Jean-Michel Gathy tapped as designer of Aman New York
Jean-Michel Gathy, the legend behind some of the world’s most iconic luxury hotel and resort designs, has been commissioned to design the country’s first urban Aman Resort, Aman New York, in the city’s landmark Crown Building. Jean-Michel Gathy will bridge the harmonious ethos of Aman in the heart of one of the most bustling metropolises in the world.
As Principal Designer of DENNISTON, Jean-Michel Gathy has specialised in ultra-luxury hospitality design, interiors and landscape for over 30 years, where he has worked alongside the industry’s top hoteliers and owners. He is the visionary behind some of the most esteemed Aman resorts including Amanyara in Turks and Caicos; Amanwana on the island of Moyo in Indonesia; Aman Sveti Stefan, an island which once acted as a fortified village in Montenegro; and Aman Venice, where his striking designs all feature a unique signature – they focus on the theme of romance and on incorporating water features, as well as local cultural elements and traditions, into the property.
“It’s with great pleasure that we introduce Jean-Michel’s transcendent design and pioneering vision in restoring one of Manhattan’s most storied buildings back to its original splendour,” said Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman. “A long-time Aman collaborator, Jean-Michel has redefined hospitality with his trailblazing designs. There’s no doubt that Aman New York will be his crowning achievement.”
Located at the prestigious address of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, overlooking Central Park, Aman New York will occupy the Crown building, one of the city’s most architecturally significant buildings. Built in 1921, 730 Fifth Avenue will undergo a vast transformation into Manhattan’s newest destination for unmatched luxury, comprised of 83 elegant guest rooms and suites, three social dining venues, a world-class spa, and an exclusive collection of 20 private homes representing the first urban Aman Residences. Residents of this very select community will have the unique opportunity to contract Jean-Michel Gathy to custom design their furnishings and interiors.