WHEELS U P
Change of season
WHAT’S ON BOARD FOUR SEASONS’ NEW PRIVATE JET?
Building on the success of its private jet programme –
launched in 2015 with a BBJ 757, Four Seasons is replacing
the jet with an ACJ321LR. Four Seasons says the programme
has consistently sold out, and has secured near-perfect
guest satisfaction rates.
The new aircraft, called Four Seasons Private Jet 2.0, will
be operated by TCS World Travel on four luxury itineraries
throughout 2021, each roughly three weeks in length.
Four Seasons has worked closely with Sylvain Mariat, head
of creative design at Airbus Corporate Jets, to design a
custom interior that is fresh and vibrant – primarily light
but layered with details.
The aircraft is larger than the BBJ 757, but has four fewer
seats – 48 rather than 52 – so each passenger has more space.
The seats all lie flat, were designed by Optimares and feature
leather from Poltrona Frau. Each also has an ottoman,
providing for greater social interaction. The galleys and
two bathrooms are also bigger.
There is a new social lounge intended to further encourage
connection amongst guests. It will also be used for
educational workshops and demonstrations.
The design takes inspiration from the curvaceous lines of
an aircraft and the belief that human-centric design is most
successful surrounding rounded elements. Thus the ottomans
have a rounded shell, and the table in the new lounge has
a pedestal shaped like a curved tulip stem, while built-in
elements have rounded edges. Even the carpet has
decorative nature-inspired accents.
012 OCTOBER 2019
A chef, concierge, doctor, mixologist and others will be on
board to support various workshops. Culinary and mixology
demonstrations will take advantage of the aircraft’s expanded
galley area and bar. Other programming will include customised
spa treatments from a wellness therapist, a sampling of rare
vintage wines with a master sommelier and photography
instruction from a resident naturalist and photographer.