New App to Make Parking Obsolete, Even at the Hollywood Bowl

Can’t find a spot? Throw money at the problem

The new smartphone valet service known as Luxe is already operating in L.A., but they just announced it’s now available at the Hollywood Bowl, site of innumerable nightmare parking scenarios.

Luxe allows users to type in their destination, preferably about 15 minutes before they arrive, and have blue jacket-clad employees meet them. The Luxe parkers then take over your car, park it (typically in a secured lot or garage), and then return it when you need it. The app claims that prices average out to about $5 an hour, with tips not included.

The service also allows the car to be returned to a different spot—in the available zones of Santa Monica, West L.A., Hollywood, or DTLA—than where it was dropped off. Other perks include an option for the parking attendant to fill up the car with gas, get it cleaned, and even get the car an oil change.

A few other places where Luxe would be invaluable: Abbot Kinney on a weekend day (evening parking is a breeze), WeHo anytime, and every Trader Joe’s ever built at any hour of the day, possibly including after-hours.

Luxe, obviously, is available on the App Store, as well as Google Play. The San Francisco-based company also offers the service in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Boston, Austin, Philly, D.C., and San Francisco.