A lodging staple with added amenities for budget-minded vacationers and business travelers.. In Short Since the Ramada brand made its debut in 1954 in Flagstaff, Ariz., the hotel franchise has been offering dependable accommodations for value-conscious guests. Ramada Plaza features upscale amenities like a swimming pool, fitness facilities, a lounge and full-service restaurant with room service. Perks for business travelers include meeting space and an executive boardroom, fax capabilities and banquet services. Families on a budget appreciate the kids-stay-free policy for children 17 and under staying with their parents.