Aman is pleased to announce Project Sama, a one-of-a-kind luxury motor yacht developed through a joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi, of which the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) is a shareholder. The 183-meter (600-foot) ship will feature just 50 spacious luxury suites, each with a private balcony. An architectural vision that will set a new standard in water travel, the Sama Project, which means tranquility in Sanskrit, will bring the cherished spirit of Aman to the seas and oceans of the world, slated for launch in 2025.
True to the brand’s pioneering ethos, Aman will lead the entire project development process – from design and construction to operations and management – ensuring that guests enjoy the Aman way of life at edge, in every sense of the word. The Sama Project will uphold privacy, space and gracious hospitality, and more importantly, the Aman experience; exceptional, unique and restorative.
Designed in partnership with SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design, one of the world’s leading yacht design companies, the vessel will see Aman’s oriental heritage and design philosophy seamlessly integrated with the architectural vision to create the brand expression of a superyacht experience in a vessel that is both timeless and contemporary. , which has a harmonious balance between exterior and interior spaces.
In addition to the 50 suites, the ship will house an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, as well as international dining options and a relaxed club and lounge, serene and spacious Aman Spa, with a Japanese garden, two helipads, as well as the vast Beach Club, which will offer customers direct access to the water behind the yacht.
Since the successful opening of Aman Tokyo in 2014, Aman’s first city hotel, Aman has embarked on its smooth and continuous evolution, with other urban destinations in the pipeline, including Aman New York and Aman Miami, as well than otherworldly resorts like Riyadh, AlUla and the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia. Project Sama pursues this ambition to deliver pioneering travel experiences with Aman’s core values of privacy, peace, bounty of space and unparalleled service.
The joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi was signed by Cruise Saudi Managing Director, Mr. Fawaz Farooqui, and Aman CEO, Mr. Vlad Doronin, marking continued collaboration and partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Aman CEO Vlad Doronin praised the new pioneering project for the brand, commenting, “The announcement of the Sama project marks an exciting moment in Aman’s growth and evolution as We not only continue to diversify our geographic portfolio on land, but at sea, creating shrines in uncrowded locations and continuing to reframe the concept of luxury hospitality. The Sama Project will deliver transformative experiences within the revered setting and service of Aman unlike any other yacht experience, ultimately creating a whole new category in water discovery.
Commenting on the partnership and the project, Mr. Fawaz Farooqui, Managing Director of Cruise Saudi, said: As well as demonstrating Cruise Saudi’s commitment to the growth and expansion of the cruise industry in Saudi Arabia. We aspire to a deeper collaboration with Aman that will bring additional ultra-luxury experiences at sea.
We look forward to working with Aman to achieve our vision of Saudi Arabia becoming a leading global destination and immersing our guests in diverse nature, rich culture and heritage through an unforgettable journey that is truly unique to the United States. Saudi Arabia.