Since its change in ownership in July, the Centennial Hotel Spokane has seen a number of improvements, and more are coming. Upcoming work includes the addition of four new meeting rooms, work valued at $300,000, according to permits issued by the city.
Worthy Hotels Inc. purchased the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive, for $35 million, and the sale was followed by a flurry of building permits for renovations and updates. They include the renovation of guest rooms, conversion of meeting rooms into guest rooms, a kitchen remodel, new shower valves, the installation of security cameras and updates to the electrical and fire-alarm systems.
The 401-room, 67,000-square-foot hotel completed a $12 million renovation before the sale.
The Centennial Hotel Spokane opened in 1983 with 184 guest rooms, with later tower additions increasing the number of guest rooms. The hotel also has 30,000square feet of meeting space.
Walt and Karen Worthy started Worthy Hotels in 2000 with the purchase and restoration of the Historic Davenport Hotel. The company now owns and operates five – all in downtown Spokane – including the Davenport Tower, the Davenport Lusso and the Davenport Grand.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter
Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.