Traditional Vietnamese Architecture at Peace with Modernity at Amanoi

Traditional vietnamese architecture at peace with modernity at amanoi
The grandiose entrance of Amanoi where guests are invited to climb two sets of steps covered by traditional Vietnamese-style roofs.

Flanked on both sides by the large, cascading folds of the Truong Son Mountains, rocky granite outcrops run all the way down to the rugged coastline within the Nui Chua National Park. It’s a place travellers might be seeking mountain huts for shelter when exploring the peaks and troughs blanketed in jungle. And yet, nestled in this spectacular topography, is a rather unexpected gem ­­– the secluded retreat of Amanoi.

Aman Resorts picked the location in the beautiful coastline of Ninh Thuan Province, the South Central Coast region of Vietnam, just a couple of years ago, joining other luxury retreats like Six Senses and The Nam Hai that have seen Vietnam develop as a hot bed of high-end resorts all renowned for highly personalized service.

Amanoi sits within a green setting but is surrounded by a mixture of contrasting natural elements, including its own private white sand beach, the fortified green mountains on high, and a tranquil lotus lake. Aptly, the Amanoi name comes from the Sanskrit-derived word for “peace,” and “nơI” meaning ‘place’ in Vietnamese.

The world famous Belgian designer Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston is behind Amanoi’s design. With over 40 years industry experience, Gathy has become a trendsetter in the world of top-class exclusive hotel design. His list of projects includes other Aman Resorts in Indonesia, India, Turks & Caicos Islands, Italy and Montenegro, as well as properties for LVMH’s Cheval Blanc, One & Only Resorts, and GHM Hotels. []

Aline Chahine
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