Red Lion Hotels Opens Tempe Franchise; Expands into Arizona

SPOKANE, Wash. - May 29, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) announced today that it is continuing its rapid expansion with the tallying of another hotel, now into Tempe, Arizona, located in the greater Phoenix area. The Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe-ASU is now available for reservations through RedLion.com.

"We were looking for the right opportunity for a franchise in Arizona and this former Hampton Inn is a fantastic fit for our system," said Ron Burgett , Executive Vice President of Lodging and Brand Development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. "This property has seen continued improvements in recent years, and will be a great addition to the brand portfolio. We know our sports and leisure guests will appreciate its proximity to Arizona State University."

The Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe-ASU, located at 1429 N. Scottsdale Rd., is a 162-room limited service hotel just one mile from Arizona State University. The hotel is close to one of the top attractions in the Phoenix area, the Mill Avenue District in downtown Tempe with dining, shopping, entertainment and events. Old Town Scottsdale is nearby, as is Phoenix International Airport. The property has two outdoor swimming pools, a 15-person whirlpool with a rock waterfall, plus a tennis court and a putting green. Guests will receive free internet access and a free hot breakfast served daily.

"We were able to complete a smooth conversion in just four weeks" said Bill Spresser of VRE Holdings LLC, owners of the hotel. "We are enjoying working with the team at Red Lion."

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of hotels located in ten states and one Canadian province. As of May 29, 2013, the Red Lion Hotels and Red Lion Inn & Suites network is comprised of 51 hotels with 9,088 rooms and 471,687 square feet of meeting space. The Leo Hotel Collection is comprised of one hotel with 2,956 rooms and 220,000 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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Contact:

Pam Scott
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
509-777-6393 (d)
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Pam.Scott@redlion.com
www.RedLion.com

SOURCE Red Lion Hotels Corporation

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