Hospitality company Aman has partnered with Cruise Saudi of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (IPF) to develop a first-of-its-kind luxury motor yacht, Project Sama, which is set to hit the seas in 2025.
Meaning “tranquility” in Sanskrit, Project Sama will boast privacy, space and gracious hospitality, setting new standards for waterborne voyages while staying true to the “exceptional, unique and restorative” Aman experience.
“The announcement of Project Sama 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, creating sanctuaries in unfrequented locations and continuing to reframe the concept of luxury hospitality,” says Aman Chairman and CEO Vlad Doronin in a statement. “Project Sama will provide transformative experiences within the revered Aman setting and service, which is unlike any other yacht experience, ultimately creating a whole new category in on the water discovery.”
Designed by in partnership with one of the world’s finest yacht design firms, SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design, Project Sama’s architecture and interior spaces will integrate Aman’s eastern heritage and design philosophy seen throughout its successful hotels that are found in locations across the world, including Tokyo, New York, Miami, Riyadh, AlUla and the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.
The 600-foot vessel will feature 50 spacious suites with private balconies, as well as an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant and international dining. Guests will also enjoy other amenities aboard the luxury yacht, such as a relaxed club and lounge, a serene and spacious Aman Spa complete with a Japanese garden, two helipads and the expansive Beach Club, which will offer guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.
“The signing of this partnership adds a new layer to Cruise Saudi’s offering and is a testament to the unique tourism experience that is exploring Saudi by sea, as well as demonstrating Cruise Saudi’s commitment to growing and expanding the cruise industry in Saudi,” says Cruise Saudi Managing Director Fawaz Farooqui in a statement. “We aspire to further collaboration with Aman that will bring additional ultra-luxury experiences at sea. We look forward to working with Aman in reaching our vision of Saudi becoming a premier global destination and immersing our guests in diverse nature, rich culture and heritage through an unforgettable journey that is truly unique to Saudi.”
Learn more at www.aman.com/project-sama.