Hospitality Industry

Seaside Hotelier Recognized by ORLA as Operator of the Year

July 22, 2015 | by (submitted)

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, 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 in Seaside.
During the construction at River Inn at Seaside, City Center Motel came into the picture. City Center Motel is the oldest operating motel in Seaside, and was in need of a major renovation. Upon taking management & ownership of the property, it was at the bottom rankings of Trip Advisor. However, with major upgrades, exceeding guest service and professionalism, 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 4-5, 2015.
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 & an MBA, from the University of Texas.
Masud has received the Entrepreneurship award from Clastop Economic Development Resources (CEDR), and the 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.

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