- Chidozie Uzoezie
Luxury in The Sky: Inside Four Seasons Hotels Airbus A321LR
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 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 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.
According to Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts “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.
An Interactive Flight Experience
The new Four Seasons Private Jet will offer an even more modern, enriching and interactive flight experience than the aircraft it's replacing, thanks to meticulous construction and thoughtful Four Seasons design.
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 on board will have the opportunity to meet and learn from Four Seasons master chefs and mixologists, wellness experts and arts & culture aficionados for an enriching in-flight experience.
With only 48 custom-made seats designed by Optimares, with leather from Italian producer Poltrona Frau, the spacious interior will also allow guests to socialise 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.
The Evolution of Luxury Travel
The design of the new Four Seasons Private Jet, was 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, Four Seasons aim is to create an environment that encourages spontaneous social interaction between everyone on board, reinforcing the power of connection.
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 for guests.
What Isn’t Changing?
Guests on board the new Four Seasons Private Jet will continue to enjoy the ultimate freedom of travelling worry-free, knowing that every step of the journey 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 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, while staying in complete comfort and luxury with Four Seasons along the way.
To see take a closer look at the exclusive journeys on offer some of the world's most captivating destinations and to book the luxury adventure of a lifetime, visit fourseasons.com/privatejet.
All-new itineraries aboard the new Four Seasons Jet are currently in development and will also be unveiled in 2019.