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 Philip S. Harris Promoted to General Counsel and
Chief Executive Officer, Shilo Inns
PORTLAND, OR – May 1, 2006 - Shilo Inns, the Portland-based hotel chain, has announced that Philip S. Harris has been promoted to General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harris, who joined the company in August 2005 as Co-General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, will take over from 30-year Shilo veteran, John Kneeland who retired, April 30, 2006.   

“Growth, including the ongoing construction of the brand new 160 room Full-Service Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, in Killeen Texas, is a big part of our mission in the coming years,” says Mark Hemstreet, owner of Shilo Inns. “Philip provides a strong guiding force for the Shilo executive team that will assure our continued dedication to providing Shilo’s high standard of “Affordable Excellence” to all of our guests.”

Mr. Harris comes to Shilo with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and the legal profession. He graduated with honors from Cornell’s Hotel School and received his law degree cum laude from Lewis & Clark School of Law.   

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

Also See: Mark Hemstreet's Independently Owned Shilo Inns Mark 30 Years / July 2004
Construction Starts on the 160 room Shilo Inn Adjacent to the Killeen (Texas) Civic Conference and Convention Center / April 2006

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