Sonesta Announces 13 New Hotel Openings Across Five Different Red Lion Brands – Hospitality Net

NEWTON, MA – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta), one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the U.S., continues to grow its Red Lion brands. Seven new Americas Best Value Inn hotels, two new Canadas Best Value Inn hotels, one new Signature Inn, two new Red Lion Inn & Suites and one new Knights Inn opened during the first six months of 2022. The new hotels add nearly 700 new guest rooms to Sonesta’s portfolio.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has rekindled interest in exterior corridor hotels and drive-up style rooms for automobile travelers,” said Brian Quinn, Sonesta’s Chief Development Officer. “As a result, we are experiencing high demand for our Red Lion select-service brands, which fill a distinct need in secondary and tertiary markets. We have been seeing growing interest from developers for these brands as they provide compelling opportunities for owners, as well as a unique stay option for consumers. We are excited to expand the footprint of Signature Inn and Red Lion Inn & Suites on the West Coast with these 13 hotel openings.”
Vibrant and authentic, Sonesta’s more than 500 Americas Best Value Inns and Canadas Best Value Inns enable guests to enjoy the best value in town in a simple and friendly setting. New hotels to this brand include:
Red Lion Inn & Suites gives on-the-go travelers a memorable place to rest, recharge and embark on great adventures at over 30 locations. Conveniently located just outside city centers, Red Lion Inn & Suites are the ultimate basecamp for adventures at nearby destinations. New hotels to this brand include:
Signature Inn brings back the golden age of travel and gives it a retro-modern twist for an experience that is as unique as it is comfortable. The new hotel in this brand is:
Knights Inn offers travelers hundreds of convenient locations, essential amenities and friendly staff to help guests enjoy their stay. The new hotel in this brand is:
Sonesta Franchising debuted in the U.S. in September 2021 and currently 12 of Sonesta’s 16 brands are available for franchising in the U.S. & Canada. Sonesta now offers a complete platform of franchise services, hotel operations and franchisee support, featuring industry-leading brands with a wide range of hotel service levels to meet travelers’ needs. Sonesta is rapidly expanding and has innovative franchising models and brands ranging from lower economy to upscale.
Sonesta is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the U.S., currently ranked 8th by Smith Travel Research (STR) with 1,200 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 16 brands in eight countries. There are nearly 300 hotels under one of Sonesta’s seven brands – Royal Sonesta; The James, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts; Sonesta Select; Sonesta ES Suites; Sonesta Simply Suites; Sonesta Posadas del Inca and Sonesta Cruise Collection – operating in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru and St. Maarten. Sonesta also has nearly 900 franchised properties across the U.S. and Canada branded as – Hotel RL; Red Lion Hotels; Red Lion Inn & Suites; Signature Inn; GuestHouse Extended Stay; Knights Inn; Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn. For more information about Sonesta visit
Lorie Juliano
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
+1 617 421 5429
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