The vacant Bourbonnais Illinois motel along Illinois Route 50 will be rebranded following an extensive renovation. Red Roof Plus, will be the new name on the former Route 50 Motel, at 1311 N. State Route 50, immediately north of the Denny’s restaurant. The 92-room, pet-friendly location is expected to open in next month. Route 50 Motel had been vacant for about two years. It was purchased in 2021 by Praful Somaiya of APK Hospitality for $825,000 and is investing an additional $370,000 into the site. Extensive renovations are being made to the location, including the installation of an elevator, a first-floor restaurant, repaving the parking lot and room renovations. All 92 rooms which are 200 square feet are being gutted and rebuilt. Twenty-one rooms will offer jacuzzi tubs. The location will employ 15-20.
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