Soaring Hotel Parking Rates Make Limousine Service a Bargain

Posted on August 13, 2001 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

Parking rates at luxury hotels have risen more than 30 percent in the last two years according to a recent survey by USA Today. The increase comes in the wake of a decrease in the number of business travelers.

In New York City, many hotels charge more than $40 per day for parking. The Hilton New York charges $40 per night for parking, while the Rihga Royal raised its rates from $5 to $42 in April.

?Some people remember paying $40 for a room. Now you are paying $40 just for your car? said Bjorn Hanson, hotel consultant for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. Several hotels on Michigan Ave. in Chicago charge more than $30 per day, including the Westin. The Hilton Chicago charges $23 per day, a 25 percent increase since 1999.

When factoring in hotel parking rates, luxury limousine service becomes more of an affordable alternative. A business traveler staying at the Hilton New York for three nights will pay $144 for parking. If he is renting a car, add an average of $275 (Hertz is $69.99 per day plus tax and insurance) for three days in a Ford Taurus.

Conversly, the same traveler can be met at baggage claim at JFK Airport, have his luggage loaded into a late model Town Car and be chauffeured to the front door of the Hilton for approximately $141 total ($282 roundtrip).

More information on this story can be found in the September issue of LCT.

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