US-based Red Lion Hotels has opened two franchises in Greater Los Angeles and Eastern Washington wine country in the US.
Ayres Grand hotel in Los Angeles and Walla Walla hotel in Washington were renovated and converted into Red Lion Hotels brand.
The first franchise, The Red Lion Hotel Ontario Airport, 204 N Vineyard Ave., which is located around 35 miles directly east of downtown Los Angeles, has 107 rooms and suites and borders the Ontario Convention Center.
The Ontario Motor Speedway, which offers NASCAR oval stock car racing and NHRA drag racing, is just 2.5 miles away from the hotel.
Red Lion Hotels’ Lodging and Brand Development executive vice president Ron Burgett said that the hotel is in the centre of everything in the Los Angeles Inland Empire.
"Our guests can literally walk out the back door of this hotel and onto the property of the Ontario Convention Center. The Ontario Airport is just a mile away," Burgett added.
The second franchise, The Red Lion Inn & Suites Walla Walla, formerly Walla Walla, is located on the edge of the downtown corridor in Eastern Washington and has 80 rooms.
"The owners have made a substantial investment in this property. The guest rooms, Roaring Start breakfast area, lobby and fitness room have all been completely renovated," Burgett continued.
Image: Red Lion announces new location in Greater Los Angeles Area with the conversion of the Red Lion Hotel Ontario Airport. Photo: courtesy of Red Lion Hotels.