Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced a brand-new custom private jet that elevates the 5-star experience to new heights with exclusive round-the-world trips. The Executive takes a look inside.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled plans for an all-new private jet that will take flight in early 2021, evoking the bygone glamour of air travel coupled with thoughtful, guest-centric design. A new A321LR aircraft, part of the Airbus NEO family, is being fully customised by Four Seasons and tailored for an industry-first private jet experience. Luxurious comforts and amenities are being taken to the next level with even more space for guests and staff to mix and mingle, or simply relax and enjoy the ride.
Christian Clerc, President of Worldwide Hotel Operations tell us “The Four Seasons Private Jet experience defines modern luxury air travel, encouraging meaningful connections between people and places while delivering a seamless and highly personalised journey,”
“Building on the tremendous success of our Private Jet program to date, with consistent sell outs, waitlists, and near perfect guest satisfaction rates, our drive to continuously innovate and push the conventional limits of travel has led to this new opportunity to experience Four Seasons like never before.”
An Interactive Flight Experience
Built to replace the current aircraft, the new Four Seasons Private Jet will offer an even more modern, enriching and interactive flight experience, thanks to meticulous construction and thoughtful design.
Offering the widest and tallest cabin in its class, key features include a new spacious lounge area that encourages socialising among guests, and also becomes the stage for a series of Four Seasons artisans to showcase their talents and craft in interactive workshops. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and learn from Four Seasons master chefs and mixologists, wellness experts and arts and culture aficionados for an enriching in-flight experience.
With only 48 custom handcrafted seats designed by Optimares, with leather from Italian producer Poltrona Frau, the spacious interior will also allow guests to socialise more easily while seated with new purpose-built personal ottomans at each seat. With every detail under consideration, lavatories are also being expanded for added comfort and flexibility, reflecting a more residential style.
The Evolution of Luxury Travel
Dana Kalczak, vice president of design, said: “When designing the new Four Seasons Private Jet, we were inspired by the glamour and prestige of air travel in times past, when every flight was a special occasion,”
“With a laser focus on comfort and functionality, our aim is to create an environment that encourages spontaneous social interaction between everyone on board, reinforcing the power of connection.”
The on-board executive chef will enjoy an expanded galley area in which to prepare menus that are inspired by the journey itself, with the opportunity for spur-of-the-moment culinary surprises along the way.
The chef is joined by a full array of dedicated staff, including a concierge, director of guest experience, physician, and in-flight crew, ensuring an elevated and highly-personal experience that guests have come to expect from Four Seasons.
Since launching the hospitality industry’s first fully branded and customised private jet in 2015, the Four Seasons Private Jet experience has transported hundreds of guests on bespoke journeys around the world, opening doors to extraordinary adventures and memorable destinations, while staying in complete comfort and luxury with Four Seasons along the way.