Aman announces Project Sama – a luxury yacht-cruise
(From Aman press release) Aman is pleased to announce Project Sama, a first of its kind luxury motor yacht, developed through a joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi, of which Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is a shareholder. The 183 metre (600 ft) vessel will feature just 50 spacious luxury suites, each with a private balcony. An architectural vision will set a new standard in waterborne voyages, Project Sama, meaning tranquility in Sanskrit, will bring the cherished spirit of Aman to the world’s seas and oceans, set to launch in 2025.
True to the pioneering ethos of the brand, Aman will direct the entire development process of the project – from design and build to operations and management – ensuring that guests enjoy the Aman way of life onboard, in every sense. Project Sama will champion privacy, space and gracious hospitality and most importantly, the Aman experience: exceptional, unique and restorative.
Designed in partnership with SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design, one of the world’s finest design firms, the vessel will see Aman’s eastern heritage and design philosophy integrated seamlessly with the architectural vision to create the brand’s expression of a superyacht experience in a timeless yet contemporary vessel, which has a harmonious balance between exterior and interior spaces.
In addition to the 50-suites, the vessel will be home to an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, plus international dining options and a relaxed club and lounge, a serene and spacious Aman spa, complete with Japanese garden, two helipads, plus the expansive Beach Club, which will offer guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.
Since the succesful opening of Aman Tokyo in 2014, Aman’s first city hotel, Aman has commited to its ongoing gentle evolution, with further urban destinaitons in the pipeline, including Aman New York and Aman Miami, as well as otherwordly resort locaitons including Riyadh, AlUla and the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia. Project Sama continues this ambition to offer pioneering travel experiences with Aman’s core values of privacy, peace, generosity of space and unparalleled service.
Project Sama is expected to launch in 2025 – its official name will be announced in due course.
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