A.Lot Parking and Prime Parking lay grounds for parking sharing infrastructure in Seattle
Two transportation management and parking companies prepare Seattle for carefree parking experience in the post-COVID world
SEATTLE, March 18, 2021 — A.Lot Parking, a provider of comprehensive one-stop shop parking technology solutions, and Prime Parking, a full service transportation management company, are set to enable a large network of B2C and B2B parking sharing in Seattle.
Parking sharing for businesses and customers alike is as relevant as never before due to the impact of COVID-19 on parking behavior across the country. With many office spaces that are only partially used because of new home office policies, congested urban hubs like Seattle have a chance to solve their parking challenges. As many companies announced that they are not returning to full-time office presence after the end of the pandemic, office buildings have empty parking spaces to fill. The only missing link is to connect commercial building operators with drivers searching for convenient and affordable parking in city centers.
This is where the partnership of Prime Parking and a.Lot Parking comes in. Prime Parking, serving a big network of clients in Seattle with thousands of parking spaces, offers a new service to its customers for the post-COVID era: utilizing parking assets to serve customers lacking parking capacities in congested areas.
This ambition is possible to achieve with a.Lot Parking’s technology. A.Lot Parking reutilizes all existing parking hardware while adding a fully digitized, cloud-based, touchless service enabling remote parking management, real-time space utilization statistics, dynamic price setting and app-based payments. The Parking Management Platform (PMP) by a.Lot powered by very precise license plate recognition (LPR) technology allows drivers to use a mobile app or a website platform to reserve parking spot when needed, open barriers and pay for parking.
The cooperation between Prime Parking and a.Lot Parking has already onboarded first big participants in the parking sharing infrastructure ranging from hospitals to multi-use office buildings with clients in life science, entertainment and health industries.
Cory Burrows, CEO of Prime Parking, is optimistic about 2021: “This year, we expect life returning back to normal and cities filling up with drivers again. Cooperating with a.Lot Parking we help our clients to be ready for this new era where scarce parking resources become available for convenient use with the help of new technologies.”
About A.lot Parking:A.lot Parking Solutions specializes in touchless parking management and access control systems for commercial buildings, healthcare facilities and hospitality industries. A.lot cloud based Parking Management Platform (PMP) use license plate recognition (LPR) for touchless access control and mobile app for touchless payments. The PMP offers comprehensive analytics platform and maximizes return on parking assets.
Contact:Ada Jonuse | Head of Marketing and Product Manager | 888.884.9507 email@example.com www.alotparking.com
About Prime Parking:Prime is a full service transportation management company. Whether you need garage management services, enforcement, consulting, corporate shuttling or valet, Prime Parking Systems has you covered. We have strategic partnerships that allow for us to be nimble and flexible to the needs of each individual client and business case.
Contact:Cory Burrows | CEO | 206.858.8252 firstname.lastname@example.org www.parkwithprime.com
Filling up hotels’ empty parking lots: a.Lot Parking on a mission in Hollywood
With hotel occupancy rate dropping by 50%+ across the U.S. due to COVID-19, this hotel is driving new customers to… its parking lot.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2021 — Hotel parking lots are usually overflowing with hotel guests, staff and vendors. However, something unbelievable happened over the last year and hotels are empty. The hospitality industry is suffering big losses during the pandemic all across the country and around the world.
A crisis of such scope is the right timing for new generation technologies to change the ways important and yet often underestimated assets, like parking spaces, are managed and utilized.
The Hollywood Hotel, a beautiful classic Hollywood hotel located at 1160 N. Vermont Ave, in Hollywood, California, did just that and partnered with a.Lot Parking, a provider of touchless parking technology solutions, to upgrade their parking lot. This proved to be a great decision to meet COVID-19 challenges.
First of all, the Hollywood Hotel wanted to minimize its parking management. A.Lot Parking team has installed a revenue management and touchless access control software re-using all existing parking control hardware such a barrier arms and gates, induction loops and traffic signals. Since a.Lot Parking technology is fully digital, cloud-based and touchless, it can be managed remotely at anytime from anywhere. This has eliminated a need for extra operational costs and enabled the hotel’s front-desk staff to manage all parking operations, from reservations, user permissions and revenue settings.
