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RLHC to Add Franchise Location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

SPOKANE, Wash., May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today the company has entered into a franchise license agreement with Hospitality Associates of Harrisburg, L.P., the owner of the former Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center located at 4751 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The property is expected to convert to the Red Lion Hotel designation on or about May 13, 2015.

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“We look forward to differentiating ourselves in the market with this change in branding,” said Mason Mednick of Milestone Hospitality Management, LLC, a full-service hospitality management and ownership group based in Baltimore, MD, which is an affiliate of the general partner of the owner. “Milestone is excited to be a part of Red Lion’s expanded presence nationwide and, in particular, in key markets along the East Coast.”

The newly-flagged Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg-East (Airport Area) is located east of the I-283 and Pennsylvania Route 441 interchange. The hotel has 274 guest rooms and 27,000 square feet of meeting space, including an indoor amphitheater that can accommodate 110 people. It has a full-service restaurant and a lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor tennis, shuffle board and basketball courts, and a fitness and health club. The hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle bus.

“Milestone is an industry leader among hospitality ownership and management companies and we are happy to introduce the Red Lion name to yet another market as part of our nationwide growth plan through this fantastic location,” said RLHC Chief Franchising Officer Brian Quinn. “This property will be a perfect fit for our expansive and growing group business as well as leisure and business travelers. It is in the center of a capital city surrounded by some of the country’s largest corporations and historic attractions. We thank Milestone for placing their confidence in our team at RLHC.”

When it converts this week, the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg-East (Airport Area) will be the furthest east Red Lion Hotel location. Nearby attractions include the National Civil War Museum, Hersheypark, Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, ZooAmerica, Penn State Harrisburg and Temple University Harrisburg. Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and is situated on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. It is well-located near some of the largest cities on the East Coast, just 105 miles northwest of Philadelphia, 120 miles north of Washington D.C., and 170 miles southwest of New York City.

About RLHC:

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse International and Settle Inn brands. Established in 1959, the company has 130 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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Company Contact Pam Scott VP, Corporate Communications 509-777-6393 509-570-4610 Pam.Scott@redlion.com

Source:Red Lion Hotels Corporation