The antique villas at Amanyangyun were all relocated 435 miles from Jiangxi to Shanghai.
Opening: January 2018
It's not every day that a forest and an ancient village are relocated across China in order to preserve a piece of the past.
But that's exactly what happened with Amanyangun.
The hotel's 10,000-tree camphor forest and Ming- and Qing-Dynasty structures were moved tree by tree, stone by stone from Jiangxi, about 435 miles away, in order to preserve them in the face of development.
Opened on January 8, 2018, the latest Aman property is located just outside of Shanghai and has been about 15 years in the making.
Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the 26 cottages have been modernized to balance old and new, including both antique carvings and private courtyards alongside private pools and Jacuzzis.
In Aman style, there's also a soothing spa on site (offering pilates, yoga and "spa journeys") as well as nature programs, an herb garden, a tea house, five restaurants and bars and a bamboo grove.
Amanyangyun, 6161 Yuanjiang Road, Minhang District. Shanghai, China 201111; +86 21 8011 9999