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Red Lion Hotels Corporation Promotes Barry Hughes to
Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing

SPOKANE, Wash., June 16, 2008 - Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today that Barry Hughes has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing, effective immediately. Mr. Hughes has served Red Lion Hotels Corporation as Vice President, Distribution and Marketing since November 2002. He reports directly to Red Lion Hotels President and Chief Executive Officer Anupam Narayan.

"Barry is a dedicated associate and we are pleased to recognize his achievements with this well-deserved promotion; his expertise in electronic distribution, revenue management, marketing and online travel agencies has been invaluable to Red Lion," said Mr. Narayan. "Over the past five years, Barry has played a major role in the revitalization of the Red Lion brand and I look forward to his leadership and continued contributions as we continue our growth."

Mr. Hughes has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and for the last five years has been responsible for overseeing distribution and revenue management, call center operations and marketing for Red Lion. Prior to joining Red Lion, Mr. Hughes was Executive Vice President of Electronic Media and Corporate Strategy for Proximus Information, LLC in New York and also served in executive roles for Cahners Business Information, Trase Miller/MTI Vacations, and Galileo International.

About Red Lion Hotels Corporation:
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and franchising of upscale and midscale hotels under its Red Lion(R) brand. As of March 31, 2008 the RLH hotel network was comprised of 53 hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province, with 9,266 rooms and 441,640 square feet of meeting space. 


Red Lion Hotels Corporation
   Julie Langenheim, Investor Relations Manager
   (509) 777-6322

Also See: George Schweitzer Joins Red Lion Hotels as Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Anthony F. Dombrowik Promoted to Chief Financial Officer / March 2008
Anupam Narayan, CEO Red Lion Hotels Corp, Says 'The Hotel Industry is Just a Fun Business' / March 2008


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