Visit El Paso, Texas!

El Paso, Texas is a great place to plan a getaway too that has many things to see and do. The place is filled with history, shopping, parks, festivals, sporting events and more! Not to mention, this is a great place to go to get out of the cold weather for all you snow birds out there. Here is a list of the top things to do while in El Paso!

  • Cielo Vista Mall– El Paso’s main shopping destination with over 140 specialty stores! Spend the day dining, enjoying a movie, or shopping for the latest fashion trends.
  • El Paso Zoo– Houses exotic animals all over the world representing 220 species. See the Amur leopard and the Aruba rattlesnake. Explore family attractions such as the African Star Train and more!
  • For Broadway productions, musicals, concerts and more, be sure to check out the Plaza Theatre or the Abraham Chavez Theatre, which is shaped like a sombrero.
  • Make sure to tour the University of Texas El Paso and the well-known Sun Bowl Stadium, home of the UTEP Miners of Conference USA and the December college football bowl game, the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
  • Western Playland Amusement Park– Make sure to check out this amusement park for thrilling rides, water slides and attractions. You don’t want to miss the exciting steel roller coaster, El Bandido.
  • Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino– a Thoroughbred racing track and casino filled with entertainment. Test your luck at the table games, slot machines and more.
  •  Wyler Aerial Tramway– Found at Franklin Mountains State Park. The Tramway features an aerial cable car on the Franklin Mountains. Ride up the gondola and see the breathtaking view. At the top, there is an observation deck and a gift shop.

There are many museums to visit in El Paso, including:

There are many beautiful parks to explore, including:

  • Franklin Mountain State Park– This beautiful park provides great hiking, picnicking, bird watching, biking and rock climbing.
  • Hueco Tanks State Historic Site– Offers great hiking, rock climbing, bird watching, picnicking and stargazing.
  • Chamizal National Memorial– Explore the park grounds that stand for peace and commemorate the peaceful settlement of the Chamizal boundary dispute.
  • Ascarate Park, this large, public-use recreational park offers sports fields, a lake, fishing, picnicking, 2 pools, playgrounds and an 18 hole golf course.

With so much to do and see, it is best to get the most out of your travel experience by staying at the budget friendly Red Roof Inn El Paso. With the money you save, you can experience more of the city! The NextGen® rooms at this 100% Smoke Free inn feature Rest Suite beds by Serta, high-end bedding, modern design flooring, a flat-screen TV, & free WiFi. They also offer free coffeehouse-style coffee and tea in the lobby.

Safe travels and happy adventures!


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The Peanut Butter Chocolate Desert Winning Recipe

A few weeks ago, Red Roof Inn Corporate had a bake off! Here is the absolutely delicious recipe for the winning desert, The Peanut Butter Chocolate Desert:
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings
  • 20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix


  1. Crush 16 cookies; toss with the butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square dish; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups.
  3. In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners’ sugar on low speed for 2 minutes Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in remaining whipped topping.
  4. Spread over peanut butter cups. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Yield:12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 366 calories, 21 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.



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Grow More, Grow Better this November

As you all know, it is No Shave November! A month where you let it grow for the fight against cancer.

Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures.

For over five years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $2 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment.

The Red Roof Inn Franchise team is committed to raising cancer awareness so they are “letting it grow”.  Won’t you please support us by donating any amount you can to our Team Grow.

Click here to donate and help the fight against cancer!

Here’s the team after a few weeks of letting it grow. Good job everyone! 
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Veterans, Thank You for Your Service!

It’s Veterans month at Red Roof. Instead of 10% off, Red Roof Inn is thanking all veterans for their service by providing a 15% discount off their stay throughout November. Go more, go better this month at Red Roof and save even more on your travels so you can get the most out of your travel experience! With the money you save, you can spend it on sporting events, shopping sprees, amusement parks, excursions and so much more! Click here for more info. 

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To book, guests can call 1.800.RED.ROOF (1.800.733.7663) or they can visit and use the VP+ number 618669. ​

*This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. A valid military ID is required at check-in. The offer is subject to availability at participating properties and some blackout dates may apply. Offer valid for stays November 1 – November 30, 2015.

