RLHC Appoints Beth Kennar to Lead Human Resources

SPOKANE, Wash., April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today the company has appointed Beth Kennar to lead human resources in line with its plan to grow to 100 hotels in 100 weeks.

"I've worked for years advising RLHC and have been quite impressed with the organization, which is why leading corporate human resources is an attractive opportunity," said Beth Kennar, RLHC Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Associate General Counsel. "I look forward to collaborating daily with this talented leadership team."

Kennar joins RLHC on April 1, 2015, where she will lead human resources efforts for the company's approximately 1,600 employees working at the corporate office and across three hotel brands and its entertainment business.

A legal veteran of employment law, Kennar has regularly counseled employers on legal compliance at both the state and federal level. She has represented both public and private sector employers, including RLHC. Kennar joins RLHC from Summit Law Group based in Seattle.

"Beth's extensive employment law experience will be a tremendous benefit to RLHC," said President & CEO Greg Mount. "She brings a fresh perspective to our executive leadership team and has exceptional communication and problem-solving skills. She is an excellent addition to our company."

Kennar, a Spokane native, is a graduate of Gonzaga University and the University of Washington School of Law.

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 55 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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