Amangiri Resort, Utah

While doing some architectural research for a client recently, I stumbled across the website for Amangiri Resort in southern Utah.  Covering 600 acres in Canyon Point, near the Arizona border, the resort sits nestled in a valley with incredible views of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.

Ariel view of Amangiri Resort.

Ariel view of Amangiri Resort.

I love how the architecture here works, with clean, modern lines set in this powerfully dramatic landscape.  The architect’s thought process was clearly to preserve the beauty of the land and act as a counterbalance to the sweeping scenery.  I immediately wanted to get on a plane and head to Utah!

Utah's canyon country, accessible through plane tours.

Utah’s canyon country, accessible through plane tours.

Nearby Lake Powell can be explored by boat.

Nearby Lake Powell can be explored by boat.

At Amangiri, the pool alone is amazing enough to tempt me to Utah.  It is so serene and allows the soaring plateaus to be the star of the scenery.  The idea of going to rest in a place like this, miles from civilization, is so appealing to me.  Amangiri Resort is uncluttered, natural, and simple, while still being posh enough for guests to feel luxurious.

Spa Treatment Room

Spa Treatment Room

Mesa View Suite

Mesa View Suite

Amangiri Swimming Pool

Amangiri Swimming Pool

I love unexpectedly coming across something beautiful like the Amangiri Resort.  Have you discovered anything new lately?