October’s Employee of the Month

Elite Parking wants to congratulate Joseph Moubarak for receiving September’s employee of the month! He began his career with Elite Parking a little over a years ago and has quickly exceled in his position to become the valet parking manager at Aventura Marina II. His hard work and dedication and his ability to uphold the “white glove” service standard at the hotel has earned him this award.

As a valet manager, his first goal is to meet the expectations of the residents and the property management. Moulbarak oversees employee activities and tasks and makes sure that the team meets their financial objectives on a monthly basis. He also interviews, hires and trains new employees and compiles weekly reports for property management; solves daily operational issues; and supervises Elite’s on-site valet team.

Moubarak is originally from Venezuela and recently moved to reside in Miami. When not at work, he likes to stay active and enjoys working out and running. His strong work ethic and detail oriented management style has made him a true team player here at Elite.

Elite Parking expands South Beach parking management with addition of Chotto Matte

Elite Parking is excited about their newest upscale account; Chotto Matte on Miami Beach. The trendy and dining destination is already one of the most visited spots on Sobe. This is just part of Elite’s Miami Beach expansion.

“Elite Parking will now be broadening their parking management services with the addition of Lincoln Road parking facilities and valet services with the inclusion of parking spaces off 17th Street. This growth fits in perfectly with the needs of their newest account, Chotto Matte, due to begin in October,” said Managing Member Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

Chotto Matte offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience, with the perfect blend of a contemporary urban environment, spectacle and great cuisine. The Nikkei cuisine is at the heart of the Chotto Matte experience. Nikkei brings the best of Japanese and Peruvian together to create both bold and colorful, eye-catching dishes with mouth-watering taste sensations. Nikkei cuisine is all about quality, ingredients and flavors. All ingredients are all-natural, produced locally and free of GMO’s and artificial flavoring.

Elite Parking is a management company that takes pride in offering clients “white glove” service. Their long-list of ultra-luxury properties speak for their dedication to upholding each properties guest service expectations.

September’s Employee of the Month

Elite Parking wants to congratulate Pavel Triana for receiving October’s employee of the month! He began his career with Elite Parking almost two years ago and has proved to be a valuable part of the management team. Presently, he is the valet parking manager at Miami Beach’s luxurious One Ocean, which sits just south of Fifth Street. He puts a hundred and ten percent into his work and assures that those working under him do as well in an effort to uphold the “white glove” service standard expected at the hotel.

As a valet manager at One Ocean, he works closely with the property management to make sure that each guests experience is nothing but the best. He is also in charge of controlling traffic within the property; compiling weekly volume reports for weekly briefings; taking care of operational issues; and the hiring, training and supervising of Elite’s valet team.

Triana is currently attending Miami Dade College where he studies Network and Certification. When not working or going to school, he enjoys [playing sports. His favorite past time is playing in a softball league every Wednesday evening. He brings a great attitude and an exemplary work ethic to his position.

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.

IHG Hotel choses Elite Parking to meet their parking management needs

Intercontinental Hotel Group places their parking valet and logistics needs in the hands of Elite Parking. One of the main reasons IHG chose Elite in addition to their extensive hotel account references and owner participation and responsiveness, is that IHG has very unique parking setup with exterior vehicle lifts that go two cars deep and three cars high. IHG needed a company with expertise in running Klaus lifts and Elite was that company.

“Elite Parking is excited to be a preferred parking vendor for such an established hotel name.  We look forward to catering to each guest, whether it be a long-term business person or a family looking to enjoy all that the Miami has to offer,” said Managing Member Ruben Perez-Sanchez.

IHG Hotel’s newest property, Staybridge Suites located in Miami, is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, which is an extensive hotel family encompassing such well-known hospitality brands as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotels, EVEN Hotels, Hotel Indigo and the InterContinental. This hotel group’s collection encompasses about 5,400 hotels across nearly 100 countries. IHG offers hotel experiences that range from the ultra-luxurious to more affordable rates for frequent business travelers or families.

How Valet Parking Increases Restaurant Revenue

In most major cities valet parking is a common site especially when it comes to restaurants. There is always a valet stand with an attendant ready and waiting to relieve you of your car, and end the annoying pursuit to find an open parking space nearby. The fact is that valet not only serves an important function at most restaurants but it can also increase a restaurant’s revenue in several ways.

In larger cities it’s pretty common to find a line of restaurants tucked away off of very busy streets. People looking to stop in and eat have a couple of choices. They can look for an empty metered spot, find a parking space in a garage or lot or pull up right in front of the restaurant and step out to have a valet driver take care of it for them. Most people will choose the last option.

Many restaurant owners know that having the right parking solution during the peak seasons is key to running a successful business. Here are a few ways that valet parking pays-off in the end.

Keeps regular customers coming back

Parking can be a major issue if you are in a big city, especially if your restaurant is situated downtown. The one thing customers dislike is not being able to find a parking space. This keeps many potential customers away and regulars from coming back.  Valet ensures that regulars and first time customers will always have a place to park even during the season.

Valet is affordable

Applying for a parking permit with the city is expensive and many times nearby lots are already taken. Thriving cities are rarely have an excess of parking spots and developments where parking is feasible. Even if you plan to rent or purchase a parking lot of your own, you may run into times where all the parking spots surrounding your block are already full.

Hiring a valet service is the best way to assure your customers are not frustrated, left circling for an hour around the block just to find an empty parking spot. It’s a small investment that creates a carefree parking situation for each of your guests. Most businesses find that the investment pays off, even leading to an increase in revenue in the end.

Elite Parking oversees parking logistics for Miami Beach wedding

Elite Parking recently handled the parking logistics for a large private wedding on Miami Beach. Given the home site and limited parking, Elite strategically planned a parking solution to accommodate more than 200 guests by renting a lot and offering a shuttle service to the guests attending the wedding.

The wedding was for the daughter of a local hotel management professional and held at 6060 Indian Creek, Miami Beach.

Father of the bride, Silverio Lantigua, the General Manger of Ramada in Miami was extremely satisfied with the valet parking management during the event.

“They did an awesome job. Everything went very well. We had about 225 people in attendance and every one of them was happy with the company’s service and attendants professionalism,” said Lantigua

Elite Parking is experienced when it comes to determining the logistics necessary when it comes to special events such as weddings and receptions.  They meet with clients well in advance of the event to plan out the logistics and acquire the right permitting. Their highly-trained staff know how to avoid traffic jams and congestion problems due to miscalculations when it comes to vehicle and guest counts.

Elite Parking assumes parking operations at Aventura Marina II in Aventura

After another valet company walks out of a complicated parking operation at Aventura Marina II; Elite Parking steps in with 4-hour notice. Elite management first worked to organize and stabilize the operation, and then introduced a state-of-the-art, technology SMS Valet software to fully automate the operation.

“This SMS system allows residents to request their car via the app on their phone and even validate their guests parking fees through the app,” said Ruben Pérez-Sánchez, Managing Member at Elite Parking.

SMS stands for short messaging system and is the world’s first paperless valet system. The patent­-pending technology allows parking management to streamline operations and expedite the valet process. The mobile valet system relies on text messages for vehicle registration, so paper tickets are not necessary. Guests can request their vehicles by simply replying to an initial text message they receive at check-in.

Elite Parking is very familiar with both residential, hotel and multi-use parking management. They are highly-versed in the latest parking technology, including efficient mobile management systems and cloud surveillance. All of their staff goes through an extensive hiring process, which is followed by ample training, to make sure that all personnel are professional and know how to cater to each resident or guests needs.