Luxe launches parking app service in Philly

On-demand valet service app Luxe began offering its services to drivers in Philadelphia today.

Luxe handles parking for its customers, who request valet service using the company's app, which can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android. A uniformed attendant meets customers and takes care of parking their vehicle in secure lots and garages. 

The service will initially be offered in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, Center City West, Logan Square, Chinatown, Market East and Washington Square West.

"Having lived in Philadelphia, I can personally attest to the difficulties parking in places like Center City and Rittenhouse Square," Luxe CEO Curtis Lee said. "I am thrilled to be bringing Luxe to a city that is consistently rated in the top 10 hardest for commuters. Philly even spawned a reality TV show named Parking Wars, so Luxe is the perfect parking solution for the 600K commuters that come into Philly each day."

To celebrate its arrival in Philadelphia, Luxe is offering a $20 credit to all new users who use the code "XOXOLUXE."

Luxe costs $5 per hour with a maximum of $20 per day. Additional services are available, including overnight parking for an extra $10, car refueling for $7.99 plus cost of gas, and car washes for $25 or $40.

Luxe also serves San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Boston and Austin. It has plans to expand throughout the U.S. 

Launched in October 2014, the company is backed by the investors behind such  consumer technology providers such as Uber, Sonos, Netflix and Nest.