DG Amazing Experiences, a weekly e-newsletter for private jet owners, and Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer’s guide comparing over 250 private aviation membership options, have released the first-ever list of the best hotel restaurants specifically for jetsetters who fly privately.
The list was carefully developed by luxury and private aviation expert Doug Gollan, Editor-in-Chief of DG Amazing Experiences and Private Jet Card Comparisons. To help build the list, Gollan turned to his readers, private jet owners, and industry leaders, executives of major private jet companies, top luxury travel advisors and leading lifestyle and travel journalists.
“The Ultimate Restaurant Guide for Private Jet Travelers” features 143 restaurants that span six continents. Among some of the most amazing views are: the Acropolis in Athens from the GB Roof Garden at the Hotel Grand Bretagne, the pyramids at Giza from the Revolving Restaurant at the Grand Nile Tower in Cairo, the Dubai skyline from Al Muntha at the Burj Al Arab, Mont Blanc from Izumi at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva, Monte Carlo and the coast from Le Grill at Hotel de Paris, the Eiffel Tower from L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula, the Strip in Las Vegas from Rivea at the Delano, the expanses of Los Angeles from La Boucherie at the InterContinental Downtown, Manhattan’s skyline from Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s harbor and the skyline of Central from Felix in The Peninsula, the expanse of Singapore from Jaan on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford, Sydney’s bridge and Opera House from Altitude at the Shangri-la.
In terms of the big winners, Marriott brands – Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Bulgari, JW Marriott, Westin, and Le Meridien – had the most entries with 21 restaurants, while Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts placed the most of any singular brand with 11.
With more than a dozen restaurants and bars at the top of its 60 plus story skyscraper, Lebua at State Tower in Bangkok had four of its restaurants on the list, the most of any single hotel, and it helped power Bangkok to the destination with the most restaurants for private jet setters on our list – nine. Ritz-Carlton hotels in Tokyo and Shanghai each had three restaurants on the list.
To be considered for the inaugural guide, the venue needed to be a full-service restaurant, not just a bar or lounge, located on the rooftop or high-level floor of a 4- or 5-star luxury lifestyle hotel, offering memorable views and a fantastic dining experience that excites and impresses guests.
“When our readers are traveling, they are often on tight schedules,” said Gollan. “My goal was to create a list of great restaurants that provide amazing views and cuisines that are just an elevator ride away from their suite in order to save them time, just like their private jets.”
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