Lake Powell, United States

Amangiri

Rates from (ex tax)$2,050.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD2,498.95), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Modernist and mesa-inspired

Setting

Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase

WINNER: BEST HOTEL POOL – SMITH HOTEL AWARDS 2015

A modernist marvel of architecture and design in the wild and wind-swept landscape surrounding Utah’s Lake Powell, Amangiri hotel is a clean-lined sandstone monument to luxury that blends into its stark and striking natural surroundings. The hotel’s centrepiece, a dramatic pool, is built around a jutting rock formation at the base of a mesa. It’s all very relaxing and decadent, with a Navajo-inspired spa, gourmet restaurant and absolutely perfect service.

Smith Extra

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A 30-minute flotation treatment each

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

34 suites.

Check–Out

12noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $2050.00, excluding tax at 21.9 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD2,498.95), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Except for the Mesa Home, rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also get a yoga class, a Pilates mat class and two guided hikes each day, use of the Water Pavilion at the spa, plus private transfers to and from Page Municipal Airport.

Also

Striking art works, jewellery and handicrafts are available from the Gallery, along with glossy destination guides and a range of Aman accessories.

At the hotel

Swimming pool; spa with five treatment rooms, water pavilion and watsu pool; steam and sauna rooms; fitness centre; communal living room; library and game room; desert lounge; DVD, CD and book libraries; art gallery and boutique; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, bathrobes, signature Amangiri sage-infused bath products, minibar.

Our favourite rooms

If you’re a sucker for sunset views, opt for a Mesa View Suite; if you want a pool of your own, try one of the two Terrace Pool Suites. For the full rock-star experience, the Girijaala Suite has an enormous sky lounge and swimming pool, and the Amangiri Suite has an even grander pool as well as a dining table.

Poolside

The heated swimming pool curves around an escarpment of sandstone rock, with a line of king-size loungers on decks that jut into the water on one side, and terraces of parasols and sun loungers on the other side. There’s a piping Jacuzzi to soak in, too, and a fire pit to warm up at in the winter months.

Spa

A 2,322sq m ode to relaxation and harmony, the Aman Spa at Amangiri channels Navajo culture and healing traditions in its extensive treatment menu. In addition to five treatment rooms, it has a spacious water pavilion with a swimming pool, steam room, dry sauna and cold plunge pool; two outdoor treatment terraces; fully equipped fitness centre; yoga pavilion with private classes and free group sessions; salon and floatation room.

Packing tips

Binoculars and cameras, naturally. Walking shoes and 40+ sunscreen for hiking over dunes and up rocks; Jackie O sunglasses and kaftans for poolside lounging. If you need to pack light, there are sun hats for everyone to borrow, plus hiking shoes available to those who book a private guided tour.

Also

Soft drinks are free.

Pet‐friendly

Pets under 25lbs are welcome to stay in the Desert Wing at a rate of $100 per night. Be sure to sign the resort's pet policy waiver before arriving. See more pet-friendly hotels in Lake Powell.

Children

This epic escape welcomes little explorers too; a kids’ menu is available in the Pavilion, as are children’s books and games. Say the word and a licensed babysitter can also be booked. The swimming pool has steps, shallow waters and toys on request.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Dine outside by the pool in the sunshine or moonlight. Inside, we love the counter at the sleek black show kitchen, especially as the chef throws in a couple of mouthwatering surprise dishes.

Dress Code

Low-key layers; you’ll feel equally at-home in hiking sportswear as you will in elegant natural-toned linens.

Hotel restaurant

The Pavilion is at the centre of this desert-surrounded bijoux resort and, here, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in an open-plan dining room and intimate lounges. The tables spill out onto a terrace and the swimming pool. A small, curated menu of locavore fare feeds appetites small and large and changed regularly. Sample Southwest staples such as tortilla chips and salsa, bison burgers and seasoned fries and mushrooms topped with a fried egg and served in a cast-iron pan. Be sure to call ahead of time for dinner, as reservations are required. 

Hotel bar

Utah may be a dry state but guests can be assured their favourite tipples will be available. Oenophiles will thrill at the floor-to-ceiling walnut wine cellar and its many offerings by glass or bottle. Cocktail lovers should try the Prickly Pear Margarita or a Sage Mojito.

