New tech-enabled chauffeur service stretches into Houston with upscale journey choices

Discriminating Houstonians who go for luxurious/government automobile companies (and who don’t, sadly, have a limo and driver of their very own) now can select an modern, tech-savvy possibility.

Drvn, a worldwide chauffeur service, has simply rolled into Houston. Clients can stay up for on-demand rides — 24 hours a day — in varied, upscale autos. Choices begin with first-class; vehicles supplied embrace sedans (Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Collection, or comparable); SUVs (Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, or comparable); and even vans (such because the Mercedes 1500).

Enterprise class additionally presents sedans (Cadillac XTS, Lincoln Continental, or comparable); SUVs (Chevrolet Suburban, Ford Expedition, or comparable); and in addition vans (Ford Transit or comparable).

Personal charters for posh events or journey events embrace Grech minibuses (or comparable) that may seat as much as 36 passengers. Limousines can be found upon request and topic to availability. All autos are black, for a extra traditional contact.

Simply in time for society/gala season, drvn presents locals rides to occasions throughout Larger Houston, in addition to each main airports. (Drvn’s CEO David Medina tells CultureMap that the service is successful in its Coral Gables, Florida headquarters, the place well-heeled prospects use it for occasion journey.)

Different service areas embrace port transfers to and from the Port of Galveston; drvn’s long-distance automobile service to Dallas; Oklahoma Metropolis; Shreveport, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; and past. Drvn employees expects main demand for occasions, conventions, and conferences, plus government automobile service for enterprise purchasers.

Presently, these can guide rides by way of the drvn web site. Medina notes {that a} buyer app is scheduled for later this 12 months.

As for the price: A easy search from the Memorial Park space to Bush Intercontinental Airport yielded point-to-point rides beginning at round $226 in an government class sedan. Customers can even schedule and even request particular vehicles and go for hourly service (excellent for weddings, events, and that visiting movie star buddy).

Aiming to separate itself from native luxe automobile companies, drvn guarantees “five-star, white-glove transportation” choices, cutting-edge reserving know-how, and drivers who meticulously prepare and even endure secret rides from drvn employees to guarantee high quality management. Drvn hopes to entice enterprise/government automobile service purchasers with tech comparable to God’s view and GPS monitoring (to maintain tabs on the boss’s automobile), a dwell manifest, and uniform billing and communication.

“We’re elated to formally announce our growth into Houston,” Medina says. “Our premier Black Automotive Service, helmed by meticulously vetted chauffeurs and supported by our superior know-how, is a superb alternative for locals who need to be part of our staff, along with offering guests and residents with an excellent, easy, experiential and easy expertise.”

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This text initially ran on CultureMap.

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