Name of the business: Shilo Inn Suites Hotel
Location: Ocean Shores
Phone number: (360) 289- 4600
Year established: 1995
Owner: Mark Hemstreet
Number of employees: 60-75, depending on time of year.
Product or service: We are a full-service resort hotel with 113 guest rooms that are all junior suites, each with its own private patio or balcony with an ocean view. We have a large restaurant and lounge that offers an ocean view and welcomes family style and fine dining. Our meeting space is more than 11,000 square feet, and we do conferences and events of any size up to 400. We offer a large indoor pool, exercise room, steam room and sauna. Our motto is “Affordable Excellence” and our vision is to be a model of affordable excellence in hospitality, with people working together who share a belief and commitment to providing the ultimate in friendliness, cleanliness and value for our guests and service to our community.
Target market: The local area for events such as weddings and family and class reunions. Additionally we pursue the meeting and convention market along the I-5 corridor, also statewide.
Growth plans: We plan to grow the volume of business that we do in our guest rooms and the area of food and beverage. To that end we have recently added some very talented people to our sales staff and our food and beverage department.
Special comments or accomplishments: The number of weddings held at the Shilo since we opened 17 years ago is remarkable. Many young couples have tied the knot in the Shilo Ballroom. We are a popular venue for hosting many very large association and fraternal conventions.
Something that might surprise people: The Shilo Inn Suites Hotel sits on the same ground as the Ocean Shores Inn once did. The Ocean Shores Inn was a big restaurant, bar and showroom that featured many famous entertainers such as Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Jose Feliciano, Dion Warwick, The Fifth Dimension, Harry James and the Tommy Dorsey Band, to name only a few.
What separates you from your competition? We are fortunate to have a wonderful venue for any type of social occasion, and we take great care and pride in the preparation and presentation of the food that we serve. Additionally, our unobstructed view of the ocean makes a stay in our guest rooms a relaxing and delightful experience.