Whether you’re traveling to bustling Macau or the backwoods of Pennsylvania, you’ll want to explore the surrounding sites during your stay — and not just in any old clunker. Some of the best Four- and Five-Star hotels offer stylish house cars, meaning you can cruise around town, with your own personal driver, in some of the ritziest rides on the market.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas shuttles its guests in a black 2012 Bentley Continental (check out the custom Ritz-engraved floorboards). Across the ocean, Wynn Macau provides a fleet of nine bronze (Wynn’s signature color) Rolls-Royce limousines. Swanky vehicles aren’t confined to just big cities, either. Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a Five-Star hotel on 2,000 wooded acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania, offers you a Rolls-Royce Phantom decked out with soft leather seats, mink carpeting and your own flat-screen TV.
While house cars are perfect for buzzing around town, they also can be your tour guides. At The Peninsula Chicago, iPhone or iPad apps developed by the Five-Star hotel, such as the Famous Chicago Movie Scenes Tour, point out film sites from hometown classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Blues Brothers — all while you zip around in one of the two MINI Cooper S Clubman autos.
At Aria Resort & Casino, a Four-Star Las Vegas hotel, a fleet of Lincoln Town Car limousines run solely on compressed natural gas (CNG) — no gasoline involved. Before the limos were rolled out, Aria had to work with the Environmental Protection Agency, conduct environmental tests and put the cars through a series of logistics and crash tests. Today, the entire group of limos at CityCenter complex runs solely on CNG, which results in reduced harmful emissions. Despite the lowered emissions, the limos provide every ounce of luxury you’d find in a standard Lincoln Town Car limo — so you can cruise the strip in eco-friendly, luxurious style.