Red Lion Hotels Expands into Arizona
Tuesday April 30th, 2013 - 9:06AM GHB
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TEMPE, AZ—Red Lion Hotels Corp. is expanding into Arizona with the signing of a new franchise agreement with the owners of a hotel to be converted to the brand, here, near Phoenix.
“We had identified Phoenix as a key market for expansion to meet the travel needs of our customers,” said Ron Burgett, EVP/Lodging and Brand Development for Red Lion Hotels. “This property is well-located in Tempe near Arizona State University, which appeals to both our sports and our leisure guests.”
The Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe-ASU, located at 1429 N. Scottsdale Rd., is scheduled to convert to a Red Lion Inn & Suites by the end of May.
The 162-room, limited-service hotel is one mile from Arizona State University and one of the top attractions in the Phoenix area, the Mill Ave. District in downtown Tempe with dining, shopping, entertainment and events. Old Town Scottsdale is nearby, as is Phoenix International Airport.
The property has two outdoor swimming pools, a 15-person whirlpool with a rock waterfall, plus a tennis court and a putting green. Guests will receive free Internet access and a free hot breakfast served daily.
VRE Holdings, LLC, owns the hotel.
Tags: • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation • Ownership •
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.