Classic service - Limousine business offers total luxury
Classic Limousine Tours was born out of the desire of a former employee in a similar business to resume a short-lived luxury transport service.
"I worked with a company for three years. It then closed down, and having fallen in love with the service, I decided to start my own," Alex Smith, Classic Limousine Tours proprietor, said.
First he purchased a stretch Mercedez-Benz with nine-person capacity. This was followed by a Lexus eight-seater, and then his Lincoln Town Car, a six-seater.
"It has been six years now that I started the business, and it continues to make all feel special, so we find it easier to handle the constant challenges associated with the operation," Smith said.
FULLY LOADED EXPERIENCE
He said the vehicles must become a temporary home atmosphere for those who use the limousine service. As such, Smith said, "Our vehicles are fully loaded, with the provision of finger food, champagne, nuts, juices, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and we transport persons to the venue with cable television and surround sound system,"
Among the transport needs Classic Limousine Tours satisfies are airport transfers, parties, wedding, funerals and anniversaries, as well as any other occasion for which people feel they deserve pampering at the highest level.
While there are business offices in Mandeville and Kingston, Smith told Automotives that his objective is for Classic Limousine Tours to flourish in every parish. He considers the service an integral part of the entertainment and hospitality industries.
It is time-consuming work, so while it is business, it also has to be a labour of love.
"This is a business that is operated around the clock, therefore, you are mostly on the road," Smith said.
Despite the demands, Smith said his greatest satisfaction comes from fully satisfied customers.