Quaint outdoor restaurants, incredible architecture, culture galore, and more islands than you could ever dream of – Europe has it all. But there is no denying that one of Europe’s best features is its coastal offerings, from soft sandy beaches to dramatic cliff faces.

Whether you prefer to be lying on a beach with your favourite book, discovering the tranquillity of the underwater world, or taking a stroll along promenades steeped in history – we have it covered. Here are five of our favourite European coastal destinations and some of the most exquisite resorts worth visiting by private jet this summer.


Nestled in the centre of the Cyclades group of islands, in the middle of the Aegean Sea, sits the Greek island of Mykonos, also known as “The Island of the Winds”.

Mykonos is an island full of character, including the picturesque white windmills that line Little Venice’s waterfront, one of the most unique places known for its magnificent sunsets.

Famous for its whitewashed houses, traditional blue-domed churches, vibrant nightlife, designer boutiques, pristine sandy beaches and award-winning restaurants, Mykonos’ charm and enchanting spirit offer its visitors a truly memorable Mediterranean experience.

WHERE TO STAY: Cavo Tagoo, located just north of Mykonos town, is a luxury hotel built into an impressive natural cliffside.

This hotel offers a contemporary and well-balanced mix of chic comfort and minimalistic design. Whitewashed walls with natural stone accents are combined stylishly with typical Greek furnishings to create the perfect environment for a relaxing Mykonian retreat.

Cavo Tagoo offers a selection of rooms, suites and villas, each with its own infinity pool or cave pool. The resort also has an on-site spa, restaurant, lounge and pool bar area that offers uninterrupted views over the neighbouring island of Delos.

GETTING THERE: Mykonos International Airport (JMK/LGMK), located just 3.5 kilometres from the town of Mykonos, is the only airport serving the island. Accessible by private jet, a transfer to Mykonos town takes around 10-15 minutes by road.


Between Spain’s Balearic Islands and the Italian peninsula lies the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia. Renowned for its rugged landscapes, exquisite beaches, limpid waters and extensive archaeological sites that are rich in history dating back millennia, Sardinia is an attractive destination for travellers world-over.

Situated on the Island’s Northeast coast, between Olbia and Palau, is a stretch of coastline called Costa Smeralda (or Emerald Coast), a name earned from the green hue of the sea. With dramatic rock formations, secluded coves and powdery white sand beaches, the Costa Smeralda is considered something of a natural paradise and attracts some of the world’s most affluent visitors.

During the summer months, the temperature of Costa Smeralda’s crystal-clear waters can reach over 28 degrees Celsius, making it the perfect destination for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel Romazzino is a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel located in Arzachena, just a stone’s throw away from the beauty of the Costa Smeralda.

Offering luxurious accommodation consisting of suites, private villas with pools, and a presidential suite, the property also has its own restaurant, spa, two outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre. The hotel also has its own private beach where guests can enjoy a range of water sports, including windsurfing, water skiing and surfing.

The Pevero Golf Club, which sits adjacent to the hotel, is heralded as one of the most stunning golf courses in the world. The 18-hole course, designed by American golf course architects Robert Trent Jones and Ron Kirby, provides views of the nearby bays of Pevero and Cala di Volpe and offers an unforgettable golfing experience for both experienced and beginner golfers.

GETTING THERE: Sardinia has three international airports – Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB/LIEO) in the northeast, Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO/LIEA) in the northwest and Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE) in the south of the island. A transfer from Olbia Airport to Costa Smeralda takes approximately 30 minutes by road.


A Balkan country, Montenegro forms part of South-eastern Europe and is one of the continent’s smallest nations.

The country’s captivating, rugged landscapes, quaint coastal villages, fjord-like bays, and crystal-clear waters have made Montenegro popular with celebrities and socialites.

Home to Tara Canyon, the deepest in Europe and the second deepest in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site can be explored by raft or, for those brave enough, by the largest zip line in Europe.

Discover a country full of culture, history, natural wonders, scenic drives, and incredible local cuisines – Montenegro is a remarkable location with something for everyone.

WHERE TO STAY: Boutique Hotel Vissi D’Arte is a small boutique hotel set in the centre of Budva, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast, which dates back more than 2,500 years.

Inspired by opera and art, the hotel offers a variety of luxurious and spacious rooms and suites, each featuring furnishings constructed from natural organic materials. The hotel also has a two-bedroom presidential suite which boasts two balconies and panoramic sea views, ideal for relaxing with a coffee and watching the many yachts that sail in and out of the nearby Dukley Marina.

GETTING THERE: Montenegro has two main airports accessible by private jet – Podgorica Airport (TGD/LYPG), located centrally, and Tivat Airport (TIV/LYTV), which is in the South-western region of Montenegro. Boutique Hotel Vissi D’Arte offers a luxury airport transfer from Tivat, providing a smooth transition from airport to accommodation which takes an average of 30 minutes by road.


Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, lies along the Atlantic-facing coast of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing the southwestern tip of Europe with Spain. Its mountainous interior provides a dramatic backdrop to the traditional whitewashed buildings and terracotta rooftops that grace its rugged coastline.

Renowned for its Port Wine, fado music, medieval castles, cobblestoned villages, historical cities, warm climate, and not forgetting its majestic golden beaches, it is easy to see why Portugal’s Algarve region remains such a popular destination – it has something for all ages.

WHERE TO STAY: Found in the Algarve’s Armação de Pêra municipality, VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa is a 5* resort perched on a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

This luxurious resort has a contemporary yet traditional style, offering various shapes and sizes of rooms, suites, villas, and apartments, all scattered within 54 acres of subtropical gardens that offer the ultimate seclusion and privacy. The resort’s chic sea-inspired interiors, with blue, white and green tones, match this oceanfront location perfectly.

The resort boasts no less than ten on-site restaurants (one of which has two Michelin stars), its own yoga pavilion, several pools, and tennis courts and is home to an amazing spa with 12 individual treatment rooms. It is also home to the secluded Tremoços Beach, where guests can enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkelling or a leisurely swim in its warm waters.

GETTING THERE: Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR) is the only airport serving Portugal’s Algarve region. Ideally situated, Faro airport is nearly equidistant from the Spanish border and Portugal’s southwestern tip.


The capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department, Nice, is located on the southeast coast of France, approximately 20 kilometres from the Italian border.

This beautiful city is known for its stunning coastline and unique Baroque-influenced architecture. A wonderful maze of boutique shops, lively restaurants, galleries and markets fill the narrow streets bound by tall, colourfully painted buildings.

With so much to see and do, an average of 330 days of sunshine each year and very mild winters, Nice is a city worth visiting any time of the year. The Old Port offers the perfect place for a walk, or alternatively, you can sit and admire the luxury yachts over a coffee or cocktail in one of the many restaurants or bars.

WHERE TO STAY: Built in the early 20th century, Hotel Boscolo Exedra Nice is a prestigious, Belle Époque style hotel featuring a seamless blend of period architecture and elegant contemporary design, aptly located in the city’s prominent and central Boulevard.

Featuring 112 rooms, each tastefully finished with parquet wood floors, marble furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer uninterrupted views of the Boulevard. The property’s bright white and ivory tones create an intimate and reserved atmosphere.

It is also home to two restaurants, two swimming pools, a spa, and a superb roof terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area.

GETTING THERE: Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN) is located only 8.5 kilometres from the centre of Nice, a transfer from which takes approximately 15 minutes by road.

