Evolving its wellness offering, Aman has announced a multi-year partnership with former elite athlete Maria Sharapova, the first of its kind for the brand.
As Global Wellness Ambassador, Sharapova will co-create a series of wellness retreats across different Aman properties, each tailored to complement the Aman destination, focusing on preparation, performance, and recovery.
The partnership with Maria reinforces Aman’s reputation as a pioneer in the wellness space and sees Aman and Maria working collaboratively to bring her knowledge of world-leading wellbeing practices to Aman’s ever-evolving wellness offering and to enhance the guest experience.
The first of these unique retreats will be held at Amanpuri, Aman’s flagship property on Phuket’s west coast. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and home to the brand’s flagship Holistic Wellness Centre, Amanpuri will offer guests a personalised wellness journey, hosted by Maria, in February 2024.
The three-night Performance and Recovery retreat will see Sharapova curate and mentor participants through a series of interactive experiences and activities, as well as informative sessions with experts that she has worked with during her 20-year career as an elite athlete. It will incorporate pioneering technologies that she uses in her daily wellness routine to create a unique and forward-thinking retreat.
The retreat will bring the guests together through group activities, dining experiences, and Q&A sessions with Sharapova and visiting expert practitioners.
Sharing her thoughts on the partnership, Sharapova said, “This partnership came from my personal experience over the last few years as I made the transition from professional athlete to businesswoman and mother. I was so fortunate to get years of incredible physical and mental training which now helps me perform at the highest level in all my endeavors. Aman and I wanted to give their community access to coaching and training, designed for elite athletes, that will serve the pursuit of their personal and professional aspirations.”
Meanwhile, at Aman New York, a half-day Strength & Recovery retreat will be available from 9 September at the Aman Spa New York available as an add-on experience for existing bookings. The half-day itinerary includes an optimised performance breakfast menu at Arva developed in partnership with Sharapova and Executive Chef Jeremy Price, an hour strength and conditioning session, followed by a Banya treatment, reflexology, and Aman x 111SKIN mask, held in one of the private Aman Spa Houses.
The Strength & Recover half-day retreat at Aman New York includes complimentary breakfast and a wellness itinerary held in one of the private Aman Spa Houses.
The Optimising Performance and Recovery retreat at Amanpuri includes accommodation, full board (excluding alcoholic beverages), and a detailed wellness itinerary. All activities are guided by expert practitioners.