the red collection
Stanley Turkel | December 23, 2019
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Red Lion Inn (108 Rooms) For more than 246 years, the Red Lion Inn has been welcoming visitors to the Berkshires with traditional New England hospitality. Sometime in 1773, Anna and Silas Bingham opened a general store which became a stagecoach stop, tavern and the Stockbridge House. In 1786, Daniel Shays led a group of more than 100 local farmers and citizens to protest post-war taxation. Stockbridge was the headquarters for "Shays Rebellion." In 1807, Anna Bingham sold the eight-room inn to store owner Silas Pepoon. Over time, the Inn changed hands many times and in 1862 Charles and Mert P...
Red Roof Launches First Soft Brand, The Red Collection, with 2018 Opening of The St. Clair Hotel in Downtown Chicago
Red Roof | September 26, 2017
CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2017 -- Following comprehensive consumer research, Red Roof has launched The Red Collection, the first soft brand in the company's 44-year history, with the opening of the first property, The St. Clair Hotel™ in Downtown Chicago. Red Roof's research found that today's upscale economy travelers are not looking for hotels that are identified as "trendy" or "hip"—which they equate with expensive and fleeting. Instead travelers are looking for modern, accessible and affordable properties with enhanced amenities in the hearts of cities they love, prime locations near the things t...
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