Red Lion makes big push east signing Detroit airport franchise

Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) signed a franchise agreement on a hotel located near the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. 

“The Detroit metro area is among the top 20 MSAs in the U.S., which we are targeting as we expand eastward,” said Brian Quinn, CFO for RLHC. 

The future Red Lion Inn & Suites Detroit Airport, 9095 Wickham Road, will have 77 rooms and is located approximately three miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is expected to convert to Red Lion by the end of the year.

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The hotel will be Spokane, Wash.-based Red Lion's first hotel in Michigan and first in the midwest. Red Lion's current hotels are in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada.

“We had many choices of brands, but have heard so much lately about Red Lion that we decided to choose them,” said Akram Namou, president of A&M Hospitality Services, a hotel ownership and operations company with multiple properties throughout Michigan. “We look forward to working with Red Lion.”