SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today it will open a 516-room Red Lion Hotel in Kissimmee, located near the Walt Disney World® Resort, after signing a franchise license agreement with the owners of a resort and spa there.
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“Given the success RLHC has had with its Anaheim Red Lion Hotel, we believe our Orlando property will be the perfect East Coast counterpart for guests,” said Jeff Carter of Carter Hospitality Group, LLC., whose affiliate owns the property. “We are excited to rebrand to the Red Lion name in time to meet holiday demand.”
Expected to open in December, the Red Lion Hotel Orlando – Kissimmee Maingate is located at 7300 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. The hotel has 516 guest rooms, concierge services, a business center, multilingual staff, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, and Angel's Rock n' Roll Café-Bar. Set on 23 sprawling acres with lush landscaping, stunning fountains, mesmerizing water views and community fire pits, the property has become a popular meeting space for engagement parties, bridal showers, weddings and receptions.
“This is another landmark signing for the Red Lion brand,” said RLHC Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. “The addition of this prime property near Disney World accounts for well over 1,000 guest rooms on the East Coast.”
The future Red Lion Hotel Orlando – Kissimmee Maingate is near Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Epcot®, Disney Hollywood Studios®, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney Springs (TM), and other area attractions.
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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