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Red Lion adds California franchisees

Red Lion Hotels Corp. will add two California properties early next year, the Spokane-based company said today.

A Fairfield Inn in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento, will re-open as a Red Lion in January.  The 111-room hotel built by Marriott as a Fairfield in offers limited service.

The Red Lion brand will also be adopted by an independent, 189-room property at Oakland International Airport that offers full service.

“Red Lion has been a very strong brand in California, and these hotels strengthen our footprint,” interim President Jon Eliassen said.

Red Lion, with 43 hotels in eight states and one Canadian province, wants to add 11 more properties in the Western United States and British Columbia, ihe said.

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