SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the second franchise license agreement in two weeks for a Red Lion Inn & Suites location in Washington state.  The future Red Lion Inn & Suites Bothell is expected to complete the conversion by the end of the year.

"King County and the entire Seattle region has been a traditionally strong market for us and each additional location strengthens our position," said RLHC Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. "This property is particularly impressive and is operated by an excellent management company."

The future Red Lion Inn & Suites Bothell, 3850 Monte Villa Parkway, formerly a Springhill Suites by Marriott and currently an independent hotel, will continue to be managed by an affiliate of GF Management, based out of Philadelphia. Located in Western Washington just east of I-405, the hotel with recently renovated lobby and public areas, features an all-suites concept which includes a kitchenette and living space, in addition to the large sleeping area. The hotel also has an indoor pool, a fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast. Bothell is a biotechnology hub with OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Genetics and Amgen among the dozen or more companies operating there.  The region is known for its annual Bothell Beer Festival and local distilleries in nearby Woodinville.

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.

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