The philosophy is about being welcomed into the home of a friend (who has a lot of money and good taste).
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One of the hallmarks of the ultra-luxury Aman hotel group is privacy. Paparazzi are not welcome and sometimes, when royalty or celebrities check in, the staff must sign confidentiality agreements. However, occasionally the A-listers themselves reveal they have stayed with one of the world’s most prestigious hotel groups. Previous Aman guests have included Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham.
George Clooney stayed at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande in Venice for his 2014 wedding to London lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Above their bed in the E4,290- (A$6,611) a-night Alcovo Tiepol Suite, the newlyweds could contemplate a ceiling fresco painted by 18th-century Venetian Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
The Aman in Venice fronts the Grand Canal in San Polo, one of the oldest and most desirable parts of the city. There are only 24 guestrooms in the 16th-century palazzo, which has been immaculately restored and is filled with museum-quality treasures.
That’s the thing with Aman. The philosophy is about being welcomed into the home of a friend (who has a lot of money and good taste). The personable general managers are active hosts and each property embraces the local aesthetic. ...continue reading