Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts launches new Private Jet Journey Program for for China’s wealthy travellers. In cooperation with HHtravel and Private Jet Journeys, Hong Kong based company has created a new program to provide a personalized, high-quality luxury travel experience to China’s high-end leisure travelers in the chain’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives aboard a BBJ Boeing Business Jet. Though the plane has a capacity for 150 people, the luxury jet has been converted to seat 26 people for a more spacious journey.
Guests will land at the Shangri-La’s privately-owned airport — the only hotel in the country to boast its own private executive airport terminal — where they will be greeted by staff who will take them through the check-in process and facilitate their stay.
Amenities at the Villingili resort include a nine-hole golf course and bike tours of the islands. The property itself stretches along a 6-km coastline, with 2 km of fine, white sandy beach. Guests will alternate their stays between the Water Villas, which are built on top of the resort’s lagoon and offer panoramic views of the ocean, and the Tree House Villas, a luxury, adult version of the treehouse.
The first flight of the Shangri-La Private Jet Journey series is set for the Maldives which the most favored destination of China’s affluent. The Maldives Double Villa Luxury Journey will take off on Golden Week in October 2013. It will be China’s first upscale travel group to enjoy a direct flight to a high-end island by private jet and the only group trip of its kind this year.