 7,085-yard stunner with a full 10 of 18 holes played oceanside. So it’s only natural that there is also an Aman Clubhouse, comprising a pro shop, fitness centre, tennis courts, restaurant and what one imagines will be the most refined iteration on the planet of the “19th hole”.

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