State House Inn, the second property and first franchised property in The Red Collection, Red Roof’s first soft-brand, opened in Illinois’ capital city, Springfield. Located in downtown Springfield, the property offers 125 guestrooms and has undergone a full renovation. The location is located near the Illinois State Capitol, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the Illinois State Museum, Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St John’s Hospital.
The hotel's décor is styled after the mid-century modern movement. Guestrooms include 23 executive one-bedroom suites and two specialty suites, the Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, all with added amenities. Travelers can enjoy locally inspired artwork, carpeted floors, white bedding, new furnishings and lounge seating as well as large, flat-screen TVs, work desks, in-room coffee makers and iron/ironing boards. Bathrooms offer spa-inspired toiletries, hair dryers, detachable two-in-one shower heads with multiflow capabilities and newly remodeled bath fixtures.
The hotel's lobby includes a stone fireplace, lounge seating, high-top workspaces, locally inspired artwork and Wi-Fi connectivity. Other common space amenities include a large breakfast room near the lobby with a free, hot continental breakfast for guests. Also available is the Top Hat Lounge, a bar for light bites and drinks, as well as a 5,500-square-foot meeting space and a fitness center with locker rooms.
The property is owned by Vendian Capital Management and managed by Packard Hospitality Management.
“Vendian is introducing the first franchised property of The Red Collection, a testament to the demand we see for unique and affordable hotels located in the centers of cities that travelers love,” Phil Hugh, chief development officer, Red Roof, said in a statement. “The Red Collection is an attractive offering for franchisees as Red Roof continues the expansion of sub-brands in our portfolio to accommodate the diverse needs of travelers across the country.”
The Red Collection’s flagship location, The St. Clair Hotel in downtown Chicago, opened in September. Future growth of the soft brand includes a focus on locations in major cities, state capitals and resort destinations, providing modern, affordable and authentic experiences for guests.
“We are very excited to be part of the new The Red Collection brand and strongly believe that Springfield, Illinois is the perfect market for a stylish upper-mid market product like the State House Inn.” Anton Jivov, managing director of Vendian, said in a statement. “We have invested heavily in bringing the look and feel of this hotel up to date to provide a luxurious and smart destination for all travelers. This is our fourth Red Roof property and we continue to believe in the value of the brand as we continue to build our portfolio.”