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As the heart of the stunning French Riviera (Côte d’Azur), Nice is one of Europe’s most famous private jet destinations. With approximately 330 days of annual sunshine, this city is worth visiting any time of year.

Offering an abundance of designer outlets and fine dining venues to explore as well as a selection of beautiful beaches right on your doorstep, Nice has something for everyone, whether you decide to explore the area or sit back and enjoy the captivating Mediterranean views with a book in hand.

Where to stay: 


Sitting in the heart of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most exclusive communities, the Hotel Royal-Riviera is one of the most family-friendly hotels in the area.

Split into two separate areas, the hotel boasts 96 rooms and suites, 78 of which are in the main building, and the remaining 18 are in the private villa l’Orangerie, each decorated in the purest Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat style. All accommodations provide stunning views of either Fourmis Bay or the Cap Ferrat Peninsula. Many nearby attractions are within short walking distance, including the Casino de Beaulieu-sur-Mer and the sandy Plage des Fourmis (Fourmis Beach).

The hotel features numerous on-site amenities, including wellness and fitness centres, saunas, steam rooms, an outdoor heated pool, beautifully maintained gardens, and a private beach.


Initially built in the late 1920s as a casino and theatre that has played host to many big names, including Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, and Coco Chanel, the Palais De La Méditerranée lives on as one of the French Riviera’s most iconic buildings. The hotel is one of the most emblematic examples of Art Deco with its white marble façade, which is now considered a listed monument.

Ideally located on the legendary Promenade des Anglais, the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is within walking distance of Nice Cathedral, the Basilique Notre Dame and the many designer outlets and outdoor cafés of Avenue Jean Medecin.

The hotel features 187 rooms and suites, all with stunning sea or city views. For the most luxurious of stays, the massive 1,290-square-foot Penthouse Suite offers one of the finest private terraces in all of Nice, with panoramic sea views.


Located just a stone’s throw away from the Promenade des Anglais and within walking distance of just about anything worth seeing in Nice, the Anantara Plaza is the first of the Thailand-based luxury hotel and resort company’s French properties.

Recently refurbished in 2020, the hotel is built upon a Belle Époque architectural landmark and offers 151 elegantly decorated rooms and 38 suites. Accommodations vary in size but share a common theme when it comes to décor, and all provide sweeping city or sea views.

When it comes to wellness, the hotel offers no less than five treatment rooms, a sauna and the first Bastien Gonzalez nail salon on the Cote d’Azur. Despite having no onsite fitness facilities, the nearby Promenade des Anglais is ideal for a morning jog or cycle ride, providing seven kilometres of stunning flat coastline to work your way across.

What to do:

NATURE: The Parc du Mont Boron is one of the Côte d’Azur’s most beautiful hiking trails. With a hilltop area spanning over 57 acres, the park has multiple trails to suit various fitness levels, from seasoned hikers to leisurely sightseers.

At the trail’s end is the Fort du Mont Alban – a 16th-century military stronghold built as a defence after the siege of Nice in 1543.

CULTURE: Spend the afternoon exploring the Marché Aux Fleurs Cours Saleya (Cours Saleya flower market), open Tuesday through Sunday. The name of this market dates back to 1897 when Nice became host to the world’s first wholesale cut flower market.

Located in the heart of Vieux Nice (Old Nice), the many vendors at the Cours Saleya market offer everything from flowers to fruit and vegetables, along with all sorts of other tasty treats.

ADVENTURE: Charter a yacht from the nearby port and explore the extensive beauty of the Côte d’Azur. Take in the views by snorkelling, swimming, jetskiing, or simply kicking back on the aft deck with a platter of typical niçoise cuisine and a glass of rosé.

NICE Weather Forecast

Getting there: 

Charter a jet and fly into the nearby Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN). From here, a transfer to central Nice takes around 15 to 30 minutes by road.

Approximate flight times:

Dubai ✈ Nice6 hours 30 minutes
London ✈ Nice1 hour 45 minutes
New York ✈ Nice7 hours 30 minutes
Singapore ✈ Nice13 hours 30 minutes
Zurich ✈ Nice1 hour

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Chartering a private jet offers the ultimate convenience and comfort and has many advantages over scheduled flights.

Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, a private jet charter is an ideal solution to avoiding the stresses associated with airports and inconvenient flight times.

Time Savings

Perhaps the most significant benefit when chartering a private jet is the time you save compared to a scheduled flight.

When chartering a private jet, in most cases, there is no need to arrive at the airport any more than 15 minutes before departure, and usually, there is parking available directly at the private terminal.

With no check-in or security queues to navigate, boarding is usually completed in minutes affording you the ability to be airborne and on your way soon after.

On arrival at your destination, luggage is immediately available, so there are no frustrating waits at baggage carousels.
Thereafter, ground transportation can be ready and waiting to take you on your way, removing the need to queue for taxis or rely on transport timetables.

Private FlightScheduled Flight
Pre-Flight (arrival at the airport, parking, check-in, security clearance, waiting in the departure lounge, and boarding time)15 minutes180 minutes
Flight Time120 minutes120 minutes
Post-Flight (deplaning, baggage reclaim, and waiting for ground transportation)5 minutes80 minutes
Total Travel Time140 minutes380 minutes
Example time savings (in minutes) when comparing flying by private jet and flying via scheduled flight


When planning your private jet trip, you are in complete control of your itinerary. Everything is fully customisable, whether your trip requires multiple stops, specific departure times, or special in-flight dining requests.

Additionally, with over 5,000 aircraft, you can choose the aircraft that best fits your plans and suits the people you are travelling with.


Flying by private jet allows you to access more airports than scheduled flight options would. On average, for every airport accessible by scheduled flights, there are around three airports accessible by private jet. A lot of the time, these airports are situated closer to city centres than larger international airports.

Not only does this provide greater flexibility, but it also affords you the convenience of arriving even closer to your final destination, cutting time off your ground travel so that you can get to where you need to be quicker.


You are chartering the entire aircraft when you charter a private jet with Sentient Signature, which means you control who you fly with, and only those you invite will be onboard, whether that is family, a group of friends, business colleagues, or just you flying solo.

Private jets also have access to private terminals specifically built to handle private jet travellers. These are usually separate from the main airport terminal and offer unmatched privacy and confidentiality.

Whether you require guidance on the most suitable aircraft for your route and number of passengers, assistance with planning your trip itinerary and logistics, or arranging the finer details to form your signature journey, we offer a comprehensive range of air charter and concierge services tailor-made to your requirements, leaving you to rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional service provider.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, telephone +44 (0) 330 043 0041 or email fly@sentiensignature.com.

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Whether you are looking for a chill-out break, a thrill-seeking trip, or to spend quality time with family or loved ones, these 5 spring destinations to visit by private jet have everyone covered.

Amalfi Coast, Italy (Perfect for Couples)

Celebrated for its Mediterranean landscape and natural diversity is the Amalfi Coast, a 34-mile stretch of stunning coastline in the region of Campania, Italy. Its undisputed beauty and unique natural landscape comprise tall cliffs, stunning beaches, picturesque seaside towns and quaint pastel-coloured buildings. The turquoise seas, cinematic piazzas, dramatic landscapes and incredible cliffside restaurants make for the most romantic setting.


Although early in the Mediterranean season, temperatures can still reach into the mid-20s during spring. However, evening temperatures can dip if the winds swing around to the north, so it is advisable to pack some heavier items.


