Aman Wellness Destinations by Design Visionary Jean-Michel Gathy

Jean-Michel Gathy, renowned master architect and design visionary, founded Denniston—an architecture office based in Kuala Lumpur specializing in creating innovative designs for hotels and other establishments. Jean-Michel Gathy and his team were the design masterminds behind the Aman properties, and he shares some of his inspiration behind creating these destinations of utmost rejuvenation and relaxation. 

Aman Sveti Stefan

From its stunning views of the bay to the sandy private beaches, Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro is one of the most beautiful resorts in the Adriatic. Aman Sveti Stefan is comprised of numerous luxe rooms, villas, and suites, and each room is elegantly decorated with cream and neutral hues. Jean-Michel Gathy and Denniston constructed the resort out of a 15th-century fortress and were inspired by historical features and cultural elements, while adding a contemporary touch. The stylish spa offers treatments using natural Aman products and features outdoor terraces for rest and relaxation. 


Amanyara, a beachfront resort set on the western shore of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, is another one of Jean-Michel Gathy’s master designs. Intrigued by the island’s nature and tranquility, Jean-Michel Gathy utilized natural materials and Zen elements to create the elegant, contemporary resort with a calming atmosphere. Amanyara overlooks a marine reserve and features a volcanic rock swimming pool, conical roof bars, terraces, and pavilions with stunning views of the surrounding aquamarine waters.

Aman Venice

Located in the 16th-century palace Palazzo Papadopoli, the elegant Aman Venice in Italy provides visitors with magical views of the Grand Canal. Jean-Michel Gathy combined the place’s original décor with sculpted marbles, fireplaces, frescoes, gilded ceilings, and leather wall coverings, and enhanced the suites with mood lighting and crystal chandeliers. With its romantic ambience and outdoor private gardens, this unique resort provides a space for wonder and rejuvenation in the heart of the beautiful city of Venice.

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