Past, Present and Future
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A Glance at RLHC History

Past, Present and Future

Encompassing over 1,100 properties in our portfolio – open and under development – RLHC has proudly positioned itself for sustainable growth. Central to our lasting success is the redefinition of brand segmentation and strengthened brand identity for our brands.

Read up on our history below, and learn how to become part of the legacy by submitting an RFI. Our finely tuned franchise system offers franchisees the highest level of support, including access to industry-leading technology, business intelligence and revenue management systems. Additionally, our new consumer website creates a direct interaction with guests, offers local experiences and provides an improved booking engine.

RLHC History

1937 - Red Lion Hotels Corporation was founded under the name Goodale & Barbieri Companies (G&B)
1937-1976 - G&B focused on third-party commercial and residential property management services and real estate development in Spokane, Washington
1976 - Purchased the River Inn in Spokane
1980 - Established the proprietary Cavanaughs brand name
1987 - Founded G&B Select A Seat, a computerized event ticketing company, which now operates under the name TicketsWest
1998 - Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: WEH)
1999 - Completed its acquisition of WestCoast Hotels, Inc. and re-branded its Cavanaughs Hotels to the WestCoast name, as well as changed its name to WestCoast Hospitality Corporation
2001 - Completed acquisition of Red Lion Hotels and Inns
2003 - Re-branded the majority of the hotels to Red Lion
2005 - WestCoast Hospitality Corporation changed its name to Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH)
2006 - G&B Real Estate Companies was spun off from Red Lion Hotels Corporation
2015 - Opened the first Hotel RL properties
2015 - Added the GuestHouse and Settle Inn brands to the Red Lion Hotels Corporation portfolio
2016 - Acquired Vantage Hospitality’s brands, including Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Jameson Inn, Signature Inn, Value Inn Worldwide, Lexington, Country Hearth Inn & Suites, America’s Best Inns and 3 Palms Hotels & Resorts

Submit an RFI to partner with RLHC today.


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To learn more about becoming a franchisee and our hotel development opportunities, submit an RFP below or contact our development team at 866-437-4878 for your personalized partnership opportunitiy with RLHC.