Le Sirenuse is a charming family-owned hotel located in the heart of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Most rooms and suites have a private terrace or balcony looking out over the bay of Positano, and its whitewashed walls, vaulted ceilings and hand-made tiles on the floor will leave you falling in love with its Amalfi charm.

The Santa Caterina Hotel is perched along a series of scenic natural terraces on the Amalfi Coast cliffside. The hotel’s interior is classically Italian and quintessentially Mediterranean, with a mixture of light colours, hand-painted floors and marble.


From the cliff tops to the sparkling blue seas, you can do many romantic things along the Amalfi Coast. Hire a boat and cruise the coast of Positano – the most romantic backdrop on earth; take a helicopter excursion and explore the different areas of the coastline, or have a romantic dinner at La Sponda restaurant with incredible views over Positano whilst being surrounded by hundreds of suspended candles (which take the waiters three hours to light in the evening).


The closest airport to the Amalfi Coast is the Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport (QSR/LIRI) which is approximately one hour and ten minutes by road to the resort.

Snowmass Village, Colorado (Perfect for Adventure Lovers)

Situated in the Brush Creek Valley, between the Rocky Mountains, sits the quaint town of Snowmass. It’s the second-largest resort in Colorado and sits on the largest of the four mountains that make up the Aspen resort. Although winter is what Snowmass is known for, it also has a lot to offer during other seasons. Spring in Snowmass is nothing short of spectacular, with its staggering peaks, green valleys, glassy rivers and an abundance of hiking and biking trails through which you can explore.


Lows at night of -7 degrees in March and daytime highs of 17 degrees celsius in May mean that any precipitation that falls may be rain or snow. Pack accordingly and be prepared for any temperature.


Immerse yourself in five-star luxury at the exclusive St Regis Aspen Resort nestled at the base of the Aspen mountain. This stunning red brick building exudes luxury and is where rustic elegance meets mountain manor. Its superior accommodations are outfitted with designer furnishings and exquisite marble bathrooms. They also have a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub area, which overlooks the stunning Aspen Mountain.

The private residences at The Little Nell are luxurious five-star mountainside condo rentals which offer a unique atmosphere and phenomenal cuisine. Its accommodations are beautifully finished, and every detail has been carefully considered, including custom furnishings, admirable art and collectables.


Snowmass may be better known as a winter destination, but it also has many adventures on offer during spring. The sky’s the limit with Above It All Balloon Company, which offers scenic sunrise champagne hot air balloon tours. Alternatively, you can also experience Colorado through white water rafting for a fast-paced wild adventure.


This area is easily accessible through Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE/KASE), which is only 4 miles away and takes 11 minutes to transfer from by road.

Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica (Perfect for Families)

The small Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica is an 11-mile oasis of recently developed sustainable luxury – it offers endless adventures, peace, and tranquillity in equal measure, making it ideal for families. Perhaps most famous for its world-class white sandy beaches, volcanic peaks, vast tropical forestland, national parks and uncrowded beaches, the Papagayo Peninsula is one of the world’s most stunning and biodiverse destinations.


March to May is one of the hottest times of the year for the Papagayo Peninsula. With average high temperatures between 32 and 35 degrees Celsius, light winds and very little rain, be sure to pack the high-factor sun cream.


The Four Seasons Resort is an expansive resort which is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This high-end resort offers complete privacy and relaxation and has set a new standard of luxury in Costa Rica. They have a variety of rooms, villas and suites and also offer customised itineraries for families during their stay, which can include adventures on land and at sea.

The exclusive Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort was designed by Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher. This spacious family-friendly resort has stunning views of the jungle and boasts three beaches, a kids club, a fitness centre, a spa, three swimming pools, a tennis court, and enough water sports activities to keep anyone entertained all day. There are plenty of dining options on offer, and the resort also accommodates guests who wish to bring their four-legged friends.


The year-round warm waters surrounding the Papagayo Peninsula make it ideal for families who love spending time at the beach. There are many water sports to enjoy including kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and jet skiing. You can also visit the golf course at the Four Seasons or charter a spectacular motor yacht for the day.


Liberia International Airport (LIR/MRLB) is one of four international airports serving the Pacific Coast and Western Costa Rica. The journey from Liberia International Airport to the Papagayo Peninsula takes approximately 26 minutes by road.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia (Perfect for Adults)

Bora Bora’s pristine white sandy beaches, coconut forests, jagged green peaks, colourful villages, vibrant coral reefs and crystal clear lagoons make this destination like something out of a dream. The French Polynesian Islands are also home to some of the most scenic islands in the world for some of the most exclusive hotel brands.


High temperatures of 26-29 degrees Celsius and approximately ten days of monthly rain make spring a great time to visit Bora Bora.


The St Regis Hotel in Bora Bora sits amongst 44 acres of lush tropical landscape where white sands and crystalline lagoons represent the epitome of carefree elegance. It has 100 exquisitely designed accommodations which consist of large overwater villas and stunning beach villas that feature exotic woods, handwoven fabrics, regional art and exquisite furnishings.

Exclusively located in a private cove surrounded by white sand and black lava rock on Motu To’opua is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort. Embrace Polynesian sophistication in hillside suites and overwater villas at this award-winning resort. This fairytale setting offers uninterrupted views of the Bora Bora’s endless blue horizon.


Let Bora Bora’s otherworldy underwater beauty unfold before your eyes on a glass-bottom boat tour. Alternatively, sip champagne whilst on a sunset cruise aboard a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe which will drop you at St James restaurant for a first-class meal. For those looking for a nippier way to explore, you can take in the spectacular lagoons of Bora Bora on an exhilarating island jet ski tour.


Bora Bora’s Airport (BOB/NTTB), also known as Motu Mute Airport due to its location on the islet of Motu Mute, serves the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. A boat or seaplane transfer will be necessary to get to the main island of Bora Bora.

Dubai, UAE (Perfect for Big Kids)

Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast and is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Over the years, Dubai has transformed into a sun-soaked metropolis, offering some unforgettable experiences to its visitors. Its ultramodern architecture, luxury shopping, art and culture centres, stunning souks and unparalleled coastline make it a destination of discovery. The city is also home to the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel and one of the world’s largest shopping malls, where you can shop to your heart’s content.


Lows of 18 degrees in March and highs of 38 degrees celsius in May. Make sure to pack lightly!


The exclusive Burj Al Arab Hotel is a global icon of Arabian luxury located on its very own private island. The hotel takes modern luxury to another level, refining the meaning of exceptional hospitality to every last detail. This magnificent hotel offers panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, nine signature restaurants, state-of-the-art spa facilities and luxury chauffeur services via Rolls-Royce or dedicated helicopter transfer. Have afternoon tea and cocktails at the Sky View Bar, suspended at 200 metres above sea level, or relax at their private man-made beach – the first luxury beach facility of its kind.

The stunning One&Only resort is situated on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the most exclusive resort on the island. The hotel has Andalusian-style architecture that exudes the luxury of Andalusia’s luxury palaces. Swaying palm trees, a mesmerising infinity pool, immaculate gardens, and tranquil beachside accommodations define this stunning resort. The resort also features seven restaurants, a fitness centre, a nail and hair salon, and its own private marina.


There are many adventurous things to do in Dubai for adrenaline enthusiasts. You can take to the sky and skydive over the stunning Dubai Palm or go dune bashing through the soft dunes of Dubai at speed. A must-do experience is a seaplane tour where you will soar over the Dubai skyscrapers and main attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and The Palm.


Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC/OMDW), also known as Dubai World Centre, is located southwest of Dubai city and is the central hub serving private jets. It is approximately a 30-minute journey by road from this airport to the Palm Jumeirah area.

Whether you require guidance on the most suitable aircraft for your route and number of passengers, assistance with planning your trip itinerary and logistics, or arranging the finer details to form your signature journey, we offer a comprehensive range of air charter and concierge services tailor-made to your requirements, leaving you to rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional service provider.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, telephone +44 (0) 330 043 0041 or email fly@sentiensignature.com.

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Known by many nicknames and often regarded as the capital of the world, New York is one of the most popular private jet destinations for both business and leisure travellers.

Towering skyscrapers, artistic prowess, and a character that many of the globe’s capitals desire to compete with make New York worthy of a visit by everyone at least once in their lifetime.

Where to stay: 


Well-positioned to offer some of the most breathtaking views in all of New York, the Mandarin Oriental towers high above this iconic city’s streets and overlooks the Hudson River, Central Park, and downtown Manhattan. Only steps away from world-class dining and shopping as well as the famous Broadway Theatre District for first-class entertainment, the Mandarin Oriental well and truly has everything at its door and is ideally located for families, couples and business travellers alike.

Rooms vary in size and fittings, and a selection of suites and Signature Suites offer extra space for those seeking a little more comfort; however, all share the same first-class standard and quality of décor and furnishing for which this luxury hotel chain is known. Rooms are tastefully finished with contemporary décor, elegantly influenced by the brand’s Asian origins, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows to offer unrivalled sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

The Mandarin Oriental is also home to the MO Lounge, which many refer to as one of New York’s must-visit dining destinations thanks to its expansive views overlooking Central Park. Offering an all-day menu of contemporary American cuisine and well-crafted cocktails, MO Lounge is a great place to start your day or unwind after an afternoon of shopping in the nearby luxury retail stores.


Famed for being the only independent New York hotel with the exclusive AAA Five Diamond accolade, indicative of the highest levels of luxury, The Dominick offers guests luxurious amenities with unobtrusive service to match.

The hotel’s accommodations are spacious, and at only 12 rooms per floor, each offers more floor space than the average New York room size. Most of The Dominick’s 391 rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide magnificent river or cityscape views. The hotel’s top levels are home to various penthouses for the ultimate space for larger groups or extended stays.

The 7th floor of The Dominick is home to Terrace on 7, a seasonal, exclusive outdoor oasis and a place to relax and soak up summer sunshine whilst admiring panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Indoors, the BABOR Signature Spa offers a Moroccan Hammam, as well as a variety of massage, facial and body treatments.


Conveniently located on 44th Street in the heart of Manhattan, The Chatwal is in a prime location for avid theatregoers and is only steps away from the city’s infamous Times Square.

Initially built in 1905 by Stanford White, The Chatwal is something of a local landmark and was restored and renewed in 2010 by master architect Thierry Despont.

The hotel’s 76 luxurious residences include 29 suites and 14 themed suites, each with spacious private terraces. Inside, décor draws inspiration from early 20th-century travel and the days of glamourous transatlantic voyages. The hotel’s rooms and suites are each fitted with built-in cabinets, ultra-suede and custom furniture exquisitely designed by Despont.

The Chatwal also provides a 3,500 square-foot spa with an infinity saltwater lap pool, plunge jacuzzi and 24-hour access fitness room. Complimented by a full butler service, 24-hour in-room dining, and Apple laptops available for complimentary use during your stay, The Chatwal has everything you need for the perfect stay for both business and leisure.

What to do:

NATURE: New York City is a bustling metropolis; however, this doesn’t mean enjoying nature isn’t possible. Situated in the Bronx, The New York Botanical Garden, established in 1891, is an advocate for the plant world. Committed to preserving and protecting the planet’s biodiversity and natural resources, this botanical garden is well worth a visit.

CULTURE: One of the world’s cultural capitals, New York City offers an endless choice of fascinating attractions for all things arts and culture.

For an insight into early New York life, the Tenement Museum shares stories of the immigrant and migrant experience through immersive guided tours, educational content and programs.

If art is more your scene, galleries are in plentiful supply. With over 1,000 to choose from, including the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art – home to over 2 million pieces of art – there is no shortage of unmissable exhibitions in which to indulge.

ADVENTURE: For any thrill-seeker, a visit to the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere is a must. Located at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, Edge allows you to experience New York in a way like no other.

A marvel of modern architecture and engineering, Edge is suspended 100 stories above the thriving streets of Manhattan and lets you take in the views all the way from Central Park down to beyond the Statue of Liberty.

NEW YORK Weather Forecast

Getting there: 

Charter a jet and fly into Teterboro (TEB/KTEB) in New Jersey. At approximately 21 kilometres from Midtown Manhattan, Teterboro is the quickest way to access New York City. Alternatively, for ease of access to many neighbouring areas, including White Plains, Westchester County Airport (HPN/KHPN) is well positioned.

Approximate flight times:

Dubai ✈ New York15 hours
London ✈ New York8 hours
Singapore ✈ New York19 hours
Zurich ✈ New York8 hours 45 minutes

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Hawaii lies in the Pacific Ocean and is the only US state geographically located within the tropics. Lying on the southern coast of Hawaii’s biggest island, Oahu, Honolulu is the state’s capital city and sees around six million visitors annually.

Stunning beaches, breathtaking views and endless activities cause this volcanic archipelago to deserve a high ranking on any discerning traveller’s bucket list.

Where to stay: 


Set in the private lagoon of Kahala Beach, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is one of Oahu’s best 5-star hotels. Known as one of Hawaii’s Hollywood hideaways, the resort maintains a rich guestbook of many celebrities and even royalty, who have visited and enjoyed the seclusion and privacy this Hawaiian hideaway offers, over the years.

This legendary resort offers a range of rooms, suites and signature suites, each featuring chic tropical décor and ocean or mountain views.

On-site amenities include a spa, fitness centre and the resort’s very own Kahala Shopping Gallery, which offers a carefully curated selection of authentic souvenirs, tropical apparel, handmade chocolates, signature gifts, and much more.


As the epitome of luxury in Waikiki, the Halekulani Hotel sits on a prime beachfront location, just a stone’s throw away from the town’s marina, shops and restaurants. Despite being so close to the centre of Waikiki, the Halekulani Hotel is a peaceful haven comprising the best of both worlds.

The hotel, which initially opened in 1917 and offered five cottage-style accommodations, has since developed into one of Oahu’s most famous resorts that now offers 453 rooms and suites.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are decorated in shades of white with occasional wooden accents. Furnishings are subtly luxurious, from the sandy colour floor coverings to the natural louvred window shutters. All rooms and suites have private balconies, and most offer unspoilt sea views.


In true Ritz-Carlton style, the Waikiki offering of this ubiquitous brand is one of nonchalant luxury and first-class service.

Set five minutes back by foot from the long, white sandy Waikiki beach, this multi-award-winning hotel is also close to Hanauma Bay, otherwise known as one of the world’s best beaches for snorkelling.

The resort offers 204 residences, all decorated and furnished in typical Ritz-Carlton fashion, featuring kitchenettes or open-plan kitchen-living areas, outside terraces and spacious bathrooms.

When it comes to dining, recognisable names such as La Vie and Sushi Sho are all on-site, with both indoor and outdoor restaurants. The resort is also home to a state-of-the-art fitness centre with a yoga studio and boxing equipment, as well as a 1,100-square-foot infinity pool and two whirlpool tubs.

