Whatever type of hospitality venture you may be setting up, you should think carefully about how guests will be arriving and the first impression that you want them to have about your business.
One of the best possible ways to make a strong impression is with valet parking. Here are five reasons why offering valet parking makes a lot of sense:
1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE EVERYTHING!!!
Most people make their first impressions of a business within 3 to 5 seconds of arriving at the establishment, that’s usually in the parking lot. Because of this, it’s advisable to find ways to make a great first impression with your customer.
2. GET CUSTOMERS INTO THE BUSINESS FASTER
Do you want prospective customers worrying about where they should park their car, becoming frustrated, and deciding to go elsewhere with their business? Remove indecision from the process by ensuring that when they arrive a valet collects the car keys from them, and safely parks their car for them. This way, the prospective customer can walk directly into the hotel lobby and start their experience on a positive note.
3. PORTABLE VALET PODIUMS OFFER FLEXIBLE PARKING ORGANIZATION
When purchasing a valet podium, it is a good idea to choose one that is made from steel and has heavy duty casters so that it can easily be moved depending on the location or the event being held. This ensures that however the place is organized for the evening, the valet operation can be placed in the most convenient location for guests and visitors. Valet podiums can hold anywhere from 50 keys up to 200 keys which makes them able to handle valet parking at major events.
4. A COURTEOUS CONVENIENCE
Not every customer will be used to dealing with valets and having their vehicle parked for them. Only certain restaurants, hotels and other types of businesses offer this sort of luxurious experience. It is useful to have friendly, courteous valet staff.
5. CONTROL PARKING SPACES
Depending on how many spaces are available in the parking lot, it is possible to end up with customers parking in spaces that are reserved or designated for another use. This sort of situation needs to be avoided or customers can receive fines or even be towed. Simplifying the process when arriving at the business creates a smoother customer experience and ensures parking spaces are used properly.
Valet parking is a service which separates average businesses from the ones that go the extra mile for their customers. Offering valet parking ensures that your business will be remembered for all the right reasons.