Art de Vivre partners with Gama Aviation to create an exclusive ski chalet collection with a private jet charter service for the 2015/16 winter season
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Art de Vivre partners with Gama Aviation to offer private jet charter services to complement their stunning Alpine chalet collection for the 2015/16 Winter season.

Aylesbury, 20 October 2015 - Art de Vivre ( is partnering with Gama Aviation who offer a range of charter aircraft for this Alpine season. It is an important and exciting milestone for Art de Vivre who are one of the leading providers of high end chalets in the Alps. Joining with Gama Aviation underscores the quality of their boutique ski chalet collection and service, providing opportunities to further increase their global presence. Gama Aviation has 145+ aircraft under management with operations in 45 different locations in 17 countries across five continents, making it one of the world’s leading aviation services companies.

Art de Vivre’s Alpine collection gathers the best of European chalets for this 2015/16 season. The chalets costing anything between £50-100,000+ per week, offer a unique ski experience with a butler, sommelier, chauffeur and ski guide as bespoke options to make a client’s stay more comfortable. Located in the popular alpine resorts of; Verbier, Gstaad, Zermatt, Lech, Klosters, St. Moritz and Courchevel 1850 the chalets offer the discerning skier a wonderful base for what promises to be an excellent ski season.

Julie Gauthier, Founder & Director of Art de Vivre said: “We are delighted to be working with Gama Aviation on this year’s collection.  Private aviation has a natural fit to our business and we aim to work with organisations that have like-minded ambitions to provide the very best experiences for their clients.  Europe has always been the home of authentic and sophisticated ski destinations and we are seeing more people travelling from further afield to the Alps. Gama Aviation’s geographic reach and service quality make it a highly complementary marketing partner.”

Duncan Daines, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Gama Aviation said: “Working with Art de Vivre we are able to suggest a selection of unique properties that fit with our managed and charter clients extremely high standards. This, combined with our European fleet, our ability to fly into the likes of Chambery Savoie and our in-house travel concierge service, means we can offer a complete, highly bespoke package, to our clients. The Alps have always been blessed with a style and romance that has a magnetic charm; which is perhaps why we have already had interest from clients in Asia, the GCC and the US so early in the season.”

Art de Vivre’s ski collection is available to view at:

The ski collection is also available to view at:
Further chalets will be added to the collection during the ski season.  

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About Art de Vivre

Renowned for its portfolio of designer properties and bespoke rental service, Art de Vivre is a British brand specialising in renting the finest private villas and chalets across the world.

With over 20 years’ experience in luxury villa rentals in the Indian Ocean, founder and director Julie Gauthier established Art de Vivre in 2013 to showcase the most prestigious international luxury rental properties for her loyal clients. Within two years, Art de Vivre has grown its portfolio to feature over forty personally selected properties worldwide.
  • Exceptional Alpine Chalets. Art de Vivre has a deep understanding of Swiss hospitality and business from years of experience with Swiss clients and owners. Inspired by this, they have created a rental collection which expresses the authenticity of alpine architecture and fine, warm Swiss hospitality.
  • Bespoke Personalised Service. Redefining how discerning clients book high-end rentals, Art de Vivre serves their clients through a series of bespoke and personal consultations.
  • Close Relationships with Owners. Art de Vivre is proud to know its property owners personally, and to share their trust, passion and aspirations to find the clients who will appreciate their unique properties and the owners’ personal experience.
  • Private Designer Villas. This exclusive global portfolio of the world’s most beautiful private homes for rental reflects the tastes and lifestyles of Art de Vivre’s international villa owners. Many of the villas are family properties, built in perfect locations by world famous architects and designers with the intention of lasting for generations.

About Gama Aviation Plc

Gama Aviation Ltd was established in 1983 by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright at Fairoaks Airport (UK), initially providing aircraft charter services with one Beech Baron aircraft.

Since its inception, it has grown organically and through strategic acquisition. On 8th December 2014, Gama Aviation announced a merger (technically a reverse takeover) with Hangar 8 Plc, creating a company with a market capitalization of over £130 million. The deal was completed on 6th January 2015, with Gama Aviation Plc becoming the new listed stock.

The Group offers the following services across its operational network:
  • Aircraft management for private, civil and special mission aircraft fleets.  Gama Aviation offers a comprehensive fleet management service, including, but not limited to, the provision of management and training of crew personnel, fuel, airworthiness, engineering oversight, insurance, hangar space, valeting, as well as all travel arrangements. Gama Aviation’s fleet under-management comprises over 145 aircraft located at 45 operating bases across five continents. 
  • Aircraft charter for private individuals and corporate clients.  Gama Aviation acts as a charter broker for its owned and/or managed aircraft and occasionally sub-charters aircraft from audited vendors.  Core sectors for charter aircraft are: Aeromedical, Financial Services, Music & Entertainment, Sports, High net worth individuals, Government representatives and Royalty.
  • Line and base maintenance services.  With an extensive portfolio of maintenance approvals and a highly qualified team, Gama Aviation provides a wide range of maintenance services from working with BBJ’s to the class leading Cirrus aircraft.  
  • Engineering design.  Gama Aviation has a design engineering centre of excellence west of London.  Working on a wide variety of aviation engineering challenges from camera mounts to avionics and IFE upgrades, the design team are ISO9001 accredited, EASA part 21J / G and UK CAA approved, plus the much coveted MAA DAOS military approval.
  • FBOs services.  Alongside their maintenance business Gama Aviation operates two FBOs at Glasgow and Sharjah International.  With excellent fuel rates, lounge facilities and line/base maintenance facilities the FBO’s are amongst the best in the world.
  • Aviation & ground management systems. Gama Aviation, through its wholly owned subsidiary Airops Software Ltd, provides both software consultancy and aviation software packages under the brands “AIROPS 5” and “AIROPS Movement-Exec”. Both are critical systems to help business aviation companies manage their assets profitably and are used by the likes of Dassault-Falcon, Airbus, TAG Aviation, etc.

For more information contact:

Julie Gauthier
Founder & Director
Art de Vivre
+44 1296 334138

Duncan Daines
Chief Marketing Officer 
Gama Aviation
+44 1252 553029
There are a selection of six high resolution images to accompany the release, which are available upon request.
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