Richard Schaeffer returns to Red Roof as franchise development director

Red Roof Edison, N.J. Photo credit: Red Roof
Richard Schaeffer. Photo credit:
Red Roof

Richard Schaeffer is returning to Red Roof as a franchise development director and will lead franchise sales for the Red Roof brands–including Red Roof Inn, Red Roof Plus and Hometowne Studios by Red Roof in the northeast United States, while continuing the growth of the Red Roof brand.

Schaeffer was recruited to Red Roof after graduating from Pennsylvania State University, earning his degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management. During the eight years he was with Red Roof, he served as general manager and district training manager in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

Schaeffer now joins Red Roof from G6 Hospitality, where he was regional director of development. He spent more than a decade developing franchise and partner relationships for Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands. During his time at G6 Hospitality, Schaeffer developed more than 200 locations across the United States focusing on the Northeast region.


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Red Roof has more than 550 properties in the U.S. and has expanded internationally to Brazil and Japan. Red Roof is pet-friendly, as one well-behaved pet is welcome per room, nationwide, at no additional cost. Ranging from economy to upper midscale, Red Roof’s portfolio of brands includes: Red Roof Inn, Red Roof PLUS, soft brand The Red Collection and extended-stay brand HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof.

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