Red Lion Hotels Corp. is adding a new franchise hotel in Walla Walla, helping the hospitality chain add a property in the heart of Eastern Washington's wine country.
The formal switch to the Red Lion system is expected to occur later this year following a full renovation.
The future property is the Red Lion Inn & Suites Walla Walla, at 325 E. Main St, in downtown Walla Walla.
It has 80 rooms. Renovations include a breakfast room and lobby, updated guest rooms, a fitness center and a new whirlpool spa. The hotel is walking distance f rom the Whitman College campus.
The current owner of the hotel, BHG Hotels, also owns the Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport in Oregon.