Amangalle is an amalgamation of buildings dating back over 400 years, used successively by the Dutch, then as a billet for British soldiers, then to create the new Oriental Hotel which traded for 140 years during which time it was the home of generations of the Nesterboer family.

Purchased by Aman in 2002 who have restored many of the original features eg. the colonial pillared frontage, the Victorian parquet flooring, the Dutch great hall with its Burmese teak floor, grand piano and spiral teak staircase. The traditionally clad, though rather morose, doormen are very quick to help with bags or offer an umbrella to Fort shoppers.