Leading Through Change

Editor's note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, March 2017 (Volume 17 #146) For the next 12 months, New Jersey hotelier Bhavesh Patel will...

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...

Platform to Launch

June 2018 For years after the real estate crash of 2008, PeachState Hospitality LLC held off on developing new hotels. In the years immediately following...

‘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...

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...

Sole Survivor

Editor's note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, February 2017 (Volume 17 #146) As hotel investors everywhere seek increased value and returns in a...

Still Going Strong

Editor's Note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, April 2017 (Vol. 2017, #147) They both grew up in India and immigrated to the U.S....

Welcome to the Big Leagues

April 2018 If it’s appropriate for a corporate executive to be visibly giddy with excitement, then Nasir Raja has found his place. Raja is senior...

‘A Busy 10 Years’ for Once-Troubled Red Roof

AT FIRST SKIM, an article about the opening of Red Roof’s first soft-branded hotel in downtown Chicago may read like a typical story about...

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...