Red Lion Hotels Corporation
May 6, 2009
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Disneyland-Bound Travelers Have a New Lion - The Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Celebrates its Grand Opening

SPOKANE, WA, May 5, 2009 - Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) recently celebrated the opening of the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by travel providers, Disneyland representatives and community dignitaries.

After a $16 million complete renovation, the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim typifies the style, casualness and warmth that has become a Red Lion hallmark. The Anaheim renovation was all encompassing with every room, public area, meeting rooms, grounds and pool area completely rejuvenated. With 310 rooms, the Anaheim property is the first in the Red Lion system to be fully outfitted with the Stay Comfortable signature room. These rooms use modern forms and textures featuring leather headboards, frosted glass interior doors and colors selected to complement each hotel's customers and region. All of the traditional Stay Comfortable room elements that are so appreciated by Red Lion customers remain intact, including the Sealy-made Stay Comfortable bed, triple sheeting, indirect lighting, framed mirrors and granite and tiled bathrooms.

Anupam Narayan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Lion, said, "We are proud to reintroduce Red Lion to Southern California in such a big way. The Anaheim hotel's proximity to Disneyland and high caliber of features and amenities, teamed with the warm, genuine and sincere service Red Lion guests have come to expect are sure to make this property a huge success."

The full-service Red Lion Hotel Anaheim is adjacent to Disneyland and features a casual dining restaurant, a poolside bar, 5,000 square feet of meeting space, fully equipped fitness and business centers and a fun pool area with fire pits for nightly gatherings. Introductory rates are available for a limited time and vary by date of arrival. Members of Red Lion's loyalty program, the Red Lion R&R Club, will receive double points for stays made through September 30, 2009. For rates, availability, and more information visit redlion.com.

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation:

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and franchising of upscale and midscale hotels under its Red LionĀ® brand. As of December 31, 2008, the RLH hotel network was comprised of 47 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 8,910 rooms and 437,626 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.

Contact:
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Julie Langenheim, Investor Relations Manager
(509) 777-6322

Pictured in the front row from (L-R) Alden Esping (Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador Chairman), Ashlee Tuttleman (Anaheim Chamber of Commerce), George Schweitzer (EVP of Operations, Red Lion Hotels Corporation), Hermann Haastrup (General Manager, Red Lion Hotel Anaheim), Mayor Curt Pringle, Hugh McCutcheon (USA Women's Volleyball Coach), Lynne Spencer (Anaheim Chamber of Commerce).

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim King Room

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Pool