Baar, Switzerland, December 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Luxury hospitality company Aman is designing its first yacht, a 50-suite vessel scheduled to enter service in 2025. The 600-foot yacht is being developed through a joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi, an entity owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The partners are calling the endeavor “Project Sama.”
Aman is partnering with Sinot on the yacht’s architecture and design, which will feature Aman’s Eastern heritage and design philosophy. Aman said it will take charge of the yacht’s operations and management, “ensuring that guests enjoy the Aman way of life onboard, in every sense.”
All 50 suites will have a private balcony. Aman plans an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, international dining options and a club and lounge.
The Aman Spa will feature a Japanese garden. Plans also call for two helipads and a “Beach Club” that will give guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.
Aman CEO Vladimir Doronin said the yacht project “marks an exciting moment in Aman’s growth and evolution, as we not only continue to diversify our geographical portfolio on land, but also at sea.”
Doronin added that the Aman yacht will “provide transformative experiences within the revered Aman setting and service, unlike any other yacht experience.”
Aman operates 33 luxury resorts, hotels and private residences in 20 countries. Meticulously designed to frame their natural settings, Aman destinations are renowned for space and privacy. Each welcomes guests as if to the home of a close friend, instilling a sense of peace and belonging amid some of the most diverse natural and historical landscapes. It is an approach that has changed little since 1988 when the first retreat was built on Phuket’s west coast. It was named Amanpuri, meaning ‘place of peace’, and Aman was born. Today, Aman embraces 33 resorts, hotels, and private residences in 20 countries. Aman continues to seek out transformative experiences and awe-inspiring locations around the world with a further eight coming soon, taking the brand to 41 resorts in 22 countries.