Four Seasons to Launch Private Jet
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… flying hotel? Come February 2015, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will extend its hospitality into the skies and launch its very own branded private aircraft—the first of its kind in the industry. And we’re not talking about a tiny Learjet—this is a Boeing 757 with custom-designed interiors, 52 handcrafted leather flatbed seats, and Four Seasons-worthy onboard dining.
While the aircraft can be used for private charter, we’re especially excited about the bookable bespoke trips that take guests to all corners of the world, with stops at Four Seasons properties along the way. Hoping to book a spa appointment upon arrival, arrange a tee time, or find that perfect souvenir? A dedicated on-board concierge will take care of everything for you. Sounds like a great way to cross a few far-flung destinations off your bucket list, but it’ll cost you: the Around-the-World trip, which launches in August 2015, hits nine fabulous destinations in 24 days, including Marrakesh, Beijing, the Maldives, and Tanzania’s Serengeti—and will set you back a whopping $119,000 per person. But if you’re waaay behind on your travel bucket list and have some extra funds to spend, maybe this is the deal of a lifetime.
Jennifer Flowers is the Food and Hotels Editor at Travel + Leisure. Find her on Twitter at @JennFlowers.