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Plan Your Louisville, Kentucky Getaway

Louisville, Kentucky is a beautiful city with thriving arts and culture, acclaimed parks, rivers to boat, fish and swim in, the place of the famous Kentucky Derby, many museums for learning and hands on fun, great dining options and great entertainment all around, making it not only a great place to visit during the fall, but a great place to visit during all the seasons! When in Louisville, make sure to check out these top attractions:


  • Louisville Zoo– Visit One of the region’s most popular family attractions! See exhibits like Gorilla Forest, African Petting Zoo, Glacier Run, Australian Outback and more!
  • Churchill Downs– Watch an exciting race at this thoroughbred racetrack best known for holding the Kentucky Derby or take a tour the Derby Museum.
  • Don’t forget to explore Museum Row, which houses 10 original attractions within 4 walk-able blocks
  1. Frazier History Museum– This museum houses more than 1000 years of history.
  2. Louisville Slugger Museum & FactoryTake a tour of the factory and learn the history behind the bat and the family company that still creates it as well as personalize a bat.
  3. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft– A contemporary art museum.
  4. Kentucky Science Center– A interactive and engaging science museum that is fun for the whole family! Big screen science movies. Fun for the whole family
  5. KentuckyShow!– A big screen science theater in the Kentucky Science Center that explores Kentucky’s past, present and future.
  6. Louisville Glassworks– Explore this museum for their fine arts, tours, glass blowing demos and activities.
  7. Muhammad Ali Center– The Muhammad Ali Center is an award-winning museum dedicated to telling Muhammad Ali’s life story.
  8. The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts– Watch a concert, musical, dance or many other types of performing arts at this theater.
  9. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience– An artisanal distillery that has guided tours, bourbon tastings and more!
  10. 21 C Museum Hotel– Provides southern hospitality, dining, and a unique art museum.
  • KFC Yum! CenterThis multipurpose arena holds sporting events, concerts, comedy shows and other forms of entertainment.
  • Kentucky Exposition Center- The center hosts exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, public gatherings, cultural activities and other functions.
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park, This largest, naturally exposed, 390-million-year-old fossil bed is located on the banks of the Ohio river The 390-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest, naturally exposed, Devonian fossil beds in the world.
  • Louisville Waterfront Park– Catch one of the many events hosted at this park, from concerts to festivals. This beautiful nationally acclaimed park is a great place to get away from the busy city and walk around on the trails located right on the Ohio river.
  • Belle of Louisville– Go on an Ohio River excursion with dinner provided on this oldest operating steamboat in the United States and a National Historic Landmark.
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium– Take a tour of this former TB hospital known as one of the most haunted places on earth.

When in Louisville, make sure to get the most of your travel experience by staying and staying with us at Red Roof Inn Louisville Fair and Expo, Red Roof Inn Louisville East – Hurstbourne and Red Roof Inn Louisville Expo Airport.

Safe travels and happy adventures!


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Visit Charleston, West Virginia!

Charleston, West Virginia, the largest city and the state capital in West Virginia, is a beautiful place to visit during autumn. It is located right by the Elk and Kanawha Rivers and is filled with history and charm. When in Charleston, check out these must see attractions:downtown charleston wv

  • The Charleston Civic Center: You will always be entertained at this center, which hosts a variety of events including concerts, family shows, sporting events, corporate events entertainment and much more!
  • Mountain Stage: Home of live music on public radio. Each episode can be heard across radio stations and are recorded in front of a live audience. See behind the scenes of how a radio show is hosted!
  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences: Visit the museum, art galleries, the planetarium, or catch a film and performing arts at this center.
  • Visit your family and friends or catch a sporting event at one of these nearby colleges:West Virginia State University or University of Charleston
  • Downtown Charleston: In Downtown Charleston, you can pay your respects at the West Virginia Veterans Memorial, find fine dining, live music, art galleries, museums, the state capital and more!
  • Cultural Center: The Culture Center houses the West Virginia State Museum, which focuses on every aspect of West Virginia history, culture, art. It also houses the State Archives Library and hosts many events and festivals throughout the year.
  • Magic Island: This island has beautiful walking trails, beach volleyball courts, great shopping, dining, and hosts a multitude of entertainment including sporting events, family movie nights and more!
  • Charleston Town Center Mall-Shop for the latest fashion trends at the Charleston town center mall. This 3 story mall has 130 specialty stores, a food court and restaurants.
  • Capital Market– A family owned seasonal outdoors farmers market and year round indoor market which sells all local and fresh meats, fruits, veggies, wines, and events throughout the year.
  • Kanawha State Forest-Hike the beautiful 25 miles of nature trails open year round. You can also camp, fish, hunt, picnic or mountain bike.