Room service

There is an all-day menu of brunchy favourites as well as big-deal dishes and desserts available 6am–11pm. The complimentary minibar is kept stocked with juices and savoury and sweet snacks too.

Location

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Address
Amangiri
1 Kayenta Road
Canyon Point
84741
Canyon Point
United States

Planes

Catch a commercial flight from Phoenix, Los Angeles or Denver to Page Municipal Airport in Arizona. It's approximately a 25-minute drive from the resort and a free transfer is included in the room rates. Flights from further afield can connect through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. If flying private's more your style, you'll come in through Page's Lake Powell Jet Center. The hotel can help you with all the details.

Automobiles

Car transfers can be arranged to St George, Utah, Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Most reputable car hire companies operate out of Phoenix and Las Vegas, as well.

Worth getting out of bed for

One of the highlights of staying in this unique resort is the world-class hiking and rock-climbing. Book a guided via ferrata excursion (Italian for ‘iron road’): there are five of these fixed climbing routes involving ladder rungs on Amangiri’s own mountain-sprinkled grounds. Or sign up for recreational or advanced biking. The expert in-house team of guides can teach guests the basics of GPS navigation, map reading, rope techniques and desert travel, as well as providing an introduction to the ecology, geology and human history of the area. For a relaxing dose of the Colorado River, seek out the peaceful stretch of river downstream of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam, before the river takes its 250-mile journey through the Grand Canyon National Park; here you can experience the beauty of floating between 1,000-ft high walls of Navajo Sandstone. Pay a visit to the legendary Zion National Park, a peaceful preserve of ancient sandstone only an hour and a half by car through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Borrow one of the BMWs, and head to Horseshoe Bend, a 30-minute drive into Arizona. Here, the Colorado River makes a 300-degree turn 1,000 feet below: to get the best snapshot a) go between noon and 2pm when the sun is at its highest and b) make sure you don’t go too close to the edge. (A few over-keen tourists have plunged to their deaths here.)

 

Local cafés

Ja'di' To'oh (in Navajo this means Antelope Springs) at 537 Marina Parkway may not be the most sophisticated eatery, but if you just want a casual burger or pizza meal, this floating restaurant accessible from land and water includes a bar and souvenir store. It’s perhaps not the kind of place Mr and Mrs Smith would usually head for a cocktail, but more the kind of place locals like to watch football. Open Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner from 11am–9pm.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

I’d booked our room at luxury hotel Amangiri a mere 48 hours before arriving, and I couldn’t believe we’d finally hit our destination after a nine-hour, high-speed road trip from Los Angeles through the desert. The Amangiri experience begins the moment you turn off the main road, about two hours outside of a small town in Utah called Hurricane. You’ll probably think you’ve made a wrong turn, but keep going.

We arrived at dusk, in awe of the brilliant shades of purple spreading across the sky and the glowing red rocks that make up an almost fortress-like perimeter across the horizon. Eventually, we came upon a small gate with a metal call-box. I hit the buzzer, and a few moments later the box crackled to life: ‘Hello Mr Smith, we’ve been expecting you,’ said a woman’s voice, ‘please continue up the road into the canyon, past the log cabin’. The gate clicked open.

If I were a Bond villain, Amangiri would be my secret hideout. The massive slabs of concrete wall that make up the majority of the resort feel oddly at home in the vast emptiness of the rocky desert. The centerpiece is a strikingly beautiful pool constructed around a three-story, natural-rock formation that juts out unapologetically into the water. This seamless merging of natural beauty and man-made architecture make Amangiri (which means ‘peaceful mountain’) unlike any other property. Next to the pool is a great room that connects the two wings of guest suites and houses the reception area, dining room and living room. The first thing you’ll notice is the delightful scent of sage, so soothing it makes you want to curl up into a ball and take a nap. Which is okay, because four crackling fireplaces are surrounded by leather sofas and armchairs – an excellent setting for watching the sun slowly set with a glass of wine and some small plates.

We’d booked a Desert View suite, one of the lower-tier rooms available (yet still larger than most New York City apartments) and it didn’t disappoint. The suites all overlook the desert and mesa, offering guests total privacy through a perfectly curled layout stretching away on either side from the room at the property’s center. At check-in, one of the staff suggested we sit by our room’s fire pit and gaze up at the stars and that evening’s supermoon. Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers were delivered, so we could make s’mores.

