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We just had to rub our eyes and make sure that we were fully awake and that we were not dreaming or that it was not April Fools Day. Because holy schnikes, Four Seasons Hotels now has their own branded 757 private jet and their giving guests a ride.
We also can't believe the tagline for the jet--"Because the journey should be as exceptional as the destination."
Alas, you cant just book the jet willy-nilly anytime you're off to a Four Seasons. The private ride is only available through three different journeys that Four Seasons has put together, from an extravagant 24-day Around the World journey (at $119,000 per person) to Backstage with the Arts (which we told you about here and which costs *only* $69,000) to yet another 24-day Around the World Journey (another $119,000 per person.)
The journeys begin in February of next year. If you're interested in booking a trip, start the reservations process here.
If you receive the Standard Culture newsletter (as we do—hello, hotel geeks!), then yesterday you will have learned about Michael Castillejos, the Texas native bellman who has a special gift for riding bellman carts down Washington Street.
But that's not the only buzz around the Standard these days—it turns out master hotelier Andre Balazs has been quietly planning the launch of StndAir, a seaplane service that shuttles passengers to and from standard (ha) getaway destinations like the Hamptons, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Hudson Valley.
Want to take a ride? The seaplane—which, by the way, seems to be making quite the comeback—can charter a flight to anywhere within a 300 mile radius of New York City, and is intended to be an extension of the Standard experience.
If that doesn't mean anything to you, here are some clues: Andre Balazs Sunset Beach Rosé, StndAir-branded water, and, um, Swedish Fish will all be offered during the flights. (If you ask us, other airlines would be wise to latch onto the whole free-candy-and-wine idea too—pure marketing genius.)