Posted on: 26 April 2019 by Alexander Preston
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021, placing the guest firmly at the heart of its 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 industry-first Private Jet 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 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.”
Built to replace the current aircraft, the new Four Seasons Private Jet will offer an even more modern, enriching and interactive flight experience.
Offering the widest and tallest cabin in its class, key features include a new spacious lounge area that invites 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, which includes new purpose-built personal ottomans at each seat. 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, 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.
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.