At Elite Parking, we like to stay informed about industry trends including technology. The challenges the parking industry faces may differ significantly around the globe, but technology is bridging the gaps. The Global Parking Association Leaders (GPALs) Summit, a group comprised of parking associations from around the world, recently took a survey that involved parking professionals from 21 countries. The results revealed some basic similarities along with a few country-specific differences.

Elite Parking continues to grow its Hotel Division

Elite Parking is excited to announce the addition of South Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel to their rapidly expanding Hotel Division. The hotel is just one of many owned and operated by a well-known leader in the hospitality industry; Kimpton Hotel Group.

The Kimpton Surfcomber is an historic art deco hotel located on bustling Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach. The Surfcomber has made a name for being one of the most social of all the beachfront, South Beach hotels. There are plenty of daytime activities for guests to enjoy as well as a daily wine hour and evening events.

“We uphold the expectations that the Surfcomber places on their guest’s relations and maintaining superior service. We share that goal and place a high regard for having a “white glove service” mentality when it comes to our staff training,” said Managing Member Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

August Employee of the Month

Elite wants to congratulate Luis Pichs Garces for receiving July’s employee of the month. He started his career with Elite just two years ago as the manager at Portofino Towers, but quickly moved up the assume the position of an Area Manager for a cluster of hotels including Washington Park Hotel, The Hall, Casa Boutique, Redbury Hotel, just to name a few. He also oversees operations at the 16th and Washington parking garage in Miami Beach. He brings eight years of parking industry experience.

As an Area Manager, he handles all areas including: overseeing the daily operations at each property; managing traffic and parking control within the property; assisting guests in their parking needs; making sure each driver provides excellent service; maintaining vehicle count and log sheet for the parking facility. Garces leads his team to provide guests with “white glove service” and uphold the properties exceptional standards.

Garces is a native of Cuba, but came to Miami over eight years ago. He wants to continue to pursue his education and career in the industry.

Elite Parking selected as preferred vendor by Baptist Health South Florida

Elite Parking is very happy to add Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Foundation to its customer list. Elite was recently approved as a vendor with Baptist Health Systems and has been selected to provide Valet and Parking logistics services for Baptist Health Foundation’s Annual Giving Society Dinner held in October in Coral Gables and their 600 person gala held in Islamorada at Founders Park every January.

The annual gala held in Islamorada is one of the highlight events for Baptist Health. We are pleased to be entrusted with their valet and parking logistic needs,” said Managing Partner Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

Baptist Health is headquartered in Coral Gables and is South Florida’s largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization. It has a network of services throughout Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, with Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital just name a few.

Elite Parking is experienced at event logistics and knows how important it is to the success of an important event such as a gala, grand opening, a wedding reception of other types of special venues. Valet parking is a not a minor detail when it comes to an event’s moving parts. It’s a guests’ first impression, and their last one as well.  Elite believes that good communication with clients prior to an event is crucial. Every part of the event’s logistics is carefully planned out by a skilled team of professionals.