RLHC Appoints Angie McPetrie to Lead Lodging Development for Central Region

SPOKANE, Wash., April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today the company has appointed Angie McPetrie to lead lodging development for RLHC's central region in line with its plan to grow to 100 hotels in 100 weeks.

Angie McPetrie, Regional Vice President of Lodging Development for RLHC

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"Joining Red Lion in this capacity is an exciting step forward as the company looks toward the Midwestern and Eastern U.S. for expansion," said Angie McPetrie, RLHC Regional Vice President of Lodging Development, Central Region. "Red Lion is a well-known brand to bring to this area and I look forward to collaborating with this talented development team as we grow."

McPetrie joined RLHC in March, leading lodging development efforts for the company's central region.

An experienced hospitality executive, McPetrie has proven to be a strong leader as a Regional Vice President and Director for the Intercontinental Hotels Group, where she managed new franchise agreements, retentions and management agreements for the Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels and Crowne Plaza upscale hotel brands.

"Angie's experience with franchise sales, licensing and strategic development will be of tremendous benefit to us as we expand," said Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. "The knowledge and involvement she brings to our development team puts us closer to reaching our goals. She is an excellent addition to our company."

McPetrie attended the University of Toronto as well as completed the IAHI Real Estate Development program at Cornell University.

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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Source:Red Lion Hotels Corporation