When in Charleston, make sure to get the most out of your travel experience and bring your pet along for free by staying and saving at one of our nearby properties: Red Roof Inn Charleston – Kanawha City, or Red Roof Inn Charleston West – Hurricane.

Safe travels and happy adventures.


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Top attractions in Elkhart, Indiana!

Elkhart, Indiana is the perfect place to go on a relaxing and exciting getaway! You can do the many activities and see all the sites found in Downtown Elkhart or you can relax and rejuvenate in the Amish Country just a few miles away. The many gardens, scenic walkways and parks are beautiful to visit during autumn and even winter when you can cross country ski on the trails. Make sure to check out all these top attractions below when in Elhart:travel quote

  • Ruthmere MuseumTake a tour of the historic properties including Albert R Beardsley’s house, listen to a music concert, attend a workshop, relax on the piazza, tour the gardens and view artwork.
  • Ox Bow County Park: Located on the banks of the Elkhart River, Ox Bow Park many acres for outdoor fun and preservation of plant and wildlife habitat. At the park, you will find picnic areas, volleyball courts, playgrounds, a paved bike trail, an archery range, observation tower, canoe launch, an 18 hole disc golf course. During the winter months, cross country ski on the paved trails or sled down our the two hills.
  • University of Notre DameVisit Notre Dame and cheer on the fighting Irish at a Football or Basketball game. Visit the Joyce Center Arena, the multi-purpose arena for a sporting event or a show!
  • Amish Acres Historical Farm: Visit Indiana’s first Amish farmstead where you can relax, be entertained, and learn through tours, dinner theaters, horse and buggy rides, wine tasting, art museums and more.
  • Downtown Elkhart– Downtown Elkhart offers something for everyone: art, recreation, dining, local pubs and brewery’s, historic homes and more. Here are a list of attractions found downtown:
    • NIBCO Ice and Water ParkCool off at the splash pad in the summer or go ice skating over the iced splash pad paths during the winter.
    • Wellfield Gardens: This amazing garden has over 20 individual gardens filled with diverse plants including a Japanese Garden, Waterfall Garden, English Garden and an Adventure Path.
    • RiverWalk Culture Trail– Walk along the RiverWalk in Downtown Elkhart while stopping to see all the sites. You will find many pubs, shops, restaurants, outdoor art, gardens, museums, waterside parks, events and activities along the trail.
    • National New York Central Railroad Museum: Take a tour of this historic preservation site of both local and national railroads pertaining to the New York Central System.
    • Lerner Theatre: A state of the art performance and event facility where you can watch world class performances.
    • Midwest Museum of American Art– This art museum showcases the 19th and 20th century American Art, with original paintings by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell.
  • RV/MH Hall of FameThe RV Founders Hall displays trailers, photos, and memorabilia reaching back to the 1920’s and presenting advancements in technology of the RV/MH industry from before WWI to present day. You can also find a library entirely dedicated to recreational vehicles and manufactured housing industries that holds thousands of volumes of periodicals, records, and photos on the background of individual units.
  • Hall of heroes Museum: Hall of Heroes is the only Super Hero and Comic Book Museum in the world covering 75 year history of Super heroes in Comics, toys, Film and Animation. You can also find replicas of many known landmarks in Super Hero Comics including the Bat Cave and the original Shield from Captain America.
  • Linton’s Enchanted Gardens: This award-winning garden is Indiana’s largest Home and Garden Center, and the number one attraction according to TripAdvisor. Linton’s has a variety of beautiful display gardens of extremely rare and most unusual plants, trees and shrubs. Ride the Enchanted Gardens Express and visit the petting zoo featuring miniature animals and our exotic bird aviary while at Linton’s.

