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 Construction Starts on the 160 room Shilo Inn Adjacent to the
Killeen (Texas) Civic Conference and Convention Center
PORTLAND, OR – April 21, 2006 - Shilo Inns is excited to announce the groundbreaking of the newest crown jewel in their portfolio – the full-service 160-room Shilo Inn Suites Hotel and restaurant in Killeen, Texas. Located adjacent to the Killeen Civic Conference and Convention Center, the official ground breaking ceremony was at 10am, Wednesday April 5, 2006.

The Shilo Inn Suites Hotel – Killeen will feature state-of-the-art amenities including free high speed internet access and Flat Screen TV’s, spacious suites with adjoining kitchens fully equipped with modern stainless steel appliances.  Catering to Killeen’s business travelers and vacationers alike, the hotel offers over 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, a full service restaurant, lounge and cigar bar, exercise and fitness center, indoor pool, two spacious spas (indoor and outdoor), as well as a sauna and a steam room. 

“Killeen Texas holds special memories for my family,” says Mark Hemstreet, owner of Shilo Inns.  “My father, Jim Hemstreet actually received his basic training at Fort Hood. The Shilo team and I see a bright future and wonderful relationship between Shilo Inns and the city of Killeen. We look forward to working with the Killeen Civic Conference and Convention Center, Killeen Economic Development Corporation, The Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders as we develop this exceptional hotel, which should attract more tourism for businesses throughout the city.” As a major employer in over 40 U.S. cities, Shilo continues to enjoy a leadership role in the communities it serves and will play a vital role in Killeen’s business community.

Shilo Inns is the largest independent, privately owned hospitality Company in the western United States with 45 locations and over 200 Shilo affiliate hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Bahamas.  Shilo prides itself in offering its guests clean, comfortable accommodations, a host of free amenities, including free high-speed Internet access and friendly service – all at an affordable price, living up to their motto of providing “Affordable Excellence.” To learn more about Shilo Inns or its Affiliate Hotel program, please visit their web site at  American Owned and Proud of It!


Jenean O’Malley
Public Relations Coordinator

Also See: Mark Hemstreet's Independently Owned Shilo Inns Mark 30 Years / July 2004
Tim Laib, Regional Director of Operations for Shilo Inns, Named a Winner of AH&LA 2005 Most Valuable Volunteer Awards / June 2005

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