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Art Series Hotel Group is delighted to announce the recent delivery of a further 13 customised Smart Cars. The vehicles form part of the Group’s luxury passenger fleet – Australia’s most prevalent and extraordinary with a private helicopter and a further 4 chauffeur driven options.

The convoy of 35 cars offers guests the chance to have an unforgettable urban adventure and unlike other schemes around the world, self-driven. The Smart Cars can be hired across each of the six properties at a rate of $30 for a half day, $50 for a full day or an hourly rate of $8, with complimentary access with all penthouse and two bedroom suite reservations.

With the next generation of luxury evolving to exemplify experience, authenticity and innovation, the availability of the fleet accentuates the group as a leader in providing hyper-personable experiences combined with unprecedented convenience to guests.

The 35 Smart Cars are shared amongst the six hotels, located in the hottest art and cultural hubs of Melbourne, Bendigo and Adelaide.  The helicopter provides a first-class form of travel, available to whisk guests away from Melbourne’s airport, directly to one of the four hotels in the heart of the city.

Each of the five star, boutique properties is dedicated to Australia’s most contemporary artists, and the fleet is no exception with the cars featuring signature works of art on their exteriors.

The Group sees the extended collaboration with Smart Cars as the perfect association, with both brands questioning the status quo and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Will Deague, Founder and CEO of Art Series Hotel Group comments on the extension into hotel transportation:

“Experience is everything. At each of our hotels, we hope to offer something a little extraordinary and bespoke to the individual. Making transportation easily available to our guests removes the boundaries of immersing in these amazing cities and the local culture. This helps create something more memorable and personally valued – this is the truest meaning of luxury in our eyes.”

Ryan Tuckerman, Group Director of Sales & Marketing, remarks on how the Smart Cars are perfectly suited for guests:

“The Smart Car is the most convenient and practical way to move around the city, yet is quirky and creative in its look and feel – much like our hotels. They most certainly enhance our guests’ experience and are a great accompaniment to an urban stay.”

The mini vehicle is perfect for zipping in and out of any chaotic city traffic, and taking up less space than the average car; parking becomes a stress-free affair. The forward-thinking Smart Car is also playing its part in reducing environmental impact, with little contribution to noise pollution and adding less chemical effluence to the air.

The Smart Cars can be booked in advance via tailored packages on the website or hired by visiting the concierge at each of the hotels.

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