SPOKANE, Wash, June 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville will open today as a part of RLHC’s (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) aggressive strategy to expand in the Eastern U.S. and continue to grow markets nationwide. The new property will feature 167 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, meeting area, business center, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi.
“We could not be more proud and excited to open our doors to the city of Jacksonville,” said Alex Fawaz, General Manager. “Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville will bring a new wave of travelers looking for quality, comfort and convenience to this family-friendly destination.”
The hotel is conveniently situated off I-95. Some of Jacksonville’s biggest attractions are in close proximity to Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville, such as University of North Florida, EverBank Field, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Verde and the historic town of St. Augustine.
“This rapidly growing metropolitan area has a lot to offer,” says Greg Mount, President and CEO of RLHC. “From the mild weather to its beautiful beaches, drawing in travelers from all over, we are thrilled to introduce Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville as it further proves that our Eastern expansion plan is successfully underway.”
RLHC has set the ambitious goal to open 100 hotels in 100 weeks. To date, the company has added 34 properties in the Eastern United States, 27 of locations of which are now opened and seven are currently undergoing development and renovation.
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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