SPOKANE, WA (October 3, 2006) - Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) has announced the appointment of veteran hospitality executive Mark D. Mahoney as Vice President of Sales.
In his new position, Mahoney will be responsible for driving revenue through direct sales strategies for Red Lion Hotels in the U.S. and Canada, including directing and deploying a national sales team, directing regional field sales support and training and supporting hotel salespeople in the field.
"Mark Mahoney is a seasoned and ambitious sales professional who brings proven ability and a keen understanding of our industry," said John Taffin, Executive Vice President, Hotel Operations of Red Lion Hotels Corporation. "I look forward to the impact Mark will make as a strong leader for our national sales effort which is integral to achieving our business goals."
Commented Mahoney, "This is an exciting time for Red Lion, and the substantial capital investment made in upgrading our hotels offers numerous opportunities for additional business."
Mahoney is an 18-year veteran of the hospitality industry with extensive experience in sales and marketing. He has held management positions with a variety of companies and hotels, and joins Red Lion Hotels Corporation from The Marcus Corporation. He received his bachelor's degree in business management from the State University of New York, and has earned awards from the American Hotel and Motel Association, and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association.
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and franchising of midscale and upscale, full service hotels under its Red Lion® brand. As of June 30, 2006 the RLH hotel network was comprised of 60 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 10,424 rooms and 509,537 square feet of meeting space. The company also operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business. For more information, please visit our website at www.redlion.com.