Columbus, OH – February 4, 2015 – Continuing its impressive growth Red Roof Inn® has opened its 400th hotel located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Signaling high demand for the brand, the franchise owned property joins a strong network of 399 properties in forty states. Additionally the brand recently announced its plan to expand internationally into the Brazilian market. Red Roof® has experienced intense and aggressive growth this past year as a result of service enhancements and hotel innovations successfully reinventing the economy lodging sector by listening to customers and providing an enhanced experience at a value price.
"I was really impressed with how strong the Red Roof brand has performed and how well they are positioned for future profitable growth," says Zane Varvel, Red Roof®, Council Bluffs, Iowa franchisee and Vice President, Warmbrodt Hotel Investments (WHI). "Their strong and relevant branding strategy coupled with robust sales made them an attractive brand for us. We’ve been a cheerleader for the brand for years and we were eager to become investors."
"Red Roof has created a new category, upscale economy and has seen extraordinary growth in occupancy and revenue fueling an all-time high demand for the brand," says Andrew Alexander, President, Red Roof®. "We’ve worked with the principals of Warmbrodt for years and it is their knowledge and trust in the future of the brand that’s led to this franchise opportunity."
"This latest investment is a testament to the power of the Red Roof brand. The company’s ability to attract such an impressive franchisee, who is new to our system, is indicative of the pull of the brand in the marketplace," says Phil Hugh, Chief Development Officer, Red Roof®. "Red Roof’s future growth will continue to come from new franchises entering our system as well as existing franchises continuing to develop with us."
The franchise owned Council Bluffs property has 100 guest rooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, free WiFi, free hot breakfast and flat-screen TVs. The Inn is also undergoing a NextGen® renovation with the goal of turning it into a Red Roof Plus+® property within a few years. The franchise owned property is centered in the Manawa Power Center Business Park, near many shopping and food service amenities. The property is minutes from Horseshoe Casino, Ameristar Casino, Henry Doorly Zoo, Ameritrade Park, Mid-America Center and is conveniently located off two interstates: I-29 and I-80 at exit 3. The property is currently taking reservations.
The company is celebrating the 400th announcement through consumer driven promotions including the "Favorite Red Roof Moments Social Contest" where guests can submit photos of their favorite travel moments with the brand in a chance to win 400 themed prizing. RediCard members will also get a chance to celebrate with Red Roof’s "400 Hall of Fame" promotion. Four hundred randomly selected RediCard members will have a chance to win 400 RediCard bonus points each.
Red Roof® has pet-friendly properties, offering fee-free stays for pets at 400 hotels in the U.S. For more information and to book, please visit redroof.com or call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663).