Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises Named Parking Operator for the Hilton Hotel Tampa 

Tampa, FL.   On February 28th, 2013, Hilton will open its newest property in Downtown Tampa, the Hilton Hotel Tampa. The Hotel has chosen the most well known valet parking company in Tampa to provide valet parking and other services to their guests and visitors on the front drive; Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises.  The services will be available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at the entrance to the property, 211 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida.

“We are proud to have partnered with Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises to provide the valet parking and self-parking services for our guests and visitors.  Their expertise and knowledge will be a welcome addition to our hotels services.” Mr. Nabil Salloum – General Manager

“Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises is pleased to announce the addition of the Hilton Hotel Tampa to the portfolio of hotels we service in Tampa. Our current portfolio includes such prestigious properties as the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel and the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center. This is a very exciting time for our company as we continue our growth with Hilton Hotels. “Jason Accardi – CEO Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises.

About Hilton Hotel Tampa

The Hilton Hotel Tampa is a classy contemporary hotel conveniently located in Tampa’s financial and business district. Just two blocks from the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, this 17-story hotel is 3 blocks from the Tampa Convention Center, 6 blocks from the Channelside entertainment district, and 2 miles from Ybor City. A waterfall and tropical foliage grace Hilton Hotel Tampa’s 5-story atrium, which houses Avanzare Restaurant, open all day and serving Italian dinner. Guests can relax in the hotel’s pool and spa tub located on the rooftop deck on the hotel’s fifth floor. The adjoining fitness center offers strength stations and cross-trainers with TVs. A YMCA two blocks from the hotel offers basketball and other activities as well.  All 521 contemporary guestrooms at the Hilton Hotel Tampa hotel offer armchairs, clock radios with iPod docks, premium channels with HBO, multi-line phones with voice mail, and Portico bath products.

 About Seven One Seven Enterprises

 Founded in 1990, Seven One Seven Parking Enterprise’s unique management style and approach to hospitality parking has firmly placed us at the forefront of our industry.  As a national leader providing valet parking and porter services, Seven One Seven Enterprises is committed to exceeding the hospitality goals of facilities across the U.S. Whether assisting with front door needs, concierge, porter, parking or ground transportation, our goal is to create an immediate positive impression. For additional information, please visit



Vacation, Maintenance and Parking

Just what do the words in title have in common?

Just as you need a vacation to revive yourself and relax, your vehicle could use special treatment as well. All of the hard work it does transporting you from point A to B can really take a toll on your ride. While you are getting away from it all, think about giving your vehicle a little TLC as well. Below are a few tips about how you can care for your vehicle while you treat yourself.

Shiny happy paint jobs

  • Wax your vehicle, especially during the start of the summer season. This will prolong the life of your paint job. This is even more critical in hotter climates.

Dash blaster

  • Protect your dash. If parking in the sun, utilize visor sun screens that pop open and can be placed inside of your windshield along your dash board. This prevents cracks in vinyl and helps keeps leather looking its best.

A well oiled machine

  • Make sure oil is changed every time it is due. Typically it is every 3,000 miles; however, if a synthetic blend of oil is used, some cars and trucks will run longer without a change. Changing oil keeps an engine running longer.

Too much pressure

  • Check your tire pressure and don’t over or under inflate your tires. Over or under inflating your tires can decrease gas mileage by the gallon and could potentially cause a blowout.

So now that you know how to prep and pamper your vehicle for journeys near and far, here’s advice on some great places to park while you’re leaving on your own retreat.

If you are planning a cruise vacation and are in need of parking at the Port of Tampa, look no further than the lots provided by Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises. Seven One Seven offers parking at two convenient locations in Tampa.

Come park at our Goody Goody lot on 1119 N. Florida Ave. or at our brand new Union Station lot on 700 N. Nebraska Ave.  Full-service shuttles are readily available and best of all, parking is only $ 2.99 per day!

Give your vehicle a rest at a Seven One Seven lot while embarking on your own vacation destination! Check out: to reserve your spot today!

Have any questions about this post? Feel free to direct your comments or concerns this way.

