CONTACT A HOST

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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Eugene LaBonte

Executive Casino Host
elabonte@ilaniresort.com

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
hhammond@ilaniresort.com

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
phoang@ilaniresort.com

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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Danny Yan

Casino Host
dyan@ilaniresort.com

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
jclark@ilaniresort.com

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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Jose Sanchez

Casino Host
jsanchez@ilaniresort.com

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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Linda Steward

Casino Host
lsteward@ilaniresort.com

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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Helen Nguyen

Casino Host
hhnguyen@ilaniresort.com

With more than 14 years of experience in Customer Service, Helen is excited to be a part of a passionate and dedicated Host team at ilani. Her primary goal is to make sure guests always feel welcome and enjoy every moment of their visit. Originally from Vietnam, she began her career in Marketing at a 5-star boutique Accor hotel. Since coming to the US in 2012 she has worked in Sales and Management in California, Texas and Las Vegas. Helen obtained her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Lac Hong University in Bien Hoa, and a Masters Degree in Hospitality Management from University of Toulouse - Le Mirail, a French university in Hanoi. In her free time she loves hiking, camping, swimming, reading books, playing keyboard and singing karaoke with her friends and family.

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours” - Les Brown

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