Red Roof Inn Opens 400th Hotel in Iowa

Red Roof Inn Opens 400th Hotel in Iowa

The Hotel Franchise Welcomes Passionate New Business Owner

Updated February 8, 2024

Red Roof Inn®, continuing its impressive growth, has opened its 400th hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The property was bought by ambitious new franchise hotel owner, 34-year-old Zane Varvel and his family business Diggs Inns LLC. In his role as vice president of Warmbrodt Hotel Investments Varvel has worked with the Red Roof real estate team for over seven years as a consultant and broker, and says he was really impressed with how strong the brand performed.

Red Roof has experienced intense and aggressive growth this past year as a Young Franchise Owner Zane Varvel helps Red Roof expand in the U.S. with it 400th hotel result of service enhancements and hotel innovations and as a result has been aggressively expanding across the U.S. and internationally. The Council Bluff property joins a network of 399 properties in forty states in the U.S.

The Council Bluffs property has 100 guest rooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The Inn is undergoing a NextGen renovation with the goal of turning it into a Red Roof Plus+ property within a few years. It’s centered in the Manawa Power Center Business Park, minutes from the Henry Doorly Zoo, Ameritrade Park and the Mid-America Center. The metropolitan Omaha area, which includes Council Bluffs, is Varvel’s hometown.

About Red Roof Inn

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Founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1973 by Jim Trueman, Red Roof Inn offers affordable hotel stays in clean and comfortable rooms. The hotel franchise’s coast-to-coast hotels have a smart and stylish interior design that ensures customers feel right at home. Red Roof Inn offers its guests a Hassle Free Guarantee for every stay. Concerns can be addressed simply by going to the front desk. If the concern can’t be resolved, the franchise doesn’t expect you to pay for that night.

Franchise owners benefit from a booming global market. According to Statista, the market size of the global hotel and resort was forecast to reach $1.21 trillion. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has bounced back as more countries loosen restrictions, benefiting the overall hospitality industry.

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