Red Lion Signs Franchise in Washington Wine Country

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) today announced the company will add a new franchise in the important Washington state market of Walla Walla, the heart of Washington Wine Country.  The hotel is expected to join the system before the end of the year.

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"This particular property is located in historic downtown Walla Walla where many fantastic wine tasting rooms and fabulous restaurants are located," said Ron Burgett, Executive Vice President of Lodging and Brand Development for Red Lion Hotels.  "We have a great working relationship with this owner who already owns another Red Lion franchise."

The future Red Lion Inn & Suites Walla Walla, located at 325 E. Main St, has 80 rooms and is currently undergoing a complete renovation that includes a new breakfast room and lobby, updated guest rooms, a fitness center and a new whirlpool spa. The hotel is walking distance from the Whitman College campus.

"Based on our experience with Red Lion, we think it is the right brand for this hotel," said Buggsi Patel of BHG Hotels, owner of the property.  BHG also owns the Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport in Oregon.

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation:
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of hotels located in ten states and one Canadian province. As of September 17, 2013, the company has 52 hotels system wide. The Red Lion Hotels and Red Lion Inn & Suites network is comprised of 50 hotels with 8,903 rooms and 462,135 square feet of meeting space. The Leo Hotel Collection is comprised of two hotels with 3,256 rooms and 241,000 square feet of meeting space.  The company 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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Contact: Pam Scott
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
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