Red Lion opens first Brooklyn hotel

RLHC (Red LionHotels Corporation) opened the Red Lion Inn & Suites Brooklyn, its firs tlocation in Greater New York City.

RLHC announced earlier this month the company had signed a franchise license agreement with an affiliate of Three Wall Capital to convert a hotel in Brooklyn to a Red Lion Inn & Suites. Under the agreement, the hotel will continue to be managed by Boast Hotel Management Company, an affiliate of Three Wall Capital.

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“The transition to Red Lion Inn & Suites has been seamless,” said Alan Kanders, a principal of Three Wall Capital, based in New York City. “We are investing in new guestrooms, public spaces and updated technology on this property which reflect the vibrant character of Park Slope in Brooklyn, and should be completed during the first quarterof 2016. This investment, combined with the guest management system offered by RLHC, should increase our prominence in this market.”

Located among Park Slope and Cobble Hill neighborhoods,the Red Lion Inn & Suites Brooklyn is situated in the midst of more than 150 restaurants, bars and shops. The Red Lion Inn & Suites Brooklyn, 279 Butler St, was built in 2007, has 104 guestrooms and offers complimentary breakfast. 

As the nearest hotel to the Barclays Center, an entertainment and sports arena which is home to the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders, the hotel is also located near the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) AtlanticTerminal at Barclays Center, which links to downtown Manhattan as well as JFK International Airport. The hotel is located near the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s 585-acre flagship park. Coney Island is 12 miles south.

With an estimated 2.6 million residents, Brooklyn is the most populated borough of five in New York City.