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Red Lion adds new Federal Way franchise, plus one in Detroit

Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels is not done with its plans for Seattle. Two months ago it announced it will sell its Bellevue hotel.

Last year it also sold off its downtown hotel and made it one of its franchise properties.

On Monday the company announced another franchise, the Red Lion Inn & Suites in Federal Way, at 1688 S. 348th St.

The building has 90 guest rooms, a conference room and laundry facilities. The press release noted it's 15 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma airport.

The owner, Paul Sandhu of NW Hospitality LLC, said he plans to invest $2 million for upgrades to rooms, meeting areas and a new indoor pool.

Last week Red Lion also announced  it's signed a franchise deal for a hotel near Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

“The Detroit metro area is among the top 20 MSAs in the U.S., which we are targeting as we expand eastward,” said Brian Quinn, Chief Franchise Officer for RLHC.

That property is at 9095 Wickham Road. It  has 77 rooms and is located about three miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  It is expected to convert to Red Lion by the end of the year.


The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.