Red Roof Inn® was incorporated by founder James R. Trueman in 1972. The brand’s first hotel opened in Columbus, Ohio, with a single room rate of $8.50 in 1973. Today, Red Roof® has nearly 600 properties nationwide and serves millions of guests each year. For over 30 years, the company and hotels have been known for a warm and welcoming spirit. Red Roof is a leader in the economy hotel market with both franchised and corporate-owned properties. The primary goal at Red Roof is to provide customers savings without sacrificing comfort. Most recently, Red Roof made keeping in touch while traveling that much easier with their Free Communication. Guests can take advantage of free Wi-Fi, local and long-distance calls within the continental U.S., and up to 10 fax pages sent within the continental U.S. Additionally, the brand stands behind their Hassle-Free Guarantee: should a guest have a concern during their stay, simply contact the front desk and allow them to address and solve the problem. If they cannot resolve your concern prior to your departure, they don’t expect you to pay for that night. In 2009 Red Roof unveiled their NextGen® hotels, featuring sleek exteriors with luxuriously appointed and technologically advanced interiors that signal a new era for the hotel chain. The Columbus, Ohio-based company has more than 4,500 employees.