Singapore-based Aman is planning to open new properties in India, Asia, Europe and North America, Aman CEO Olivier Jolivet said. “Our priority is to commence the first property in Shanghai and fourth in China by early next year. And then in Japan,” he told the Hindu.
Currently, the hotel group operates 31 resorts in 20 countries.
Noting the value of India as a market, Jolivet said that New Delhi and Mumbai "are definitely our target cities" for new properties. "We are also exploring main cities everywhere,” he said.
The new properties are slated to open in the north, west and south of India. In addition to the two hotels already operating there, Rajasthan will get an additional resort. Aman is also exploring the possibilities of setting up properties in Chennai, Bengaluru and north east of Kolkata.
Jolivet said that the investment amount for these projects would depend on size of the property and location. “We don’t have a timeline. But, we will complete these projects within five years,” he said.