SPOKANE, Wash.—Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced the company will open two new locations in the Greater Los Angeles Area after signing new franchise agreements on existing hotels in Ontario and Perris, Calif.
“We are looking to expand our brand in additional markets in Southern California and these two hotels are the right fit for our portfolio,” said Ron Burgett, executive vice president of lodging and brand development for Red Lion Hotels. “Both properties will provide new stay opportunities for our Red Lion guests in a region of the country that enjoys strong brand recognition.”
The first franchise agreement was signed with LFA Hotels, the owners of the former Ayres Grand Boutique Suites in Ontario, Calif. The company expects to convert the 107 room hotel within the next 60 days. The hotel was most recently affiliated with Magnuson.
Additionally, the development team signed an agreement with Best West LLC, the owners of the former Holiday Inn Express Perris-East in Perris, Calif., located about 70 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The facility was built approximately six years ago, has 105 rooms, and is expected to become the Red Lion Inn and Suites Perris by the end of October.