News for the Hospitality Executive
The Phoenix Prototype for Accor's Motel 6 Brand Attains
the First Hotel for Parent Company Accor to Gain the Distinction
DALLAS, Texas - Motel 6, known for providing guests with a clean, comfortable room for the lowest price of any national chain, has proven that green lodging does not have to be expensive lodging. The brand’s newest property in Northlake, Texas, is the first economy hotel in the nation to attain LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the first hotel for parent company Accor to gain the distinction.
“With the brand’s ‘Phoenix’ prototype, we are setting the pace for the future of Motel 6, which, in line with our values, must be as energy-efficient as possible,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO of Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “LEED’s® high environmental standards lend a great deal of credence to our efforts, and we look forward to continuing on the path to greater sustainable practices in the future.”
According to the USGBC, LEED® certification provides “third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.”
Opened in October 2009, Motel 6 Northlake-Speedway adheres to Accor North America’s ongoing sustainable initiatives like the use of technologically-advanced heating and cooling systems, Fluorescent Light Bulb and Battery Recycling Program and water conservation measures, and also includes advanced energy efficiency features that further reduce its energy consumption compared to existing Motel 6 properties. Some of these advanced environmentally-friendly measures include:
Motel 6 Northlake-Speedway features the building design by BOKA Powell of Dallas and a 24-hour food and beverage marketplace. Motel 6 Northlake-Speedway is located at 13601 Raceway Drive in Northlake, Texas, diagonally across from Texas Motor Speedway and just a short distance from Alliance Airport. To view or download images of the property’s interior, click here.
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