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 oversees valet parking for David Grutman’s new restaurant, Planta

Elite is excited to be handling the parking operations for Planta, a Toronto plant-based eatery, which
recently opened its door in Miami Beach.

“We are happy to be part of this new venture by ensuring to uphold the company’s standards and make
sure that each guest’s experience is impeccable from the beginning to the end,” said Elite’s Managing
Partner Ruben Perez Sanchez.

Planta debut in early 2018, and is in partnership with David Grutman, the Miami hospitality
entrepreneur best known for area favorites including: Komodo in Brickell; LIV at the Fontainebleau and
OTL in the Design District.

According to Grutman, who avoids dairy and egg products, Planta will attract culinary aficionados from
all walks including carnivores who will come just for the amazing food and music.

The concept behind the restaurant space is to blend great mixology, music, and food all into one exciting
experience that draws people in whether they are looking for lunch or dinner.

Planta is located at 850 Commerce Street, Miami Beach and has an extensive menu including dishes
such as coconut ceviche, cauliflower tots, a burger, plant-based crab cakes and an “18-carrot” dog. The restaurant also offers a vegetable sushi bar and cold-pressed cocktails.

Elite understands that the first touch of customer service restaurant guests receive is through their valet
representative, so we strive to set high industry standards of guest service. Elite’s valets are always
ready to serve every guest with a smile and professionalism. Each of their valets are well-trained and
know how to efficiently deal with guests, getting them promptly back into their cars and on the road.

February’s Employee of the Month

Elite Parking wants to congratulate Hamilton Ramirez for receiving February’s employee of the month!
Ramirez started working for Elite Parking a little over five years ago. He quickly rose up to assume the
parking manager role at Casablanca on the Ocean Hotel two years ago. As the manager of the upscale,
Miami Beach property, he handles all areas of operations including: the managing of the facilities
parking to client’s expectations; building a great relationship with residence and the property’s
management and providing “white glove service”. He also oversees the payroll, scheduling, hiring of
staff, provides on-site training, tracks tickets and completes daily reports.

Ramirez is a Miami native, having grown up and spending much of his youth in Kendall. After graduating,
he went onto continue his education at Miami Dade College. He looks forward to continuing his career
in the parking management industry.

Elite Parking provides exclusive valet services for world-renowned Estiatorio Milos

Elite Parking is excited to be overseeing the valet parking operations for one of the most vibrant restaurants in South Beach; Estiatorio Milos.

Elite Parking is known throughout Southeast Florida for providing first-class valet and parking and logistics to a variety of venues that include luxury hotels, full-scale parking garages, residences and fine dining establishments.

“We are happy to be chosen as the valet service provider for such a prestigious restaurant group, which is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants,” said Elite’s Managing Member, Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

Estiatorio Milos was founded by acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis who has made it an unparalleled culinary destination in cities such as New York, Montreal, Miami, Athens, Las Vegas and London.

Situated in the heart of South of fifth, Estiatorio Milos is renowned for its exceptional fish and seafood. Guests indulge in the refined Grecian culinary experience surrounded by elegance and distinct sophistication. Milos is located at 730 1st Street, Miami, Fl.

Elite Parking works continuously to successfully meet the demands of four and five star properties. This requires maintaining a consistent level of the service and making sure staff follows the highest standards of service across the board. Elite fully understands that their staff are a direct reflection of each clients’ reputation and brand.