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.

World-renowned Wyndham selects Elite Parking as parking management at TRYP Hotel

Elite Parking recently acquired the contract to provide valet and parking management services to Wyndham Hotel’s brand new TRYP located in Ft. Lauderdale. The hotel is located in the “Boating Capital of the World,” the city’s premier luxury yacht marina. The stylish hotel and its sophisticated amenities embrace the nautical lifestyle and tropical beauty that make South Florida so popular.

“It’s exciting to be aligned with a brand that carries a name of excellence in both the resort and travel industry. We look forward to upholding the company’s vision of five- star service to guests from the moment they check-in to the moment they depart,” said Elite’s Managing Member, Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

TRYP by Wyndham offers guest’s a variety of amenities including an outdoor spa, mini basketball court, a fitness center, a sports movie theatre, business conference rooms, a business center and access to waterfront dining. TRYP by Wyndham Maritime also anchors the 168-slip Marina Bay Resort, one of leading upscale marinas in Southeast Florida that can accommodate mega yachts and offer charter boat rentals.

Elite Parking provides reliable residential parking services to high-end condominium and hotel properties. The residential group has years of experience working in Florida with developers, condo associations and building owners, and understands the fiscal requirements and works within each client’s budgets. All of Elite’s staff members are trained extensively in the hospitality industry and will make sure all residents receive a seamless parking experience.

June’s Employee of the Month

Elite Parking wants to congratulate Armand Pierre Adlain for receiving June’s employee of the month! Adlain started with Elite Parking a little over a year and a half ago and is presently the valet at two of Elite’s properties, Mediterranean Village and Aventura Marina II. As a valet driver at Elite Parking, he handles all areas of valet operations which include: park and retrieve cars, manage tickets, check and verify cars for damage; greet residents; collect fees; manage the valet podium; organize vehicles; manage parking area (barricades, directing traffic, etc.); adhere to the property management’s expectations and build a great relationship with both the property management and their residents by providing “white glove service”.

Adlain is originally from Haiti, but has spent much of his life and graduated from high school here in Miami. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family; his wife and daughter. Adlain is also an experienced electrician who provides his services to homeowners in his spare time.

Parking management industry continues to grow with adoption of IoT

While there are many factors driving the global parking management market, an increase of drivers on the roadways and a shortage of on-street parking remain at the top of the list. Technological advancements and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices are also a driving force in the continued growth in the global parking management sector.

“In places such as Miami, street parking is becoming a thing of the past and the city is continuing to grow. Elite Parking tries to stay on the forefront by adapting the right technology to meet our clients and the areas growing needs,” said Elite’s Managing Member, Ruben Perez-Sanchez

Now more than ever, parking management has become a crucial part of a city’s planning efforts. The continued building of high rises and multi-unit dwellings will drive parking needs and the adoption of systems to effectively run them.

IoT mixed with mobile capabilities it making it easier for people to advance reserve parking, determine the availability of parking, and make mobile payments. The ease of using mobile devices to make driving and parking less hectic is fueling future growth of Big Data in parking management as well.

According to Perez-Sanchez, more cities including Miami, Jacksonville and Atlanta will see a rise in the adoption of parking management systems by commercial and residential sites, parking garages, multistoried parking facilities, and mass transit.

Unfortunately, some areas may not see advances when it comes to technology in the global parking management market. Smaller or less developed economies may lack the funding to stay of the forefront of the changing needs of parking. High installation and maintenance costs of IoT driven solutions are also major factors that hamper growth within certain markets.