We dined at 9pm and were served by a charming New Zealander waitress, who recommended we share a feast of bison tartare, butternut-squash soup, filet mignon, seared scallops, and an arsenal of vegetable sides. Since the resort is in Utah – a nigh-on ‘dry state’ – Amangiri allows guests to BYOB (of wine), which we were happy to do. After a two-hour meal, we were ready for bed and took our time walking back to the room. While we’d been at dinner, the staff had lined the path back to our suite with lanterns. You’ll come to find these happenings less and less surprising during your stay; it’s almost as if Amangiri is staffed by magic elves, who slip in and out of the shadows to create these little, Instagram-worthy moments for guests.

At breakfast we sipped on matcha tea and helped ourselves to a buffet of fresh fruits, pastries, cheeses and made-to-order eggs. The tables are lined up next to a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that makes up one entire side of the great room. I’d have to guess that the glass is only transparent from the inside, since birds and rabbits explore the area carefree in search of breakfast just inches away from your feet.

There are plentiful activities to break up your day: guided hikes across Amangiri’s 600-plus acres of property, spa treatments, hot air-balloon rides, helicopter tours… The concierge team can make custom arrangements for off-site adventures to the neighboring slot canyons, the scenic Horseshoe Bend, or anything else you’re able to dream up. We opted for a morning hike to somewhere enigmatically dubbed ‘the cave’, and staff packed us a bagged lunch of sandwiches, fruit and lemonade. We enjoyed the hike in solitude but were eager to return to the pool and to sample the resort’s famous margaritas.

A few drinks later, Mrs Smith and I booked a spa appointment for later that evening. The spa is comprised of three structures beside a cliff towards the back of the property: a reception building which leads out into a courtyard; a locker and steam room building connected to a secluded plunge pool; and lastly a reflecting pool, connected to the structure with each massage studio. Our custom massages were some of the more memorable either of us had ever received; we drifted through dinner and right to sleep afterwards.

And then, sadly, it was time to go; our time at Amangiri had come to an end and the real world beckoned for us to return. While our car was loaded by the hotel porters, I noticed it had been washed and detailed, the cupholders stocked with fresh water, and a gift bag with snacks placed in the back seat. As the hotel faded from view I smiled to myself, and made a mental note to pick up some dried sage back home.

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Amangiri’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Amangiri has been on my hotel bucket list for a long time. When I finally made it there, after the 4 hour road trip from Las Vegas, the hotel seemed more like a mirage than reality. Everything was as I imagined, if not more. From the horseback riding and morning hikes, to the single most relaxing spa I've ever stepped foot in, Amangiri really aims to please. And after speaking to the staff they most importantly enjoy providing the level of service that they do. Its a true experience, and anyone who is willing to make the effort to get there and dish out the money, I stand by the fact that it was worth every penny.

Rating

Stayed on 1 Feb 2017

We loved

The location of the resort, though secluded, is close enough to many different sites and with a free ride/car you can get yourself to places like horseshoe bend easily. I thoroughly enjoyed the hotel grounds itself as it offers many adventures for the guests. other than the typical spa, the pool was great esp since we went during july - hot hot hot. They do have a range of hiking trails for you, which is pretty fun. i believe they even provide two complimentary guided hikes for the guest, one in the AM and another in the PM, but if you are looking for the real deal, amangiri also offers some awesome private tours. We went on a slot canyon tour with Kyle and it was very enjoyable.

Don’t expect

Wasn't too happy with the food. service could have been a little more helpful.

Rating

Stayed on 23 Jul 2016

We loved

The breathtaking view, the endless outdoor activities, the simple design, and the low-key and friendly service. Stayed at hundreds hotels over 60 countries in the world. Easily and definitely on my top 10 list.

Don’t expect

night life, dine out, cheap trip

Rating

Stayed on 10 Apr 2016

We loved

Pretty much everything. We loved the slot canyon tour on Navajo Nation. 9/10

Don’t expect

Gourmet food (though the food was lovely) or the 7 star service that is typical of Aman properties. Service is incredibly warm and accommodating, with a high staff to guest ratio, but some lack experience.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Mar 2016

We loved

The whole experience, but we wouldn't stay when children were there because we feel they would spoil the whole zen like atmosphere of the place. It should be an adults only resort, in our opinion. We liked the daily hike and Connie, who gives yoga and stretching classes in the resort.

Don’t expect

A cheap trip.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Jan 2016