SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation NYSE:RLH) announced the company signed a franchise agreement for a new location in Colorado and also opened a new franchise location near the Detroit Airport. Expected to convert before the end of the year, the future Red Lion Inn & Suites Fort Collins in Colorado, 3808 E. Mulberry Street, is located northwest of I-25 and State Highway 14. Offering free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, the hotel is near Colorado State University, Northern Colorado University, Agilent Technologies, Columbine Health Systems, Anheuser-Busch and Kodak. "Our property at the Denver Airport has done well as a Red Lion Inn & Suites," said Zanfar Kahn of Khan Sleep, LLC, owners of the Fort Collins hotel and the Red Lion Inn & Suites Denver Airport. "We believe our Fort Collins property will also thrive as a Red Lion and that the name will help distinguish our hotel from those that surround us." "The Fort Collins market is a great fit for our brands and we appreciate the vote of confidence from a current franchise owner in signing another property with us," said RLHC Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. "When the Fort Collins hotel converts, it will become the second new market for RLHC this month. We just opened our furthest east location with the conversion of a hotel at the Detroit Airport." The Red Lion Inn & Suites Detroit Airport, 9095 Wickham, converted to the brand last week. Located about three miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, one of the top 20 busiest airports in the country, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Detroit serves as corporate headquarters for General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler and Quicken Loans, as well as some of the fastest growing technology companies in the country. About RLHC:

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of midscale and upscale hotels. Established in 1959, the company has more than 50 hotels system wide and also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.redlion.com. Social Media: https://www.redlion.com/detroit www.Facebook.com/RedLionHotels www.Twitter.com/RedLionHotels www.Instagram.com/RedLionHotels www.LinkedIn.com/company/red-lion-hotels
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