~Charlene Marie

When Parking Rates Can Spoil the Day

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When planning a cruise, there is a lot to consider. First you need a destination, proper travel arrangements, a vacation wardrobe, extra spending money and of course the time off! Once all of these things are settled and you arrive at your port of choice, you find out that the cost for a week’s worth of parking could have just bought you a few Hawaiian souvenir shirts and couple of tacky fridge magnets for your friends. As you gingerly hand over the cash, you grumble to yourself the whole time.

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Does this sound like you? If so, you are not alone. Many people are unaware that there are other parking options when comes to leaving your vehicle at a local port.

If you’re planning a trip and need a place to park at the Port of Tampa, Seven One Seven Parking (717Parking) has got you covered. Seven One Seven currently has a great deal for $2.99 per day. Plus there is a free shuttle runs continuously to the terminals every 15-20 minutes from 7am-3pm. The lot is convenient and just minutes from the terminal. You can reserve your spot in advance and book your parking right on the website at:

Just imagine all the money you can save when you park with 717. Now you don’t have to think twice about buying that rhinestone embedded snorkel set you found at the ship’s gift shop.


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Have any questions or comments about this blog? Let us know!

Until then,  happy parking!

~Charlene Marie

717 Parking Enterprises – 2012 Best of Saint Petersburg Award

NEW YORK, NY, March 29, 2012 — 717 Parking Enterprises has been  

selected for the 2012 Best of Saint Petersburg Award in the Parking  

Lots & Garages category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).


The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding  

local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA  

identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional  

marketing success in their local community and business category.  

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small  

business through service to their customers and community.


Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose  

the winners in each category. The 2012 USCA Award Program focuses on  

quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information  

gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.


About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)


U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization  

funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across  

America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through  

public relations, marketing and advertising.


The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in  

their community. Our organization works exclusively with local  

business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of  

commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our  

mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and  

business entrepreneurs across America.


SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association



U.S. Commerce Association



Baby, it’s cold outside. Keep your car running smooth!

It is getting to be brisk out there. Here are a few tips on how to keep your car running smoothly in the cold:

DENVER – Like most things, cars do not always do well when temperatures drop below zero. However, experts say there are steps you can take to prevent a stall in the severe cold.

9NEWS talked with Astro Automotive and the Go Jeep West Service Center for some tips on how to keep cars and trucks running in the cold weather.

Both said that if you keep up with regular maintenance on your car, like having regularly scheduled oil changes and inspections, you should be OK when temperatures get in the single digits and go below zero.

Aside from that, local car care experts agree there are a few things in particular all drivers can all keep a look out for when the weather gets this cold.

First, and it may seem obvious, let your car warm up before you start driving. Experts say usually five minutes is enough.

Remember it is illegal to be a “puffer” in Colorado, which is when you leave your car running and unattended. So, experts say just sit tight and wait for the fluids to warm up so your car is operating at a good temperature. This is especially important if you drive an automatic.

Second, you may notice a certain light illuminated on your dashboard during the cold weather. It is most likely alerting you that your tire pressure is low. For every 10 degrees the temperature goes down, your car tires can lose up to 1 pound of pressure. This is important not to ignore because it can create more wear on your tires and reduce gas mileage.

You can take your car in for a quick fill, or most cars have the desired tire pressure printed on the driver’s side door or in your owner’s manual, so you can do it yourself. If the light stays on, you may have to go in to have a professional manually reset the display.

Next, resist the urge to wash your car when it gets really cold. You can end up getting water in places you don’t want it. That water can freeze and no one wants a frozen door handle this time of year.

The most important tip experts say you can do to protect your vehicle is to make sure your coolant or antifreeze is in good condition. If it hasn’t been replaced in a while, it’s a good idea to get this checked as soon possible. Mechanics will check this using a strip to make sure it will protect your car up to minus 35 degrees.

You can also check it yourself with an inexpensive tester from your local auto parts store. It’s important to never try to remove reservoir cap while the engine is hot. The coolant can be very hot and burn you badly.

AAA Colorado also has more tips on staying safe in the cold weather:

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Pick People Up at the Departure Terminal to Avoid Airport Traffic

Picking someone up at the airport during this time of year can be brutal. Check out this Lifehacker article on how to avoid airport traffic:

Safe Parking Tips

Parking during the holidays can certainly be a hassle. When valet parking is or isn’t available, it’s always good to remain courteous. Here are a few safe parking tips to keep in mind: