Red Lion opens Hotel RL in Spokane

Red Lion opened its latest Washington property with the Hotel RL Spokane at the Park. The 402-room property was inspired by Spokane’s local culture, and is designed to appeal to both visitors of the city and locals alike. The hotel's living stage will be host to an events calendar for performances, and the property also offers amenities such as gourmet coffee and an onsite bike store exclusively at the hotel. This is the fourth Hotel RL location to launch since the brand’s first opening last August.

“Our guests expect a thrill from Hotel RL and experiences that make a journey worth it,” said Bill Linehan, chief marketing officer, RLHC. “This is a finished masterpiece, an exciting step in the direction that we know our industry is going.”

The Hotel RL Spokane at the Park offers several amenities specific to the Hotel RL brand, such as:

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• The Living Stage: An exclusive offering at Hotel RL locations nationwide, is an event program that brings together local performers, thinkers and anyone with passion to share their ideas with visitors to the property.

• Victrola Coffee: One of Seattle’s coffee roasters have designed a coffee shop experience offering blends from all corners of the globe.

• This Bike Life bike shop: Located in the hotel lobby, guests have access to a full service bicycle shop, offering bike rentals, sales, fits and repairs. This Bike Life is a local Spokane business and has two other locations in the city.

• No check-in desk: Making way for more gathering space, Hotel RL Spokane has removed the check-in desk from the lobby. Guests can check in to their rooms via the HelloRewards app on their mobile device or at kiosks that use touch screen technology. Staff will also be on hand in the lobby to provide assistance to guests.

• Mobile interaction: Guests at the Hotel RL Spokane can utilize the HelloRewards app to interact directly with hotel staff, enable their phone as their room key if they want and are greeted by 55-inch TVs in every room.

“Spokane is a city of great restaurants with a vibrant cultural atmosphere and a unique landscape. Now we have a hotel that reflects where we’re headed as a destination,” said Harry Sladich, EVP of hotel operations and sales. “We seized an opportunity to do something different because we know Spokane is ready for it. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to our hotel.”

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