34 earth-toned suites blend into the all-encompassing Utah desert
In southern Utah, where the red rock canyons and ancient stone formations feel like a movie scene from the surface of Mars, lies the low-slung Amangiri. Cutting along a water-weathered hoodoo, 34 earth-toned suites blend into the all-encompassing desert and look out at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, which is etched in 5,000-year-old petroglyphs. I-10 studio designed the exterior with rectilinear structures and geometric planes, such as the slot canyon-like walls with enhanced views and the sinuous negative-edge pool that wraps around a sandstone boulder. In the open-plan restaurant, bison filets and wild-caught salmon are cooked in a wood-fire oven and served alongside charred vegetables on hot stones. The rooms are purposefully spare, fashioned with concrete walls, natural timber, and sage tiles. Here, the raw wilderness of the American West takes center stage: Private sky terraces have fireplaces and a front row seat for one of the best stargazing shows anywhere.