ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning next week, National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for frequent airport travelers, will offer complimentary Emerald Club Lounges at select U.S. airports. Travelers who visit an Emerald Club lounge can enjoy free Wi-Fi, charging stations and access to tablets and TVs to check flight status and get the latest sports, weather and news updates.
Open to all travelers, the pop-up facilities launch next week in Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Sacramento (SMF), St. Louis (STL) and Washington Dulles (IAD) and will remain until April 2017. Then they will travel to new airport locations in summer 2017. All airport locations were selected based on the percentage of passengers who travel for business.
National named the lounges after its award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program – which expedites the rental process by offering counter bypass as well as access to National's "Emerald Aisle," an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car.
"We understand that travel – particularly business travel – can be tiring. So National developed the Emerald Club Lounge to provide a convenient place at the airport where travelers can relax and recharge while interacting with the brand in a unique way," said Rob Connors, vice president of brand marketing at National Car Rental. "This is our second year offering the in-terminal lounges, and we've received great feedback from travelers who have had the chance to enjoy them before they board their flights or during layovers."
Each lounge is featured post security in one terminal per airport and is open 24/7 with a National staff member on duty from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. While in the lounge, visitors can also get information about the National app, watch National's new TV commercials featuring actor Patrick Warburton and enroll in the Emerald Club.
For more information on National Car Rental, visit www.nationalcar.com.
About National Car Rental
Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National – which launched the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program – further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National's "Emerald Aisle," an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. National has been recognized as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, and Executive Travel magazine recognized the company for the second time as the top rental car service in the travel industry, honoring National with a 2013 "Leading Edge Award." For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com, www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental or follow @NationalPro on Twitter.
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SOURCE National Car Rental