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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality company, has unveiled plans for an all-new Four Seasons 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 customized by Four Seasons and tailored to the continually evolving vision of its industry-first private jet experience. The concepts embodied in the current Four Seasons jet with its luxurious comforts and amenities, are being taken to the next level with even more space for private jet guests and staff to mix and mingle, or simply relax and enjoy the ride.
“The Four Seasons private jet experience defines modern luxury air travel, encouraging meaningful connections between people and places while delivering a seamless and highly personalized journey,” said Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Building on the tremendous success of our private jet program to date, with consistent sell outs, wait-lists, 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.”
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 Four Seasons design.
Offering the widest and tallest cabin in its class, key features include a new spacious lounge area that invites socializing among guests. 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 48 custom handcrafted seats designed by Optimares, with leather from Italian producer Poltrona Frau, the spacious interior will also allow guests to socialize more easily while seated. New purpose-built personal ottomans at each seat will encourage interaction and comfortable face-to-face connections. With every detail under consideration, lavatories are also being expanded for added comfort and flexibility, reflecting a more residential style.
“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,” said Dana Kalczak, Four Seasons vice-president of design. “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 Four Seasons 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 executive chef is joined by a full complement of dedicated Four Seasons staff, including a Four Seasons concierge, director of guest experience, physician, and Four Seasons-trained in-flight crew, ensuring an elevated and highly-personal experience that guests have come to expect from Four Seasons.
Four Seasons private jet guests will continue to enjoy the ultimate freedom of travelling worry-free, knowing that every step of the journey–from the accommodations and trip itinerary to the highly exclusive excursions and local recommendations, will be looked after with the attention to detail, exceptional quality and caring service for which Four Seasons is renowned. Since launching the hospitality industry’s first fully branded and customized 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.
All-new itineraries aboard the new Four Seasons jet are currently in development and will also be unveiled in 2019.