Dallas, Texas– Accor North America, one of the nation’s largest owner/operators of economy lodging, announces the opening of 44 Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations in the first three quarters of 2009. The latest openings include 41 Motel 6 locations and three Studio 6 properties, with a room count of 3,184. In line with Accor’s plans to aggressively grow the number of properties for its economy brands, the following locations are now open:
Newport Beach, CA
San Jose, CA
Cutler Bay, FL*
Lake Park, GA
Calumet Park, IL
South Haven, KS
Iron Mountain, MI
Truth or Consequences, NM
Estevan, SK, Canada***
El Paso, TX
San Antonio, TX
*Indicates Corporate Property
**Indicates Studio 6
*** Indicates Realstar
“Our current pace of development is leading us to another record year in network growth,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO for Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “We are focused on adding quality properties to our network and providing our guests with more convenient locations where they can find everything they expect of Motel 6: a clean, comfortable room at the lowest price of any national chain.”
The 2009 additions include 50 new franchises (nine of which were previously Motel 6 corporate-owned properties), two corporate acquisitions, and one corporate new-build (the first “Phoenix” prototype), covering 21 states and one Canadian province. Accor North America currently has over 1,000 economy lodging locations in the U.S. and Canada, with roughly 35 percent of its network consisting of franchises.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. For 23 years, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you,” earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com
About Studio 6
Studio 6 is the extended-stay arm of Motel 6. Located across North America in more than 50 locations, the hotel offers accommodations in major commercial destinations that are perfect for travelers in need of temporary housing. Conveniently located in major business complexes, Studio 6 features comfortable sleeping areas, fully furnished kitchens and all the amenities needed for a transitional housing stay. For reservations or information, visit www.staystudio6.com or call 1-888-897-0202.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,000 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Motel 6, Studio 6, Ibis, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and upscale Novotel locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit accor-na.com.
About Accor Worldwide
Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;
- Services, with 32 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and motivation, and expense management.
About Realstar Hospitality
In 2003, Realstar Hospitality Corp. (www.realstarhospitality.com) acquired the master franchise rights for the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in Canada. The international, privately held Realstar Group was founded nearly 35 years ago and has offices in Toronto, Canada and London, England. The company is a leader in the ownership and operation of multi-unit residential real estate, sports, entertainment and other community event facilities and hotels in both the limited service and full-service sectors.