WHAT: Amangani, which means “peaceful home," is Amanresorts' first North American resort.

WHERE: Nearly 7,000 ft. above sea level, this resort overlooks meadows and grazing land. Across the valley is Teton Pass, which divides the Snake River Range from the snow-capped Tetons. The Teton Range, dominated by the 4,200m summit of Grand Teton, is the youngest of the Rocky Mountains. The snow-fed waters of the Snake River gather in the Yellowstone Plateau and wind south through Jackson Hole.

WHY: This 40-suite, three-story resort is set on the cliff-edge of a butte. Its roof, crafted of cedar shakes, flows like a natural outcropping. Amangani makes extensive use of Oklahoma sandstone and Pacific redwood, Douglas fir and cedar, to lend shape and style to the resort. A soaring ceiling and a wide two-storey window with stunning mountain views opens up from the lobby.