Amankora’s five distinct, luxury lodges are located in the country’s central and western regions. Each one offers the luxury and convenience of a well-appointed private residence with its own character, setting and experience. Deriving its name from two words, ‘Aman’ meaning ‘peace’ in Sanskrit and ‘kora’ meaning ‘circular pilgrimage’ in Dzongkha, (Bhutan’s language), Amankora Resorts combine contemporary design with traditional features, along with an indulgent spa and impeccable dining. Wood-panelled suites feature a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with king size bed, Bukhari (wood-burning stove) and a large terrazzo-cladbath. Suites are individually heated during the cooler winter months and air-conditioned in the summer months.
Amankora BhutanThe Amankora lodge in Paro is nestled among glistening conifers in a 24-suite pine forest retreat. Amankora Thimphu, raised up in a blue-pine forest, sits close to the capital’s intriguing sights and shops. Amankora Punakha is set in sparkling verdancy just north of the resplendent Punakha Dzong. Amankora Gangtey, set in the remote wilderness of the Phobjikha valley, proffers magical views across the bird-strewn gorge and to the empowering Gangtey Goemba, a 16th century monastery. Amankora Bumthang rests adjacent to First and Second King’s palace, Wangdichholing amidst a valley sprinkled with an exotic mix of sloping pine forests, apple orchards, and restful fields of farm produce.
Located in the heart of Bhutan’s capital, Taj Tashi combines elements of Bhutan’s architectural traditions with modern luxury.
The 66 rooms and 9 suites are adorned with hand-painted murals of swirling clouds – a recurring motif in Bhutanese art – affording striking highlights of the region’s art and colour whilst also offering sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and township. Elegant, expansive and luxuriously appointed, the rooms pamper guests with the finest amenities, including large bathrooms featuring warmed floors and heated towel bars.
A perfect setting to relax and refresh during your stay in Thimphu. Spend time in one of the hotel’s traditional themed cafe’s and restaurant, or find yet more ways to relax with a special ‘Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath’ at the Taj Spa. Other signature treatments involve an invigorating massage, followed by a relaxing poultice, as well as-intricate bathing rituals developed to prepare royalty for their wedding day.
LE MÉRIDIEN THIMPHU
Located in the heart of the capital city, Thimphu, the Le Méridien Thimphu invites the discerning guest to engage and discover the legendary ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan. Our 78 spaciously appointed guest rooms & suites are culturally inspired, yet decidedly chic and contemporary. With cosmopolitan surroundings amidst the bustling commercial streets of the city-centre, and a convenient location to many of the city’s myriad attractions, the Le Méridien Thimphu is a compelling choice for hosting business meetings, and the perfect jumpstart to that long awaited leisurely holiday.
With our signature LM Beds ensuring a restful sleep, stylish marble-floored four-feature bathrooms guaranteeing that luxurious shower, and tastefully designed interiors offering a glimpse into Bhutan’s rich heritage, our spacious 78 guest rooms and suites ensure an uncompromised stay. Our 09 ultra-spacious Suite rooms are located on the topmost floor, offering sweeping views of the city and the surrounding mountains, and are themed around an interesting aspect of Bhutanese culture & folklore, assuring our guests a unique experience on each stay. And with the latest in technology, offering wireless and wired internet in each room, stunningly sleek state-of-the-art LED televisions, and BoseTM Sound Systems (in suites), our rooms truly leave guests wanting for naught.
UMA PARO & UMA PUNAKHA
Built by traditionally trained Bhutanese artisans, Uma Paro is infused with clean lined modernism whilst maintaining the feel of a Bhutanese village melding into the Blue Pine forest on the cliffs above. It is located amongst 38 acres of pristine forest overlooking Paro, and features 29 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, including 8 one-bedroom villas with private spa and courtyard. In-room facilities include high speed internet access (main building only), satellite TV, DVD players, an electronic personal safe, yoga mats and minibar.
Uma Punakha is an intimate, luxury lodge situated on a bend in the Mo Chu river, shrouded in the alpine stillness of the Punakha Valley. Uma Punakha offers guests nine hillside Valley View rooms, and two free-standing luxury private villas (one One-Bedroom Villa and one two-bedroom COMO Villa). Their Bukhari restaurant serves both local and international cuisine, while the standalone COMO Shambhala Retreat offers traditional holistic therapies.
ZHIWA LING RESORT
The 45-room Zhiwa Ling hotel combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st Century technology. Envisioned and created by a local Bhutanese company, the hotel’s elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework coexist beautifully with cutting-edge telecommunication systems and Swedish under-floor heating.
Set on 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling features a Spa ofeering a fitness centre, sauna, steam room and traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath. Other features include a bar, business centre, Tea House, conference rooms, a Meditation House and two restaurants specialising in contemporary international cuisine and classic Bhutanese dishes.
GANGTEY GOENPA LODGE – PHOBJIKHA VALLEY
Gangtey Goenpa Lodge features 12 spacious guest rooms with plush custom furnishings offering sweeping views of the valley below. Heated hand cut stone floors and deep bathtubs next to beautiful glass door and wood burning stoves (“bhukaris”) complete the sense of luxury and coziness.
TERMA LINCA RESORT AND SPA – THIMPHU
Terma Linca is a luxury 30-room resort blending Bhutanese architecture with modern comfort and conveniences. The natural beauty of the river that weaves throughout the property lets your mind relax while you breathe in the crisp fresh air and absorb the stunning surrounding mountainous landscape. The Spa features a gym, sauna, steam room, aerobics and yoga room and hot stone bath.