Here’s everything a luxe explorer needs to know about Aman’s new sister hotel brand, Janu
For more than 30 years, Aman’s constellation has stretched from the shores of Phuket to the mountains of Bhutan. Soon, it will even reach the avenues of New York.
Building on this legacy, and following two years of research and development, Aman is launching a pioneering new direction in hospitality.
Welcome to Janu, the sister brand of Aman – a hotel brand which will deliver harmony through the dynamic balance of opposites.
While Aman is synonymous with its Sanskrit translation, ‘peace’, Janu stands for ‘soul’ – think an energetic vibe for those seeking greater purpose with inner contentment.
Janu: where life and soul align
Finding balance in the frenetic pace of modern life is a challenge faced by us all. That constant striving to chase time, the juggle of daily chores and the quest for optimum health in mind and body mean that the art of relaxation has been neglected.
Offering balance, Janu is founded on the belief that true luxury means never having to choose between personal fulfilment and pleasure. Night and day. Work and play. Yin and yang – there is duality in all of life, and nowhere is this better expressed than through the philosophy of Janu, where the aim is deliver harmony through the dynamic balance of opposites.
Under the leadership and expansionary vision of Chairman and CEO Vladislav Doronin, the Aman brand is at the pinnacle of hospitality and is stronger than ever, with 32 hotels in 20 countries, nine under construction and a strong pipeline in place.
Vladislav Doronin told The Wordrobe: “The overlap between Aman and its sibling is mutually beneficial; together they offer a total solution for the fluctuating needs and desires of today’s global travel cognoscenti.
We saw a white space in the market, and we want to push the hotel industry into a new sphere. What with today’s modern fast-paced society, which has seen human connection and communication redefined by the digital world, we wanted to create a new hotel brand with a soul and with the aim of kick- starting human interaction again.”
Janu launches with three forthcoming hotels which are already under construction: Montenegro (2022), Al Ula in Saudi Arabia (2022) and Tokyo (2022), as well as a robust pipeline of future hotels.
Janu Montenegro will be the first hotel to incorporate the brands serviced residence concept, enabling guests to fully embrace the Janu lifestyle.
The timeless yet contemporary design of each Janu hotel will be focused on space and light, giving an ambience that enhances the mood, encouraging guests to reconnect with themselves and with others. Large guest rooms will offer refined havens of characterful tranquillity, all exquisitely furnished and with expansive bathrooms.
Alight with life, Janu’s social spaces will be ever-evolving and dynamic and will offer a mix of dining, lounge and bar areas. A culture of innovation will see limitless gastronomic horizons paired with mixologist-crafted cocktails.
Expansive wellness facilities will offer cutting-edge experiences and treatments and access to the latest equipment as well as extensive hydro and thermal facilities with a focus on finding equilibrium.
Providing all this with a conscious mindset and sustainable approach will be central to Janu’s ethos, from the development and operation of the resorts, to food and far beyond.