"The key to executing quickly on this transaction was the availability of cash on our balance sheet and our continued collaboration with Shelbourne Falcon," said RLHC President & CEO Greg Mount. "The Hotel RL brand is taking hold. We announced last week a franchise deal and are preparing to convert properties in three more markets, while we continue to evaluate applications from several owners."This property is the sixth Hotel RL location announced, having just announced the signing of a location in St. Louis. RLHC debuted the upscale Hotel RL brand with the opening of Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor on August 1. Three more Hotel RL locations are set to open in the first half of 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Spokane and Olympia, Washington. Hotel RL Washington DC has formed an alliance with Unity Health Care to launch an innovative social responsibility project dedicated to raising awareness for homelessness in urban cities. Project Wake Up Call: Washington D.C. Uncovered is a fundraising campaign, which uses raw, thought-provoking photographic artwork online to expose the hardships associated with living on the streets. One in six people in the District are homeless on any given night. With a donation of $100 or more made through the Project Wake Up Call website, a trial offer will be issued to stay one night at the Hotel RL Washington DC. The one-night trial offer is available for stays from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Unity Health Care, Inc., delivers comprehensive health and human services throughout the District regardless of the patient's ability to pay. Currently, Unity is one of the largest primary care nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia, serving more than 108,000 District residents annually through a network of twenty-nine health care sites and a staff of more than 900 compassionate and caring professionals. About RLHC: Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a 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 International and Settle Inn brands. Established in 1959, the company has 130 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: www.Facebook.com/RedLionHotels www.Twitter.com/RedLionHotels www.Twitter.com/HotelRL www.Instagram.com/RedLionHotels www.LinkedIn.com/company/red-lion-hotels The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.
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