In recent years, many travelers have been turning to the Pacific Northwest for their lodging, but for the majority of those travelers, their preference is in hotels along the coast.
While it’s not necessarily a bad idea to choose a hotel near the ocean, the choice of the right place to stay in the Pacific is more important than the hotel itself, according to Sherry Wilson, who has been a hotelier for 25 years.
“It’s a good idea to make sure that the area you are in is the place where you feel comfortable,” Wilson said.
“If you want to be on the coast, make sure you are close to the ocean and if you’re going to be out on the water for a few days, you should choose a place where people feel comfortable and where you can be in the ocean.”
Wilson, whose Northwest Vacation and Vacation Suite has been offering guests vacation packages since 1993, has seen a few hotel upgrades that have helped make her hotel more popular among her clientele.
In the past, hotels would typically focus on amenities like beachfront rooms and suites, but these days, Wilson said her hotel is focusing on its overall experience and its focus on guests that like to be at the beach.
In other words, Wilson’s hotel is more than just a beachfront suite, it’s a place for you to be in a place that is both relaxing and has a lot of amenities.
“Our focus is on what people are looking for when they want to have a beach holiday in the city and in the country, where they can be their own leader and not worry about having to drive up there to go anywhere,” Wilson told Business Insider.
Wilson’s company is also looking to expand beyond her hotel offerings, as it will soon open a new suite, The Hotel Transylvana, that will have amenities like outdoor pools, a spa and a fitness center.
“We’re not going to change that focus,” Wilson added.
“But we’re going in a different direction and focusing on the people who are looking to be their personal leaders, not just for a vacation.”
The idea behind The Hotel’s amenities is similar to other resorts in the region, which is to have an indoor swimming pool with an outdoor swimming pool and a private clubhouse for those who want to spend a bit more time in the pool and have a bit less time outdoors.
It also includes a large fitness center with weights and cardio machines, a heated sauna, fitness studios and a sauna with steam, as well as a fitness and weight room, which will offer some amenities such as an exercise area.
The hotel is expected to open by the end of the year.
Wilson said she expects her hotel will be the top hotel in the Portland metro area and she plans to offer it for free, even for guests that are not traveling to the Northwest.
“People will love this,” she said.
But Wilson said the most important thing to look for when choosing a hotel is the type of people who will want to stay at the hotel.
“The people that are staying at the top of the list will be people who really want to go somewhere,” she added.
She said that when choosing your vacation, look for an experience that has a bit of a vibe to it and will be different from the rest of the hotels.
Wilson pointed out that her resort is already popular with the local tourism industry and said the area is already getting a lot more attention and interest.
“Portland is the number one tourism destination in the United States and it is getting better,” she told Business Insider.
“I think it is going to get even better in the next few years.”
Wilson added that she expects that her new hotel will eventually expand, which could mean more rooms that will be priced in the $200-$300 range.