Jan 03

taffy story for blog  Our Taffy Story: The Sweet Treat Program

Our Taffy Story: The Sweet Treat Program

Introduced to Seaside Lodging LLC in 2010, the Sweet Treat campaign is a taffy sales program to raise funds for Distressed Children International. DCI helps support underprivileged children and families living in extreme poverty with education, childcare and medical needs.

Half-pound bags of taffy are sold in the hotel lobby and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the charity. Each child needs $200 a year in financial support, and the taffy sales have been helping 40-50 kids a year.

“The kids are receiving love and nurture rather than just a place to stay. They’re loved, they know the culture, learning music and all the things that kids should (or are suppose to) get to have a happy and fulfilling life.” said Masudur Khan, Managing Director of Seaside Lodging after returning from his visit from the orphanage.

Dci drawing 300x214  Our Taffy Story: The Sweet Treat Program

Here’s a drawing from a child at the orphanage

The Sweet Treat program was first implemented at the Inn at Seaside and now has been successful enrolled in their other 3 other locations; the City Center Motel, Coast River Inn and River Inn at Seaside.

Along with the program they’ve added in-room inserts promoting the program and in-room donation flyers to raise awareness on DCI and sponsoring opportunities.

About:

DCI’s mission is to protect the rights of children, stop child labor, and help families lift themselves out of poverty through education, healthcare, vision care, and income generating opportunities. DCI envisions a society where underprivileged children have equal access to opportunities for a secure and prosperous life. We look forward to the day in which child labor and trafficking will be eliminated globally.

Read more
Oct 19

under reno blog post INN AT SEASIDE TO UNDERGO HALF MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION

Seaside Lodging LLC will start renovation on the Inn at Seaside this week. The Inn at Seaside was the first property acquired by Seaside Lodging in 2009.

The half-million dollar renovation will include: a fully remodeled lobby, updated business center, renovated breakfast room, refreshed building exterior/corridors, and new signage to launch a re-branding. In addition, the guest rooms will be updated with new flooring, fresh paint, contemporary furnishings, for an updated clean aesthetic. The property will be highlighted with a “funky fresh” attitude and expressive color compositions.

“You’ll see a lot of instances where there’s clashing colors and patterns that don’t make sense together, but it creates a really good energy for the space,” said Jim Staicoff, interior designer from Staicoff Design. “This is where 80’s hip-hop meets influential Italian design studio, The Memphis Group.” This design will appear both to family-friendly and young hip markets while offering guests a strong sense of community.

“We’ve already made significant improvements over the last years. Our focus is to enhance the guest experience in all areas of the hotel and stay current with lodging trends,” said Masudur Khan, Managing Director of Seaside Lodging. “We are targeting to be completed by early next year and we’re confident that our guests will enjoy the new look.”

The 48- room property is located in the heart of Seaside, directly across the street from the Convention Center and two blocks from the beach. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, an indoor pool, on-site fire pit and complimentary bike rentals.

Read more
Apr 27

blog header 300x135 River Inn at Seaside wins Nationwide Independent Lodging Award

SEASIDE, OR. – April 18th, 2017 – River Inn at Seaside has been awarded “Independent Hotel of the Year” at the annual 2017 AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) conference.

During the awards ceremony held on April 13th, 2017 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, River Inn at Seaside received the award as a national winner in the category of “Independent Hotel of the Year”. The award honors an independent hotel that sets a high standard of excellence in quality, service and guest satisfaction.

Masudur Khan, Managing Director and property manager, Cinthia Inzunza received the award in front of over 6,500 attendees making the annual AAHOA conference the largest gathering of lodging professionals anywhere.

“We are pleased to win “Independent hotel of the Year,” which is affirmation of our efforts and commitment. This is a huge achievement for our hotels, employees, business partners and community.” said Masudur Khan. “We are very grateful to our valued guests because without them this award would not be possible.”

Just recently River Inn at Seaside also ranked #57 out of 100 Best fan-favorite destinations by Oregon Business Magazine.

The AAHOA award ranks among the most prestigious national awards for excellent service and guest satisfaction in the hotel industry. Each year the AAHAOA board of directors and executive committee carefully review the candidate amongst hundreds of nominations to present the award at the world’s largest hotel conference and trade show.

