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Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 5:58 a.m.

Red Roof Inn on Plymouth Road completes renovations as part of nationwide rebranding project

By Lizzy Alfs


The Red Roof Inn on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor -- which has an attached Big Boy restaurant -- recently completed renovations as part of a nationwide rebranding effort.

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One of Ann Arbor’s Red Roof Inn hotels, located at 3621 Plymouth Road, recently completed renovations as part of the company’s “NextGen” project.

The $90 million nationwide project -- which debuted at a Red Roof Inn location in Miami in December -- aims to modernize the majority of the company’s nearly 350 locations.

The Plymouth Road hotel, which is located just east of Green Road, has 108 guestrooms that all were updated as part of the project.

Among the renovations: new wood-like flooring and carpeting, window treatments and paint, new beds and bedding, new televisions and bathroom sinks.

The renovations are meant to create a “stylish, contemporary, residential and welcoming” hotel, the company said in a news release.

"When someone is traveling on the road, they want to feel at home," said Kimberly Marme, general manager of the Plymouth Road location, in a statement. “At the Ann Arbor property, we are providing that service to our guests at a value with the roll out of these new NextGen renovations.”

Red Roof Inn has another location in Ann Arbor at 3505 South State Street.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at



Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

I'm glad that Red Roof updated the interiors; now it needs to repaint the exterior. Even in the attached photograph, you can see that the exterior trim has more bare wood than painted surface. It look terrible.