SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today the opening of Red Lion Inn & Suites in Byram, Mississippi. The recently converted property features 51 guest rooms, an indoor heated pool, free Wi-Fi and guest laundry services.

Red Lion Inn & Suites Byram is located just a short commute from the musical city of Jackson, the state capital and largest city in Mississippi, best known for its strong roots in blues and jazz.

"Red Lion Inn & Suites Byram is a welcome addition to the RLHC family as we continue to grow," said Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer Brian Quinn. "As our footprint expands across the U.S., guests can expect the comfort, quality and convenience that is synonymous with the RLHC name. We are happy to expand our presence in yet another Mississippi city."

The Red Lion Inn & Suites Byram is located at 5760 I-55 South Frontage Road and just 20 minutes from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The newly converted property is also in close proximity to City Center, the Jackson Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, Trust Mark Park, Jackson Convention Complex and the Jackson Dragway Park. Red Lion Inn & Suites Byram joins Cabot Lodge Jackson North, A Red Lion Hotel and Red Lion Inn & Suites Hattiesburg in Mississippi as the third Red Lion property in Mississippi.

RLHC Goes Pink This October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and RLHC's strong ties to the community, the hotel company will encourage travelers, hotel associates and locals to rally against breast cancer by donning pink to drive awareness and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign will be evident through the lobbies of all RLHC properties with pink signage, pink flowers and pink exterior lighting. Guests will also get to participate in a number of experiences such as $2 bike rentals with all proceeds donated to the charity, join local cancer walks at signup stations in RLHC lobbies, add to self-serve donation baskets and more.

About RLHCRed Lion Hotels Corporation, established in 1959, is an international hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse, Settle Inn, Vantage Hotels, Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Lexington by Vantage, America's Best Inns and Suites; Country Hearth Inns; Jameson Inns; Signature Inn and 3 Palms Hotels and Resorts 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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