RLHC Announces Hotel RL New-Build Planned for New York City
Hotel RL Long Island City Set to Open in 2019
SPOKANE, Wash. -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announces its third new-build Hotel RL—and eighth location overall—in Long Island City, New York, set to open in early 2019.
In addition to its current Hotel RL locations in Baltimore Inner Harbor and Washington, D.C., the company announced a franchise agreement for a location at the St. Louis Airport and three company-operated locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, andSpokane and Olympia, Washington, all expected to convert in the first half of 2016.
The future Hotel RL Long Island City, planned for 38-15 9th Street, will have 180 guest rooms, a full service restaurant, rooftop public area, meeting areas, a fitness center and a business center. The property is located on the west end of the Queens borough, near the MoMA PS1 contemporary art museum, Queens Bridge Medical Center and the East River.
With an estimated 2.3 million residents, Queens is the second-largest borough in population of the five in New York City and the largest in area. Hosting various museums, cultural institutions and restaurants that serve its diverse communities, Queens has been touted as a top American destination.
About RLH Corporation
RLH Corporation is an innovative hotel company focused on the franchising of upscale, midscale and economy hotels. The company maximizes return on invested capital for hotel owners across North America through relevant brands, industry-leading technology and forward-thinking services. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.rlhco.com.