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The Silverton Inn & Suites is a transformational renovation project that was completed in 2007. The combined visions of DeGeorge Construction and G. Victor Madge Architect, Inc. resulted in a landmark building for historic downtown Silverton, one that has been credited with being a new economic engine for the community.

Doug DeGeorge purchased the dated old Nordic Motel in 2006 and selected Silverton-area architect Victor Madge to assist with the design. The combination of DeGeorge's initial concept and Madge's vision for this key downtown location culminated in a development that has quickly "become an anchor in the downtown community," says Chamber Executive Director Stacy Palmer.

As DeGeorge and Madge developed the two-story grand lobby, complete with a massive fireplace and elegant finishes, it generated great interest around the community. In addition, the hotel rooms were revived with new bathrooms, kitchens and elegant finishing touches, including sleigh-type beds, armoires and pillow-top plush mattresses with fine linens. Many of the rooms are now sumptuous suites, while others are cozy individual hotel rooms. The rooms offer a sneak peek into Silverton's past, as each one is named after an important aspect of Silverton's rich history.

The Silverton Inn & Suites has become a lodging destination for travelers from across the world. "Now people flock to Silverton and they have a special place to stay," says Silverton resident Dixon Bledsoe.

About Doug DeGeorge

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Doug DeGeorge attended Columbia University, where he majored in economics. His subsequent career as a developer led him to building and designing a number of distinct homes throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach and the Carmel Highlands in California. In addition, DeGeorge has developed exclusive restaurants throughout the Monterey Peninsula, including remodeling the Hog’s Breath Inn restaurant for actor Clint Eastwood. DeGeorge is widely known as a builder of custom, old-world wine cellars and tasting rooms.

A philanthropist at heart, DeGeorge is the founder of the Kris Kringle Foundation, a charitable organization that has delivered more than 8,000 free Christmas trees and more than 40,000 toys to needy families in the Monterey Bay area. The Foundation also serves the children hospitalized at the Natividad Medical Center in Monterey Bay, Calif. DeGeorge is a member of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, a non-profit corporation dedicated to wine professionals and wine enthusiasts. DeGeorge is a self-described family man, living part-time in Carmel, California and part-time in Silverton, Oregon.

DeGeorge’s first development in Oregon, the Silverton Inn & Suites, received presidential awards for its economic impact on the Silverton community. His work at the Inn has been recognized by community leaders, politicians, builders and travelers as having positively contributed to Silverton’s economic and community development.

In March 2010, DeGeorge began construction on The Lodge at Detroit Lake, which opened during the summer of 2010. The Lodge at Detroit Lake is a modern, craftsman-style lodge, that features 12 rooms and suites. “The Lodge at Detroit Lake has turned out more beautiful than we ever expected. On the east side of the property, we completely rebuilt from the ground up eight luxurious, modern lodge rooms. On the west side, we are currently refreshing another five rooms, upgrading the façade in this section and updating all of the interior spaces,” says DeGeorge.

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