It turned out that “touchless” became a key word in 2020 helping the Hollywood Hotel not only to deliver the highest quality safety standards to its hotel and parking clients, but also to avoid extra resources making sure that the equipment is constantly cleaned and possible to use.
The next question was – how to bring more customers to the underutilized parking lot located in the middle of Hollywood, one of the busiest urban areas in Los Angeles? The biggest help came from a.Lot Parking seamless integration with SpotHero, the digital parking leader and only independent off-street parking marketplace in North America. Millions of drivers use SpotHero’s mobile apps and website to find, book and access off-street parking in over 7,000 locations across 300 cities in the U.S. and Canada. This feature has helped Hollywood Hotel to attract customers from surrounding businesses like medical facilities and municipal essential services offices. Seeing parking revenue rising during the times of red numbers showed the potential of digital solution from a.Lot Parking that enabled the parking sharing in expensive and usually very busy locations like Hollywood.
Kian Zarrinnam from The Hollywood Hotel, said a.Lot Parking provided solutions that fit the Hotel’s needs: “The Hollywood Hotel and a.Lot Parking became partners by listening to each other’s needs and ultimately fulfilling them now and into the future. At the end of the day it’s all about time, and a parking system must be simple with as little maintenance, effort and cost as possible. Time equates to money!”
About a.Lot Parking:
A.Lot Parking Solutions specializes in touchless parking management and access control systems for commercial buildings, healthcare facilities and hospitality industries. A.Lot cloud-based Parking Management Platform (PMP) use license plate recognition (LPR) for touchless access control and mobile app for touchless payments. The PMP offers comprehensive analytics platform and maximizes return on parking assets.
Ada Jonuse | Head of Marketing and Product Manager | 888-884-9507
Commercial real estate managers prepare for the post COVID-19 era with a.Lot Parking Solutions
Badly hit parking industry to recover by using smart, touchless and fully digital technologies by a.lot Parking.
SEATTLE, Feb. 01, 2021 — Changing parking behavior due to COVID-19 left parking lots empty all across the country. A.lot Parking, a provider of comprehensive one-stop shop parking technology solutions, is solving these challenges to make sure commercial real estate and parking owners are ready to grow their asset value as soon as the pandemic eases.
It is becoming apparent that the office hours of commercial real estate tenants are not getting back to pre-COVID levels. Many employees already successfully adapted to shift work or a mix of home and on-site office hours. The post-pandemic parking will require more flexibility and potentially more complex management of parking access permissions. A.lot Parking offers a solution – the digital cloud-based system enables multiple ways to set dynamic pricing or to authorize and accommodate various parking needs of customers, employees, vendors and associates. The system provides high level of flexibility to the drivers as they can use a mobile app or a website platform to reserve parking spot when needed, open barriers and pay for parking.
The operations and management of real estate assets such as parking during the pandemic have morphed into off-site or remote mode. The Parking Management Platform (PMP) by a.Lot powered by very precise license plate recognition (LPR) technology addresses this situation – no need to have any on-site personnel as all features including access control, payments and reservations are fully digitized, cloud-based, touchless and can be managed remotely. This typically results in significant operational cost reduction.
Finally, a.Lot’s PMP precisely tracks real-time parking utilization and the freed-up parking spaces can be automatically released and accessed by additional drivers. A.Lot technology enables parking sharing with other business customers and is integrated with multiple third party parking reservations apps such as SpotHero.
A.lot Parking enables the parking asset owners to not only reduce operational costs, but to substantially increase utilization of parking spaces, revenue and return on assets. There are the reasons why a.Lot technology and services are chosen by leading commercial real estate owners and managers such as Greystar, Alexandria and many others.
About A.lot Parking:
A.lot Parking Solutions specializes in touchless parking management and access control systems for commercial buildings, healthcare facilities and hospitality industries. A.lot cloud-based Parking Management Platform (PMP) use license plate recognition (LPR) for touchless access control and mobile app for touchless payments. The PMP offers comprehensive analytics platform and maximizes return on parking assets.
Ada Jonuse | Head of Marketing and Product Manager |888-884-9507