The Spokane based Red Lion Hotel chain has officially brought it's new Hotel RL branding to the property just next door of their own headquarters office building. Hotel RL is the company's more upscale hotel offering and like Red Lion Hotels itself has been expanding aggressively . The Hotel RL branding only launched last Summer with a property in Houston and the Spokane location will be the second hotel branded as such in Washington State after a Hotel RL opened in Olympia in July.
Hotel RL Spokane is located where the 400+ room Red Lion at the Park ( 303 W. North River Dr. ) has been for sometime. The building has underwent significant remodeling over the last few months and was unveiled at a grand opening celebration last week.
Everything at the hotel has been subject to the upgrades and among the things that are new at the Hotel RL Spokane is-
- A " Living Stage " an on site stage where the hotel plans to host many events from performers to thinkers to " anyone with a passion and a point of view, to share their ideas with the world " . A event schedule is already out for events on the living stage.
- A Victrola Coffee location. Considered one of Seattle's most distinguished coffee roasters has a small location serving their coffee's inside the hotel.
- A location of This Bike Life . Biking is an awesome way to see a city up close, and guests staying at the Hotel RL Spokane can stop into a full bike shop adjacent to the hotel lobby. This is the 3rd location of This Bike Life and is a full service bike shop with sales, service and bike rentals.
- A new concept for the hotel's restaurant . When the hotel was still under the Red Lion brand it did have a bar & restaurant on site. But with the upgrades to Hotel RL, the restaurant has been upgraded and it's menu and name have changed. Their new name is The Restaurant at the Hotel RL . It formerly was the Dam Bar & Grill.
Guests arriving at the Hotel RL Spokane at the Park will notice a major piece of the hotel missing. That's because the hotel has no front desk, to allow for more public gathering space . But, no worries guests can still easily get in their room via on site touch screen kiosk's ( with staff standing by ) or via the Red Lion's HelloRewards app on their mobile device.
Guest can also use the HelloRewards app to interact with hotel staff and allows their smartphone to act as a room key. Also, all rooms now feature 55" flat screen TV's.
Red Lion Hotels, and their sister companies TicketsWest & Westcoast Entertainment have been a part of the Spokane business community for many decades. This is the area's only planned Hotel RL branded hotel but Red Lion still operates 2 other hotels in Spokane, Red Lion at the River nearby and a new Red Lion Inn & Suites on W. Sunset Hwy near Spokane International Airport. There is also a Red Lion branded resort along the Spokane River in Post Falls.
For more information on Red Lion Hotels, including online room reservations, visit- http://www.redlion.com