RLHC Signs Franchise Agreement for New Construction Hotel in Montana Lakeshore City

SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation, NYSE: RLH) announced today that a new construction Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson in Montana is set to be completed in June 2015. The company signed a franchise agreement with a Montana developer who broke ground on the property in November.

"The Red Lion name is synonymous with hospitality," said Mike Johnson, President of Management Consultants, Inc., and developer of the future Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson. "We are excited about adding the Red Lion name to our portfolio because we believe that this brand's business model will continue to bring heightened value to our business. We are certain this new hotel in the picturesque Polson community will happily serve visitors from all over the world."

"We look forward to a June 2015 opening for a new-build Red Lion Inn & Suites, just as the busy summer season takes hold in this popular lakeshore community," said RLHC Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. "This follows the opening of two new franchise locations in Seattle and one in Detroit. We continue to set new milestones as we execute on our growth strategy to expand our footprint across the U.S."

The Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson, 109 Ridgewater Drive, will have 80 guest rooms, 32 of which are suites, and nearly 3,500 square feet of meeting space overlooking Flathead Lake, one of the most scenic lakes in the Northwest. Guest amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, guest laundry facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast. A popular Montana eatery, MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub, is also under construction adjacent to the property.

Polson, Mont., is located at a major crossroads at the south end of Flathead Lake and is surrounded by the Mission Mountains Wilderness. Flathead Lake is known for the 2,100-acre Wild Horse Island, where half a dozen wild horses live, along with bighorn sheep, mule deer, bald eagles and falcons. The Flathead River runs through Polson and offers whitewater rafting and fishing adventures. Glacier National Park is north of Flathead Lake on the border of the U.S. and Canada and has more than 760 lakes on more than a million acres.

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Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of midscale and upscale hotels. Established in 1959, 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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