Our Beginnings

Our corporate journey began in 1980 when the 24 unit Siesta Motel was purchased and became the focus of everyday life.  It existed as a classic motel, yet Wilhelm (Bill) Saufferer had a vision of excellence in hospitality in this superb location in Kelowna. 

Personal attention to every customer and thoughtful service brought growing success.  Subsequent renovations and expansions in the 1980’s increased the room count to 96 suites and vastly transformed the Inn.  Popular amenities such as the indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, gas bbq's, and patios were added to provide a full range of guest amenities.

During this time, all Saufferer family members were hands-on participants in all areas of the business.  It set a foundation for work ethic, values, customer service, vision and creativity. 

As the century turned, Bill was ready to let the second generation lean into responsibility.  Further expansion took place with the acquisition of the Kelowna Motor Inn on Hwy 97.

Today the Kelowna Inn & Suites and the Siesta Suites are managed by second generation family members who are on site daily, continuing the vision of personal attention and thoughtful service. 

Both hotels remain unaffiliated to any franchise by choice.  It is in this way, that we can best serve and respond to our customers.