SPOKANE, Wash.—Red Lion Hotels Corporation is planning to execute a new franchise agreement for the Leo Hotel Collection with the owners of The Riverside Hotel in Boise. The hotel will add 300 rooms to the Leo Hotel Collection when it converts in mid-summer.
“Celebrities and former presidents have stayed at this sprawling riverside getaway,” said Ron Burgett, executive vice president of lodging and brand development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. “This is exactly the type of property we envisioned for the Leo Hotel Collection.”
The Riverside Hotel is a resort-style property spanning 14 acres, situated on the banks of the Boise River. The hotel features 300 rooms and suites, and over 21,000 square feet of convention and event space. Newly renovated resort amenities include a large outdoor pool and sundeck, hot tub, “splash pad” for kids, la arge-scale outdoor chess board, and petanque courts.
The current owners purchased the hotel in 2011 and have spent the last two years renovating the hotel, with an emphasis on using local vendors and goods as much as possible.