All Aboard The Palace Bus In 2012 (November 10, 2009)
The converted Airbus A380 due for completion in 2012 will be the world’s largest private jet. Its wealthy owner is reported to be Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, owner of the Savoy Hotel in London.
It is being designed by the Worcestershire based firm Design Q. In a space normally given to 600 passengers, the owner and his guests will enjoy five-star treatment at 35,000 feet.
After being driven to his plane, his car will be parked in the onboard garage.
The belly of the A380 has been turned into a relaxation zone and includes a Turkish bath lined with marble.
Also included is a wellbeing room, with the floor and walls turned into a giant screen showing the ground down below. Guests can stand on a ‘magic carpet’ and watch the journey with a scented breeze blowing around the room.
If work really is unavoidable, the boardroom is on hand with iTouch screens and live share prices projected on to the tables. For conference calls, a business partner on the ground can be virtually projected on to the table to ‘join’ a meeting.
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