A team of Hosts awaits you, ready to assist with every detail. Whether you are coming for dinner and a show or are planning a vacation, you can count on our team to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Thank you for choosing ilani.

To speak to a host, please call 1.360.887.6375.


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Desiree Roland

Executive Casino Host

As an Executive Casino Host, Desiree has a passion for helping people and creating a lasting experience. With a wide range of expertise ranging from event management, graphic design to photography, she prides herself on having a professional and fun attitude creating an enjoyable and memorable environment for each of her guests. When she is not at work, she loves traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and experiencing all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from the sandy beaches of Seaside to the snowy slopes of Mt. Bachelor!

"Having joy each day is a priority in life. Embark with me on this journey and let’s laugh our way through it!"

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Eugene LaBonte

Executive Casino Host

With over 10 years of gaming experience, Gene's passion is to deliver a superior level of guest service that is second to none. When Gene is not spending quality time with his guests at ilani, he is likely to be spending time with his family hunting, fishing, camping and skiing in the winter months.

"Our amenities and property speak for themselves, but we as a TEAM will deliver a truly memorable gaming experience on a first-class level each and every visit."

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Holly Hammond

Executive Casino Host

With 13 years’ experience in the gaming and hospitality industries, Holly has a passion for making people smile. With the majority of her career spent in Las Vegas, her career started with the ownership of small restaurants and gourmet food trucks in California. She is excited to be part of such an awesome and creative team and looks eagerly to her future here at ilani. When she is not entertaining at work, she enjoys visiting family and travelling both near and far as much as she can. She believes that winning is something we all possess.

“So have a winning day and Let’s ilani!”


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Paul Hoang

Executive Casino Host

Paul has been in the Pacific Northwest since 1975. Born and raised in Vietnam, he is fluent in the Vietnamese language and culture. Over the last two decades he has worked his way around the ranks of the retail Industry. Along with managing sales and marketing teams, Paul was also a fashion buyer for large retail companies such as Nordstrom.  So, don’t forget to ask Paul if he has any fashion tips on your next visit! As a proud business owner in Vietnam since 2005, Paul’s professionalism and passion to help others is second to none and a great addition to the ilani team.  He believes in taking ownership of the task at hand and delivering a successful outcome each and every time. When Paul is not at ilani providing extraordinary Guest Service, he has a passion for traveling and enjoys staying active by playing golf, tennis and basketball.

"Enjoy life to the fullest today but always plan for tomorrow."

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Angela Garner

Casino Host

Angela joined ilani in 2018 with over 11 years in non-profit management. Angela’s favorite part of her previous career was building relationships, a passion that she carries over into her role as a Casino Host. She enjoys meeting guests and helping them get connected at ilani, whether it be through machines, table games, dinning, entertainment or whatever else bring them here to have fun. When Angela is not working, she is likely swimming, training for a race, spending time with her family and friends, or testing out the dessert options ilani has to offer.

“Live and work but don’t forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.”

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Danny Yan

Casino Host

Originally from Hong Kong, Danny has spent over 30 years in sales and Marketing. His career began with Nestle in 1987 after graduating from the University of Windsor in Canada. Danny later went on to work for multiple Fortune 500 companies, developing both successful sales channels and teams in China. In his spare time, Danny enjoys spending time with his family and attending his son’s basketball practices and games.

"Taking the time to build an Asian community within ilani is my passion, at the same time capturing long-lasting relationships within that community along the way".

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Jared Clark

Casino Host

Jared started off at ilani as a Slot Attendant before becoming a Slot Operations Supervisor in August of 2017. Before working at ilani, Jared spent 5 years at US Bank holding many positions. He then worked in Financial Aid at Warner Pacific College and Concordia University. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon in 2012, with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in business. Jared brings hard work, dedication, a great attitude, and a focus on guest service to the Host team. When he’s not at ilani, he’s spending time with his daughter, staying active, and cheering on the Ducks, Packers, Blazers, and Timbers!

“To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” - Steve Prefontaine

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Thy Nguyen

Casino Host

Born and raised in Vietnam, Thy has been a Washington local since 2004. She speaks fluent Vietnamese and aims to add French to her list. Graduating from Western Washington University in 2019 with her Bachelors in Sociology and minor in Psychology, she is fascinated in learning about human nature, society, and social issues. When she’s not greeting guests at ilani, you can find her in the mountains hiking, traveling, or dancing at music festivals. With five years of customer service experience under her belt, she is thrilled to join the ilani family and embark on this new chapter of her life, providing exceptional service for her guests and creating lasting memories. By embodying the Cowlitz tribe's spirit of tâlícn, to celebrate life and diversity, she hopes to enrich every guest’s experience and cherish life’s most memorable moments.

“Life is about taking chances, so take a chance and roll the dice!”