What to do:

NATURE: The Koko Crater Railway Trail, otherwise known as Koko Head Stairs, is an abandoned World War II railway track, now open to the public as a hiking trail.

With over 1,000 steps up to the trail’s peak, this hike is not for the faint-hearted and is somewhat challenging. However, the panoramic views from the top of this well-known trail, truly make the trek worthwhile.

CULTURE: The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is located in the centre of Honolulu city. As the number one visitor destination in Hawaii, this memorial site allows you to learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history.

The site marks the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed there on the 7th of December, 1941, and commemorates the events of that historic day.

ADVENTURE: For a more adventurous side of Oahu, head to the coast. Here, a number of activities will fit the thrill-seeker’s itinerary, including surfing classes, snorkelling with turtles, shark dives and dolphin and whale-watching boat trips.

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Getting there: 

Charter a jet and fly into Honolulu International Airport, otherwise known as Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL/PHNL), the largest airport in all of Hawaii. From here, a transfer to central Honolulu or Waikiki takes around 15 to 30 minutes by road.

Approximate flight times:

Dubai ✈ Honolulu16 hours
London ✈ Honolulu15 hours
New York ✈ Honolulu10 hours 30 minutes
Singapore ✈ Honolulu12 hours 30 minutes
Zurich ✈ Honolulu15 hours 30 minutes

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Tis the season to start your Christmas shopping and there is nothing quite like walking through streets of shimmering lights, bright colours and beautifully decorated window displays, surrounded by the aromas of pine, cinnamon, gingerbread and mulled wine, whilst doing so.

This Christmas, why not take a trip to one of our favourite Christmas shopping destinations, all perfectly accessible via private jet?

1) Milan, Italy

Renowned as the shopping capital of the world, why not take a walk down Via Montenapoleone and Via Della Spiga and have all the best designers, such as Prada, Hermes, Chanel, & Bulgari, at your fingertips? Shopping here is fancy but stress-free.

In December, Milan is full of festive fun. Visit the magical markets in Mercatino di Natale in Piazza Duomo (Piazza Duomo Christmas Market) and witness the huge Christmas tree near Milan’s Duomo Cathedral or check out the ornate tree at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

Piazza Gae Aulenti is another excellent place to visit, where you can pick up unique Christmas gifts, including handcrafted wooden toys, among other things, and delicious street food.

After a hard day’s shopping, head to the cobblestoned districts of Arco della Pace, Brera or the canal district of Navigli to experience some retro charm over aperitivi at one of the many cool bars and chic eateries.


  1. Bulgari Hotel Milano
  2. Mandarin Oriental Milan
  3. Four Seasons Hotel
  4. Park Hyatt Milan
  5. Armani Hotel Milano


Milan Linate Airport (LIN/LIML) is the closest airport to the centre of Milan and is open to private jet movements 24 hours a day. Linate Airport is located approximately 8 kilometres from the heart of Milan and a transfer by road takes between 30 and 45 minutes by road.

2) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai has everything you need for a truly fabulous festive experience and is perfect for families, couples and friends. December sees Dubai lit up with fairy lights, and huge Christmas trees are built and decorated overnight, kept in the dark until their official tree lighting ceremony, which attracts crowds to enjoy local choirs, festive nibbles and drinks.

Home to one of the largest shopping malls in the UAE, the Dubai Mall, has circa 1,200 stores set over four floors, and with Dubai Shopping Festival also taking place in December, where better to do your Christmas shopping than in the mall of dreams?

If you are looking for some unusual or unique gifts, check out one of the many festive markets dotted around town – there is the Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace, the Maker’s Market at Cityland Mall, the Golden Mile Galleria’s Christmas Market on the Palm and RIPE’s festive editions in Academy Park, Umm Suqeim.

Alternatively, you can go to Global Village to see singing Santa and meet the tiniest Santa in the world – invisible to the naked eye – or visit the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Dino, the Opera or perhaps the top of the Burj Khalifa.


  1. One & Only Royal Mirage
  2. Bulgari Resort Dubai
  3. Jumeirah Burj Al Arab
  4. Raffles The Palm Dubai
  5. Atlantis Dubai


Dubai International Airport (DXB/OMDB) has long been the airport of choice for private jet travellers heading into the city of Dubai. However, since its opening in late 2013, Dubai World Central Airport (DWC/OMDW) – also known as Al Maktoum International Airport – has fast become the airport of choice for private jet travellers.

Despite being 55 kilometres from the centre of Dubai, a transfer by road from Dubai World Central Airport takes approximately the same time as from Dubai International Airport due to less road congestion.

3) Los Angeles, United States

Looking for somewhere to do your Christmas shopping but want somewhere there isn’t the typically cold winter weather? California is a great place to go.

For the ultimate in luxury shopping, visit the glamourous Rodeo Drive, which is lined with top designers and luxury boutique stores, including holiday favourites such as Tiffany and Co, Balenciaga, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and many more.

Searching for something a little different? The Unique LA Holiday Market really does feature unique items and is one of the best markets to visit. There are also plenty of artisan markets and fairs, including the Union Station Holiday Festival, Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, Renegade and Echo Park Craft Fairs.

After all that shopping, why not head to the heart of downtown LA and visit the Bai Holiday Ice Rink? Here, you can skate day or night with a view of the city skyline. If you fancy something a little more cultural, you could attend Las Posadas, a Mexican-American Christmas festival for candlelit processions, traditional music and dance performances as well as an array of authentic food and piñata-breaking. Held along Olvera Street, it is a unique part of the city.


  1. Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
  2. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
  3. Hotel Bel-Air
  4. Pendry West Hollywood
  5. The Peninsula Beverly Hills


The go-to airport for private jet travellers looking to visit Los Angeles is Van Nuys (VNY/KVNY). As one of the world’s busiest private jet airports, Van Nuys sees over 200,000 aircraft movements per year.

Located 34 kilometres to the northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, it is possible to transfer by road or by private helicopter.

4) Hong Kong

As ‘the City that takes shopping seriously’, many people love to visit Hong Kong for extravagant spending, particularly as the luxury goods are tax-free.

A shopper’s paradise, Hong Kong is home to many shopping hotspots, including Times Square, IFC Shopping Mall, 1881 Heritage and the Landmark. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your spouse, partner, child or friend, these prestigious malls are home to every designer brand you can think of, making them the ideal locations to find that glamorous gift. They also pull out all the stops with beautiful festive displays, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

But Hong Kong at Christmas is far more than just shopping, particularly as it is one country in East Asia where Christmas is celebrated perhaps the most grandly. Winterfest, recognised by CNN as one of the best places to spend your Christmas, features ice shows and many other Christmas activities. There are also plenty of holiday fairs you can go to in town where you can shop for gifts, indulge in seasonal treats and soak up the festive atmosphere. Check out some or all of the Christmas markets at Island Shangri-La, Basehall, The Upper House, Stanley Plaza, Kll Musea Christmas Village Pop-up, Discovery Bay and Swire Properties White Christmas Street Fair, to name but a few.


  1. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
  2. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
  3. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  4. The Peninsula Hong Kong
  5. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong


Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH), otherwise known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is the best way of accessing central Hong Kong and is situated approximately 30 kilometres away by road.

5) Paris, France

Known as the ‘City of Light’, there couldn’t be a truer word said for Paris at Christmastime. Giving New York a run for its money, some of the most popular light displays, magical window displays and Insta-ready Christmas trees can be found in Paris’ infamous shopping districts and department stores.

