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 from the Whitman College campus.
The current owner of the hotel, BHG Hotels, also owns the Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport in Oregon.