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The global battle for the ultimate luxury hotel chain

by Stacy Perman, Fortune

Fraud, intimidation, threats, evictions, locked doors — and supermodels. Inside the crazy, hairy fight for Aman Resorts, the ultra luxe hideaways favored by royalty, celebrities and business tycoons like Mark Zuckerberg. 154 more words


The global battle for the ultimate luxury hotel chain

1. The Sanctuary
Nestled away on Phuket’s west coast in Thailand sits the Amanpuri Resort. Ringed by a lush jungle on one side and magnificent views of the Andaman Sea on the other, its 40 Thai-style villas gently cascade down the hillside of a former coconut plantation, guaranteeing complete privacy for the royalty, celebrities, and tycoons who have been vacationing there for more than a quarter of a century. 5,549 more words


Aman heaven again- Amanoi Vinh Hy, Vietnam

Aman heaven again. And you will be too!
Aman is a Sanskrit-derived word for peace and Noi means “place”
This property personifies that ethic.
With the launch of Amanoi, Amanresorts adds Vietnam to its Southeast Asian circuit, with Amanpuri in Thailand, Amantaka in Laos and Amansara in Cambodia already on everyone’s must travel list… 203 more words


Can Traditional Bhutan Survive Tourism?

Bhutan is commonly described as “heaven on earth.”

Heaven, though, has been getting a lot of visitors recently.

In 2013, Bhutan had nearly 120,000 visitors—the highest in its history, according to the Bhutan Tourism Council.  457 more words