Hertz Adds 10 New Markets to Its Prestige Collection
On April 1, 2002, Hertz will add new rental locations for its Hertz Prestige Collection. The Hertz Prestige Collection is an exclusive program that combines several makes and models from Premier Automotive Group, an enterprise of Ford Motor Company, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln and Volvo, with Hertz' exclusive customer services.
New locations offering Prestige Service are: Baltimore, MD, Fort Myers and Naples, FL; Houston, TX; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; Raleigh/Durham, NC; St. Louis, MO; and Salt Lake City, UT. Hertz plans to expand the program to 8 additional North American markets and to several select European and Australian cities by the end of 2003.
Brian J. Kennedy, Hertz' Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales said, "Since we introduced the Prestige Collection last year, we have had a very favorable response from our customers who appreciate being able to reserve a specific vehicle and get an even higher level of personal service. They also like the fact that we can offer premium services and luxury vehicles at so many important business and leisure destinations, something unmatched in our industry. Expanding the program demonstrates our confidence that there is a strong market for this program at more key locations in our network."
The service component of the Hertz Prestige Collection program includes: -- Model specific reservability of Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln and Volvo -- Dedicated, on-site staffing to answer questions about the vehicles and assist customers -- Free pick-up and return from suburban hotels and resorts within a 15 mile radius of Hertz Prestige Collection locations -- Vehicles parked in a weather protected, identified area -- Reservations at a new toll-free number 800-654-2250 -- Special section at hertz.com for information on the Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles, services and locations -- Expedited return service -- Complimentary NeverLost®, Hertz' on board navigational system in all HPC vehicles -- One year fee-waived membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold® after first completed Prestige Collection rental.
Hertz operates from approximately 7000 locations in more than 140 countries. Hertz is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.
Contact: Paula R. Sitfter of Hertz, +1-201-307-2824
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