U.S.-based Red Roof is expanding its presence in Canada with its first property in Calgary, Alberta. The hotel chain has partnered with Fans International Hospitality Group, an international hotel management company, to grow the brand beginning with the conversion of a former Travelodge hotel at Calgary Airport into a Red Roof Plus & Suites.
This is the first of multiple properties Red Roof plans to convert in Canada over the next five years.
“Fans International Hospitality Group is one of the most respected hospitality companies in Canada and partnering with them is the right decision for us,” said Andrew Alexander, president of Red Roof, in a statement. He added the two companies share “the same core values, business strategy and vision.”
The company will make a "substantial investment" to renovate and upgrade the property to 150 rooms and suites. The hotel is slated to open in late spring.
“Canada has always been an exciting frontier for Red Roof as the company continues its international growth and development,” said Phil Hugh, CDO at Red Roof.
In 2015, Red Roof signed a 20-year deal with developer Glenn Squires, president and CEO of Pacrim Hospitality Services, to build and brand 40 hotels across Canada.