WestCoast Hotels Adds the Red Lion Inn at Salmon Creek to Its Family of Hotels

WestCoast Hospitality Corporation today announced an addition to its Red Lion Hotels and Inns brand through a franchise agreement to re-flag the University Inn at Salmon Creek, located in Vancouver, Washington. The newly constructed 89-room property will become the Red Lion Inn at Salmon Creek in July 2002. The property is owned by Salmon< Creek Lodging, LLC and is managed by HMG Lodging Management, Inc. The Red Lion Inn at Salmon Creek is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 at the 134th Street exit and is just minutes away from the Clark County Fairgrounds, Westfield Shoppingtown, WSU Vancouver Campus, Portland International Airport and Vancouver`s business districts. The Red Lion Inn at Salmon Creek is also a perfect hub for visiting the area`s natural attractions including the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood.
Amenities at the property include a heated indoor pool, fitness center, business center, guest laundry and complimentary breakfast buffet. The Red Lion Inn at Salmon Creek also has a Conference Room and a Board Room with a combined 1,100 square feet of meeting space accommodating up to 60 people.

WestCoast Hospitality Corporation operates one other hotel in Vancouver, the 160-room Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. There are also four WestCoast Hotels in the Portland, Oregon area. The city of Vancouver sits on the North bank of the Columbia River, directly across from Portland, Oregon. More information on Red Lion Hotels and Inns and WestCoast Hotels can be found at www.westcoasthotels.com.

WestCoast Hospitality Corporation completed the acquisition of Red Lion Hotels, Inc. in December 2001 and now owns, manages and franchises more than 90 hotels in 16 states. WestCoast Hotels and Red Lion Hotels and Inns focus on serving business, convention and leisure travelers in first, second and third tier markets. WestCoast provides entertainment services through TicketsWest, including event ticketing for venues in the United States and Canada, and aggregates content for travel and entertainment that is sold in real-time at its www.ticketswest.com website. TicketsWest also includes WestCoast Entertainment, a Broadway and special event presenting company. G&B Real Estate Services is the real estate division of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and owns and manages commercial and residential properties. Registered trademarks of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and its affiliates protect the use of “WestCoast,” “Red Lion,” “TicketsWest” and associated logo designs.