Planning Your Next Vacay? Look No Further Than This Desert Resort


Hotel pool overlooking a mountainous desert landscape.

As the indulgence and conviviality of the holiday season fade into the background, it may be time for a reset that involves more than a juice cleanse. Enter Amangiri.

Located four-and-a-half hours from Phoenix, the Southern Utah resort expresses luxury in minimalism, courtesy of the three Arizona architects who designed the property—Rick Joy, Marwan Al-Sayed and Wendell Burnette. The resort presides over 900 acres of mesas, canyons and cliffs, all of which feel represented in the architecture. Pathways resemble slot canyons thanks to skyward-stretching walls, and the concrete of the buildings has been finished to look like frozen sand.

Go for the luxury amenities (spa, horseback riding), the unusual repertoire of activities (hello, aerial stairway!) or the dining, but stay for the kind of architectural moments that take your breath away.