Arts Center Hires Provider Of Valet Service
Written by Deserae del Campo on August 24, 2006
By Deserae del Campo
The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts has hired valet company Park One in time for the center’s first public performance in September.
Carnival Center CEO Jarrett Haynes has said valet operations are an integral part of the patron experience and it is imperative that the center contract the valet firm. The Miami Parking Authority will manage self-parking facilities for the center.
Park One, which has been in South Florida since 1997, holds 95 accounts and has 750 employees in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The valet company provides services for hotels, high-end residential developments, office towers and retail centers. Its client list includes the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, the Trump Sonesta in Miami Beach, Jade at Brickell, the SBS Tower in Coconut Grove, Bal Harbour Shops and the Dolphin Mall in Doral.
"The performing-arts center will not be the largest account of Park One, but it clearly will be one of the most exciting and rewarding in our portfolio," said Bijan Eghtedari, president of Park One. "We anticipate the range of total staff valet, managerial, ramp personnel and clerical to be between 60 to 80 associates per event."
The company was hired to service patrons for the center’s Tuning of the House event Sunday. "I was very encouraged by the valet operations on Sunday and saw nothing that troubles me. We are off to a great start," Mr. Haynes said.
Patrons will be charged $20 for valet parking, which can be paid in advance.
Valet parking will be under Interstate 395 and in lots south of the Ziff Ballet Opera House on Northeast 13th Street between Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast Second Avenue. The Omni parking garage will not be used for valet parking.