The ultra-luxe Aman Resorts is introducing a cheaper brand called Janu. This is what it costs –

Fans of the brands — known as “Aman junkies” — are used to paying top rates at Aman New York, which opened in August 2022, starting at $3,200 a night.

However, if you don’t want to spend that much, you will soon have another option.

Aman is expected to open Janu Tokyo, the first hotel from its new, cheaper sister brand, in March 2024.

“Janu was founded to respond to the demand of a larger group of guests,” said Vlad Doronin, CEO of Aman. In service and design, it will mirror the Aman hotels but have a “different pace and spirit,” he said in a press release.

According to the company, Janu Tokyo will feature eight restaurants and a 4,000 square meter wellness center equipped with a gym, hydrotherapy and thermal area, cold and hot plunge pools and a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber.

Janu Tokyo is the first of twelve Janu hotels to open worldwide.

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Spread over 13 floors, Janu Tokyo houses 122 rooms and suites designed like Aman hotels with an emphasis on minimalism and symmetry.

The design has “a youthful energy full of vibrancy and playfulness that sets it apart from the confident and serene character of Aman,” said Jean-Michel Gathy, the hotel’s interior designer, who has also designed many Aman hotels as well as the One&Only Reethi in the Maldives Rah and The St. Regis Lhasa in Tibet.

Most rooms have a private balcony overlooking Azabudai Hills, a new urban complex in Minato City Special District.

According to the company, nightly rates at Janu Tokyo start at $944.

However, CNBC Travel was unable to find rooms for less than $1,000 before August 2024. During the peak year-end season of 2024, prices for entry-level rooms will increase to approximately $1,400 per night (excluding taxes), which is equivalent to the cost of an entry-level room at Amanoi in Vietnam during the same period.

According to the company, twelve additional Janu hotels are in the pipeline, including in Saudi Arabia, Montenegro, Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Portugal, Thailand, Turkey and the Maldives.


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