Whenever you see that long, black, tinted stretch limo roar past your neighborhood, you may want to deny it, but at some point you also wished you could ride in that, if only to be driven around town in luxury, have a little fun with friends and make people wonder who's behind the black-tinted windows.
Limousines Are Not Only For the Very Wealthy These Days
Limousines, or limos as we call them, have been around for decades, however luxury transportation had its beginnings way earlier. Before the advent of the automobile, luxury carriages and horse-driven coaches were used like the limousines of today. In those days, the men who drove the carriages were called wagon masters.
Today, we know them as limousine drivers or chauffeurs, or the driver of your modern carriage just might be a woman. For much of their colorful history, limousine services were identified as a privilege of the wealthy and famous, since they were the ones who could afford them.
Today, however, that has changed, and practically anyone can afford to indulge in this luxury, even for only once, or for very special occasions. Right, these days, one does not have to be rich or famous to have the privilege of riding in one of these symbols of luxury. Today, it is easy for people to acquire the services offered by limousine rental companies, and their rates may vary, along with the types of services they offer.
The purposes for renting limousines are many, and they range from celebrating corporate affairs and ferrying company VIPS, airport transport, funerals, weddings, proms, bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday events, city tours, shopping, a day at the spa, bar-hopping and clubbing, holiday parties, holiday light tours, transportation to or from a resort as well as cross-town transfers.
Riding Limos Is A Unique Experience
As the market for limousine rentals shifts to cater to the lifestyles of different types of people, from young adults to retirees, newer and sleeker limousine designs have now been manufactured, to cater to just about every one who wants to go touring, partying or clubbing in style by riding the newest, upscale limo versions.
At present, the preferred limousine model of choice for young adults and middle-aged folks would be the Hummer H2 Customized Series, which could come in an assortment of colors, ranging from black to pink. The Hummer Limousine series also comes in the standard 6-seater version, but customers could also choose to ride the superstretched Hummer series, which could accommodate up from 18 to 20 persons.
Other popular limousine models offered today are the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, the Jaguar S-Series, and the Limousine Bus, which could seat up to 22 persons and is equipped with 42" wide screen TV’s with VCR & DVD, black leather seats, bars, champagne and crystal rock glasses, AM/FM stereo with CD, fiber optic lighting, and overhead mood lights, discos and other amenities that rival those of a first-class hotel room or night club. Some limos are even equipped with electronic GPS systems and satellite TV sets,which help passengers keep in touch with the latest news, events, or keep track of where their friends or family are.
Limousine rental firm owners know that a limo is more than just an automobile, and it could be anything from a party on wheels to a mobile office. In both cases and for everything in between, rental firms today are keeping abreast with the most advanced technologies, in order to satisfy the ever-changing needs and desires of the limousine-riding public. Limousine rides aren’t just plain rides; they are unique experiences worth treasuring.
Vanessa Arellano Doctor