RLHC Debuts In Jacksonville

SPOKANE, Wash., May 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today that the Company signed a franchise license agreement to open a new Red Lion Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida next month. Centrally located, the property is close to major attractions and will be the second property opening in Florida within the last seven months.

The Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville, located at 4700 Salisbury Road, is just off I-95 and seven miles from the University of Northern Florida. Nearby attractions include EverBank Field, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Verde Beach and historic St. Augustine. The hotel features 167 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, meeting area, business center and fitness center, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi.

“We are excited to join the RLHC family as a Red Lion Hotel,” said Alex Fawaz, General Manager. “The brand’s reputation and property enhancements align seamlessly with our ongoing pursuit to provide our Jacksonville guests enhanced comfort and convenience, including the signature RLHC amenities.”

“Our strategy for expansion along the East Coast continues to pay off,” said Brian Quinn, RLHC Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer. “We are proud to have a presence in this exciting destination and look forward to serving sun-seeking travelers.”

Jacksonville has long been known as a family-friendly destination, from beautiful beaches to the annual Blues Festival. Guests will now be able to take advantage of the Hello Rewards guest recognition program, receiving perks such as a free night every seven stays and special Hello Rewards room rates. RLHC will continue to open more properties in the state with the opening of Red Lion Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South slated for November 2016.

About RLHC:
Red Lion Hotels Corporation, established in 1959, is a national 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 and Settle Inn brands. The company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business under the brand name TicketsWest. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.redlion.com.

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