There are millions of hotels in the world, so it’s hard to say that a few are the best. However, as you travel the globe in your private jet, you can rest assured that the following luxury hotel and resort brands and chains will never let you down.
Relais & Châteaux
The Relais & Châteaux is all about exceptional hospitality, gourmet cuisine and spreading the art de vivre across the world with over 520 properties across 60 countries. The chain’s beginnings date back to 1941 when the original owners purchased a Rhône Valley estate in France to serve as a hotel. Today the chain accommodates guests at historic landmarks like manor houses, townhouse and castles in idyllic setting. Each Relais & Châteaux property has a different focus—one may specialize in wine and choice cuisine while another caters to the spa crowd. This hotel group is known for its strict admissions standards. If you make the cut, be sure to join the Relais & Châteaux’s Club 5C so you can benefit from perks like invitations to exclusive events and upgrades. (http://www.relaischateaux.com/spip.php?page=home&lang=en)
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Founded by Colonel John Jacob Astor IV, the St. Regis hotels and resorts take you back to New York’s Gilded Age where there’s a sense of refinement around every corner. Now part of the Starwood Hotel line, the original hotel drew affluent patrons like the Rockefellers, Carnegies and the Vanderbilts to its doorstep. With over 30 properties worldwide, the St. Regis continues to honor the standards set by the Astors with English-style butler service, discreet and individualized attention, fresh-cut flowers in every room, afternoon tea and services that make you feel like an honored personal guest in the family’s own home. As a St. Regis guest, be sure to enroll in the exclusive Aficionado program, which offers elite access to sporting, fashion, art, philanthropic and dining events, as well as cultural experiences and unique services. (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/index.html)
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
If you seek a luxury brand that values sustainability, supporting local businesses and environmentally sound practices, the Banyan Tree brand is your accommodation answer. The line of hotels and resorts first started with 600 acres of devastated coastal land in Phuket, Thailand. After extensive cleanup efforts and the planting of over 7,000 trees, the Banyan Tree brand opened its first eco-friendly resort. Since the 1990s, the brand operates luxury hotels and resorts in countries like China, Vietnam, India, Mexico, Seychelles, Indonesia and the UAE. In addition to offering its guest opulent accommodations and bespoke services, every Banyan Tree hotel and resort supports the local artisans and ecosystem, and has an educational initiatives program for local youth and children. (http://www.banyantree.com/)
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Charter a private jet to New York City and stay at the original Waldorf Astoria . This hotel set the standard for the luxury accommodations that you covet today. It was the first in the world to offer room service and provided a bath in most guest rooms, electricity and allowed women to book rooms without escorts. The Waldorf Astoria made the idea of staying in a hotel a prestigious destination for out-of-town guests and popularized the idea of using a hotel as a social center and venue for events. Conrad N. Hilton called the hotel “The greatest of them all.” Hilton acquired the landmark of luxury in 1949, and the Waldorf Astoria brand continues to offer exclusive services to guests across five continents, such as castaway adventures, hikes with experts, tours with expert photographers and a personal concierge. (http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/index.html)
About Solairus Aviation:
Solairus is a US-based private aviation services company whose core business is assisting aircraft owners with the safe, reliable, and efficient management and operation of their aircraft. Our services are customized to meet the client’s individual travel and financial requirements, and to support their flight operation with the highest standards of safety and personalized service, regardless of the location of the aircraft.
Solairus was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Solairus has over twenty-five base locations across the United States, Europe and Asia, employing more than two hundred flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet currently numbering over fifty aircraft. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-Rated and Wyvern Wingman certified charter operator. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO stage two certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit www.solairus.aero or call 800-359-7861.