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  First-of-its-kind Newly Built Motel 6 Combines
Traditional Motel Rooms and Studio Rooms
DALLAS, October 14, 2003 - Construction has begun on the new Motel 6 located on U.S. 77/83 Expressway in Brownsville.  Replacing the structure damaged by fire earlier this year, this will be a first-of-its-kind newly built motel offering traditional motel rooms and studio rooms. The new three-story design will also feature guest conveniences that include a covered entrance, elevator and room entrances from an interior hallway.

"This is the first new construction project for Motel 6 featuring the design that combines traditional motel rooms and studio rooms," said Mike Brower, senior vice president of operations for Motel 6-Studio 6.

"Developed to meet the needs of both the economy and extended-stay guest, the new design's enhanced exterior also gives the motel a sleeker, more modern appearance."

Projected to open in the summer of 2004, the property will feature 158 guest rooms, 62 of which will be studio rooms and 96 traditional Motel 6 rooms. Guests will enjoy a pool, guest laundry, and expanded TV channel selections, as well as traditional Motel 6 amenities including phones with data ports and voicemail.   This uniquely designed property also features a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system, which includes the Smart energy management system.  This system conserves energy while at the same time ensuring the guest is always comfortable.

The extended stay rooms are geared toward travelers staying five nights or longer and offer affordable weekly and nightly rates.  These rooms feature a new furniture package, 25" television, full-length mirrored closet doors, and expanded eating area and work center.  Larger than the traditional motel rooms, each studio room is 280-360 square feet with tile or wood flooring and granite counters.  The room kitchens include a microwave, refrigerator, stovetop and all cooking and eating utensils.

The new Motel 6 -Brownsville will be three miles north of downtown, four miles from the Brownsville-Matamoras Bridge and the University of Texas at Brownsville.  The new property will offer easy access to many restaurants and local shopping areas.

About Accor North America
Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, Accor North America is a division of Accor and operates more than 1,200 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Red Roof Inns, Motel 6 and Studio 6 and the upscale Sofitel and mid-scale Novotel and Ibis hotel locations in the U.S, Canada and Mexico.

About Accor
With 150,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world's largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services.

Kelley Johnson
Accor North America
Corporate Communications
4001 International Parkway
Carrollton, Texas 75007
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Also See: Architects Fugleberg Koch Craft Contemporary, Economic New Look for Motel 6 / May 2003
Motel 6 Celebrates Its 40th at Original Location in Santa Barbara, California / October 2002

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