The Luxury Resort in the Middle of a Desert

Amangiri — meaning “peaceful mountain” — is a resort located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border of Arizona. Tucked into a protected valley, the resort offers sweeping views of the Grand Staircase — Escalante National Monument. Architecturally, the resort has been designed to blend into the dramatic area with natural hues, materials and textures. The hotel was designed to look like a massive rock emerging from the earth. Built around the main swimming pool, the Pavilion contains a living room, gallery, library, dining room, and cellar. Two accommodation wings lead from the Pavilion to the desert. Activities range from Navajo-guided tours of the slot canyons and Monument Valley Tribal Park to powerful storytelling sessions and ritual dances by the fire. Rates begin at $1,800 a night, going even higher for suites that offer private pools. If it’s any consolation, the rate includes almost everything for two: breakfast, lunch and dinner service (with nonalcoholic drinks), pickup service from nearby Page Municipal Airport, guided group hikes, fitness classes, and use of the gym, main pool, steam room, sauna and step pools at no extra charge.