Leo Hotel Collection to Sign The Riverside Hotel
Tuesday June 4th, 2013 - 10:35AM BH
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SPOKANE, WA— Red Lion Hotels Corporation is executing a new franchise agreement for the Leo Hotel Collection with the owners of The Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID. The hotel will add 300 rooms to the Leo Hotel Collection when it converts in mid-summer.
“Celebrities and former presidents have stayed at this sprawling riverside getaway,” Ron Burgett, EVP of lodging and brand development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation, said in a statement. “This is exactly the type of property we envisioned for the Leo Hotel Collection.”
The Riverside Hotel is a resort-style property spanning 14 acres, situated on the banks of the Boise River. The hotel features 300 rooms and suites, and over 21,000 sq. ft. of convention and event space. Newly renovated resort amenities include a large outdoor pool and sundeck, hot tub, splash pad for kids, large-scale outdoor chess and petanque courts. The Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill, adjacent to the pool and open seasonally, features live music every night and locally sourced food, beer, wine and spirits.
In addition to the multiple restaurants, bars and amenities, last October, The Riverside Hotel opened The Sapphire Room, a venue for music and jazz events.
The current owners purchased the hotel in 2011 and have spent the last two years renovating the hotel to establish it as one of the premier boutique hotels in the region, with an emphasis on using local vendors and goods as much as possible, according to the company.
The Leo Hotel Collection is a new brand comprising boutique, historic and/or destination hotels. The brand launched in January.
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