Red Lion Hotels Corporation Promotes Barry Hughes to Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Promotes Barry Hughes to Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing

SPOKANE, Wash., June 16 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) announced today that Barry Hughes has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing, effective immediately. Mr. Hughes has served Red Lion Hotels Corporation as Vice President, Distribution and Marketing since November 2002. He reports directly to Red Lion Hotels President and Chief Executive Officer Anupam Narayan.

"Barry is a dedicated associate and we are pleased to recognize his achievements with this well-deserved promotion; his expertise in electronic distribution, revenue management, marketing and online travel agencies has been invaluable to Red Lion," said Mr. Narayan. "Over the past five years, Barry has played a major role in the revitalization of the Red Lion brand and I look forward to his leadership and continued contributions as we continue our growth."

Mr. Hughes has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and for the last five years has been responsible for overseeing distribution and revenue management, call center operations and marketing for Red Lion. Prior to joining Red Lion, Mr. Hughes was Executive Vice President of Electronic Media and Corporate Strategy for Proximus Information, LLC in New York and also served in executive roles for Cahners Business Information, Trase Miller/MTI Vacations, and Galileo International.

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation:

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and franchising of upscale and midscale hotels under its Red Lion(R) brand. As of March 31, 2008 the RLH hotel network was comprised of 53 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 9,266 rooms and 441,640 square feet of meeting space. The company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.redlion.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities law, including statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, projections of future events or performance and underlying assumptions (many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions). The forward-looking statements in this press release are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, economic cycles; international conflicts; changes in future demand and supply for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with franchisees and properties; impact of government regulations; ability to obtain financing; changes in energy, healthcare, insurance and other operating expenses; ability to sell non-core assets; ability to locate lessees for rental property; dependency upon the ability and experience of executive officers and ability to retain or replace such officers as well as other matters discussed in the company's annual report on

Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in other documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Red Lion Hotels Corporation

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