As a capital of fashion, Paris is renowned for its shopping. The Elysian Fields (Champs-Elysées) is one of Paris’ most infamous and glamorous avenues, which is home to some of the biggest names in luxury shopping, including Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, to name but a few. Alternatively, you can visit one of their prestigious department stores. Head to Galeries Lafayette for shopping with a view, to Le BHV Marais for a trip to Switzerland, to Printemps Paris Haussmann for something creative and colourful, or there is the oldest department store in Paris, Le Bon Marche, for something more traditional.

The Christmas markets in Paris are spectacular. Be sure to check out the La Magie de Noël (The Magic of Christmas) in Tuileries Garden, located next to the enchanting Louvre, the Eifel Tower Christmas Market, Notre Dame Christmas Market, Saint Germain des Prés, or La Défense Christmas Market, which features more than 350 chalets spread over 13,000 square meters.

Whether a trip with loved ones, family or friends, Paris has something for everyone.


  1. Hotel Plaza Athénée
  2. Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
  3. Hotel de Crillion, A Rosewood Hotel
  4. Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
  5. The Peninsula Paris


Paris Le Bourget (LBG/LFPB) is the airport of choice for private jet travellers looking to access the French capital. As one of Europe’s busiest private jet airports, Le Bourget is well-located at only 15 kilometres from Paris’ centre.

6) London, United Kingdom

London at Christmas is truly magical, and as a shopping destination, it transforms into a festive paradise with perfectly decorated storefronts, lit-up Christmas trees and a real ‘Winter Wonderland’ right in its heart.

Home to some of the world’s most famous brands, the places to shop are endless. Hotspots include Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, St James’, the piazza and Seven Dials in Covent Garden, Chelsea’s Kings Road, and the infamous Harrods in Knightsbridge.

London is also home to some of the best Christmas markets – check out Southbank Centre Winter Market or those in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Kingston and Trafalgar Square.

For the ultimate Christmas markets, head to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, where you can truly soak up the Christmas cheer. Here, you will find an array of gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery and culinary delights being sold from more than 100 wooden stalls. Once you have finished shopping, you can enjoy some skating on the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink, a ride on the Giant Observation Wheel or fairground rides, and watch a range of festive entertainment.


  1. The Connaught
  2. Corinthia London
  3. The Langham London
  4. Claridge’s
  5. Baglioni Hotel London


London is served by a number of airports that are accessible by private jet. These include Biggin Hill (BQH/EGKB), Farnborough (FAB/EGLF), London City (LCY/EGLC) and London Luton (LTN/EGGW).

Whilst all of these airports have good connections to the city centre, London City and Biggin Hill are situated closest to London’s heart.

7) New York, United States

If you are looking for the ultimate Christmas shopping destination, ‘The Big Apple’ will not disappoint.

Home to some of the best luxury shopping districts, including Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue and Soho, as well as exemplary department stores like Macy’s, Century 21 and Bloomingdale’s, New York offers the ultimate luxury shopping experience.

The perfect place to spend time with family or friends, it is renowned for some of the most elaborate window displays in the world, not forgetting the iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree and ice rink.

If you are looking for something different, why not visit one of the many holiday markets? For something unique, check out The Grand Central Holiday Fair; for something quirky, visit Union Square; for something handmade, visit The Makers Show at City Point; and for something that you can feast your eyes and your stomach on, check out Bryant Park Winter Village or Columbus Circle Holiday Market, where you can reward yourself with tasty culinary delights once you’ve made those all-important purchases.

There is also plenty to do to pass away the evenings. From boutique bars to Michelin-star restaurants or Broadway shows, it is easy to see why it is known as ‘the city that never sleeps’.


  1. The Mark
  2. Baccarat Hotel
  3. The Lowell
  4. The Bowery Hotel
  5. Soho Grand Hotel


Of the many airports serving New York, the most popular with private jets are Teterboro (TEB/KTEB), Westchester County Airport (HPN/KHPN) and LaGuardia (LGA/KLGA).

All are well connected to the city centre and offer transfers by road or helicopter.

Whether you require guidance on the most suitable aircraft for your route and number of passengers, assistance with planning your trip itinerary and logistics, or arranging the finer details to form your signature journey, we offer a comprehensive range of air charter and concierge services tailor-made to your requirements, leaving you to rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional service provider.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, telephone +44 (0) 330 043 0041 or email fly@sentiensignature.com.

Your Signature Journey Starts Here.

Contact our team by email at fly@sentientsignature.com,

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Glistening snow-capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, roaring fireplaces, fresh alpine air, and slopes that twinkle in the night from the scattered chalets that sit tranquilly – there really is something special about this time of year. Whether you prefer to spend the day skiing or sipping on an Aperol spritz whilst admiring the incredible views, we have you covered with these 5 ski destinations to visit by private jet this winter.

1) Chamonix, France

One of the oldest ski resorts in France, having hosted the first Winter Olympics back in 1924, Chamonix is a vibrant town and a world-class ski resort and mountaineering destination that sits at the base of Mont Blanc between France, Switzerland and Italy.

The town’s skyline is dominated by the jagged Aiguilles de Chamonix Mountain, which peaks at the top of Mont Blanc at an incredible 4,810 metres.

Exuding charm with views of snow-capped, pine-covered hillsides and glaciers, and waterfalls that cascade down the mountainside – this town is picture-perfect.

Its expansive and challenging terrain makes this a bucket-list destination for many avid skiers and is, without doubt, one of the most unique and most visited destinations in the French Alps.


Nestled in picturesque gardens, the Hameau Albert 1er is known as one of Chamonix’s finest hotels and is situated in the heart of this world-class ski resort. Owned by the Carrier-Maillet family, this hotel has been providing top-class hospitality and welcoming guests to the area since 1903.

An old mountain farmhouse with a modern contemporary feel and added rustic charm, the hotel’s historic converted barn accommodations are full of character, comprising a mixture of architectural alpine traditions. Additionally, they have two independent chalets that offer a chic combination of pure white tones and rustic timber.

On-site is a Michelin-star restaurant that offers a gastronomic experience serving traditional Savoyard specialities. The resort also features a wine cellar, bar, hot tub and sauna, and has a wide selection of rejuvenating massage treatments to offer, perfect for when you’ve had a busy day on the slopes.


Geneva Airport (GVA/LSGG) is the closest airport to the exclusive Chamonix ski resort. The journey from Geneva airport takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes by road.

2) Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier is a Swiss Alpine village situated in the Canton of Valais in southwestern Switzerland. It offers incredible panoramic views of Mont Blanc and sits around 1,500 metres above sea level, facing the Grand Combin mountain massif. It is ideally located at the centre of the four valleys and has one of the largest skiing areas in Europe, providing over 410 kilometres of ski runs.

Verbier is a vibrant village of low-rise buildings and traditional Swiss charm which, unlike many other ski resorts, is still reflected today. As soon as the first snow falls, Verbier develops into a glamourous winter playground and a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts thanks to its on and off-piste skiing opportunities being some of the most incredible anywhere in the Alps.

In the winter, Verbier truly comes alive with its restaurants, boutique shops, bars, and a vivacious après-ski scene. Verbier also offers a plethora of other activities such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, husky dog rides, sky diving, sledging and parachuting. There is also an incredible 10km long toboggan run – the longest in French-speaking Switzerland.


