Valet Parkers to Compete in National Valet Olympics
The 2015 biennial National Valet Olympics, occurring in conjunction with the National Parking Association Convention & Exposition, will be Sept. 2-3 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The NPA show takes place there Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
The Valet Olympics is a skills competition with valet teams of four, from both private and public sectors, showcasing the professionalism and skills of front-line employees serving parkers across North America.
“Qualifying and participating in the Valet Olympics showcases the parking industry’s excellence in valet parking on the national stage,” said Amanda Cuddy, NPA Valet Olympics Committee Chair and Human Resources Specialist at Laz Ultimate Hospitality. “Teams exemplify collaboration and professionalism while competing against their peers in the valet parking industry.”
The Valet Olympics also build staff morale and instill the spirit of friendly competition. All teams compete for the Herb Citrin Trophy, named for the late “Father of Valet Parking” and the Founder/Owner of Valet Parking Service.
The event is presented by the NPA’s Valet Council, the Valet Olympics Committee and NPA’s Convention Program Planning Committee.
Teams will compete in the following categories:
• Luggage Load: Each valet competitor will exhibit best practices in customer service related to luggage handling.
• Key Box Challenge: Each valet competitor will test his or her individual skills in key management.
• Valet Relay:Each valet competitor will compete to exhibit best practices in customer service as it relates to retrieving a valet vehicle.
• Precision Parking: Each valet competitor will safely maneuver through a slalom course, abiding by the speed limit and aiming for the safest and fastest time.
For more information on the National Valet Olympics and the 2015 NPA Convention & Exposition, go to npaconvention.org/2015.
[Source: National Parking Association]