While many of us are perpetually on the lookout for bargain travel deals, some high-end hotels are trying to lure wealthy guests with exorbitantly-priced packages that offer truly extravagant experiences. One surefire way to take a luxury getaway to dizzying new heights is by including round-trip private jet service. Because who wants to wait in line at the airport when you're shelling out five or six figures for an ultra-luxe vacation? Here are some high-flying hotels launching private jet service packages in 2020.
$51,000 Kimpton Epic Weekend in Miami For Two
The newly-renovated Kimpton Epic in downtown Miami is offering an opulent three-night getaway that includes round-trip private plane travel via evoJets, a half-day yacht charter on Biscayne Bay, presidential suite accommodations, an omakase and sushi tasting at Zuma restaurant, butler service, a VIP pool cabana, spa treatments and a chauffeured Cadillac Escalade, should you ever deign to leave the property.
There's also a lavish craft cocktail experience at Bar Journe, a 10-seat lobby bar specializing in rare spirits from Swiss watchmaker F.P Journe, where guests can sample vintage bottles and snack on Petrossian caviar while surrounded by fine timepieces and an outdoor cigar bar.
$40,000 Waldorf Astoria Polo Package in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs For Four
Two of Waldorf Astoria's best Southern California resorts--The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs--are joining forces for a $40,000 President’s Day weekend package that includes private jet transfer and VIP seats at a polo exhibition match.
Four guests will fly from L.A. to Palm Springs in a private plane from Desert Jet during the February 14 to 17 getaway. They'll get VIP seating at the polo match, followed by an exclusive barbecue with the players. Off the field, they can luxuriate in a Deluxe King Room and dine at Jean-Georges at the Waldorf, in addition to indulging in a Spa Villa Suite and private chef’s table dinner at La Quinta. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
Fairmont's 'Origin of Spirits' in Barbados, London and Mexico (starting at $185,000 for 8 guests)
Hosted in partnership with AirSprint Private Aviation, Fairmont's “Origin of Spirits” travel collection uses private aviation to whisk guests into hard-to-reach locations, spanning from island hopping in the Caribbean to exploring the agave fields of Mexico, all while experiencing regional cocktail culture via curated tours and stays at top Fairmont hotels.
Fairmont is offering three private jet packages: the "Ultimate Rum Run" From Barbados to Bermuda (eight guests starting at $185,000), "The Perfect G&T (Gin and Travel)" in London (eight guests starting at $185,000) and the "Tequila 'N' Takeoff" in Mexico (six guests starting at $320,000).
Aman Resorts International's Private Plane Service (Pricing TBD)
Luxury hotel group Aman Resorts International recently announced a customizable private jet service that can transport guests to and from more than 30 Aman resorts around the world. Aman's 12-seat Bombardier Global 5000 boasts in-flight dining, high-speed WiFi, designer recliners and the widest cabin in its class. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but if you have to ask, it's probably not for you.
Interested in more top-flight private jet deals? Check out our 2019 luxury hotel round-up here.