FIVE Announces Its Purchase of the First ACJ Twotwenty From the Comlux
The Dubai-based FIVE hospitality and experiential entertainment brand has released news of its expansion — from the ground, to the air. The aircraft, an ACJ TwoTwenty, is named 9H-FIVE (to be pronounced “Nine-Hotel-FIVE”), and is being built by Comlux. It’s set to begin commercial voyages in early 2023.
The gold standard in Aviation Sales, Completion and Operations
Comlux Completion, whose HQ is in Switzerland, was chosen to build the aircraft. From a workshop based in Indianapolis, it began work on the project at the start of 2022. The interior of the VIP cabin has been chosen by FIVE and is among several options of cabin arrangements possible within the ACJ TwoTwenty. It’s a partnership sealed via an exclusive charter agreement under Comlux AOC in Malta.
“With our substantial fleet of large-cabin, long-range VIP aircraft, Comlux has positioned itself as a leading provider of luxurious group travel. It is an honour to partner with FIVE on their thrilling new project – from aircraft acquisition to cabin interior completion as well as aircraft operations. The all-new business jet, the ‘Nine-Hotel-FIVE’ will be available starting in early 2023 for FIVE’s guests, charters and demo flights. It will be based in DWC Dubai World Central airport, which is the ideal airport in the world to further grow and develop FIVE and Comlux businesses.” – Richard Gaona, Executive Chairman and CEO Comlux
About FIVE Hotels and Resorts
The brand has a “dare-to-be-different” ethos, with its leading hotels like the FIVE Palm Jumeirah and FIVE Jumeirah Village, ranked among Dubai’s top hotels by independent reviews on Booking.com and Trip Advisor. Its reputation continues to grow with entertainment, music and lifestyle destinations attracting some of the best DJs, celebrities and Instagram stars.
The FIVE ACJ TwoTwenty
The aircraft will be fitted with Pratt & Witney engines and some matchless interior features. Accommodating 16 seats, a dining table for eight passengers, a master suite with a king-sized bed and shower, electro-chromatic window shades and full LED lighting, a fully equipped kitchen, non-stop streaming high-speed connectivity and two ultra-large 55 inches screens, it provides an up-to-date infrastructure for a state-of-the-art experience. The ACJ TwoTwenty can fly for 12 hours non-stop, with a full crew on board, tending to passengers’ every need.
“We are proud to extend the ACJ TwoTwenty customer base to the Middle East; Our new extra large bizjet will become the new flagship in luxury travel with FIVE hotel, moving further boundaries of exclusive lifestyle in the air, and pioneering new flying experiences. The ACJ TwoTwenty is a game changer in business aviation.” – Benoit Defforge, President ACJ.
Catering to a diverse and loyal customer base
FIVE is excited to bring its customers a brand new, unique journey that retains the brand’s signature flair. Passengers will be served award-winning gourmet cuisine from homegrown venues such as The Penthouse, Maiden Shanghai, Cinque and Soul Street, accompanied by music from FIVE’s famed and popular in-house DJs. In addition, there will be a world-renowned level of service in this sumptuous, tailor-made setting in the skies. Jet setters will be able to traverse the entire globe, transporting guests in an enviable style with an abundance of entertainment options that will take private flights to the next opulent level.
“I am extremely pleased with the purchase of the ACJ TwoTwenty. It is a key milestone in the development of FIVE’s bouquet of offerings to our discerning global clientele. 9H-FIVE will showcase the best aspects of both private and commercial aviation with one distinctive offering – by fusing together the Best in Class Bizjet and FIVE’s Best in Class Hospitality and Entertainment that will result in an incomparable globally disrupting aircraft, which will provide guests with unparalleled space, range, reliability and experience. Thanks to Comlux’s know-how in engineering VIP interiors and customized air travel, FIVE can seamlessly curate an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle experience both on the ground – and in the air.” – Kabir Mulchandani, Founder and Chairman, FIVE
Find out more and follow the progress of FIVE’s ACJ Twotwenty at: comeplayfly.com
We recently stayed at FIVE”s latest property opening FIVE Zurich – read the review here.