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.