Synonomous with first class luxury across the globe, it’s hard to imagine that the Four Seasons could offer savvy travellers something more extravagant than what is found at any of their 92 properties in 38 countries, but somehow they have managed to take customer service to all new heights. The Toronto based company has recently announced the launch of their (and the hospitality industry’s) first fully branded private jet service, which the brand will replicate the amenities privileged travellers experience in any of the Four Seasons hotels and resorts but now 30,000 feet in the air – pretty insane right?
Starting in February 2015, the FS Jet will take to the skies on it’s inaugural flight in a custom, retrofitted Boeing 757. Just to give you some perspective, commercial planes of this size normally seat upwards of 200 passengers but this hotel in the sky will have seating for only 52 lucky guests in a 2-2 configuration. With custom handcrafted leather flatbeds with mattresses, pillows and duvets made to replicate the beds in the hotels, an onboard concierge, on-call client services manager, a dedicated Four Seasons chef preparing in-flight menus inspired by culinary influences from around the world, air travel, ground transportation, expert guides for excursions and accommodations at Four Seasons hotel & resorts…I think it’s safe to say that this would be a experience of a lifetime.
This Four Season experience will begin with three 24 day, one-of-a-kind journeys:
Around the World – February 9th to March 4th, 2014: For the brand’s inaugural trip, the adventure begins in LA, will end in London and will hit a total of 9 fabulous destinations which include; Bali, Bora Bora, Kona (Hawaii), Sydney, Mumbai and the Taj Mahal in India, Chiang Mai in Thailand, and Istanbul, Turkey with a private tour of Hagia Sophia. Cost: $119,000 (double occupancy) and additional $11,000 for single occupancy totalling $130,000 if you’re flying solo. Clearly bringing a plus one is recommended.
Backstage with the Arts – April 20th to May 5th, 2014: For those obsessed with the arts and exploring European culture, this trip explores six cities including Prague, Lisbon, Milan, St. Petersburg, Istanbul (departing and returning to Paris) within 16 days. Guests will receive all-access and backstage tours of some of the most famous theatres and museums in the world…and if that’s not enough, attend a private gala outside St. Petersburg’s Pavlosk Place. Cost: $69,000 double occupancy and $80,000 for single occupancy.
Around the World – August 16th to September 8th, 2014: In this edition of the “Around the World” experience, travellers will head to Tokyo, Beijing, Seattle, the Serengeti, the Maldives, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, NYC and Marrakech. The best part…this trip will include hotel stays in three of the four newest Four Seasons properties in the world in addition to the company’s first safari lodge in the Serengeti. Cost: $119,000 and $130,000 for single occupancy.
The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience Trips are open for booking now. Obviously not affordable travel for most, it’s still fun to see what options are available if you had a disposable income that would allow you to drop six figures on a vacay!
For more information head over to FourSeasons.com/AroundTheWorld. Stay up to date with the hotel’s latest property openings and specials by following their global accounts on Twitter and Instagram. In Toronto? Check out the brand’s local Toronto Twitter and Instagram accounts.