Aman’s fourth property in China is a fine demonstration of its commitment. The marque transported an entire ancient – and endangered – village and a 10,000-tree camphor forest 700km from Fuzhou to just outside Shanghai. The result is a distinctly rural-feeling escape that boasts 13 villas and 24 Ming Courtyard Suites, all retaining emblems from their storied past, among its list of enticements. These spaces blend classical richness with contemporary tech in the form of Jacuzzis, snazzy lighting and more.
Beyond the accommodation, dine at Amanyangyun’s five eateries, where cuisine ranges from Italian (Arva) to Japanese (Nama), and Aman’s spa, housing a hammam, plunge pool and various other keep-fit essentials, is worth a mention too. Kicking off the new year with some aplomb, this long-awaited resurrection creates an atmospheric mist-filled sanctuary.