Vlad Doronin is an accomplished international real estate investor and developer, focused on luxury residential, commercial and hospitality properties.
Mr Doronin’s portfolio includes US-based international development company OKO Group, the world’s preeminent hospitality brand, Aman and recently launched hospitality brand, Janu.
OKO Group was founded by Vladislav Doronin in 2015 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida and Manhattan, New York.
There are currently four OKO developments under construction within the USA:
Mr Doronin is owner, CEO and Chairman of Aman – the world’s leading hospitality brand, which also has branded residences.
Aman was acquired by Mr Doronin in 2014 and has been under his leadership as Chairman and CEO ever since.
There are 34 Aman properties across 20 different countries, 15 of these are located within or close to UNESCO Sites.
There are ten further Aman projects which have been announced and are in development – Aman Nai Lert Bangkok (2023), Aman Niseko, Japan (2023), three projects in AlUla, Saudi Arabia (2023) Aman Residences Tokyo (2023), Amanvari, Mexico (2024), Aman Miami Beach, USA (2024), Project Sama (2025) – plus a wider pipeline of opportunities being explored by the Aman team under Mr Doronin’s leadership.
There is a limited number of Aman Residences available at a select number of current and future destinations, including:
Aman has recently announced the arrival of a new Ready-to-Wear Retail Collection, The Essentials by Aman, available now exclusively at Aman boutiques across the globe. The timeless collection, crafted in the highest quality materials, by artisan craftsmen aims to revolutionise the on-property shopping experience.
The retail collection was founded on a considered ethos of attention to detail and uncomplicated living – from the sourcing of delicate fabrics to the selection of exceptional manufacturers. Clean lines, subdued colours and subtle prints form the Aman design language, with understated detailing that transcends seasons, forming a range of essentials for every Aman guest. In tune with this ethos, the entire collection allows freedom of movement – whether wearing chic linens for an alfresco dinner, or a wrapping up in a luxurious towel to at the Aman spa. The collection comprises activewear, beachwear, loungewear, knitwear, jersey and soft accessories.
Aman Skincare was launched in 2018, with 30 products introduced on the occasion of the brand’s 30th anniversary. Aman Skincare has been formulated with leading experts using an exotic roll-call of natural, rare and precious ingredients, many of which have been wild-harvested in various Aman destinations.
The skincare collection – which includes hydrating face creams and serums, nourishing face masks, uplifting body oils, calming milk baths and pulse-point remedies – represents the spirit of Aman in a bottle.
In addition, Aman Skincare includes a range of three beautifully scented Aman Spa Candles, which echo the pathways of the Aman Skincare collection. Offering a distinct journey to wellbeing, each candle delivers an exquisite fragrance from refreshing notes of floral rose to the sensuous spice of ginger, whether one is seeking a moment of calm or invigoration.
SVA, named after the Sanskrit word for health, ‘svasthya’, is a collection of Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas created to promote holistic health and wellbeing. Both natural and sustainable, SVA’s range of seven Chinese Herbal Formulas can help to support immunity, digestion, circulation and to sustain a healthy mind. Inspired by the study of herbal medicine, each formula is gluten-free, plant based and most importantly, can be easily integrated into the daily routine.
Created by Mr Doronin and his personal doctor, Dr Ning Ma, the development of this new range of products was a personal passion, driven by Mr Doronin’s desire to share his positive experiences with Chinese Herbal Formulas, bringing these carefully selected herbs to the Aman community and offering a proactive approach to health in the comfort of one’s own home.
In 2020 Aman launched its Fine Fragrance Collection.
Aman has always revelled in the beauty and healing embrace of its breath-taking locations and the stimulation of its cultural settings. Influenced by these surroundings – from desert to jungle, island to city – Aman has created Fine Fragrance.
The range of seven sophisticated and gender-neutral scents has been carefully crafted to evoke emotion through one of the most powerful senses. Created by master perfumer Jacques Chabert, the collection was designed not only to evoke emotion through their ability to transport but provide an engaging pathway to welcome new individuals to the Aman brand.
Aman products, including Aman Skincare, Aman Fine Fragrance, Aman Spa Candles and SVA can all be purchased via shop.aman.com, as well as within the boutiques at each of the Aman properties around the world.
Janu, meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit, is the new sister brand to Aman, meaning ‘peace’. Janu was launched in March 2020 and has been created to celebrate restoration through connection and togetherness. The energy and the heartbeat of Janu is what sets it apart from Aman. The Aman experience is focused on privacy, while the Janu lifestyle is centred around connecting with others.
There are several Janu hotel projects in the pipeline, with three announced Janu locations – Janu Montenegro, AlUla Saudi Arabia and Janu Tokyo (2023). There is an extensive pipeline of further Janu properties, which will be announced in due course.