The first bathing establishments in Hindu culture already existed around 2500 years BC. The water supply came from wells, and the size of these facilities indicated that they were already being used for pleasure. The beginnings of the European bathing culture date back to ancient times. In the 5th century BC, public baths with pools and tubs were becoming popular. Starting from the 4th century BC, public baths were among the essential facilities in Greek cities. They were of great social importance in both Rome and Greece. Even back then, a typical Roman bathhouse had changing rooms, an early version of a sauna (laconium), a warm bath (caldarium), and a cold bath (frigidarium). Japanese onsen culture dates back to the 6th century AD. In many religious ceremonies and rituals, water still plays an essential role as a sign of purification. The healing effects of mineral springs were discovered in Europe in the Middle Ages, and the first spas, such as Bad Aachen, were created.
Regardless of whether it is a traditional European bath, the hammam in the Orient, or the onsen culture in Japan - bathing and cleaning rituals are deeply rooted in history and reflect each culture's individuality. A lot of value is placed on this in all the establishments of the Aman Group. They are designed and located in such a way that they blend in with their surroundings to respect the colours of local surroundings and create a feeling of belonging to the local community.
It is also reflected in the very different offers around the topic of bathing culture again. In the Amandari in Bali, for example, a jero priest leads a spiritual cleansing ritual at a sacred site in the Kintamani region in the vicinity of the imposing Batur volcano. In the Amankora's Gangtey Lodge, guests can indulge in a traditional Himalayan hot stone bath against the natural backdrop of the Bhutanese mountains. Based on the four elements - earth, wind, fire, and water - the traditional medicine of the Navajo peoples provides the inspiration for numerous treatments that are offered in the 2,322 square meter spa of the Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah.
From Japan to Bhutan and Vietnam to India, Morocco and the USA, in the hotels of Aman, guests can immerse themselves in the senses and life of other cultures using the tradition of bathing, while having a moment of peace.a