Red Lion Signs Franchise Agreement for Inn & Suites in Kennewick, Washington

SPOKANE, Wash., March 13, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) today announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with Sandhu NW Hospitality LLC, the owners of a hotel in Kennewick, Washington. The future Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick is expected to convert to the brand in early April.

"This property is such a nice complement to our full service hotels in the Tri-Cities," said Ron Burgett , Executive Vice President of Lodging and Brand Development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. "The hotel is just a little over two years old and is in a fantastic location for both sports groups and business professionals."

Currently the Cedar Inn & Suites Kennewick, the hotel, located at 602 North Young Street, is a 61-room limited service property with an indoor pool and 300 square feet of state of the art meeting space. The hotel is walking distance to Three Rivers Convention Center and the Toyota Center, and just five miles from the Southridge Sports Complex.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with Red Lion in the Tri-Cities," said Paul Sandhu of Sandhu NW Hospitality LLC. Sandhu is also an owner of the Red Lion Inn & Suites Kent, in Western Washington. "We have had early success with Red Lion at our Kent hotel, so this move seemed like a natural next step."

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure Company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of hotels under its Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Inn & Suites and Leo Hotel Collection brands. As of December 31, 2012, the RLH hotel network was comprised of 48 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 9,015 rooms and 484,693 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 www.redlion.com.

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