Amangiri, Utah, United States

Luxe Retreat
  • 11 Aug - 17 Aug, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

A stone’s throw from the famous Lake Powell and the invisible border between Arizona and Utah, the almost secret location of Amangiri at Canyon Point is not easy to find. The clever design is inspired by the rugged nature of the Utah landscape and the distinctive Entrada sandstone. Guests come here to relax around the swimming pool that curves around a rock formation or to recharge in the 25,000sq ft Aman spa with sweeping desert views and unique Navajo-inspired treatments. In an open-plan dining room with panoramic windows looking out over the desert, the executive chef translates the regional new American cuisine into an agreeable mix of light dishes including wood-fired pizzas, fish tacos and perfectly grilled local meats. All 34 rooms and suites extend from the main building like an eagle’s wing, with views over the untamed landscape from the bath or bed. The large folding windows can be completely opened on to the private terrace, with low chairs and fireplace – the perfect spot from which to marvel at the starry skies in the intensely black nights of southern Utah.