Red Lion opens new property in Renton, Wash.

Red Lion Hotels Corporation opened a new franchise location in Renton, Wash., after signing an agreement with the owners in June. This is the sixth franchise agreement completed by the company in 2014. The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center – Seattle/Renton, 1 S. Grady Way, is located at one of the busiest interchanges south of Seattle and Bellevue.

“This is a highly visible intersection on the 405 corridor, providing excellent exposure for our brand,” said Mike Castro, regional VP of lodging development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC). “We know our guests travel this region and these owners are committed to providing our guests with the same level of service they have come to expect.”

The hotel was formerly the Holiday Inn before recently becoming an independent property, the Rainier Hotel and Conference Center. The property has the Yankee Grill Restaurant, an outdoor pool and heated whirlpool, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi. The property also has 7,000 square feet of meeting space.

The city of Renton is on the south shore of Lake Washington in the Puget Sound, six miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The hotel provides easy proximity to Boeing training and manufacturing facilities, destination shopping at The Landing in Renton and one of the largest malls in the Northwest, Westfield Southcenter. Hotel guests have access to sporting locales of the Seattle Seahawks training facility and The Starfire Soccer Complex in addition to attractions such as the Museum of Flight and more in the Seattle and Tacoma areas.