RLHC adds its latest East Coast hotel

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The Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville opened as a part of RLHC’s (Red Lion Hotels Corporation's) strategy to expand in the Eastern U.S. and continue to grow markets nationwide. The new property has 167 guestrooms, a restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, meeting area, business center, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi.
“We could not be more proud and excited to open our doors to the city of Jacksonville,” said Alex Fawaz, GM of the hotel. “Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville will bring a new wave of travelers looking for quality, comfort and convenience to this family-friendly destination.”
The hotel is situated off I-95 in Jacksonville, Fla. Nearby attractions include the University of North Florida, EverBank Field, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Verde and the historic town of St. Augustine.
“This rapidly growing metropolitan area has a lot to offer,” says Greg Mount, president and CEO of RLHC. “From the mild weather to its beautiful beaches, drawing in travelers from all over, we are thrilled to introduce Red Lion Hotel Jacksonville as it further proves that our Eastern expansion plan is successfully underway.”
RLHC has set a goal to open 100 hotels in 100 weeks. To date, the company has added 34 properties in the Eastern United States, 27 of these locations are now open and seven are currently undergoing development and renovation.