Four Seasons’ Private Jet
Four Seasons, a hospitality group that has been leading in the industry of high-end resorts and hotels for a really long time, has announced its plans to literally take the idea of luxury traveling to a whole new level.
The group has officially announced its plans to launch a Private Jet, precisely an Airbus A32ILR that’s currently being custom-made in France in collaboration with Airbus.
The Airbus A32ILR belongs to the newly-launched Airbus NEO family and is ready to start functioning in the early months of 2022. It will serve as a timely replacement to Boeing 757-200 ER that’s currently being used by Four Seasons. It was launched in 2015 and was described as the first customized and fully-branded private jet of the hotel industry.
The starting price of its itineraries is $147,000 for each person. The experience on the private jet offers anyone who has the financial means the opportunity to move from one continent to the other in grand style.
Features of The Private Jet
This new jet is reportedly the tallest and widest cabin in the class, and it is obvious that well-being was a priority during its conception period. According to the president of Four Seasons Worldwide Hotel Operations, Christian Clerc, the hospitality group really wanted to set up something that offered an experience that wasn’t just intimate but was also comfortable when it comes to size.
As such, the plane has a residential and social dimension to it. It initially had a seating capacity of 52, but that has been reduced to 48, and that gives room for a bigger gathering place for guests to interact with each other and the Four Seasons masters”.
The Four Season masters include a mixologist, a concierge, a chef, and a doctor that works round the clock. According to Clerc, they consider culinary arts to be one of the major influencers of travel and so there is room for cocktail and cuisine preparation while on board.
Priorities In Design
Wellness, as earlier mentioned, was a major concept in the plane’s design. According to the design vice president at Four Seasons, Dana Kalczak, and wellness was a key concept in the design stage.
Kalczak noted that they endeavored to explore all the possibilities for ensuring that the Airbus has a design that was human-centric in the sense that it considered the wellness and comfort of the human body and easily accommodated it.
For instance, for its seating, the design team according to Kalczak is working on another round of seats collaboratively with Optimares, an Italian seat manufacturer so they can improve the headrests’ length as well as the lumbar support.
They are also paying special attention to lighting. Kalczak said they have worked on different lighting tests specially designed for each aspect of the journey including boarding, socializing, eating as well as resting.