A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
A strong and aligned force, Aman’s leadership team is a group of devoted individuals with the common goal of maintaining the brand’s inimitable space in the world of hospitality and beyond. For three decades they have worked as custodians of Aman’s ever-present pathfinder spirit, providing platforms from which to discover the world through a unique lens.
Vlad Doronin acquired Aman in 2014 with the desire to uphold the brand’s unique vision and experience, while also expanding its offering to guarantee its longevity and success. He is focused on protecting the pillars that define Aman – from consummate privacy to exceptional service, sensitive architecture, and pioneering locations - while also constantly working to meet the changing needs of the Aman guest. This has resulted in a focus upon urban properties – Aman Tokyo, Aman New York, Aman Nai Lert Bangkok (2024) and Aman Miami Beach (2024) – as well as new, pioneering resort locations – Amanvari in Mexico (2024) and AlUla in Saudi Arabia (2025).
He also has a deep commitment to the development of the Aman lifestyle and transformational experiences for guests. This gentle evolution of Aman has seen an elevated approach to holistic wellbeing, the launch of several culinary concepts, including Nama and Arva, plus the development of Aman Spa Candles, Aman Fine Fragrance, Aman Skincare and most recently Sva, a range of herbal supplements.
Mr Doronin’s international real estate development firm, OKO Group, based in Miami and New York, also supports the growth and development of the Aman brand, and is currently working on the construction of new hotels and resorts, including Aman Miami (2024). Under the leadership of Mr Doronin, Aman continues to raise the bar for luxury hospitality with its uncompromisingly bespoke approach to service, attention to detail and exceptional locations.
Supporting Mr Doronin, Aman’s senior leadership team operates across corporate offices in London, Switzerland, and Singapore. Their combined experience spans some of the world’s finest hotel groups and luxury brands, which is cumulated at Aman with a joint goal of driving performance and growth across the portfolio.
Anna Nash – Chief Commercial Officer
Shan Tjio – Chief Development Officer
Stewart Dearden - Chief Legal Officer
Nicolas Ilickovic - Managing Director APAC
Sven Van Den Broeck - Managing Director EMEA