Economy banner Red Roof names Neil Scott VP, sales & ops

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Economy hotel chain Red Roof has promoted regional vice-president of operations Neil Scott to vice-president of sales and operations, a dedicated position focused on accelerating the company’s expansion into Canada, it was announced May 10.

In his new role, Scott is tasked with growing Red Roof’s business in Canada, with a focus on opening locations in major markets and border cities, as well as near major airports and universities.

“Neil has a proven combination of strong franchise development and operations, sales and revenue management experience and skills. He will be playing an integral role in growing the brand in the Canadian region,” said Phil Hugh, chief development officer, in a release.

Scott joined the Red Roof team in 1995 as a general manager and district trainer. He was promoted to area manager of corporate managed assets in 2011 and regional vice-president of operations in 2014, overseeing franchise operations in Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and South Carolina.

Prior to joining Red Roof, Scott served as manager for Westin Hotels and Resorts for 11 years. Before joining Westin, Scott worked at the Banff Springs Hotel, in Alberta.