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The Elser Hotel & Residences Partners With Itavi To Offer Private Childcare Services To Hotel Guests And Residents

The Elser Hotel & Residences Partners With Itavi To Offer Private Childcare Services To Hotel Guests And Residents

MIAMI, FL (August 15, 2023) – The Elser Hotel & Residences, a new luxury residential tower in the heart of Downtown Miami with a full-service hotel program, is pleased to announce its partnership with itavi, a premium accredited childcare service, to provide families with safe and reliable childcare during their stay, ensuring a stress-free and memorable experience for parents. 

“The Elser’s residential-style units come with multiple bedrooms, including full kitchens, dining and family rooms, and full-size washers and dryers, creating an atmosphere for the whole family to thrive,” said Elser General Manager, Michael Stephens. “We understand that vacations in Miami may include nights where parents want to spend time together, apart from their kids. This partnership with itavi allows parents to take time for themselves, giving them peace of mind knowing their kids are in  fantastic hands.” 

Itavi offers more than standard babysitting. The professional childcare provider trains all of its “Mzees” (screened childcare professionals) to perform the “itavi Method”, an engaging “curriculum” designed by industry experts to provide a mix of fun and interactive playtime, learning opportunities, local culture immersion, arts and crafts, exercise and more. Prior to providing any services, a Mzee meets with the parents or guardian and then the children one-on-one to introduce themselves and learn more about the family. Their aim is to leave children “better than when they arrive.” They also offer real-time video check-ins and have a formal process to ensure safety and a positive experience.

“We’re proud to partner with The Elser Hotel to offer our best-in-class childcare services to guests,” said Ayana Rodriguez, founder of itavi. “itavi is an acronym for ‘It Takes A Village’ – because we truly believe it takes a village in raising children. Our team works diligently to provide a safe, trusted and dynamic experience for kids. With each and every session, our goal is to enrich a child’s life and create memories that last a lifetime.”

The Elser Hotel & Residences is a new luxury property in the heart of Downtown Miami directly overlooking Biscayne Bay, with 646 rooms ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites, all featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed city and bay views. The residential-style guest rooms have expansive balconies, allowing visitors to bask in the Miami sunshine and warm breeze. Guests also enjoy access to an abundance of lavish amenities, including a two-story state-of-the-art fitness center, a 19,000-square-foot sun deck with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, a 132-foot-long pool, a 16-foot LED screen and an expansive event lawn serving as the ultimate destination for outdoor celebrations. 

The partnership with itavi is just one of the luxury concierge services the hotel offers. The Elser currently offers yacht concierge services in partnership with Spectre Sea and will soon introduce a beach club service and shuttle, pet service, personalized grocery delivery services, in-room spa treatments, physical therapy services and personal training services and a concierge hotline available for all guests and residents.

For guests interested in childcare services or other commitments that might require a bit of additional assistance with the children, please visit this link. For additional information about The Elser Hotel & Residences or to book your stay, visit or follow on Instagram. For more information on itavi, visit or follow on Instagram.  


About The Elser Hotel & Residences

The Elser Hotel & Residences is a 49-story luxury tower in Downtown Miami featuring 646 residential-style rooms, including studios, one-bedrooms, and spectacular two- and three-bedroom suites, all with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed bay views, walkout balconies, luxurious bathrooms for every bedroom, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers in every unit. Amenities include a 19,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck and event lawn overlooking Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay; a 132-foot resort-style pool with a 16-foot poolside LED screen, private lounge areas and a full bar; a massive hot tub offering panoramic skyline views; co-working and meeting spaces; a comprehensive two-level gym that rivals any private fitness facility. Coming soon: a new lobby cocktail bar and restaurant by Jaguar Sun and a coffee lounge by Cafe Domino. The hotel is managed by Highgate, a leading hospitality investment and management company whose portfolio includes more than 160 properties in gateway cities worldwide. For more information, visit

About Highgate

Highgate is a leading global real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing footprint in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Waikiki, London and Lisbon.