Shangri-la Maldives launches private jet services
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives has launched a new private jet service to brings guests directly to the resort in luxury.
The Shangri-La hotel chain is launching a luxury travel package for wealthy Chinese consumers that includes a flight aboard a private jet to one of the most exclusive and remote parts of the Maldives, a favorite destination for affluent holidaymakers in China.
The Shangri-La Private Jet Journey program is billed as a personalized, upscale travel experience that will shuttle guests to the chain’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives aboard a 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, an adult version of the treehouse.
The luxury travel package is being launched in collaboration with Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency and its top luxury brand HHtravel.