Red Lion's Ron Burgett to Join Value Place
Friday January 17th, 2014 - 9:26AM 0
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SPOKANE, WA—Ron Burgett, who had been head of franchise development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation, has accepted an offer to become executive vp, franchise development with Value Place.
Burgett, who will stay on with Red Lion through the end of January, joined the company in 2012. In 2013, the company's lodging development team increased the franchised portfolio to 30 locations. The move comes a week after the company announced the hiring of Greg Mount as president/CEO.
"Red Lion has a strong lodging development and management team and an active pipeline. We are committed to our franchise growth strategy and the goal of 20 new franchise locations in 2014. We will begin the search process for Ron's replacement right away," said interim president and CEO James Evans.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.