The hotel chain Four Seasons has set a benchmark in luxury lodging and now they are branching out. The group has just acquired its own plane - a Boeing 757 - fully adapted to first class with only 52 seats and offering customized itineraries around the world. The Four Seasons Jet will start operations in February of next year and will feature a concierge, flat bed seats, in-flight wifi and gastronomic delights.

Prices vary according to the itinerary, but a world tour costs 119 thousand dollars per person, more or less. No, it's not cheap. The ''Around The World'' trip scheduled for February of next year flies from Los Angeles to London, stopping in 9 cities over 24 days. In April, "Backstage 

With The Arts" will go behind the scenes at the most famous museums and theaters in Milan, Prague and St. Petersburg.

Another ''Around The World'' trip will disembark at 9 destinations, 3 of them being the newest Four Seasons, including the safari lodge Serengeti in Tanzania. The itinerary also goes through Marrakech, the Maldives, Beijing and Tokyo and ends with a gala dinner in NY.

I'd love to embark on a round-the-world trip on the Four Seasons Jet, but for now, I'll just stick to dreaming about it.