New Opportunity in Extended Stay

RED ROOF IN AUGUST announced its entry into the extended-stay business with the launch of HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof. The economy segmented brand joins...

The View From Here: Hotel Sales in 2018

  When former AAHOA chairmen Mukesh Mowji and Tarun Patel launched Pracrea Inc., an online commercial real estate sales platform, a few years ago they...

IDeaS Revenue Solutions rolls out first voice-based rate-management program

WHILE CONSUMERS AND third-party vendors might be going gaga over guest-facing voice technology, other companies are exploring how to use voice to streamline hotel...

‘Step Up or Step Out’

ZINA PATEL OWNS and operates The Red Roof Inn in Bakersfield, California, which upgraded in 2016 with the brand’s NextGen redesign. Zina and her...

Only Halfway There

Hitesh (HP) Patel lived the prototypical Asian American immigrant story, growing up behind the front desk at his parents’ independent motel. He watched his...

Premium Partners

May 2018 Rajeev Saxena is not trained in hotel management, but he and his business partner, Suresh Patel, for several years made a successful go...

Brand Renew-al

Editor's Note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, January 2017 (Volume 17 #144)  The 125-room Howard Johnson along Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida, has...

High-Premium Partners

RAJEEV SAXENA IS not trained in hotel management, but he and his business partner, Suresh Patel, for several years made a successful go of...

Windy City Debut

THE ST. CLAIR Hotel celebrated its hard opening on Oct. 1 in downtown Chicago. The 208-room hotel is a former Red Roof Inn which...

Asian American hoteliers raise the Red Roof

ASIAN AMERICANS COMPRISE most Red Roof’s franchisees. A few years ago, after launching its strategy to grow aggressively by franchising, the company turned to...