Red Lion Hotels Corporation has signed a franchise agreement with the owners of Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe-ASU, located in the greater Phoenix area. The agreement expands the Red Lion system into Arizona.

“We had identified Phoenix as a key market for expansion to meet the travel needs of our customers,” said Ron Burgett, executive vice-president of lodging and brand development for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. “This property is well located in Tempe near Arizona State University, which appeals to both our sports and our leisure guests.”

The Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe-ASU is scheduled to be converted to a Red Lion Inn & Suites by the end of May. The 162-room limited-service hotel has two outdoor swimming pools, a 15-person whirlpool, a tennis court and a putting green.