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May 8, 2017
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Online Franchising to be Available for Country Hearth Brand

RLHC continues its pursuit to be the easiest to franchise with

SPOKANE, Wash., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) is again leading the hospitality industry in innovation by making it easy to franchise with its Country Hearth Inn & Suites brand - owners simply go online. Starting this summer, a website portal will be available to facilitate complete franchising and digital connectivity to a vast array of booking channels.

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Signing up for the Country Hearth brand will be flexible and simple with a designated website which will provide the ability to complete and grant a franchise license online. The brand will allow owners the freedom to either operate as an independent hotel or use its trademark - both benefitting from the company's robust reservations system, distribution and channel management including negotiated deals with online travel agents.

"We want to take the hassle out of franchising and offer owners the ability to complete the entire process online. Once part of our system, properties will be measured on online reputation, removing the red tape owners dread," said RLHC EVP & President of Global Development Roger Bloss.

RLHC will continue to collect a flat monthly fee from the hotels in the Country Hearth network in return for supplying the guest reservation and distribution infrastructure.

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About Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Red Lion Hotels Corporation, established in 1959, is an international hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, Settle Inn Extended Stay, Signature Inn, GuestHouse, Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn and Country Hearth Inns & Suites brands. The company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business under the brand name TicketsWest. For more information, please visit the company's website at

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