Regional teams from around the country descended upon the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale on February 17th for the final round of Towne Park's Olympic team qualifier. Blood, sweat, automobile paint, and tears were all shed as the competitors gave their all to represent their respective region. So, who's the best at Towne Park?
Towne Park's 2011 Valet Olympics are from the East Coast! Team Annihilators, as they call themselves, from Orlando include Justin Pillow, Ian Haven, Christian Padilla, and Arturo Rodriquez. So, who will will go on to compete in the National Valet Parking Association's National Valet Olympics against competing member firms? The best of the best at Towne Park who include: Nate Laughern, Edgar Islas, Jonathan Kissell, Matt Cardella, and Arturo Rodriquez. The NVPA National Valet Olympics will take place on March 2nd and 3rd at The Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, a Towne Park client.
Driving Sustainability is Towne Park's commitment to work with green parking solution experts, Green Garage Associates, LLC, to bring sustainable parking solutions to the customers adn the guests and patients they serve every day. National Sustainability means bringing solutions, like energy efficient lighting and electrical vehicle charging stations, to Towne Park's customers to help them make a better planet while also saving money.
Read the official press release for more details about Towne Park's sustainability commitment and Green Garage Associates:
Today, Towne Park's National Valet Olympics commenced at The Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Five regional championship teams will be competing in numerous events today and tomorrow at the Westin to capture the coveted Towne Park national title. The Towne Park National Champion will go on to compete and represent Towne Park at the National Valet Parking Association's Valet Olympics in March. The Towne Park team will compete with eight NVPA member teams on March 2nd and 3rd in Fort Lauderdale, also at The Westin Beach Resort and Spa, during the NPVA's Annual Meeting.
Since October 2010, Towne Park teams across the country have competed at the district level and then at the regional level. It's down to five teams representing the Upper Mid-West, Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, Central, and West regions. Events include a Key Jumble, Valet Realy, Individual Maneuvering, Slalom and Luggage Load. The national Towne Park team will also compete in these events at the NVPA Valet Olympics.
So, who's the top valet team at Towne Park? And, who's the number one Towne Park valet parker? We will post the results following tomorrow's finals.
Today, Towne Park commenced valet parking services at the Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino in Blackhawk, CO. Towne Park now serves four casinos in Blackhawk including Ameristar Casino, Canyon Casino, Riviera Casino, and now, Isle of Capri. Towne Park also provides services to the Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City, KS.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome our fourth casino in Blackhawk, the Isle of Capri. This property continues to enhance our reputation and exposure in the Blackhawk market. With this opening, we improve our opportunity to continue to grow in Blackhawk and expand our casino portfolio nationwide.”
-Andre Gurule, Colorado District Manager, Towne Park
Today, Towne Park officially announced the appointment of Eric Vasterling to Vice President of Operations. Mr. Vasterling brings over 25 years of parking management knowledge. He has 10 plus years of senior leadership experience providing healthcare parking solutions and services serving as the Chief Operating Officer of HealthCare Parking Systems. His primary focus will be to elevate Towne Park’s healthcare parking and services capabilities and to support Towne Park’s healthcare growth initiatives.
Eric Vasterling is excited to be part of the Towne Park operations team and expressed this about his role:
“I am very pleased to be a new member of the Towne Park family. Towne Park’s long commitment to service is unparalleled and it is my intent to use my knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry to contribute to the ongoing growth of Towne Park’s healthcare initiatives.”-Eric Vasterling, Vice President of Operations
Towne Park’s Chief Operating Officer had this to share about Vasterling’s appointment:
“The appointment of Eric Vasterling strengthens Towne Park’s commitment to the healthcare market place. We recognize Eric’s extensive experience and expertise and the value it will bring to our organization and our clients. We look forward to his contributions to our company.” -Dave Nichols, COO & President
Soon, the nation will know the answers to these questions. Towne Park and other valet parking companies from around the country will be competing in the 2011 Valet Olympics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 2nd and 3rd as part of the National Valet Parking Association's Annual Meeting. The meeting and competition will take place at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, a Towne Park client.
