The buildings themselves are impressive, and yet still ensure an intimate setting from which to appreciate the remarkable landscape. A winding road brings you to the main pavilion. Built against a cliff, it surrounds the fantastic pool and contains the lobby, gallery, library, dining room, and wine cellar. The 34 suites and spa are located in the two wings, which offer a breathtaking view of the gorgeous rock formations. White stone and concrete floors fill the space with light, while the furnishings tastefully combine leather, wood, and blackened steel with incredibly soft and luxurious fabrics. Hiking, climbing, canoeing, biking… even helicopter and hot-air balloon rides provide a variety of ways to enjoy this exceptional part of North America. Amangiri resort is worth the trip. One visit, and the word ‘desert’ will hold an entirely new meaning.