SPOKANE, Wash.—Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with the owners of a hotel in Kent, Wash.
“The I-5 corridor through Washington and Oregon has a number of very strong markets for us and we are pleased to add another hotel in this region,” said Ron Burgett, Executive Vice President of Lodging and Brand Development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation, in an announcement. “The owners of this property are planning more than $600,000 in renovations to the 60 guest rooms, public space and the exterior of the hotel.”
The future 60-room Red Lion Inn & Suites Kent will offer free hot Roaring Start Breakfast, free wireless, an indoor pool, an exercise room and meeting space that can accommodate approximately 40 people.
“We are very pleased to partner with Red Lion at our newly acquired hotel in Kent,” said Paul Sandhu of Kent South Hospitality, owners of the hotel. “The brand is very well known in the region and we have seen their hotels operate in Yakima and Tri-cities where we also own hotels that directly compete with Red Lion. Once our renovations are complete, we feel the property will be great representation for the new Red Lion Inn & Suites brand rollout. We have always been impressed with the Red Lion brand and its strengths.”