OLYMPIA, Wash., July 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) has announced the opening of Hotel RL Olympia today. The hotel was built in 1969 and has undergone a multi-million dollar transformation to be rebranded as a Hotel RL. Hotel RL Olympia is the first of five Hotel RLs scheduled to open this year and the third to launch since the brand's first opening last August.

"The Hotel RL brand DNA is consistent with Pacific Northwest values, which makes us especially delighted to open Hotel RL Olympia in the heart of Washington's state capital," said RLHC Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Linehan. "The Living Stage, a unique feature to Hotel RL, located in the hotel's open pavilion-style lobby, is an exceptional venue for people to share their creativity, innovation or spread awareness about their passions during scheduled performances. This feature caters to local artists from all walks of life and benefits the community as well as overnight guests - it's a lively concept that has been very well received."

"The Living Stage is one of a series of spaces, experiences and amenities at Hotel RL especially suited to travelers seeking more than just a hotel room," Linehan added. "Hotel RL offers spaces for business and leisure travelers to immerse themselves into local culture, while maintaining their connection to the world."

Hotel RL Olympia has 193 guest rooms and features major enhancements and expansions to the lobby, bar and restaurant.  The hotel also offers 16,500 square feet of meeting space. Other hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, Cascadia Soapery bath and beauty products, complimentary artisanal coffee by Victrola Coffee Roaster made to order, complimentary Villy Custom bicycle rentals and performances by local artists and influencers at the Living Stage.

Doing Good For Our Neighbors: Project Wake Up Call Hotel RL Olympia will also continue the brand's charitable awareness campaign, Project Wake Up Call, which focuses on aiding the homeless in each city that a Hotel RL is located. Guests can donate to SideWalk, a non-profit that provides rapid rehousing to those who are experiencing homelessness in Thurston County, Washington. All of the charities participating in Project Wake Up Call align with RLHC's mission and have been carefully selected to help those without homes get the support they need. RLHC donors that contribute $100 or more will enjoy a complimentary night stay at a Hotel RL location of their choice.

"The team at Hotel RL Olympia has been a great ally to us through Project Wake Up Call," said Anna Robinson, Development Director at SideWalk.  "We appreciate their intention to support and raise awareness for local non-profits that are working to end homelessness across the country. We look forward to our continued partnership."

Hotel RL Olympia is in the state's capital at 2300 Evergreen Park Drive Southwest. Olympia is only 60 miles from Seattle. Nearby attractions include Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Percival Landing, Priest Point Park, Millersylvania State Park, Tolmie State Park and more.

For more information, please visit: www.rlhco.com.

About RLHC:Red Lion Hotels Corporation, established in 1959, is a national 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 and Settle Inn brands. The company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business under the brand name TicketsWest. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.rlhco.com.

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Investor Relations Contact:Evelyn InfurnaO: 203-682-8265C: 203-856-2088Investor.Relations@redlion.comMedia Contact:Elyse EisenAccount Director, MMGY Global for RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation)646-442-6767eeisen@mmgyglobal.com

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