Encircled by dramatic, earth-colored rock formations, Aman Resorts’ second North American property is hidden away on 600 acres of Utah wilderness alongside eroded hoodoos and 5,000-year-old petroglyphs. In its squat cement buildings, each color-matched to mirror the subtleties of the landscape, you’ll find 34 suites that frame breathtaking views of the sculpted sandstone. A 25,000-square-foot spa has hydrotherapy treatments and generous spaces for yoga and Pilates. Meals are served in the wood-and-stone-accented dining room, which overlooks a dramatic pool that wraps around a huge boulder. At night, after a dinner of roasted elk with cherry sauce, the region’s stillness seems somehow musical, a soundless evocation of the American West.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.