Experiential travel boutique DreamMaker has designed a trip around the globe aboard a privately outfitted Boeing 767 for its ultra-high net worth clientele.
Passport to 50 is styled as a milestone celebration for the billionaire client and up to 50 friends and family flying in tandem on a second Boeing Business Jet.
Experiential Aviation℠, The Pinnacle of Private Aviation
Passport to 50 is the first of its kind to completely circumnavigate the globe and cover 50,000 kilometers in the air. The trip includes a surprising time ratio of 88% on the ground and 12% in the air. “Since 1988, we have been setting benchmarks in the experiential travel space worldwide,” says founder and experience designer Gregory Patrick. “In 2017, we will be the first to introduce Experiential Aviation℠ as the pinnacle of private aviation.”
Highlights of this Unprecedented Trip
Highlights in the air include a $500,000 charity poker tournament with the world’s top-ranked poker player, inflight yoga session, a fashion show, and a Master Sommelier. Thinking far beyond flat beds, chef-inspired cuisine, and amenity kits, DreamMaker has appointed hypnotherapist April Norris to develop a holistic program that integrates cutting-edge wearable sleep technology with alternative wellness techniques such as hypnotherapy, Reiki healing, Ayurvedic medicine, and the attention of a Doctor of Acupuncture.
“It is irrelevant how big and beautiful your private jet is if you are unable to relax comfortably or get the required amount of sleep on the plane,” says Patrick. To ensure the utmost comfort for its guests, Passport to 50 will boast a one-to-one ratio of guest to staff, with a cast of 50 hand-picked professionals, each experts in their respective fields.
World of Diamonds Creates Most Luxurious Amenity
Partner World of Diamonds Group was commissioned to create the trip’s most luxurious amenity: a set of 18-karat gold swizzle sticks set with white and blue diamonds worth a total of $1 million. “DreamMaker’s commission demonstrates our expertise in creating spectacularly bespoke pieces out of fancy colored diamonds,” said Director Karan Tilani. Crafted into a spinning globe atop the 50 swizzle sticks are 20 white sparklers, each representing every city landing of Passport to 50. One rare fancy blue diamond, a specialty of the diamond mining conglomerate, evokes the blue skies traversed on this trip.
The purpose was to create a piece that would tell a story – and keep telling that story vs. being tucked away in a safe. The DreamMaker wanted an item that could be deemed very personal without having to be worn. Rather, an objet d’art to share with anyone who might be entertained in their home.
“We were discussing possibilities over a cocktail and as I was stirring my drink, it hit me – a swizzle stick,” said Gregory Patrick. “I envisioned something that represented the trip’s 20 city landings, symbolized by white diamonds, and crowned by a rare blue diamond, World of Diamonds Group’s signature sparkler,” said Gregory Patrick. “What better way to highlight the blue skies traveled throughout the journey?” The piece was commissioned on the spot.
At World of Diamonds Group, where master craftsmen are known for creating exceptional pieces with diamonds and precious metals for the most discerning of clients, the world’s ultimate swizzle stick was brought to life. “The swizzle stick is a Picasso of diamonds & beyond – a masterpiece that stirs conversation.” said Karan Tilani.
The diamond mining powerhouse engaged 3 designers and master craftsmen, who worked a total of nearly 630 hours and over a month to construct the swizzle stick by hand. Among the main considerations of the design process was practicality, the globe’s density – relating to stability, and positioning the diamonds prominently so that they exhibit maximum brilliance.
The swizzle stick weighs almost 26 grams, and flaunts about 5 times more 18-karat gold than an average wedding ring. Recognizing its artisanal provenance, the creation is finished in a unique combination of matt and gloss plating, hallmarked “750” and “W.O.D Genève”.
21 round sparklers of exceptional quality are mounted on a swiveling globe atop the swizzle stick. 20 colorless diamonds represent every city landing of Passport to 50 and a rare 0.11 carat fancy blue diamond, encrusted on the crescent that grips the globe, evokes the blue skies traversed on this trip.
The swizzle stick is presented in a hand-stitched leather case, complete with gold-plated engravings, a dedicated catalog and lifetime guarantee.
Hotel 41 London Rebranded Especially for this Experience
In line with the 50 signature DreamMaker experiences, London’s Hotel 41 will be the first in the world to completely rebrand its identity to “Hotel 50” and accommodate the unique story with its famously personalized service. The hotel will chip out its marble tile in the foyer, commission newly monogrammed bed and bath linens, and a raise a “Hotel 50” flag. Other ground highlights include 50 monks’ blessings amidst an inundation of 50,000 lotus petals.
Trip is Conduit to Charitable Giving
The Passport to 50 experience directly benefits children around the world through Experiential Giving, such as the distribution of 2,500 bicycles to enable rural children in Cambodia to attend school, the provision of clean drinking water for 50,000 at-risk children in the Philippines, as well as building “fun centers” for 50,000 children battling life-threatening illnesses in the United Kingdom. “Through this trip, we have a way to act as a conduit to positively impact children’s lives,” says Patrick. “It makes no sense to work so hard to please the most discerning of clientele without making the same effort to balance the decadence with an element of kindness that delivers higher levels of fulfillment.” Charity partners include Water.org, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Whole Child International.
Locations Visited During the Trip
Passport to 50 begins in Koh Samui and continues through Siem Reap, Kathmandu, Agra, Florence, Siena, Cannes, Moulinet, London, Barcelona, Ibiza, Marbella, Marrakech, Havana, Knoxville, Kona, El Nido, and A Secret Island, before concluding in Manila.
The trip is currently being offered at $13,875,000 for a party of up to 50 people in August of 2017.
About World of Diamonds Group is one of the largest privately held diamond mining corporations in the world. The Group is almost fully integrated in diamond mining, polishing, high jewelry creation, and distribution to leading houses of the world, providing fancy colored diamonds and jewelry to celebrities and members of royalty alike.
About DreamMaker: Rooted in multiple layers of creative design for 28 years, DreamMaker is an experiential travel and event boutique that designs truly exceptional vacations for the ultra-affluent client who desires more than the requisite luxury.
To qualify for a brochure for the Passport to 50 experience, please contact 1.800.WHY.DREAM? (1.800.949.3732) or email info@PassportTo50.com.
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