AVPM provides 100 percent revenue control for valet at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

San Diego, August 2008 The new Hard Rock Hotel San Diego can count on a steady flow of guests 24 hours a day - and valet is the only way to park.
The hotel, with its 420 guestrooms, including 244 studio rooms, 159 Hard Rock Suites and 17 Rock Star Suites in addition to 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, needed a system that could monitor overnight valet parking and provide 100 percent revenue control.
Automated Valet was called on to address the situation with a customized solution. It integrated its product AVPM, with the hotels Micros Hotel Management System to track and post valet parking fees day and night. With AVPM, parking fees are charged automatically whether the customers arrive at 3 pm or 3 am. The system downloads guests arrivals and valet fees, reports the information to the hotel database and valet charges are applied directly to their bills along with room charges and other amenities.
We want the best of the best for our customers says John Murphy, President of Tarsadia Hotels, the Hard Rocks management company. Selecting the valet parking system was challenging. AVPM was able to bring the most innovative solution. They delivered a complete automation to our valet parking service, including Micros-Opera automatic room charge posting for overnight guests, garage entry/exit access controls, validation controls and more.
ACE Parking Management operates the valet site. Its employees were trained on the system in one day and since installation, AVPM has provided 100 percent up time and 24/7 customer service.
Ace Parking Management operates valet for the hotel. Ace Executive Vice President Hotel Divisions Mike Tweeten says AVPMs automated features have limited the amount of labor it takes to track and charge customers. Automated Valet successfully bridged its product with Micros system and the result has improved valet operations, Tweeten said.
Every single valet operation is unique, says CEO and the founder of Automated Valet Ken Gulec. We dont sell hardware or software; we design and implement valet parking solutions. Hard Rock San Diego is very unique location and there are unique challenges. We were able to deliver our promise: a complete solution.

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About Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Located at the entrance of the Gaslamp Quarter across from the San Diego Convention Center, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego boasts an upscale, contemporary design, signature restaurants, a sophisticated nightlife, superior customer service and, of course, the distinctive thread running through all Hard Rock properties rock n roll. Amenities include 420 rooms and suites including 17 Rock Star Suites, over 40,000 square feet of unique meeting and event space, a world-class Nobu restaurant, and two bars Moonstone Lounge and Sweetwater Saloon operated by nightlife entrepreneurs Rande and Scott Gerber, founders of the Gerber Group. Additional features include Maryjanes Coffee Shop, Rock Spa and fitness center, a landscaped rooftop pool deck with private cabanas, a Rock Shop and a Pinkberry yogurt store. For more information visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com.

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