Elite athlete Maria Sharapova has designed a series of wellness getaways for Aman that integrate mind, body and spirit – and will host the debut retreat herself. Olivia Palamountain reports
Luxury hotel group Aman is launching a multi-year partnership with tennis super star Maria Sharapova to create exclusive wellness retreats at Aman properties worldwide.
Focused on fitness, recovery and mind-body wellness, the retreats will allow guests to experience Sharapova’s tailored programming in iconic Aman destinations.
The first retreat launches in February 2024 at Aman’s flagship property, Amanpuri, on Phuket’s pristine shores, and will be hosted by Sharapova herself.
The three-night “Performance and Recovery Retreat” will provide an exclusive journey filled with specialised training, interactive sessions with experts, group dining under the stars, fireside discussions and Q&As with the tennis great.
Drawing from her 20 years as an elite professional athlete, Sharapova will share the physical and mental techniques that allowed her to perform at the highest levels. She will also incorporate cutting-edge technologies from her own wellness routine to create a progressive, one-of-a-kind experience. Sharapova says: “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 endeavours.
“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.”
In addition, Aman New York now offers a half-day “Strength and Recovery Retreat” designed by Sharapova herself.
The itinerary includes an optimised performance breakfast menu at Arva, 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.
Aman and Sharapova will soon announce details of future retreats across Aman’s global destinations.