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 provides valet parking for Spanish Consulate’s annual event

This marks the 5th consecutive year that Elite Parking has overseen the valet parking and logistic services for the consulates event in celebration of Spanish National Day.

The event was held on October 12th and had more than 1,000 people in attendance.

“”The event went perfectly. The valet was of the highest quality of service. All of the attendants were very polite and hospitable.” said Asuncion Escudero the Chancellor at the Spanish Consulate.

Spanish National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday that’s held throughout Spain on October 12. The day is meant to commemorate when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.

Over the past few years the event has grown here in the United States and is quickly becoming a day of celebration throughout the world.

“Our event here in Miami has grown tremendously over the past five years. We are happy to have a qualified company to oversee the valet parking operations,” said Escudero.

Jose Luis Gutierrez who work in the Passport Division at the Spanish Consulate recommended Elite back in 2012.

“Everyone is completely satisfied. They are doing a great job overseeing the parking for these events,” said Gutierrez.

Elite Parking’s mission is to deliver impeccable valet parking, parking management and guest relation services to prestigious organizations whose success revolves around their ability to provide ‘white glove service’ to each guest. Elite Parking works closely with each client to tailor their services to meet individual business goals, as well as integrate their on-site team to represent each venues service culture.

How parking technology is triggering industry growth

As more vehicles hit the highway, so does the need for a more efficient way to provide parking solutions. The ongoing smart city projects throughout the world will create room for additional intelligent parking management systems. These systems allow parking management to automate certain functions by providing solutions such as security and surveillance, access control, revenue management, parking enforcement and permit management, and slot management and parking guidance.

“These solutions aid in creating a more efficient parking system in terms of automating and easing parking payment methods. It saves vehicle drivers on time, and increases the vehicle holding capacity of the parking garage,” said Elite’s Managing Member, Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

The parking industry will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the growth in vehicle ownerships and parking facilities development. “Businesses will benefit greatly by parking site automations, because they smooth traffic flow, decrease hardware and cut connectivity costs,” said Sanchez.

According to MarketsandMarkets, the Global Parking Management Market is estimated to grow from 3.03 billion in 2016 to more than five billion by 2021. An increase in the number of vehicles across the world is creating the demand to find effective solutions to these parking concerns.

Intelligent parking management systems will simplify and automate the parking industry in both businesses operations and administrative functions, which in turn will offer more convenience for drivers.

The market is projected to grow as more park-assist systems are incorporated at airports, corporate and school campuses and shopping centers.

Elite Parking opens Zuma co-founder’s new restaurant in Hallandale Beach, ETARU

Elite Parking recently stepped on board to oversee the parking of Zuma co-founder’s new Japanese Robatayaki Restaurant location. ETARU on Hallandale Beach opened its doors mid-August 2017 and is an impressive 3,000-square-foot space that once housed the Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails. The restaurant’s menu includes sushi, sashimi, raw dishes, salads and tempura. Guests can dine while enjoying a spectacular oceanfront setting at The Related Group’s Hyde Beach Club in Hallandale Beach.

“We are looking forward to servicing the needs of the management at ETARU. Our main goal is to provide exemplary service to the restaurant’s guests,” said Elite’s Managing Member, Ruben Perez-Sanchez

Elite Parking’s primary vision is to seamlessly carry the same standard of luxury from within the restaurant to when a guest leaves the property.

According to Ruben Perez-Sanchez, “Our employees are trained extensively on giving “white glove service” to every guest and understand how important upholding the highest-standard of service is to our success.”

Elite Parking is a premier parking solution provider with a long history dating back to the late 1980’s. The company was founded by Alfred Lariviere, a visionary in the Miami Beach parking and valet business. In 2015, Ruben Perez-Sanchez became Managing Member of Elite, bringing more than 28 years of technology and entrepreneurial experience.

Elite Parking is one of the leading parking management companies in South Florida. It offers a wide range of services in the residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, special event, municipal, university, and airport sectors. The diversified portfolio of services includes: Parking Management, Valet Parking, Parking Planning and Technology Integration.