Red Roof®, the leader in economy lodging, continued to drive demand for the brand in 2018, ending the year with a 17% increase, year over year, in property openings across all brands including Red Roof Inn®, Red Roof PLUS+®, The Red Collection™ and the newly-acquired extended stay brand, HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof®. Red Roof grew 42% over the last two years. Most notably, as of January 23rd, Red Roof has officially entered the New York City market with the expansion of The Red Collection, the brand’s upper midscale soft brand that launched in Chicago in 2018, with one location currently open in Manhattan and two additional properties scheduled to open in Brooklyn later this year. Red Roof also expanded internationally into Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
A large contributor to future brand success is Red Roof’s strategic expansion of The Red Collection to New York City. In partnership with Real Hospitality Group, the soft brand offering unique city-center hotels in the hearts of cities traveler’s love, currently offers comfort, style and affordability at the Lord & Moris Times Square Hotel in Manhattan and will introduce Lord & Moris Brooklyn and Artel Brooklyn this year. These new properties will join The St. Clair Hotel™ – Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago and State House Inn™, in downtown Springfield, Illinois.
Internationally, Red Roof continues to gain momentum. The brand’s expansion into Calgary, Alberta, in partnership with FANS International Hospitality Group, is an indicator of the brand’s approach to global growth. A conversion of a former Travelodge hotel, the Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites® is conveniently located at Calgary Airport, targeting a new segment of business travelers with comfortable and affordable accommodations. This is the first of multiple properties that Red Roof plans to convert to Canada, over the next five years.
“As our footprint expands domestically and internationally through our portfolio of brands, which now caters to travelers varied needs, we continue to provide franchisees with a number of opportunities to drive revenue and profitable growth,” notes Phil Hugh, Chief Development Officer, Red Roof. “Our recent entry into new markets is a true testament to our mission to provide great value accommodations to travelers around the world and as a result, we anticipate fueling continued growth in 2019 across Red Roof Inn, Red Roof PLUS+, The Red Collection and HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof.”
In addition to its growing global collection of properties, Red Roof is proud of its upscale economy PLUS+ properties and has been converting more PLUS+ locations across the country, continuing to focus on growth west of the Mississippi in addition to adding more franchisees to the portfolio.
Red Roof is positioned well, with a strong development management team, to capitalize on successes, including the recent hiring of Bill Hall, SVP of Franchise Operations. Hall will work to reach healthy financial goals and business objectives while supporting new initiatives and rollouts including the continued growth of HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof, which launched in August of 2018 and now has 54 open extended stay properties with a developing pipeline.
The brand will also continue to focus on new and exciting consumer programs and promotions to leverage existing and popular initiatives – such as RediCard® and their hallmark pet-friendly policy – to drive loyalty and bookings.
About Red Roof®
Red Roof is an award-winning leader in the lodging industry with franchises, corporate managed and corporate owned properties, recognized for creating the innovative Upscale Economy® segment serving millions of guests each year. Known for obsessively listening to consumers, Red Roof offers travelers a consistently high-quality experience at an affordable price. With coast-to-coast locations, Red Roof has over 550 properties in the U.S. and has expanded internationally to Brazil and Japan. Whether business or leisure, short trips or extended stays, in the hearts of cities or on the road, Red Roof has a property for every traveler, delivering an enhanced experience at a value price. Red Roof is pet-friendly, as one well-behaved pet is welcome per room, nationwide, at no additional cost*. Ranging from economy to upper midscale, Red Roof’s portfolio of brands includes: Red Roof Inn® and Red Roof PLUS+®, allowing guests to Sleep Easy. Spend Less.™ with enhanced amenities at a value price; The Red Collection®, a hyper-local soft brand in the Hearts of Cities You Love™; and HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof®, offering guests the Basic Essentials For A Long Term Stay™. Red Roof offers franchisees Genuine Relationships. Real Results. ® — a unique owner-operator experience establishing common ground with franchisees. To join Red Roof’s industry-leading loyalty program, RediCard, or for reservations, visit redroof.com or call 800.RED.ROOF.
*Pet accommodations policy may vary at some HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof locations.