Archive for July, 2012
Our chauffeurs routinely make pick-ups and drop-offs at the airport and this week we dispatched a photographer to capture a few shots of our Escalade in action. Airport pick-ups and drop-offs are our most requested service – don’t deal with the hassle of airport parking, finding a cab or calling in a favor with a friend.
Whether you’re traveling to Austin for business or pleasure; if you’re looking for a pick-up from ABIA or Austin Executive Airport, let us know. We pride ourselves on our first-class service and we’d be happy to either welcome you back home or give you a great first impression of our city. Contact Uptown Valet today.
Recently, Uptown Valet did an afternoon of work at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge, a lovely event venue in south Austin which in this case was the location of a wedding ceremony. A popular location for outdoor weddings, they have an area to the side of the venue that is perfect for ceremonies and which has an excellent natural aesthetic. The lodge nearby is often used for receptions afterwards but in this case the couple were having the wedding at Chappel Lodge and the reception at The Driskill Hotel.
The parking lot is a bit of a walk away from the lodge and our previous work there had been transporting guests from the parking lot to the lodge in a golf cart or doing shuttle management, but this time we were doing valet work. The road leading up to the lodge is a single lane, so to not impede traffic, we sent most cars around a longer road which accessed the parking lot from the rear. We rented a golf cart for the event to shuttle our valets to and from the parking lot so that they could stay fresh and so that customers’ cars could return to them sooner. Cars were delivered to the guests as quick as possible, and though everyone left at the same time and we got a bit backed up no one had to wait too long for their car.
Beyond the valet services, Uptown Valet managed the rest of the transportation for the wedding. Uptown Valet Honeymoon Getaway!The bridesmaids and groomsmen were both brought to the wedding in separate limousines and the bridesmaids left in a limousine and we also had our Cadillac Escalade at the close of the ceremony for transportation to the Driskill. To top it all, we rented an antique for the newlywed couple to ensure that they arrived at their reception in class and style.
It was a good event at Chappel Lodge and we are always happy to be able to play in integral part it someone’s wedding and to do our best to make their day as special as possible. As well, since they used multiple of our transportations services, they were the first couple eligible for theUptown Valet Free Honeymoon Getaway
Uptown Valet has a white Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine available for rental. It is comfortable and stylish and perfect for weddings and bridesmaids parties and can seat up to 10 people. The inside is open and comfortable and features calm interior lighting, a television, and is freshly stocked with clean cups and glasses.
Our chauffeurs keep our vehicles clean inside and out. We treat all of our customers with the utmost courtesy and respect and we are sure that you’ll leave completely satisfied with our service and confident that Uptown Valet is one of the premiere limo services in Austin.
Uptown Valet helped manage parking, as Austin Country club was expecting over 1,000 guests for their fireworks show. Our task was to maximize parking efficiency for the guests and to report when various sections were filled to capacity so that guests wouldn’t go towards sections of parking which had been filled up. A lot of cars parked in the parking lots, but when a few started parking outside the parking lot on Long Champ drive without having checked into club parking first man soon followed and we were never quite filled to capacity. We filled up most of the lots though and what guests did show up late in hopes for a spot were happy when we could point them to the few spots still available. In addition, we drove shuttles for guests coming from Long Champ when that area proved to be busier than expected.
After the fireworks went off we also assisted in shuttling some guests and in managing cars exiting the lot. We kept the flow of cars going as best we could and created space for carts or cars getting out of a parallel spot when needed. The line of cars itself extended up Long Champ to a stop sign; after determining the length of the holdup, one of us was posted up top to wave them through the stop sign – this eased traffic considerably.
We have done valet work at Austin Country Club in the past on major holidays and have managed some shuttles at weddings there but helping in parking was something new. We believe we handled it well and were happy for the opportunity to help them on the holiday. Our valets enjoyed the fireworks as well:
One of our cars we use in our chauffeur services, the Cadillac DTS is a luxury sedan which is perfect for individuals or small groups who are looking to ride around Austin in comfort and style.
We keep our vehicles spotlessly clean and are chauffeurs are all professionals who will ensure that you are well taken care of and leave satisfied that Uptown Valet provides the premiere car service in Austin.