Towne Health is incredibly pleased to share that on Monday, July 29, we began performing valet services at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Franklin Square is one of 10 hospitals that make up MedStar Health, a $4.2 billion not-for-profit healthcare system.  This latest opening increases our Healthcare East portfolio to 25 hospitals. MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is an acute-care teaching hospital, located in the Rosedale area of Northeastern Baltimore County.  It is the third largest hospital in Baltimore, and its emergency department is the busiest in the state with almost 110,000 visits annually.  More growth for Towne Park is already in progress, as we’ll be adding self-parking for outpatient services at this location by the end of August.

[caption id="attachment_1711" align="alignright" width="150"] Century Link Center (top) and TD Ameritrade Park (bottom)[/caption] Healthcare Central District is pleased to announce we have added a new partnership in the city of Omaha with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA). MECA currently operates the Century Link Center and TD Ameritrade Park, two premier facilities that are the crown jewels of Omaha business and entertainment.

At 7am on Friday, August 9, Towne Park began managing the Pier V Garage parking in beautiful downtown Baltimore, Maryland.  This 662-space commercial garage is located at the center of all the major attractions in the city’s Inner Harbor neighborhood and is owned by The Cordish Companies, who own several of Towne Park’s partners including Power Plant Live!, Maryland Live! And Xfinity Live!.
The Cordish Companies has been a valuable, growing partner and the Pier V Garage won’t be the last of our partnership.

[caption id="attachment_1687" align="alignright" width="150"] The Towne Park team, welcoming guests on opening day![/caption] Guest post by Jeff Giordano, District Manager – South Florida On July 31 at 3pm, Towne Park began performing valet, door and bell services at a brand new hotel in Pompano Beach, Florida – our 5th new site in South Florida this year, growing our local portfolio to 20 hospitality and healthcare properties. The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, a “beach hotel located in quaint Pompano Beach,” is an excellent strategic new partner for Towne Park as we’ll benefit from a new market between Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.  This new market will enhance our ability to flex staff in the always busy South Florida district.

[caption id="attachment_1673" align="alignright" width="150"] Account Manager Brian Francis[/caption] It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce the addition of Los Angeles’ world famous Paramount Pictures to the Towne Park family! The legendary wrought-iron gates at the Paramount Pictures entrance are considered one of the most recognized Hollywood landmarks. A short distance from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater and Kodak Theater, Paramount Studios a must-see attraction for any movie buff.  Visit Paramount, and you may see Hollywood royaltylike Steven Spielberg, Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise and now Towne Park Associates walking Paramount’s hallowed grounds. At Paramount, we’ll be providing full valet service, cashiering and valet assist to those utilizing the 3,490 parking spaces spread across three parking garages, two open lots and five parking stations.  In addition to our daily operations, we expect to manage 300+ events over the course of the year!

Guest post by John Menghini, Towne Health Vice President - Operations 
TP Nation,

It is my pleasure to announce the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Formerly the Crowne Plaza Five Seasons, the building was purchased by the City of Cedar Rapids and underwent a two-year $144 million dollar transformation.  The complex consists of a 267 room hotel, an 80,000 square foot convention center and a 9,600 seat arena, the U.S. Cellular Center, designed as the cornerstone to the rebirth of the Cedar Rapids downtown district after the devastating flood of 2008.  This opening brings our total to three sites in Cedar Rapids.

Opening weekend was a resounding success.  Faced with hotel occupancy twice what was forecasted, the Towne Park team rose to the challenge including Friday night during a sold out Lady Antebellum concert.  A team consisting of both seasoned Towne Park veterans and new associates came together to operate as one well-oiled machine.   A special thanks to our Account Manager, Traci Olson, for her tireless work during opening and in the weeks leading up to it.  Great job Traci!