Bangladeshi American hotelier Masudur Khan awarded statewide Oregon Lodging Operator of the Year. Masudur Khan, owner & managing director of the Inn at Seaside, River Inn at Seaside, City Center Motel & Coast River Inn has been awarded 2015 lodging operator of the year from Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Masudur Khan has made a name for himself as a savvy businessman and leader in the Seaside community these past few years. He has owned and managed the Inn at Seaside since 2009, where his focus on the guest experience has created a very hospitable and memorable environment for guests.
After acquiring the City Center Motel in 2014 and undergoing a major upgrade, Khan built a new property, the River Inn at Seaside. 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 the 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 exception 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 for the best budget friendly motels in the area.
Attached is the video played during the award night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8B28BrJ90
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. Masud holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & MBA, from the University of Texas.
Masud has received numerous awards such as, 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 Oregon Ethics in business awards from the Rotary club of Portland.