What a cool room.

 

All the rooms — in all five Amankora lodges in Bhutan — are exactly the same: minimal, natural, and light-filled..

 

There’s no TV in the room which means that instead of waking up and robotically grabbing the remote and turning on CNN; you order French-pressed coffee, sit on the cushioned windowsill and watch the sun rise over the your Himalayan valley. It’s like forced sincerity; it takes a few moments for a plugged-in, media-type like me to get use to, but once you surrender, it’s very sweet.

 

http://www.amanresorts.com/amankora/home.aspx

 

http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/amankora

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  1. YOU KNOW YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK WHEN

    January 14, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Truly exquisite…

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  2. Fashion Snag

    January 14, 2015 at 8:18 pm

  3. Milex

    January 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I am gonna live there one day, I promise.
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  4. Moira Parton

    January 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Love the interior design, it’s so peaceful! x

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  5. Shea L

    January 14, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    LOVE this. Looks like a great place to unplug and get away from it all.

  6. WOWS

    January 14, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Love wood for interior design

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  7. Ade

    January 14, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Sounds glorious…. Have fun!!

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  8. Camila

    January 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    what a dream!!!

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  9. all-in-the-silhouette

    January 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Looks beautiful!

    We stayed at the Terma Linca in Thimpu and the Zwiha-Ling in Paro. Both were lovely. But if you really want to challenge your addiction to plugs and media, I highly recommend driving the Friendship Highway through Tibet. Difficult travel, beyond rustic accommodations, but you will see and experience things you will never forget. All the more poignant considering how soon it will be gone.

  10. Larry Peh

    January 14, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    A wonderful place designed by a good friend of mine – Albano Daminato. Intelligent and super underrated.

    http://www.studiodaminato.com/pr_amankora.html

  11. BRILLIANT

    January 14, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Nice. I really wanna visit there ;-)

  12. Liz

    January 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

    really cool space

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  13. mosaic_world

    January 15, 2015 at 1:32 am

    just beautiful. those are the colors of my dream home.

  14. LoveCompassionateLee

    January 15, 2015 at 2:51 am

    I certainly wouldn’t mind surrendering to a calm setting such as Amankora. What a lovely place to be!

  15. Mónica Sors

    January 15, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Lovely style!!

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    Mónica
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  16. Manana Hossana Deux

    January 15, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I would give up my right arm for this kind of peace.

    Also, it would be great to have a bath with all these natural woods on the walls, even the floor.

  17. M.

    January 15, 2015 at 8:14 am

    What no WIFI?

  18. Iconic french

    January 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I surrender :-). Very wise to be in Buthan, the temperatures have insanely dropped on the east coast.

    Sandrine
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  19. Judith

    January 15, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Whoooaaa!
    :-)

  20. From The World With Love

    January 15, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I loved the Kingdom of Bhutan i spend a month .there is not many possibility of sleeping the only one is the Aman Resorts(+TAJ) which are beautiful always build with ecology in Mind…(they have the best hotels in the world and the most expensive)..
    the philosophy of this country is the opposite of Nepal..that is why it’s so exclusive ..they let only 22000 people to enter each year…
    For me the most handsome man in the world are in Bhutan..they all look like a Yohji Yamamoto fashion show….
    xoxox
    Yael Guetta

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  21. Bearded in SHOREDITCH

    January 15, 2015 at 10:15 am

    A magnificent tour de force. How calming. Love the easy chair.

  22. JV

    January 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    reminds of one of those great Japanese onsens in Japan. miss those days.

  23. Lis

    January 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Did you yell out into the woods, when you arrived? WOOO HOOO! LOVE echos…. =)

  24. Marie @ Life is a Highway

    January 15, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Yes, I think I can get used to a minimalist hotel room, especially in a place like that. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  25. Danièle

    January 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

    WHO needs TV or whateverelse in this paradise :-D?!!!!

  26. becky hutner

    January 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    are you saying you’re in BHUTAN? bc if so, you are crossing off the number one item on my bucket list.

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  27. lifestyletalks.wordpress.com

    January 15, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Would love to stay there! No stress…I’m relaxing already just looking at it :)

  28. Jeremy

    January 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    So lovely.

    Designed by Albano Daminato

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  29. Louise

    January 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    What a lovely place. As someone who rarely turns the TV on in any hotel in any city, I can’t imagine struggling to get used to it. Try “unplugging” more often. After all, CNN is an endless loop of barely informative chatter, which takes you out of the place you’re visiting. If you want news, read something online with your coffee.

  30. STUDIO DAMINATO

    January 15, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Thanking you for your kind words on our design work in this wonderfully quiet corner of the world!

  31. Bea

    January 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

    I love it , there must be a nice wood scent as well, no? what a great design!

    (note on the side, I never saw you smiling, obviously because I saw you only on pictures; recently some with a smile appeared and you look amazing! Sorry for the flattery )

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