RLHC Signs Franchise Agreements With New Owners of Three New Mexico Properties

SPOKANE, Wash., March 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today that the company signed franchise license agreements with the new owners of three hotels in New Mexico.

The Red Lion Hotel Gallup, Red Lion Hotel Farmington and Red Lion Hotel Grants were purchased by separate entities controlled by First Capital Real Estate Investments. In turn, the new owners named Chandler Hotel Group as its management company.

"All of these properties will undergo significant upgrades, elevating the overall guest experience and creating a renewed staff investment in the property," said Jared Chandler, CHG founder and CEO.

"CHG exhibits a long-held, unwavering commitment to comprehensive service and we believe these three properties will reflect that," said RLHC Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn.

The new owners plan to invest substantially in each of the three properties, upgrading the lobbies, restaurants and guest room amenities over the next several months.

About RLHC:

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, management and ownership 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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CONTACT: Company Contact Pam Scott VP, Corporate Communications 509-777-6393 (d) 509-570-4610 (c) Pam.Scott@redlion.com

Source:Red Lion Hotels Corporation