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RLHC Adds Franchise Location in Greater Seattle Market

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (NYSE:RLH) announced today it has opened a second new franchise location in the Seattle market in as many months. Converted today, the Red Lion Inn & Suites – Federal Way is the third location the owner of this property has signed to the brand.

"We are proud to open another location in this key market as we expand into major cities across the country," said Brian Quinn, Chief Franchise Officer for RLHC. "We have a great working relationship with these owners and we are thrilled they decided to brand their hotels with Red Lion."

The Red Lion Inn & Suites Federal Way, 1688 S. 348th St., has 90 guest rooms, a conference room and laundry facilities, and offers a hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Located near the busy Seattle I-5 corridor at Hwy 18, the hotel is just over 15 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and a short drive to the Federal Way National Little League Complex, the Weyerhaeuser/King County Aquatic Center, Celebration Park Sports Complex and Wild Waves Theme Park. The hotel is also near to the Puget Sound and Dash Point State Park with more than 3,300 feet of saltwater shoreline ideal for swimming, hiking and fishing.

"We are planning to invest $2 million in upgrades to the guest rooms and public space on this property, which will include a new indoor pool with a double waterslide," said Paul Sandhu of NW Hospitality LLC. "Red Lion Inn & Suites has been a great brand for our properties. We enjoy working with the team and find they offer the right support for our hotels."

About RLHC:

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of hotels. The company has more than 50 hotels system wide and also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.redlion.com.

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CONTACT: Pam Scott VP, Corporate Communications 509-777-6393 209-570-4610 Pam.Scott@redlion.com

Source:Red Lion Hotels Corporation