Aman Beverly Hills Opening 2026

Aman Beverly Hills Opening 2026

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Uber-luxury hotel group Aman has revealed its newest location, and it’s… totally uninspiring, at least to me.

Aman expanding to California with new Beverly Hills hotel

While details are limited as of now, it has been announced that Aman Beverly Hills is scheduled to open in 2026 (I imagine that timeline could be delayed significantly, as we’ve seen with Aman New York). The property will be located on eight acres, at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica. Aman Beverly Hills will include a hotel with 42 suites, 37 residences, multiple dining venues, a spa, and a membership-only Aman Club.

Aman Beverly Hills rendering

This is part of the One Beverly Hills development, which is described as an area “focused on health and wellbeing set within acres of botanical gardens.”

Aman is only the latest luxury hotel group to announce plans to open in Beverly Hills. BVLGARI Beverly Hills is planned for 2025, while Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills is planned for 2026.

Currently Aman has two properties in the United States — Amangiri (in Utah) and Amangani (Wyoming). On top of that, two more properties are slated to open in the United States before Beverly Hills, in New York (this summer) and in Miami (in 2024).

Amangiri

I miss the old Aman…

Back in the day, Aman was the most innovative luxury hotel group in the world. Aman opened properties where other brands would never even consider, often in the middle of nowhere. The brand was about offering incredibly luxurious experiences in areas that were otherwise untouched.

In 2014, Aman founder Adrian Zecha (who is a legend in the hospitality space) sold the brand, and ever since it has been going downhill, at least in terms of its direction. Most of the original properties are still open, but the new hotels that have been in the pipeline haven’t been inspired by passion to build a special experience, but rather have just been centered around trying to monetize the brand and turn it into a real estate play to sell residences to billionaires in already hot markets.

So while Aman used to open properties in places off the beaten path, Aman’s current hotels in the pipeline are in Bangkok, Los Cabos, Miami, New York, and Beverly Hills. Let me remind you of how Aman has long marketed itself:

‘Aman’ meaning ‘peace’ in Sanskrit, has for thirty years. provided guests with the opportunity to escape the frenetic pace of life and to retreat into a balanced, calmer, and more measured way of being.

Yes, nothing quite says escaping the frenetic pace of life like a property in Midtown Manhattan…

I suppose you can’t blame Aman’s current owner for wanting to maximize his return on investment, as I’m sure there are many people willing to pay for these residences and experiences. But it also makes me sad that a brand that was once so deeply rooted in creating special experiences is now simply targeting every market that already has way too many hotels.

Aman Sveti Stefan, a once special Aman property that’s now closed

Bottom line

Plans have been announced for Aman Beverly Hills, which is due to open in 2026. Personally I don’t think there’s much to get excited about here, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be an Amanjunkie. There’s no shortage of luxury hotels in Beverly Hills, and while the renderings of the property look beautiful, this really isn’t the essence of Aman in any way.

What do you make of Aman Beverly Hills?

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  1. Sam Guest

    It really depends on wilingness of US to enforce sanctions against Putin's friends. Aman's owner Doronin is a part of the same bloody Putin's mafia. Hope that Aman hotels will be liquidated eventually.

  2. David Diamond

    Not only are they building in cookie cutter locations, even the designs are starting to resemble one another. Here's the Aman Bangkok: https://static.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20200910/c1_1982935_200910102137.jpg

    1. TravelinWilly Diamond

      Yikes!

      Talk about NOT Aman-looking…

  3. Jack Guest

    Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton have really proven how lucrative the luxury travel sector is for mediocracy. Sadly, this has most likely inspired/forced Aman to maximize on this crazy demand. At first I was a annoyed, but given that none of the 'new' Amans have opened yet, I remain hopeful for the time being..

  4. Rich Guest

    I'll be experiencing my first Aman stay at Amankila in Bali in September. The "old Aman". Looking forward to it.

  5. Andrew Diamond

    All true points. The only silver lining I can think of: at least it will open before Park Hyatt Los Angeles. ;-)

  6. Michael Guest

    I've only stayed at three Amans and Amanjiwo remains my top hotel experience ever. As my Grandmother walked up the flower petal strewn stairs she turned to me and asked "Are we actually staying IN the temple?" It only got more incredible from there.

    NYC, Miami, Cabo, and LA certainly won't evoke that kind of reaction from anyone.

  7. Concorde02 Guest

    Sad! I agreed with everything you said in this article.
    I hope Aman Sveti Stefan reopens and got settled with the government to get the beach limited access again. The place came up among my top Aman hotels.
    There are still many locations out there that are untouched that could be good for Aman, I don’t get why they have to go after these cities … even in some semi city-resort locations like...

    Sad! I agreed with everything you said in this article.
    I hope Aman Sveti Stefan reopens and got settled with the government to get the beach limited access again. The place came up among my top Aman hotels.
    There are still many locations out there that are untouched that could be good for Aman, I don’t get why they have to go after these cities … even in some semi city-resort locations like Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro or some areas in Chile/Argentina, Norway, etc they lack ultra-luxurious boutique hotels

    1. Nick Guest

      You don’t get why or your in denial as to why?! The brand was obviously bought with intent to max ROI, so here you have it…

  8. Santos Guest

    Spot on assessment. And if I’m going to be in that area, I’ll just stick with the Sofitel Beverly Hills. I don’t need a tranquil oasis on the west side of Los Angeles.

  9. jfhscott Guest

    Aman has jumped the shark. They will end up ruining the brand.

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Michael Guest

I've only stayed at three Amans and Amanjiwo remains my top hotel experience ever. As my Grandmother walked up the flower petal strewn stairs she turned to me and asked "Are we actually staying IN the temple?" It only got more incredible from there. NYC, Miami, Cabo, and LA certainly won't evoke that kind of reaction from anyone.

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Santos Guest

Spot on assessment. And if I’m going to be in that area, I’ll just stick with the Sofitel Beverly Hills. I don’t need a tranquil oasis on the west side of Los Angeles.

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jfhscott Guest

Aman has jumped the shark. They will end up ruining the brand.

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