|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
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 www.shiloinns.com.
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