Emirates' luxury private jet includes marble showers




, Last Updated: 3:06 PM ET

Dubai-based carrier Emirates has launched a luxury private jet service that could be described as flying hotel.

The specs are impressive and nothing less than what would be expected of a service created to cater to the world's obscenely wealthy.

The reconfigured Airbus A319 includes, for instance, 10 private suites that slide fully shut, fully lie-flat beds and 32-inch flat screen TVs.

A large shower and spa features heated floors, marble accents, all-natural skincare products and luxury toiletries from Bulgari.

The main salon can likewise be configured to guests' needs, be it as a business center for videoconferencing and high-powered meetings, or as a comfortable living space courtesy of the mechanically-activated table, two 42-inch LCD screens, and two sofas.

Other amenities include 1,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, high-speed internet and mobile phone connectivity, and an in-flight menu that offers guests a fine dining experience at up to 35,000 feet in the air.

The luxury jet can accommodate up to 19 guests.

The launch of a private jet service comes in response to increasing demand from markets in the Middle East, Europe, India, Russia and China, says the carrier.

The private charter service flies to most locations worldwide, and extends beyond the carrier's network.

Meanwhile, no doubt flashy British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson will be keeping tabs on the new program, given that he was forced to shutter Virgin Charter in 2009 after a short-lived run in the private travel sector. Virgin Charter cited a decline in corporate travel for its demise.

As for the world's truly rich and famous, The Daily Mail provides a glimpse into Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's extravagant Boeing 747 that comes complete with a concert hall and grand piano, and real estate mogul Donald Trump's ride, which was customized to include a movie theater and IMAX-grade speakers.