Woodbury Officials to Work with Red Roof Inn Management
The city and Red Roof Inn management released a joint statement Wednesday.
Management of the maligned Woodbury motel—which has been in the spotlight since the August hostage standoff that left one man dead after being shot by police—say they will work to enhance security procedures.
Meanwhile, the Woodbury Public Safety Department plans to introduce a new “guest services staff training program for hotel front desk personnel in Woodbury,” and the Red Roof Inn will be the first to participate.
Below is the statement in full.
The City of Woodbury and Red Roof Inn management met last week in follow up to a recent event at the property.
The meeting was highly cooperative and productive, and all shared a common goal: to ensure the safety and security of guests, employees and the general public at the Red Roof Inn.
The Red Roof will take specific actions to modify security at the property. Red Roof will enhance its check-in procedures, and all guests will be instructed of the hotel’s zero tolerance policy for illegal and inappropriate behavior.
Additionally, the Woodbury Public Safety Department proposed to develop a guest services staff training program for hotel front desk personnel in Woodbury. Red Roof Inn agreed to be the first hotel to participate.
Red Roof will continue its long-standing cooperative relationship with local authorities and police. The City of Woodbury and Red Roof Inn have committed to an open and ongoing dialogue to ensure shared interests are met.
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