After a long period of pursuit, the first lodge sites were acquired in the year 2000 after which land was surveyed, and the late Kerry Hill appointed to realise Aman’s architectural vision. This marked a significant milestone as Aman became the first international entity permitted to establish a presence in the Kingdom. It took several years for Aman's vision to materialise, culminating in the opening of its first lodge.
Marking the next chapter in Bhutan’s enchanting tale, the opening of Amankora Paro introduced a new kind of sanctuary, inviting visitors to embark on an immersive journey through the Kingdom, guided by a circular route known as the kora, the Dzongkha word for pilgrimage.
Sensitively integrated into their spectacular natural settings, framing valley views and within easy reach of culture-rich communities, Amankora's lodges were soon established as a gateway to Bhutan's abundant natural wonders, history and heritage. Today, this unique concept remains exclusive to the Aman brand. Ensconced from the rest of the world, over the years, lush greenery has grown to engulf each lodge, enhancing the sense of peace synonymous with Aman.