Overlooking Riverfront Park and Downtown Spokane, The Red Lion Hotel at the Park is already a not to shabby hotel. The high rise building, at 303 W. North River Dr. has stood as a sort of flagship property for the Red Lion Hotel brand for many years. In fact, the hotel is directly next door to Red Lion Hotel's corporate office building.
But now the Red Lion Hotel at the Park is set for an extensive upgrade and complete re-branding. It has been announced that the property will leave the Red Lion branding for Red Lion's newly created Hotel RL branding.
Hotel RL is a more upscale hotel style with more amenities and modern services then before. This upgrade is supposed to make the property among the nicest hotels in the Spokane market.
Upgrades and renovation work will begin soon , if they haven't already. It is expected that property will re-open as Hotel RL at the Park in about a year. The hotel and attached restaurants will remain open during any construction work.
As I mentioned before, Hotel RL's include more modern services, which will continue on at this hotel. Once the transition is complete guests will be able to book rooms the same way they do airplane seats and use their smartphones as keys to access their rooms. Wifi service will also be available, and actually already is.
No news as of yet if there will be changes to properties restaurants. In the hotel today is Windows Restaurant , Atrium Café & Deli and The Dam Bar & Grill. The Dam Bar & Grill opened just last year in the space that was last the Parkside Lounge. The hotel also offers meeting space and ballroom style event space.
For more on the Red Lion at the Park , visit their web site at-
Red Lion Hotels also operates two other Spokane area hotels. Those hotel properties are not affected and will likely remain as they are. Here are the links to those Red Lion properties-
Red Lion River Inn Spokane -
Red Lion Templin's Resort , Post Falls -