Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick Officially Converted

Apr 01, 2013, 16:30 ET from Red Lion Hotels Corporation

SPOKANE, Wash., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) today announced the Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick in Washington has officially joined the system.


"As a newer construction hotel, this property is in great condition, so we were able to convert it quickly," said Ron Burgett, Executive Vice President of Lodging and Brand Development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. "Red Lion has a strong presence in the Tri-Cities and this hotel is a great addition as our first limited service property in the market."

Built in 2010, the Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick has 61 well-appointed guest rooms with flat screen televisions and an indoor pool.  The hotel offers the free hot Red Lion Roaring Start Breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. Located at 602 North Young Street, the property is walking distance to Three Rivers Convention Center, Toyota Center and Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau, and just five miles from the Southridge Sports Complex.

"We are excited to be adding this second Red Lion to our portfolio of hotels," said Paul Sandhu of Sandhu NW Hospitality LLC.  Sandhu also owns the Red Lion Inn & Suites Kent, in Western Washington, which converted to the brand in February. "Our prior experience with the Red Lion team has made this conversion very smooth and we are excited to offer guests another great place to stay in the Tri-Cities."

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation: Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure Company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of hotels under its Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Inn & Suites and Leo Hotel Collection brands. As of December 31, 2012, the RLH hotel network was comprised of 48 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 9,015 rooms and 484,693 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

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