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RLHC Signs New Franchise License Agreement on Colorado Hotel

SPOKANE, Wash., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with the owner of a hotel in La Junta, Colorado.

“With all of the recent news surrounding RLHC, we believe this brand offers the right platforms and marketing for our hotel,” said Rashad Khan of Gemstone Hotels, Inc., the entity which owns the property. “It is exciting to be a part of the national expansion of Red Lion.”

Scheduled to convert in June from an independent hotel to the Red Lion Hotel La Junta, 1325 E 3rd St., the only full-service hotel in the city, has a restaurant, an indoor pool, fitness center, business center, two meeting rooms and complimentary breakfast. The recently renovated hotel is near several attractions rich in history surrounding the Santa Fe Trail, including Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Koshare Indian Museum and Otero Museum.

“This property provides a great location in the state of Colorado, where we have been focused on growing our footprint,” said RLHC Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. “We look forward to working with Gemstone Hotels.”

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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Source:Red Lion Hotels Corporation