Amangiri – Last minute cancel

Oooh, Amazing last-minute cancel at the luxurious iconic Amangiri for these dates: April 19-22.

One of my VV favorite Aman properties overlooking the starkly beautiful desert scenery and the Southwest’s iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations, Amangiri (‘peaceful mountain’) is located in the USA’s Grand Circle region. Five national parks, numerous national monuments and the Navajo Nation Reservation, the largest Native American reservation in the United States, surround the resort.

The 3,472 square feet Amangiri Suite features a large private lap pool with floating steps, an expansive sun deck with outdoor dining areas and a sky terrace, all with magnificent Utah desert views. Sanskrit for “Peaceful Mountain.” 746 square feet interior plus 2996 square feet of external space giving a total livable space of 3742 square feet. Amangiri Suite, located in the Desert Wing, Average Nightly Rate: $5,900.00.

Views of undulating dunes and plateaus with private swimming pool and large terraces.
Amangiri Pool

Guest entry to the Amangiri Suite is through a spacious courtyard with lounging chairs that extends around the suite to an expansive swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool measures 61 feet by 11 feet and the terrace provides two daybeds, four sun lounges and built-in lounge seating with dining table. The interior of the suite follows the flow of the guest suites however with two bathrooms, one containing twin showers and the other a bathtub. Separating the two bathing areas is a breezeway that connects the desert lounge with the swimming pool terrace. Rising from the entrance courtyard are steps that lead to a sky terrace with a double day bed for lounging in the day or star gazing in the evenings. The Amangiri Suite enjoys more than 3740 square feet of living space.

Amangiri Suite Terrace & Pool
Amangiri Suite Terrace & Pool

Sun deck with four sun loungers, built-in lounge seating, dining area.

Fire pit

Private sky terrace with large day bed

Private courtyard entrance and breezeway. King-size bed

Living area with reading chairs, writing desk

Bathroom with twin rain showers, soaking tub

Twin vanities, dressing areas, separate toilet

Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player, sound system, safe. Air-conditioning, underfloor heating

Personal bar

Complimentary Suite Inclusions

Breakfast, lunch and dinner for two guests per suite (Inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages)

Mini-Fridge (Inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages)

Private transfers to and from Page Airport

Wireless internet

Guided group hikes, daily 

Use of Fitness Center and Water Pavilion including Steam Room, Sauna, Cold Plunge Pool and Step Pool (heated to 102 ˚F in winter & cool in summer)

Daily Fitness Class

Self-guided on property hikes

Custom itinerary planning services

Taxes and Service Charge

Room rates are subject to 6.95% sales tax (7.1% sales tax starting April 1, 2019), 4.57% occupancy tax, 4.57% transient room tax and 10% service charge. Food and beverage are subject to a 6.95% sales tax, 1% restaurant tax and 18% service charge. 

Spa services are subject to 18% service charge. All activities are subject to a 10% service charge.

 Location: Situated on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah

• Tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views toward Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

• 25-minute drive from the nearest town of Page, Arizona

• 15-minute drive to the shores of Lake Powell • Backed by a lofty rock escarpment

Getting There

• 25-minute drive from Page Municipal Airport • Other airports nearby include St. George,

Utah; Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona; and Las Vegas, Nevada

• Vehicle transfers available between Amangiri and St. George, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Las Vegas

We can organize a jet charter as well!

Amangiri

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On A Line, Bhutan

I’m intrigued by suspended clotheslines found on my Journeys, it’s unexpected to see laundry hovering across balconies in chic cites like Lisbon and Porto, my eye is instantly drawn to clotheslines. Havana is another captivating city for photographing clotheslines. Like Christo and his banners of undulating color, clotheslines speak to me in a language not understood by most. I’m enchanted by the color, the movement, the nonchalance of one sharing their personal garments for all to see.

Clothesline Paro, Bhutan

Hanging laundry on a clothesline at one time, was considered a woman’s domestic duty, an intrinsic part of caring for a family.

Intimate articles are hung to dry on wooden fences and ropes – a humdrum daily task in some parts, one is sharing for all to see. Some lines are hastily hung, sloppy style or someone didn’t anticipate how useful the line would become and under estimated the need for a taunt line. A gentle gust is all it takes to bring trousers to life.

On a frigid snowy day, a toddlers pink jacket is frozen solid to the clothesline. Some lines are strictly a matter of convenience, a banister here or a barbed wire fence near your grazing ponies.

Frozen Clothesline Paro, Bhutan.

Maybe it’s the linear and diagonal patterns that speak to me, abstract figures of dancing clothes.

What do the clotheslines of Havana, Lisbon and Bhutan have in common? They all tell a story. From great painters, who painted clotheslines, laundry in the sun Monet and Gauguin.

There is something intriguing to me. Maybe it’s the nature of a primitive method of drying one’s clothes, although I hang my linen sheets on a suspended line in the summer sun. Temporary art installations, in the Bhutanese snow, they remained frozen on the line – the snow melted the next day, the locals knew the clothes would dry again as the sun shone, why go out in the snow to remove them?

Nomad clothesline on a barbed wire fence in Paro with their ponies grazing in field.

When my fellow Amankora traveler joined me, we practically squealed when we shared our list of ‘must have’ photos while we traversed Bhutan with the Amankora travelers – we both love photos of clotheslines, who knew I would meet a stranger in Bhutan and bond over clotheslines?

The Bhutanese photos on the barbed wire fences are the clothes of the nomads who travel to enjoy the warmth of the flatlands from the highest Himalayan peaks. Trekking with their yaks, ponies and mules, beads, and woven yak wool pashminas – the last photo was sent to me by our dear guide, Sangay, who most likely thought we were both a bit camera crazy – but he has now focused on clotheslines!

Clothesline in Gangtey Village. Amankaro Gangtey

A double bonus is a photo of drying clothes and drying chilies!

Punakha Clothesline with symbolic phallic symbol painted on home.
Nomad Clothesline outside Paro. Photo credit my guide, Sangay Dorji, sent after my visit.