Columbus, Ohio – December 10, 2013 – Red Roof Inn, a leader in the economy lodging sector, has named Phil Hugh, Chief Development Officer, effective immediately. Hugh brings almost 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the position. Previously he was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Franchise Sales, Realogy Franchise Group in Parsippany, New Jersey.
"Phil brings a proven combination of strong franchise sales, portfolio management, branding, and mergers and acquisitions experience and skills to Red Roof Inn," says Andrew Alexander, President, Red Roof Inn. "Phil will be integral in growing franchise ownership, building this important segment of our business. His experience is paramount to our future goals and our vision of how expansive, inclusive and successful our franchise organization can be in this highly competitive sector."
Hugh graduated from Allegheny College and has had a series of notable industry leadership roles throughout his career. Prior to his role as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Franchise Sales with Realogy Franchise Group, Hugh led strategic development as President and Chief Executive Officer of Development Opportunity Corporation where he was responsible for daily operations, acquisitions and new development for hotel, commercial and mixed-use facilities. Hugh also held senior roles with Cendant Corporation and HFS, serving as Senior Vice President, North American Development, Wingate Inns International, and Regional Vice President with Coldwell Banker Franchise Development, respectively.