The Lodge is the ultimate winter hideaway. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, this luxurious nine-bedroom mountain chalet, perched high in the Swiss Alps, comes with a team of experienced staff including a housekeeper, chalet concierge, private chef and personal chauffeur.

Each room is uniquely designed with warm tones and has magnificent views of the mountains and valley opposite. The master suites are exceptionally spacious and feature a modern fireplace in the centre of the room – there is even a secret door that connects the two master suites if extra space is needed.

Dining at The Lodge in winter takes place in the large dining room, where all meals are cooked to order by the private chef and where guests can sample some of the resort’s culinary delights. Alternatively, you can dine at one of the town’s many stylish restaurants, which can be organised by your personal concierge.

For a wind-down, head to the lower levels of the chalet where you will find a heavenly spa area with an indoor jacuzzi, steam room, massage room, gym and a 9m heated indoor pool. This alpine paradise has a true home-from-home feeling, which is ideal for families or large groups.


Sion Airport (SIR/LSGS) is the closest airport to Verbier at 54 kilometres, a transfer from which takes approximately one hour by road. Alternatively, you can fly in via Aosta Valley Airport (AOT/LIMV) which is approximately 80 kiolmetres away and would take around one and a half hours by road. Ordinarily, there are helicopter transfers available to resorts.

3) Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo, also known as the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, is a small ski resort located in the Veneto region of Northern Italy and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Nestled between the soaring peaks of the Dolomites mountain range, the resort is surrounded by sheltered alpine valleys and well-groomed ski slopes. In the winter season, the town is bustling with people walking through the exclusive collection of antique shops, designer boutiques, bars and fine restaurants.

The town has an Olympic ice stadium with two ice tracks that were built for the Winter Olympic Games held there in 1956, and was host to the 2021 World Ski Championships. Cortina is also due to host the Winter Olympics once again in 2026.


Surrounded by unspoiled alpine beauty, the Rosapetra SPA Resort is located just minutes from the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo. This superb resort is entirely furnished in wood inside and out, making it blend seamlessly into the natural landscape.

The rooms and suites are intimate, elegant and modern spaces, which offer fantastic views of the Dolomites. The handmade warm wood furnishings, fine upholstery, natural stone and neutral colours all reflect the Ampezzo landscape to create an airy, welcoming and inviting space.

Restaurant La Corte del Lampone serves traditional food and often provides local entertainment in the evenings for in-house guests. You can also enjoy a glass or two of wine at The Cellar, where you can explore local and international wines in the comfort of your chalet.

The spa has been designed and characterised around bio-cosmetic products and exclusive equipment designed for holistic care. There is also a Finnish sauna, Mediterranean bath, Turkish bath, full Technogym-equipped fitness centre, and a swimming pool with breathtaking views. The resort also offers a wide range of sporting activities including ice climbing, ski mountaineering, skating and alpine skiing.


The nearest Italian airports to Cortina are Canova di Treviso Airport (TSF/LIPH) and Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE/LIPZ) from which it takes approximately two hours to get to the Cortina ski resort by road. Alternatively, you can take a helicopter transfer to Cortina’s own heliport in Fiames, where only private flights operate.

4) Val-d’Isère, France

Val-d’Isère is nestled in Savoie’s Tarentaise Valley in the Alps and is a resort which dates back as far as the 1600s. Although one of the smaller resorts, it can be one of the liveliest high-end resorts and is brimming with challenging slopes, stylish bars and one of the best après ski scenes in all of Europe.

Sitting at an altitude of 1,850 metres above sea level, the resort is among one of the highest in Europe with the longest winters – it has one of the best snow records in Europe.

Val-d’Isère has over 96 ski lifts that serve 300 kilometres of pistes and 25,000 skiing acres comprising a mixture of beginner, intermediate and expert slopes.

This charming old-world village has a lot to offer a variety of visitors. Through its old winding streets, you will find bustling bars, shops and restaurants which all come alive at night, and with restricted access for vehicles in Val-d’Isère, it really does feel like a different world.


The Marco Polo Chalet is the most luxurious in Val-d’Isère and was voted the Best Ski Chalet in France two years in a row by the World Ski Awards. Although situated in the heart of Val-d’Isère, the property is set back from the main road providing a more intimate setting.

The chalet has a chic yet contemporary alpine-style interior with a mixture of modern and traditional materials used to create its overall vibe. There are six tastefully decorated rooms each with en-suite bathrooms and expansive living areas that lead through to a spacious balcony with panoramic views out onto the notorious World Cup La Face de Bellevarde downhill ski course.

The chalet features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, hammam and massage room for some post-ski recuperation. It also boasts a wine cellar called the Cave and Fromagerie where you can enjoy cheese and wine tastings with friends and family. There is also a private gym, open fireplace, chauffeured 4×4 plus personal resort driver, gourmet catering, and two open bars.


Chambéry Airport (CMF/LFLB) and Aosta Valley Airport (AOT/LIMV) are the closest locations to fly into, from which a transfer takes approximately two hours by road to Val d’Isere. Alternatively, you can take a private helicopter transfer and leave all the stress of the road behind.

5) Lech, Austria

The picturesque mountain village of Lech is an exclusive ski resort situated at an altitude of 1,444 metres above sea level in the western state of Vorarlberg, Austria.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Arlberg mountain range, the village has strict building restrictions which give it more of an exclusive feeling and in-keeping with its original Austrian charm.

The village comprises a collection of luxurious hotels and traditional-style ski chalets all built around the river that meanders through its centre. Although Lech is a comparatively small resort, there are over fifty restaurants dotted around serving traditional Austrian cuisine as well as many lively bars which play live music in the evenings.

There is a variety of surrounding scenic ski runs, most of them easy to medium difficulty. There are however more challenging runs available on certain slopes. There is also a local snow park where you can engage in freestyle snowboarding.


Chalet 1551 is an ultra-luxury boutique chalet nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, surrounded by ski slopes in the exclusive Arlberg area.

This chalet was built with classic Austrian-Alpine style and luxury at its forefront.

The 600 square metre private residence was decorated by highly renowned interior designer Casus Casa and can accommodate up to 12 guests across five luxurious guestrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms.

Throughout the interior is a mixture of natural stone, light wood, soft furnishings, bespoke handmade furniture and complimentary lighting. On the ground floor, you will find an incredible wellness spa featuring a sauna, steam room, infrared chamber, sports bar and swimming pool with breathtaking mountain and village views.

Available on-hand 24/7 is a team of private staff including a Michelin-star chef, butler service and a chauffeur shuttle service within the area of Lech and Zürs.


Innsbruck Airport (INN/LOWI) and St. Gallen Altenrhein Airport (ACH/LSZR) are both approximately one hour and a half to Lech by road. You can also get a private helicopter transfer to Lech ski resort directly from both airports.

Whether you require guidance on the most suitable aircraft for your route and number of passengers, assistance with planning your trip itinerary and logistics, or arranging the finer details to form your signature journey, we offer a comprehensive range of air charter and concierge services tailor-made to your requirements, leaving you to rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional service provider.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, telephone +44 (0) 330 043 0041 or email fly@sentiensignature.com.

Your Signature Journey Starts Here.

Contact our team by email at fly@sentientsignature.com,

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One of the world’s most influential cities and the capital city of France, Paris is a hub for all things art, culture, fashion and gastronomy. Built around the River Seine, which crawls through the city’s centre, Paris is a maze of beautiful boulevards, cafe culture and iconic landmarks.

