Red Roof Celebrates 50 Years of Hospitality  

Red Roof®, an award-winning leader in the lodging industry, culminated the yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary at a recent luncheon program with state and local officials and business and community leaders. New Albany Mayor Sloan Spalding joined the hospitality brand’s senior leadership, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, State Senator Michele Reynolds (OH-3), State Representative Beryl Brown Piccolantonio (OH-4), and business and community leaders for the milestone event at Red Roof corporate headquarters in New Albany.

As the only hospitality brand headquartered in Ohio and an active fixture in the Central Ohio business community, Red Roof hosted a luncheon program with 100+ guests where the elected officials presented commemorative proclamations. “Red Roof’s commitment to providing top-notch hospitality services has been a cornerstone of the company’s success for the past 50 years, and we are proud to have such a distinguished business as part of our local landscape. We look forward to 50 more years of unwavering dedication, innovation, and continued success,” said Mayor Spalding.

“In 2022, Ohio’s tourism industry saw 47 million overnight visits, so it’s important that we have convenient places for our visitors to stay,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “I want to congratulate Red Roof on 50 years of excellence in Ohio and their dedication to our state.”

Noting that the business has remained family owned for half a century, Red Roof Board Member Mohamed Thowfeek said, “From a single hotel 50 years ago, we have grown to nearly 700 hotels in the US and Japan,” he added. “Our core values and commitment to customer experience remain the same: offering the best experience to our guests, our associates, franchise partners, and vendors.”

In February of 1973, the first Red Roof Inn® opened in Grove City, Ohio, offering clean and comfortable rooms and attentive guest service. Fifty years later, Red Roof® still exemplifies value and quality. In 2023, Red Roof was named the Best Budget Hotel by USA Today®. Red Roof’s vision is to provide the best experience and value in the lodging industry for guests, owners, team members, partners and communities. In 2023, Red Roof saw nearly 39 percent growth in new property openings year-over-year.