SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the opening of the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center in Billings. Debuting as the seventh RLHC property in Montana, the 230 guestroom hotel expands upon the company's strong presence in the west.

Guests of the Billings Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center can look forward to an inherently Montanan experience in a range of activities and experiences:
  • MontanaFair: Guests can immerse themselves in a true Montanan agricultural celebration in the historic tradition of fairs. It is the region's largest event with attendance of nearly a quarter of a million each year. 
  • Brew Walks: Travelers looking to taste their way through the city can experience the only self-guided, walkable brewery tour in Montana located in the city's unofficial "brewery district" which includes six breweries and two distilleries with historic points along the way. 
  • Unique Northwestern beauty: Meeting planners looking for an authentic backdrop need not look further after a drive along Beartooth Highway, America's most scenic highway. Visitors can also get a taste of history at Pompeys Pillar, made famous by Lewis and Clark, or honor the fallen at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

"The Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center in Billings will be a hub for the larger meetings and conventions audience looking to experience convenience and culture," said Brian Quinn, Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer of RLHC. "The unique property offerings and proximity to local attractions align with our diverse and growing portfolio while catering to the needs of the western traveler."

The property is located at 1223 Mullowney Lane, near Billings Logan International Airport and City Center appealing to business and leisure travelers alike. It will include 26,000 sq. feet of meetings and convention space, an indoor pool with multiple water slides, a restaurant and lounge, fitness center and guest laundry. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and parking.

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 http://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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