RLHC Opens Two California Locations

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced it has opened two new franchise locations in California, including the Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield and the Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn.

“The opening of the Bakersfield hotel marks our return to a legacy Central California market and Auburn is an entirely new market for us,” said RLHC Senior Vice President & Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. “Our team continues to work diligently to make conversions such as these simple for owners. Their investment in the property and in RLHC underscores their commitment to our guests.”

The Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield, located at 2620 Buck Owens Blvd, has 198 guest rooms, a restaurant and lounge, and 4,000 square feet of meeting space, which was remodeled in 2014. Prior to converting to the brand, the owners invested in an updated lobby, fitness center and all new bedding and televisions for the guest rooms. The hotel has an Olympic-sized outdoor pool and spa, business center, and offers complimentary Wi-Fi for Hello Rewards members.

The Bakersfield hotel is conveniently located within easy access of the vibrant downtown area, offering guests a variety of shops, restaurants and attractions, including the Kern County Fairgrounds, the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Camelot Park and the Fox Theater.

Additionally, the company converted the Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn, located at 1875 Auburn Ravine Rd., just west of I-80. The hotel has 80 guest rooms, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center, guest laundry and offers complimentary hot breakfast, and complimentary Wi-Fi for Hello Rewards members.

Auburn is just 30 miles northeast of Sacramento in Northern California. Nearby attractions include Historic Old Town Auburn, gem panning, golf, Squaw Valley’s Scenic Cable Care Ride and several disc golf courses, including courses in North Tahoe and Squaw Valley.

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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