This brings us to the downside. New York hotels have never been shy to charge, but a stay at Aman New York would make even an oligarch blush. Suites start from $3,200 (R52,692) per night and climb to an eye-watering $20,000 (R329,328) per night for the three-bedroom Corner Suite. That excludes room taxes that start at $482 (R7,937). It also, can you believe it, doesn’t even include breakfast. That will set you back another $114 (R1,877). Per person.
Those rates are almost four times what you’ll pay at the Aman Tokyo, which offers similarly large rooms and an equally impeccable location. While the novelty factor of Aman New York may well attract the well-heeled and curious in these early days, those sky-high rates will surely come down to earth soon.