Pope visiting? Need a place to park your car? We got you!

Luxe is thrilled to be in the City of Brotherly Love now! And if you’ve been watching the news, Philadelphia is welcoming Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families on Saturday, September 26 through Sunday, September 27. With up to 1.5 million visitors expected that weekend, Philadelphia city residents are being asked to remove their vehicles from the street, and we’re happy to do it for them! Similar to our long term storage service, we are offering a solution for Philadelphia city residents, where our valets will park their vehicles in one of our secured garages.

Philadelphia city has announced a secure vehicle perimeter around the Francis Festival grounds, which includes Independence Hall and the Ben Franklin Parkway, where the Pope will be appearing. Residents who typically park their cars within the secure vehicle perimeter must move their vehicles off the streets or they will be towed. As the City of Philadelphia, the Secret Service, and the Swiss Guard work to keep the Pope and the public safe, Luxe is here to safely store resident vehicles.

Here’s how it works

Starting Sunday, September 20, residents can store their vehicle by requesting a valet through our Luxe app, and valets will come to their residences to retrieve their cars and store it in one of our secure parking spots. We will charge $20 a day, waiving our $15 overnight fee for anyone that signs up through our Luxe Philadelphia website or by emailing philly@luxe.com. Once Luxe confirms a customer’s storage parking space, on request we can also bring a Luxe Placard to place on the car’s dashboard before storing with Luxe, to ensure the car is not towed.

When driving around the city returns to normal on Monday, September 28, customers can request via our app for a Luxe Philly valet to return their vehicles back to their residences. Our valets will pick up and return cars to any Philadelphia location impacted by the Papal visit secure vehicle parameter, even if that residence does not appear to be in the normal Luxe coverage zone. Wherever the City says a resident’s car can’t be parked on the street, Luxe is happy to come valet it for Papal visit storage!

Visit luxe.com/philadelphia to sign up for our services, or e-mail philly@luxe.com with any questions. Let Luxe worry about your parking needs and you can simply enjoy events like the Papal visit!

But we’re not done yet! We’re also pleased to announce that in addition to assisting residents to store their cars during the Papal visit, we are expanding our service area in Philadelphia. Due to an increase in commuter and resident demand for monthly subscriptions, our new coverage area will be Vine Street to South Street and 24th to 12th Streets.  

About Team Luxe

Luxe is an on-demand valet parking and car services app that believes that commuting and the car ownership experience doesn’t need to be expensive or stressful. We are making it simple for people to own a car and get to what they want to do and enjoy, by making parking, commuting and maintaining a car an affordable, easy and convenient experience.