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WestCoast Staff Eager to Take Their Work Home

WestCoast Hospitality
Corporation today announced its hotel General Managers and Directors of
Sales will be sleeping on the same beds that their guests sleep in. At the
WestCoast Hospitality Corporation Annual Conference for Red Lion Hotels
and WestCoast Hotels held at the Red Lion Hanalei in San Diego,
California, General Managers and Directors of Sales were presented with
their own “Stay Comfortable” beds—the very same beds used in the hotels
they operate. “We are so confident that our “Stay Comfortable” beds provide our guests
with a great night’s sleep that we are sending them home with our General
Managers and Directors of Sales,” said John Taffin, Executive Vice
President for Hotel Operations. “I spend many nights a year in our hotels
and I love these pillow top beds so much that I bought one for my home!”
In presenting the beds at the conference, Mr. Taffin noted to the
recipients: “The best way to bring your work home with you is to own the
very ‘Stay Comfortable’ bed you ask your guests to sleep in every night.”

Red Lion Hotels introduced the “Stay Comfortable” room package earlier
this year. The package includes deluxe pillow top mattresses, upgraded
linens and pillows and triple sheeting, new carpeting and free high speed
wireless internet in many of its guest rooms. The initiative has been very
successful and the company intends to implement it in 100% of the rooms in
its owned hotels in 2005.