While in Elkhart, make sure to get the most out of your travel experience by staying at the affordable, pet friendly, and newly renovated, Red Roof Inn Elkhart. Save on your hotel while spending more on making your vacation memorable and one to never forget.

Safe travels and happy adventures!


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Plan a Fall Getaway to Charlottesville, Virginia!

Visit Charlottesville, Virginia, located along the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! Enjoy the great outdoors, explore the malls, dine in the finest restaurants or take a step back in time and visit historical residences of past presidents! Check out the top things to do around Charlottesville here:

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Autumn landscape in Shenandoah National Park

  1. Explore the University of Virginia! This University was founded by Thomas Jefferson and is known as a research
    university. When visiting the college, make sure to check out the baseball, football and basketball stadiums home to the Cavaliers: John Paul Jones Arena, Davenport Field and Scott Stadium. Also, don’t forget to check out the McCormic Observatory, operated by the Department of Astronomy, this astronomical observatory has a public night
    on the first and 3rd Friday of the month. During the night, you can use the telescopes, view museum exhibits, watch audio visual presentations and take a tour. Nearby the University, make sure to walk The Corner. The Corner is 7-blocks of bars, restaurants, book stores and night spots on University Avenue.
  2. Looking for live music? Here are the top 3 places to go in Charlottesville:
    1. The Paramount: This historic theater shows movies, concerts, and theatrical performances.
    2. nTelos Wireless Pavilion: A premiere outdoor venue for live performances, just walking distance from Downtown Charlottesville.
    3. Jefferson Theater: Right in the historic Downtown Mall, this historic theater was opened in 1912 and today live performance that range from a variety of genres takes place including rock, reggae, metal, country and more. 
  3. Great shopping, entertainment and dining can be found in the Historic Downtown Mall. Known as one
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    University of Virginia: Thomas Jefferson statue

    of the most vibrant urban centers in small-town America, this mall covers 8 blocks and hosts 120 shops and 30 restaurants including some art galleries, theaters, and an ice skating rink.

  4. Visit the Virginia Discovery Museum for some family fun! This children’s museum includes a variety of hands on, interactive exhibits that include arts, sciences, humanities, history and nature.
  5. Enjoy the great outdoors at Shenandoah National Park! Hike beautiful nature trails that encompass part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and view waterfalls, wild life, and nature. Not to mention this is a great place to hike during the fall season when you get to see all the leaves changing colors.
  6. Make sure to visit one of our past Presidents homes while in Charlottesville!
    1. Monticello: Tour the primary plantation and mountaintop house of Thomas Jefferson that was designed and built by him. Make sure to also hike the beautiful grounds around the plantation.
    2. Ash Lawn Highland: Tour the beautiful estate right against the Southwest Mountains of fifth President of the US, James Monroe. The house is filled with historical items of the president and portraits.
    3. James Madison Montpelier: Visit the home of President James Madison and wife/ First Lady, Dolly Madison- the place where the Constitution and Bill of Rights were conceived. Tour their beautiful garden, the historic buildings, exhibits and forest trails around the area.

When in Charlottesville, VA, get the most out of your travel experience by staying at an affordable and pet friendly Red Roof. Red Roof Inn Charlottesville is close to all the best attractions.

Safe travels and happy adventures!


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Lights, Camera, REDI! Red Roof’s 2015 Brand Conference!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Red Roof’s 2015 Brand Conference the best one yet! Here are a couple of videos that capture 2 of our themed nights that took place during the conference.

Day 1: Hollywood themed night! We had special guests attend, including Jack Sparrow, Austin Powers, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, the Wolf Pack from “The Hangover” and more!

Day 2: Bollywood!

