Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


The Dow Hotel Company Names Sean Klos as Food and Beverage Director
for the Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
in Seattle, Washington

SEATTLE, Washington, April 16, 2012—The Dow Hotel Company, LLC, (DHC) a hotel ownership investment and management company, today announced that Sean Klos has been named food and beverage director of the company’s Basil’s Kitchen restaurant located in the Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), in Seattle, where he will also direct the catering and banquet operations.

“Sean has a wide range of experience in the hospitality industry, which will be a great asset to  Basil’s Kitchen,” said Murray Dow, chief executive officer of The Dow Hotel Company.  “Basil’s Kitchen is known for innovative menus, freshly prepared food and superior service, and we are confident that Sean’s track record in restaurant operations will enhance the dining experience for both hotel guests and  local clientele  His experience with a large-scale catering service will be a significant benefit to the hotel’s banquet offerings.”

Klos was food and beverage director for several operations in Seattle, WA, including Holland America Cruise Lines, Eurest Dining/Microsoft Schwartz Brothers Restaurants and Cucina Cucina.  His restaurants and signature recipes have won numerous awards, including the L.A. Times’ 2000 Best New Cocktail List, Wine Spectator’s 2001 and 2002 Awards of Excellence for Resort Semiahmoo and Gourmet Magazine’s “Where to Eat Now in 18 American Cities” list for the Buzz Ibiza dinner club and 425 Magazine’s Best Cocktail on the Eastside for his Shiso Drop at Pearl Bar and Dining.

Basil’s Kitchen at the Embassy Suites Sea-Tac features innovative Mediterranean-style cuisine and traditional Italian favorites prepared using fresh, local ingredients and served in a casual, café-style atmosphere.   Signature items include Scallops Mornay, Steak Vesuvio and Capellini Bianchini. The restaurant also serves 8,500 square feet of beautifully-appointed state of art meeting and banquet space.

Basil’s Kitchen is a restaurant concept developed by The Dow Hotel Company and  named for Dow’s mentor in the hotel industry, Basil Miaullis.  Now operating in six restaurants nationwide, Basil’s Kitchen distinguishes itself among hotel restaurants by featuring locally-sourced ingredients including artisanal breads and cheeses.

About The Dow Hotel Company
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 11 first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States.  The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza.  The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities.

The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale, bars/lounges with Starbuck and Tully’s coffee outlets.  In addition to Basil’s Kitchen, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts also include SunSpot, BC Bistro, and Basil’s Bistro.  Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be found at

This article is copyright protected by Hotel-Online. Reuse by other media or news outlets or organizations is prohibited. Personal use and sharing via social media tools are permitted.  

 Chris Daly
Phone:  (703) 435-6293


Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here

To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here
Also See: The Dow Hotel Company Appoints Alex Petrollini, CHA, as General Manager of the 227-room Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel and Spa in Texas / March 2012

The Dow Hotel Company Appoints Rob Adams as General Manager of the 371-room Marriott Suites Anaheim in California / July 2011

The Dow Hotel Company to Manage the 375-suite Embassy Suites Anaheim South in Garden Grove, California, Owned by Landmark Companies / June 2011

The Dow Hotel Company, in a Joint Venture with Prudential Insurance Company of America, Acquires the 304-room Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, New York / June 2011

C.A. Anderson Joins The Dow Hotel Company as President and COO / July 2010

The Dow Hotel Company Expands Into Third-Party Hotel Restaurant Management; Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Converts Restaurant to Proprietary Basil's Kitchen Brand / March 2010

Barcelona Hotel Group and Dow Hotel Co. Plan to Acquire up to $450 million in Hotel Assets Over the Next 12-18 Months / April 2010

The Dow Hotel Company Names Alex Petrollini General Manager of Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego in Suburban Portland / July 2007

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch

Home | Welcome | Hospitality News
| Industry Resources

Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.