It has been more than a year now since I was assigned the task of creating a library of images and films for the incredible AMAN luxury resort brand. Cruising the globe to cover the 27 + properties, from Europe to Asia, through the Caribbean and the US, A dream like assignment to work in an environment so full of grace, beauty and close to aesthetic perfection.
Do I have a favorite? Probably Amanjiwo in Central java, Indonesia. But all the resorts are so beautiful.
Below are images of the brand new Aman in Venice just opened in June 2013.
View of the legendary Grand Canal at Sunset
The beautiful staircase leading to the dining room which overlook the Grand Canal
View of the facade of the Palazzo Papadopoli, which housed the Aman Grand Canal and was built in the 16th century
The garden terrace is one of the very few private gardens on the canal
The dining room and lobby are housed in the ballroom – gilded rooms, decorated with mirrors, frescos and originals chandelier.
Grand Canal suite
Ceiling frescos in one of the bathroom
Iconic gondolas on the canal at sunset
Salon and library area
Built on water, Venice is a fabled destination with a glorious past. The Grand Canal seen from the balcony of the second floor.