Starting next February, the Four Seasons Jet will ferry 52 guests at a time, with the promise of the same high-touch service and design standards they expect from the company on land. The interiors—tricked out with handcrafted leather flat-bed seats and international in-flight Wi-Fi—are done by the same design team behind many of the hotels, the globally-inspired menus were conceived by Four Seasons chefs, and the in-flight concierges undergo the same rigorous training as the ones on the ground.
They’re there to arrange spa treatments, tee times, dinner reservations and private excursions upon landing, letting guests further customize the already bespoke itineraries, which are packed with insider experiences like backstage tours and private viewings. Even if Four Seasons is leaving nothing to chance—and why else would they go to the trouble of kitting out their own plane and hiring their own pilots?—but giving guests a feeling of spontaneity.
a 24-day jaunt to nine destinations around the world in February and August ($119,000 per person) and a 16-day, six-city arts-focused European tour in April ($69,000 per person), the jet will be available for private charter, though it will only stop where passengers are staying at a Four Seasons hotel.
Carried by the UK’s TAG Aviation, the Four Seasons’ jet is a specially-retrofitted 757 that features 52 leather, lie-flat business-class seats with in-flight entertainment systems and complimentary Wifi. There’s a flight crew of four Four Seasons staff onboard, including an in-flight concierge, and passengers receive full, first-class-style meal services.
Around the World February 2015: The Four Seasons jet’s inaugural adventure starts in Los Angeles and ends in London, and in 24 days (February 9, March 4, 2015) will cover nine destinations, including Kona on the Big island of Hawaii, Bora Bora, Sydney (including a tour of the Sydney Opera House), Bali, Chiang Mai in Thailand, Mumbai and the Taj Mahal in India, and Istanbul, Turkey (including a private tour of the Hagia Sophia). Cost: $119,000 per person based (double occupancy), $11,000 for a single supplement.
Backstage With the Arts April 2015: This journey explores the artistic and cultural highlights of six European cities – including Milan, Prague, Lisbon, Istanbul and St. Petersburg – in 16 days (April 20-May 5, 2015), this trip departs from and returns to Paris. Guests will take backstage tours of museums and theaters, and attend a private gala outside St. Petersburg’s Pavlosk Palace. Cost: $69,000 per person (double occupancy), $8,000 for single supplement.
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