HIGH SEASON: FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE JET
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has revealed a new reimagined Four Seasons Private Jet, due to take off in early 2021.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 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 technically advanced design.
A new A321LR aircraft, part of the new Airbus neo family, is being fully customised by Four Seasons and tailored to the continually evolving vision of its exclusive Private Jet experience. The concepts embodied in the current Four Seasons Boeing Business Jet 757 with its luxurious comforts and amenities, are being taken to the next level offering even more space for travelling guests and staff to mix and mingle, or simply relax and enjoy the experience.
“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,” said Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Building on the tremendous success of our Private Jet programme 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 Four Seasons design.
With the Airbus A321 offering the widest and tallest cabin in its class, key features built into the new jet include a spacious lounge area designed to encourage socialising among guests. At the rear of the cabin, the lounge features a bar area and high tables, where travellers can talk without disturbing others.
This area will also become 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.
Take a seat
The interior is fitted with 48 custom handcrafted lay flat seats, designed by renowned Italian company Optimares, completed in pale soft leather from fellow Italian producer Poltrona Frau. Set in a four across pattern, each chair offers two metres of personal space, with a paired seat design and a wide aisle between, allowing guests to move around the spacious cabin easily. The generous extended leg room incorporates a new comfortable companion seat, in the form of a purpose-built personal ottoman facing each seat. This is designed to encourage interaction between guests, allowing comfortable face-to-face conversations and the opportunity for card or board games. Each seat is equipped with a contrasting Four Seasons cushion and blanket.
Taking customer feedback and with every detail under consideration, the onboard lavatories will also be expanded for added comfort and flexibility, aiming to reflect a more residential style, and to double as a comfortable changing room giving guests the option to freshen before arrival at the next destination. The colour scheme of dark brown and off-white will continue, with indirect bright lighting, and convenient amenities such as a full-length mirror, a leather bench seat and toiletries.
The Evolution of Luxury Travel
“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,” says Dana Kalczak, Four Seasons Vice President, 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. Taking into account the preferences and dietary restrictions of the guests, the chef uses local ingredients from the destinations along the journey for each meal.
On each flight, the Executive Chef is joined by a full complement of dedicated Four Seasons staff, including a 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.
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.
New itineraries are currently in development, but a number of round the world trips for 2020 have been revealed. These include International Intrigue – Seattle, Kyoto, Hoi An, Maldives, Serengeti, Marrakech, Budapest, St Petersburg and Paris in February and March 2020; Timeless Encounters – Kona, Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, Chiang Mai, Taj Mahal, Dubai, Prague and London in March and April; and World of Adventures – Seattle, Kyoto, Bali, Seychelles, Rwanda, Marrakech, Bogota, Galapagos Islands and Miami in June.