Since the theme of the conference was Hollywood, all the Break Out Presentations and General Session Presentations given were centered on a movie. Here are some of the movies we got to see:

  • RediCard and RediBill was presented with the movie “Ghostbusters”! ghost busters 2
  • Revenue Management was presented with “Rocky”.rocky 1
  • Quality/ Design and Construction used “Wizard of Oz” (AAHHHS) as their theme.wizard of ahhs 1
  • Training and HR used “Toy Story”.toy story 1
  • Finance presented with the movie “Men in Black”.men in black
  • Legal/Risk movie theme was “Batman”!batman - Copy
  • Andy Alexander did a fantastic Brand Update Presentation to the movie “Back to the Future” where he took us all the way back to when Red Roof first opened in 1973. He then proceeded to go through time and talk about how Red Roof is doing now. He even took us to the future!back to the future 1 - Copy back to the future - Copy
  • Phil Hugh talked about Red Roof Inn’s Franchisees, Owners, GM”s and the best practices through his skit, “Field of Dreams”! If you manage it, they will come! If you expand it, they will come!field of dreams 1 - Copy field of dreams - Copy
  • Finally, the Marketing and Sales team did their update on promotions, contests, sales stats, RediCard stats, social media updates and more using the movie “Star Wars”!star wars

I can’t wait to see what the next Brand Conference will bring us! I would like to again thank all the vendors, sponsors, franchisees, employees and everyone who took part in helping make all this possible!


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Must-See Attractions in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Visit North Carolina’s state capital and experience some genuine Southern hospitality with this perfect getaway destination. With so many things to do, see and experience, you will never want to leave! Here is a list of attractions to visit while in town:

Performing arts/music:

  • Raleigh Memorial Auditorium– This historic performing arts center has hosted many artists and performances like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, and more! Make sure to catch a show while you are in town!

Outdoor Fun:

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Yates Mill-Wildlife Refuge & Agricultural

  • Lake Johnson Nature Park – A beautiful park with paved and unpaved trails around a lake, boat rentals, picnic areas & fishing.
  • Pullen Park– The first Public Park in North Carolina that is filled with rides like the carousel, kiddie boats, a train, pedal boats and more! The park also includes a playground, art center and theater.
  • JC Raulston Arboretum– A must-see,nationally acclaimed garden maintained by North Carolina State University with one of the largest collections of plants adapted for landscapes in the Southeast.
  • Yates Mill-Wildlife Refuge & Agricultural– A beautiful and historic 174-acre wildlife refuge and environmental research center centered around a 18th-century water-powered gristmill.
  • Clemmons Educational Forest– Hike through the beautiful forest of Pines and Hardwoods on a rolling terrain next to streams and rock formations.
  • Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure – Blue Jay Point County Park –Go on an adventure high in the forest canopy! The course is made up of numerous rope ladders, a Log Swing, Spider’s Web, Tarzan swings, zip lines and more.


  • Carter-Finley Stadium– This stadium is home to the NC State Wolfpack.
  • PNC Arena– Catch a hockey game, Carolina Hurricanes basketball game or a concert at this arena.


  • North Carolina museum of natural science– Visit the oldest and most visited museum in North Carolina and the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Explore the 7 floors of interactive exhibits, including exhibits of dinosaurs, dioramas, microbes, meteorites, living collections and more! Make sure to also check out the SECU Daily Planet- a 3 story tall theater!
  • Marbles Kids Museum– This family-fun, interactive museum has an IMAX theater, energy exhibit, a garden, water exhibits, designing/art exhibits and more!
  • North Carolina Museum of Art– Tour one of the leading art museums in the South that is filled with a permanent
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    Duke Chapel

    collection of pieces spanning 5,000 years. View performing arts in the outdoor amphitheater, take part in a family workshop, and walk the 164 acres of the nation’s largest museum park containing beautiful works of art.

Nearby Colleges:

Get the most out of your travel experience by staying at a pet friendly and budget friendly Red Roof Inn! With the money you save, you can use it on catching a baseball game, going to a concert, going on an outdoor adventure or more! It is not about where you stay, but all about the travel experience and adventures you get to go on while on vacation. Create amazing memories and make the most out of your getaway. Here are our Raleigh locations listed below:

Safe travels and happy adventures!


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