About River Inn at Seaside:

Built in 2014 the River Inn at Seaside is Seaside’s newest hotel perched along the soothing Necanicum River and centrally located, just one block from downtown or two blocks to the beach. With 48 rooms and suites, the River Inn at Seaside is the ideal hotel for all who enjoy the atmosphere and ambience of the Northern Oregon coast, offering the comforts of home, in a convenient location.

About AAHOA:

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade organization that represents Asian American hotel owners in the hospitality industry. It is the largest hotel owners association in the world. Founded in 1989, AAHOA as of 2016 has more than 16,000 members who operate more than 23,000 hotels, amounting to nearly 50% of all hotels in the United States. For more information visit www.aaoha.com

Read more
Dec 14

best fan favorite final 200x300 River Inn at Seaside among Oregon best fan favorite destinationsSEASIDE, OR. – December 7th, 2016 – River Inn at Seaside ranks in 100 Best fan-favorite destinations for Oregon.

River Inn at Seaside was named #57 out of 100 Best fan-favorite destinations by Oregon Business Magazine. Destinations include hotels, restaurants, national parks, and other tourism destinations.

Scores were determined by consumers- based on 22,000 reviews posted this year from Google, TripAdvisor and yelp. Reviews dated February thru September 2016 were taken into account to determine the rankings.

“We’re excited to receive this recognition, knowing that we’re able to bring joy to our guests and provide a unique experience,” said Masud of Seaside Lodging.

MEDIAmerica provided a luncheon celebration on December 7th, 2016 to announce the top 100 destinations and gave awards to the top 10.

About:

Seaside Lodging LLC is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the management and ownership of upper mid-scale to economy hotels. Established in 2009, the company currently owns and manages four properties all located in Seaside, OR.

For more information, please contact:

KAARINA VERA / SALES, MARKETING & REVENUE MANAGER

SEASIDE LODGING LLC

441 2nd Ave, Seaside, OR 97138

Phone:   (503)738-9581

Email:     kvera@seasidelodgingllc.com

Read more
Sep 16

Seaside, OR – Masudur Khan, owner & managing director of the Inn at Seaside, River Inn at Seaside & City Center Motel has been named 2015 lodging operator of the year from Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Mr.Khan’s journey began when his company bought the Inn at Seaside in summer of 2009. Under his ownership and supervision, the past 6 years have been highly successful. The Inn at Seaside has created more jobs in the community and revenue has significantly increased. The Inn is known for personalized customer service and is a highly rated hotel in Seaside.

Early 2013, his company acquired a second motel in the area; it was an older property with much needed care and was demolished in the fall of 2013. With 48 rooms, The River Inn at Seaside opened doors in spring of 2014. Offering unique amenities and exceptional customer service it continues to rank highly on TripAdvisor, and is currently in the top five.

During the River Inn at Seaside construction, the City Center Motel came in to the picture. The City Center Motel is the oldest operating motel in Seaside, and was in need of a major renovation. When taking management & ownership it was at the bottom rankings of Trip Advisor. However, with major upgrades, exceeding guest service and professionalism, the City Center is now known as the best budget friendly motel in town.

More information is expected to be released following the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association Conference on October 4-5th, 2015.

http://www.oregonrla.org/ORLA/Event/Annual_Convention/Awards.aspx

Community Involvement

The three hotels under Mr. Khan’s management have been doing great things for the community. His business has donated over $250,000 to local charities from all three hotels. He is quick to sponsor events in the area by offering donations, free nights or help with volunteering from employee’s time. He believes in community involvement and partnerships with local businesses to promote the area as a whole.

About Masudur Khan

Mr. Khan currently lives in Portland, OR, with his two daughters and expecting wife. Masud is a family man that enjoys gardening and traveling with his family. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & MBA, from the University of Texas.

Masud has received the Entrepreneurship award from Clastop Economic Development Resources (CEDR), & Business Ethics award from the Rotary club of Seaside. In addition, the Inn at Seaside was one of the finalists for the 2015 Oregon Ethics in business awards from the Rotary club of Portland.

For more information, please contact:

Kaarina Vera, Seaside Lodgings LLC,

441 2nd Ave, Seaside, OR 97138

Office: (503) 738-9581 Fax: (503) 738-3212

Kvera@seasidelodgingllc.com

Read more