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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Carson Tuchschmidt

Executive Casino Host

Carson was born in the Midwest to a family of gamblers with whom he celebrated holidays at casinos and horse racing tracks across the country. He has resided in Tucson, Atlanta, New Orleans, San Antonio, and New York where he grew up learning about the horse racing and casino industries. Carson graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs. When he is at home, he enjoys playing tennis, making music, traveling to visit friends and family, and being a mentor for his college fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Carson believes that fast, friendly service is the key to the best service experience at ilani.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.Seneca, Roman Philosopher

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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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Linda Steward

Executive Casino Host

With deep roots firmly anchored in the Pacific Northwest and a 20-year career in customer satisfaction and guest experience, Linda joined ilani in the pre-opening phases determined to assure your trip is like no other. Linda’s commitment to the comfort of ilani's top guests is prominent in her intuitive ability to anticipate customer needs and deliver the best service. Linda loves to travel to luxury resorts and understands the importance of unmatched customer satisfaction. When not at ilani Linda enjoys entertaining, dining at unique restaurants with friends and being near water.

"When it comes to luck, you make your own." - Bruce Springsteen

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Jose Sanchez

Casino Host

With over 20 years of gaming industry experience in the Northwest, Jose has spent most of that time as a Table Games Supervisor and most enjoys playing Blackjack and Baccarat. Jose is passionate when it comes to giving the very best customer service possible and has created many long-lasting relationships with his guests. Greeting every guest with a smile and an uplifting positive attitude is his highest priority while at ilani. When Jose is not working on making each guests’ visit memorable, he is likely spending time with his family camping, hiking, golfing or getting to the mountain to snowboard as soon as the snow is deep enough to shred.

“Life is a beautiful journey so make sure you take the time to appreciate every single moment to its fullest; smell the roses, hug your family and friends, and treat every human being with the respect that we all deserve, because you never know when your journey will be over.”

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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."