Where to stay: 


Situated in the heart of the city, on one of the most prominent thoroughfares in Paris, rue de Rivoli, the 5-star Le Meurice Hotel is as central as they get. Just ten minutes by foot to the Louvre and minutes to the Champs-Élysées via the Paris Métro, this 19th-century palace is fronted by the Tuileries Garden, which creates a suburban feeling in a truly urban setting.

Le Meurice hosts 160 rooms and suites delicately designed by Charles Jouffre and outfitted in typical Parisian style. Residences feature lavish textiles and traditional furnishings and are complimented with antique accents throughout. All rooms are unique in their detail yet remain consistent in their dedication to beauty.

For a little extra space, Le Meurice offers a selection of suites. Perfect for more extended visits, these spaces come in seven different variations, from Junior Suites to the Prestige Suite, all of which have been designed with inspiration from visionary designers Lally & Berger.


Opening in 2011, the Mandarin Oriental Paris was the renowned brand’s first hotel in France, joining their boutique collection of only 13 European hotels.

Located along one of Paris’ oldest streets, rue Saint-Honoré, this hotel sits amongst the stores of many of jewellery and fashion’s biggest names. The hotel’s central location brings many of Paris’ best-known landmarks and attractions within walking distance.

The Mandarin Oriental Paris comprises 135 rooms and suites, all of which are designed to blend ornate Parisian charm with refined oriental practicality seamlessly. In total, the hotel offers 20 varying room types, from the Superior Room to The Mandarin Terrace Room. Suites come in 15 guises, including The Parisian Apartment, one of the most spacious residences in all of Paris, complete with two living rooms and its own landscaped terrace.


As the first of Paris’ hotels to be designated a ‘palace’, Le Bristol is famous for its historic architecture, which dates back to 1925. Elegantly adorned with classic French decor, Le Bristol is the quintessential Parisian hotel.

The property’s recently-refurbished residences are split across two buildings which are adjoined via a long galleried glass hall. Rooms are spacious, some of the roomiest in all of Paris, and many provide stunning views of the property’s internal courtyard. Decor focuses heavily on floral styles and antique-style furnishings, enriching the classical Parisian feel of the property.

What to do:

NATURE: The Jardin des Plantes is a botanical garden in central Paris which was founded in 1626 as a royal garden of medicinal plants. The garden-museum complex, which cultivates around 23,500 species of plants, including cacti, orchids, iris and Alpine plants, is also home to a botanical library of various natural history and a small zoo.

CULTURE: A centre of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, Paris has no shortage of cultural offerings. Amongst these are The Sacré-Coeur Basilica, The Louvre Museum, The Musée d’Orsay, The Notre-Dame Cathedral, The Arc de Triomphe, and of course, The Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars.

ADVENTURE: Those seeking a more adventurous experience should partake in one of the guided Eiffel Tower climbing experiences. These tours take you to the tower’s second floor, 377 feet high and offer the ultimate views of the Parisian skyline. Optional tour upgrades allow you to ascend a further 500 feet above the second floor with only the landmark’s antennae above you. Up here, only the sound of the wind can be heard, leaving you feeling like you are on top of the world – truly exhilarating!

PARIS Weather Forecast

Getting there: 

Charter a jet and fly into Paris Le Bourget Airport (LFPB/LBG).

Approximate flight times:

Dubai ✈ Paris7 hours 15 minutes
London ✈ Paris50 minutes
New York ✈ Paris6 hours 45 minutes
Singapore ✈ Paris13 hours 30 minutes
Zurich ✈ Paris1 hour

Contact our team by email at fly@sentientsignature.com,

or by telephone on +44 (0) 330 043 0041 to discuss your Signature journey.

Situated in the heart of Switzerland’s Engadin valley, St. Moritz is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world. Originally a summer spa resort, thanks to its mineral springs, St. Moritz was the birthplace of Alpine tourism and has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two separate occasions.

Where to stay: 


Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel in the centre of St. Moritz, which dates back to 1896.

This grand hotel has often been hailed as a local landmark and features 155 elegantly decorated guest rooms, including 43 individual suites, all with views towards either Lake St. Moritz or the quaint village centre.

The hotel’s very own Palace Wellness Spa features extensive fitness facilities, massage and beauty treatments, an indoor infinity swimming pool and an outdoor heated swimming pool – a truly magical experience when it’s snowing. Situated at the front of the hotel is its very own ice rink, perfect for ice skating, a round of ice hockey or a game of curling.


Located on the northern side of Lake St. Moritz, high above the village centre, Carlton Hotel is the smallest of St. Moritz’s five-star hotels and offers a more boutique experience than some of its larger neighbours.

This palatial hotel offers 60 suites with captivating panoramic views of lake St. Moritz and the Engadine Valley. Its interior has been elegantly decorated by renowned interior designer Carlo Rampazzi and combines a tasteful balance of traditional and contemporary features.

After a long day on the slopes, the Carlton Spa is a space designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. Set over three floors, this beautiful spa offers a multitude of holistic treatments, yoga and massage options, saunas, steam baths, an indoor and outdoor pool, and a well-equipped fitness room.


Initially built in 1864 as a summer spa hotel, the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski is the only five-star ski-in, ski-out hotel in St. Moritz. Nestled in a stunning mountain setting between the two famous skiing areas of Corvatsch and Corvigliam, this iconic hotel is perfect for avid skiers and winter sports enthusiasts.

Following recent extensive renovation, accommodation is split across 228 rooms, suites and residences. Rooms are elegantly decorated in neutral shades of beige and brown, complemented by gold accents, contemporary furnishings and artwork reminiscing on the resort’s winter sporting history.

The in-house 2,400-square-metre Alpine Spa provides six types of sauna, indoor pool, Kneipp baths and gym, along with pampering wellness treatments. Meanwhile, the hotel is home to two-Michelin-Star restaurant, Cà d’Oro, and also the Lobby Bar, both of which offer a selection of culinary delights.

What to do:

NATURE: The Engadine Valley is home to the Swiss National Park, a vast 170-square-kilometre haven for all things outdoors. Founded in 1914, it is the oldest national park in the Alps and is home to a captivating variety of wildlife and fauna, including ibexes, chamois, marmots, bearded vultures and golden eagles.

CULTURE: St. Moritz is a culturally rich town with a great offering of art galleries, museums and libraries. One of the best is the Museum Engiadinais, which is found in central St. Moritz. Set in a building designed by renowned architect Nicolaus Hartmann, the museum houses several permanent exhibitions as well as temporary displays which are regularly updated.

ADVENTURE: Aside from skiing and other obvious options, the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club and its infamous Cresta Run are worthy of a visit for any thrill-seeking visitor. A natural ice run which has been rebuilt from scratch every year since 1884, the Cresta Run is 1.2 kilometres long and snakes its way down from St. Moritz to the nearby village of Celerina, formerly known as Cresta. Not for the faint-hearted, the Cresta Run has ten named corners and a gradient that varies from 1 in 2.8 to 1 in 8.7.

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Getting there: 

Charter a jet and fly into the regional Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS). Located in the heart of the Engadine Valley, Samedan Airport is only five kilometres by road from St. Moritz.

Approximate flight times:

Dubai ✈ St. Moritz6 hours 15 minutes
London ✈ St. Moritz1 hour 30 minutes
New York ✈ St. Moritz7 hours 30 minutes
Paris ✈ St. Moritz1 hour 15 minutes
Singapore ✈ St. Moritz13 hours
Zurich ✈ St. Moritz30 minutes

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