Red Roof® Names Ted Hutchins as New Chief Information Officer
May 23, 2018 // Franchising.com // Columbus, OH - Leading Upscale Economy® hotel brand Red Roof announces Ted Hutchins will join the brand as Chief Information Officer. Hutchins brings a stellar track record in Information Technology (IT) strategy, management and development, with an extensive resume that includes significant experience in the hospitality sector.
At Red Roof, Hutchins will be responsible for establishing overall IT strategy and directing daily IT operations. He will oversee a broad range of technological advancements for the brand, with a major focus on self-service development.
“Ted’s proven track record of innovative Information Technology strategy and implementation will be leveraged as we continually enhance our guest experience,” says Andrew Alexander, President, Red Roof Inn. “Staying at the forefront of the I.T. space is more important than ever and Ted’s expertise will ensure that Red Roof remains a hospitality technology leader.”
Immediately prior to joining Red Roof, Hutchins served as Chief Information Officer for All Aboard Florida, overseeing their South Florida-based high-speed rail system Brightline from 2014 to 2018. Responsibilities included delivering integrated guest experiences, managing technology buildouts and creating self-healing networks. Previously, Hutchins was Vice President of Technology at Porter Airlines from 2011 to 2014, where he facilitated a transition from co-located data to a 100 percent cloud environment, overhauled guest Wi-Fi to meet increasing guest expectations and updated station and call center sales processes to comply with PCI-DSS standards. Hutchins’s career also includes stops at AirTrain Airways, Sabre and US Airways.
About Red Roof®
Red Roof is a leader in the economy lodging industry with franchised, corporate-managed, and corporate owned properties, serving millions of guests each year. With coast-to-coast locations, Red Roof has over 500 properties in the U.S. Red Roof is also expanding internationally to Brazil, Canada, Thailand and Japan. The primary goal at Red Roof is to provide customers savings without sacrificing comfort so they can Sleep Easy. Spend Less.™ The brand has been investing significantly to renovate and upgrade hotels nationwide with sleek and modern NextGen® redesign elements. The Red Roof NextGen hotels feature updated, stylish and home-like interior and exterior designs that demonstrate the Red Roof dedication to providing customers with an affordable stay in a clean, comfortable and modern room. Next, the company rolled out Red Roof PLUS+®, an enhanced Upscale Economy® offering at a value price. The brand also launched The Red Collection®, a city-center soft brand made up of unique hyper-local hotels that reside “In the Hearts of Cities You Love.” Red Roof offers franchisees Genuine Relationships. Real Results.™. The Red Roof loyalty program, RediCard®, is the richest in the industry rewarding members with free nights with only 7,000 points, advance notice of special offers, and complimentary bottled water each day of their stay. Guests receive the Best Price Always by booking directly on redroof.com thanks to RediPromise®. Traveling with your pet? Don’t forget that at Red Roof ‘you stay happy, pets stay free’ as one well-behaved pet is welcome per room, nationwide. For more information or reservations, call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663) or visit www.redroof.com.
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