Read the following press release for more details: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110214006905/en/National-Valet-Parking-Association-Presents-2011-Valet.
Today, Towne Park officially announced the appointment of William Nugent to Vice President of Healthcare. Mr. Nugent brings a plethora of experience from both the administration and vendor side of healthcare. He’s held numerous management and director roles at healthcare facilities including Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland, and Crothall Healthcare in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee. Most recently, he served in sales and senior management roles with MedWaste and The Steritech Group, both out of South Carolina. His primary focus will be to grow Towne Park’s healthcare portfolio and build high level relationships with national and regional healthcare systems. He will also play an integral role in elevating Towne Park’s healthcare service capabilities and in developing new service lines. William
Nugent had this to share about his appointment to Towne Park:
"I’m thrilled to be directly involved with the healthcare markets for Towne Park. Nearly twenty years ago Jerry South and I sat down and signed Towne Park’s first hospital agreement. Towne Park’s commitment to providing the best patient and visitor experience remains as true as ever. Each day I imagine the possibilities of bringing this level of services to all of the healthcare providers who desire only the best.” -William Nugent, Vice President, Healthcare
Jerry South, Founder & CEO of Towne Park, has known William Nugent for over 20 years. South recruited Nugent for this new role and expressed this about Nugent joining the Towne Park team:
“Towne Park is committed to serving the healthcare market and growing our portfolio. We needed an in-house expert to focus on the uniqueness of healthcare facilities. Not only will Nugent help Towne Park to serve our hospitals and medical centers more proficiently and assist us in providing them greater value, he will help to expand our healthcare service offerings and grow our healthcare client base.” -Jerry South, Founder & CEO
Towne Park is excited to announce a new hotel client in central California, the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Towne Park is providing valet parking and self parking management services at the 255 room hotel at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. Towne Park also serves the Hyatt Regency Suites in Palm Springs and 12 Renaissance Hotels nationwide.
As the largest JW Marriott in the world opened on February 4th, Towne Park began greeting the guests, patrons and visitors of the JW Marriott Indianapolis extending a variety of hospitality services including valet parking, self parking management, and door and bell services. Towne Park also serves the select service lodging locations at Marriott Place Indianapolis including the Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and the SpringHill Suites. In addition, Towne Park has provided services at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel since 2001. The Marriott Hotels at Marriott Place Indianapolis are operated by White Lodging Services Corporation.
Towne Park provides services to seven JW Marriott Hotels and nearly 100 Marriott branded locations nationwide.
The JW Marriott, a premier Indianapolis convention center hotel, is part of the new $450 million Marriott Place, consisting of five Marriott hotels all connected to the Indiana Convention Center. At 34 stories, the hotel is the tallest in the state and the 1,005 guest rooms make it the largest JW Marriott in the world. With 104,000 square feet of event and meeting space on three floors and a direct connection via a skybridge to the Indiana Convention Center, the hotel offers not only the largest ballroom in the Midwest but also one of the largest Marriott ballrooms in the world. To learn more about the JW Marriott Indianapolis and Marriott Place Indianapolis, visit www.marriottplaceindianapolis.com.
Towne Park has experienced tremendous growth in the City of Lakes over the last two years. Towne Park now serves six hotels in Minneapolis including the Hotel Minneapolis, Marriott Minneapolis, Westin Minneapolis, W Minneapolis - The Foshay, Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis, and now, The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. Towne Park is providing valet parking and parking management services to the 207 room downtown hotel.
Experience the enjoyment of traveling downtown Minneapolis to one of the cities' most distinctive landmarks; a historic train depot complete with all the modern touches including an award winning indoor waterpark! To learn more about The Depot's interesting heritage, visit www.marriott.com or www.thedepotminneapolis.com.