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Ottawa (Ontario) – January 28, 2019

The Canadian hotelier Group Germain Hotels and the Ottawa International Airport Authority announced today the construction of the Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport, an investment of $40 million. The hotel will have 180 comfortable and modern rooms on eight floors. The meeting rooms (about 3,000 square feet) and a restaurant will be located on the top floor of the new building, providing an incomparable 3600 view of the airport’s operations. An indoor skywalk will connect the hotel to the airport terminal for ease of use of travelers. The hotel is scheduled to open late 2020.

“This announcement marks an important milestone for Group Germain Hotels. It means that we have reached our goal of 20 hotels by 2020, and we are extremely proud of this achievement,” says Jean-Yves Germain co-president Group Germain Hotels. “Since we set out this ambitious goal, our teams have been working relentlessly to find the best locations to establish our three hotel brands across Canada, this was a tremendous collaborative effort,” adds Christiane Germain co-president Group Germain Hotels. “We are well on our way to reaching our ultimate goal which is to become the first Canadian independent hotelier group to be present all across Canada,” they both concluded.

The Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport will be Group Germain Hotels’ third property in Canada’s Capital Region. The first Alt Hotel, located in the business district, opened in 2016 and in the spring of 2018, Le Germain Hotel welcomed its first guests. YOW will be the third Alt Hotel to open in a terminal airport location confirming the growing demand for airport stays.

“After more than a year of due diligence, we found the ideal site and partner to develop a YOW terminal-connected hotel” said Mark Laroche, President and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority. “This development, plus LRT connectivity, plus our pre-board screening and concession revitalization plans underline YOW’s commitment to serving the growing demands of Canada’s Capital Region’s residents and visitors. We invite our passengers and partners to follow our development projects at www.yow.ca/yow.”

Once again, Group Germain Hotels will be relying on Montreal-based LemayMichaud Architecture Design to bring to life the vibrant and unconventional Alt style to life in this new hotel. Comfortable and well-thought-out rooms with ergonomic workstations, sleek urban design with an eco-friendly environment, lobbies designed so that guests can socialize, relax or have impromptu meetings, as well as fitness rooms accessible 24/7, are all Alt Hotel signature elements. Other Alt Hotels amenities include ultra-fast free WI-FI, and Chromecast streaming media players allowing our guests to watch their favorite content as though they were at home! Also, dogs are welcome and there is no set check out time when guests book directly with us, giving them plenty of time to relax before their next flight!

 
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DENVER, CO. January 15, 2019 – RLH Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today the appointment of Julie Shiflett as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective immediately.  Ms. Shiflett returns to RLH after having been its Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to December 2014.  Ms. Shiflett will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting as well as managing the tax, internal audit, treasury and investor relations functions.  

As Principal of NorthWest CFO, an outsourced financial expert consultancy, Ms. Shiflett spent numerous years since December 2014 working with RLH Corporation as a financial consultant providing support as the Company executed various strategic initiatives including debt and equity capital raises and strategic platform acquisitions including the Americas Best Value Inn and Knights Inn brands.   She also executed the divestiture of the company’s entertainment and ticketing businesses as well as the Company’s hotels.   In addition to her history with RLH, Julie serves on the Board of Directors of Northwest Farm Credit Services.  Ms. Shiflett began her professional career at with Coopers & Lybrand in 1986 and has held high level financial positions in a variety of industries.  In addition to her tenure as CFO of Red Lion, Ms. Shiflett was CFO of Signature Genomic Laboratories (acquired by Perkin Elmer) from 2009 to 2010, VP of Finance and Administration of Columbia Paint and Coatings, Co. (which was acquired by Sherwin Williams) from 2006 to 2009 and CFO of Riley Creek Lumber Company from 2001 to 2006.

Greg Mount, Chief Executive Officer of RLH stated, “We are pleased to have Julie officially return to RLH as our Chief Financial Officer.  The board has determined that the best candidate for the Company at this stage of our evolution is a person with a deep understanding of our past, combined with a thorough and practicable understanding of our commitment to growth via the asset light franchise model. Julie also brings valuable governance and best practice perspective as a consequence of extensive board service.  Julie is passionate about RLH, and knows the team extremely well given her continued engagement with RLH over the last several years as a financial consultant to the Company.

“I am honored and excited to officially return to RLH Corporation as its Chief Financial Officer”, said Julie Shiflett.  “I have worked closely with the Board, Greg Mount, and the financial reporting team at RLH over the last four years and have been intimately involved with the Company’s strategic initiatives. I share the team’s passion for RLH’s mission and look forward to being an integral part of the team as we continue to move RLH to the next level.”

 
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January 15, 2019

RLH Corporation, formerly Red Lion Hotels Corporation, has appointed Gene Hagberg Director of Global Sales following the retirement of Chuck Carter, who dedicated 30 years of service to the innovative hotel company. Hagberg will lead RLH Corporation’s leisure business, which includes Wholesale FIT and group tour & travel, after 17 years with national park operator Delaware North.

 
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Stockholm - January 15, 2018 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, provider of advanced security technologies for the hospitality industry, has announced a restructuring of its organizational hierarchy, with hospitality now becoming one of several specialized market-specific units operating under the new ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions name.

Along with its mission to 'reimagine how people move through their world,' a driving force behind the company's restructuring has been its focus on investing in businesses and solutions that can be scaled on a global level. This will allow ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions to fully cater to the numerous and unique security challenges facing diverse markets around the world today. The company's ongoing evolution has included expanding into other vertical markets such as marine, elderly care, student housing, asset management and logistics. ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions provides each vertical market with a dedicated direct sales channel and ensures that its platforms, software and support services are readily available and tailorable, regardless of region or business background. 

While the hotel market will maintain its own specialized hospitality business unit of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, the expansion into vertical markets allows the company to ensure that its comprehensive range of solutions is made available to any market sector, while providing a greater depth of industry-specific expertise. By leveraging its experience in working with various markets, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions will be able to identify and innovate additional technologies that can be customized to meet the specific needs of each type of facility.

"We are very pleased with the success that we have had with our hospitality organizational model, which focuses on one of our key verticals and creates dedicated solutions that meet specific market needs," says Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President and head of the Global Technologies business unit at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. "With that in mind, we identified a need to replicate this approach for other vertical markets, and therefore created ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions to provide the specific security hardware, software, installation and support services that cater to each industry's needs. This restructuring also enhances our value by allowing us to create new types of relationships with our customers, providing the potential to innovate solutions that bolster organic growth and that create exceptional experiences for end-users. We look forward to continuing to bring such advanced abilities as we expand our presence within the hospitality, marine and elderly care markets and beyond."

For more information, please visit www.assaabloyglobalsolutions.com

 

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