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Aman appoints Maria Sharapova as Global Wellness Ambassador

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Aman launches a multi-year partnership with Maria Sharapova, launching new and exclusive wellness retreats across several Aman properties.

From the ancient healing arts of Thailand at Amanpuri, to the traditional Ayurveda of India at Amanbagh, Aman‘s 34 hotels and resorts provide transformative experiences and cutting­ edge wellness immersions in unparalleled privacy and seclusion. Evolving its wellness offering, Aman is pleased to announce 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 to encompass body and mind.

The partnership is a natural extension of Maria’s relationship with Aman. Maria has been along-standing supporter and admirer of the Aman brand, including its lifestyle collection, Aman Essentials, as well as its renowned destinations across the globe. Today, 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 enhancing the guest experience.

The first of these unique retreats will be held at Amanpuri, Aman’s flagship property situated on its own private peninsula 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 Maria 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. Alongside this, Maria will incorporate pioneering technologies that she uses in her daily wellness routine to create a unique and forward-thinking retreat.

Similarly, the retreat will bring the guests together through group activities, dining experiences and Q&A sessions with Maria and visiting expert practitioners. This will bring our like-minded guests together to set personal intentions for their ongoing wellbeing. Such community can create positive accountability and shared experiences that deliver lasting memories and a desire to commit to the promises made to oneself and each other.

Sharing her thoughts on the partnership, Maria 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 tocoaching 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 has been designed by Maria. Available from 9 September onwards at the Aman Spa New York available as an add-on experience for existing bookings. Spanning over 2,300sqm of space dedicated to wellbeing, the half-day itinerary includes an optimised performance breakfast menu at Arva developed in partnership with Maria and Executive Chef Jeremy Price, an hour strength and conditioning session created by Maria, followed by a Banya treatment, reflexology and Aman x lllSKIN mask, held in one of the private Aman Spa Houses.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.