Hospitality firm Red Lion Hotels (RLH) is to convert two New Mexico, US, hotels: the Red Lion Hotel Farmington and the Red Lion Hotel Gallup.
RLH senior vice-president of lodging development Rich Carlson said there were now three franchise hotels under the Red Lion brand, and the company plans to add another by the end of 2011.
The 192-room Red Lion Hotel Farmington was formerly known as the Best Western Inn & Suites of Farmington, and the 126-room Red Lion Hotel Gallup was previously the Best Western Inn & Suites of Gallup.
The Red Lion Hotel Farmington, the Red Lion Hotel Gallup and the Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport in California are owned by Positive Investments.
The company recently signed a franchise agreement with the owners of Positive Investments for an additional hotel in Grants, New Mexico.