Lyric Opera of Chicago to offer online valet parking reservations through ParkWhiz.com

Love Opera? Hate Parking? Website Focused on Parking Allows Lyric Patrons to Reserve Parking Space in Advance

Chicago, September 21, 2007 — Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce a new valet-parking convenience for its patrons, thanks to ParkWhiz.com. Beginning with Opening Night of Lyric's 53rd season on Saturday, September 29, ParkWhiz.com will offer the option of online pre-reserved valet parking for Lyric patrons.

"We're delighted that Lyric ticketholders will have access to this convenient service," said Rich Regan, Lyric's director of facilities. "By having the option of reserving valet parking online at ParkWhiz.com, our patrons can be assured of guaranteed parking without the hassles of cash payment at the door, and being able to walk directly into the theater."

"The ParkWhiz team looks forward to providing a superior level of service for Lyric patrons who require parking." said Aashish Dalal, CEO of ParkWhiz. "Worries about parking will no longer get in the way of enjoying a night at the opera."

Lyric Opera patrons can now reserve valet parking in advance at www.parkwhiz.com. Patrons can also access the website through Lyric's website: www.lyricopera.org/about/parking.asp. The ParkWhiz website provides a user-friendly interface and handles allpayment processing.

Customers simply enter credit-card information to reserve valet parking, which includes a 10% convenience fee, and print their reservation. Upon arrival at the Civic Opera House, they hand their reservation to the Millenium Parking valet attendant. Having already pre-paid, customers receive their valet stub and may enter the theater without delay.

Drivers can also use ParkWhiz.com to find parking options in area garages and lots if they choose not to valet park. The ParkWhiz easy-to-use interface is built with advanced search tools that allow patrons to search for parking options based on various criteria, including price, hours of operation, distance from destination, and more. ParkWhiz also offers mapping functionality, providing users additional convenience and making it even easier to park near the opera house.

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About ParkWhiz

ParkWhiz represents a breakthrough in the way that people park. The ParkWhiz website offers a user-friendly interface to help people park their cars quickly and efficiently by providing tools to make informed decisions. Users can go to the ParkWhiz website to find parking information, as well as buy and sell parking in a convenient, secure and user-friendly format. ParkWhiz acts as the financial intermediary and provides a guarantee for parking reserved in advance. ParkWhiz handles all transaction logistics, customer service and payment processing. ParkWhiz is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, please visit us at www.parkwhiz.com.

Media Contacts:

Aashish Dalal
ParkWhiz
(888)-472-7594
adalal@parkwhiz.com

Philip Koester
Lyric Opera of Chicago
312-827-5933