RLHC Announces New Convention Center Hotel in Billings, Montana

BILLINGS, Mont., July 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today that the company agreed to open a new franchised Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana. This is the seventh RLHC property in Montana, and it is set to open in October 2016.

“The Billings property is one of the many RLHC openings throughout the country, helping us reach our goal of launching 100 hotels in 100 weeks,” said Brian Quinn, Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer of RLHC. “The property’s unique offerings and location align with our growing portfolio while catering to a larger meetings and conventions audience.”

The Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center featuring 230 guest rooms, will offer amenities appealing to business and leisure travelers alike. It will include 26,000 sq. feet of meetings and convention space, an indoor pool with multiple water slides, a restaurant and lounge, fitness center and guest laundry. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and free parking.

The hotel will be located at 1223 Mullowney Lane. It is in close proximity to Billings Logan International Airport, City Center and local attractions such as Yellowstone and Big Horn Rivers, Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument, Pictograph Caves State Park, Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area, Beartooth Pass and Yellowstone National Park.

“We couldn’t be more excited for this agreement,” said Jeff Muri, owner of the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center. “RLHC’s ongoing expansion and innovative approach to hospitality is a perfect fit for our guests’ needs and we are thrilled to join the brand family as the company continues to grow, yet we still remain locally owned and operated.”

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana and offers an array of natural wonders and historic sites. RLHC will continue to open more properties in similarly desirable areas throughout the year.

For more information please visit: www.rlhco.com.

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 http://www.rlhco.com/.

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