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Accor North America Opens 50 Motel 6 Properties
and Seven Studio 6 Properties in 2008

DALLAS - January 21, 2009 - Accor North America, one of the nation’s largest owner/operators of economy lodging, announces the opening of 57 Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations in 2008, including six corporate acquisitions. The latest openings include 50 Motel 6 locations and seven Studio 6 properties, with a room count of 4,837. In line with Accor’s plans to double the number of franchise properties for its economy brands, new Motel 6 and Studio 6 properties are now open in the following locations: 

Motel 6: 
*Indicates Corporate Property

Parker, AZ 
Sacramento, CA 
Concord, CA 
Hesperia, CA 
Santa Nella, CA
Rome, GA
Acworth, GA 
Norcross, GA 
Urbana, IL 
Mishawaka, IN 
Lebanon, IN  
Goodland, KS 
West Monroe, LA 
Westborough, MA 
Adrian, MI   
Wentzville, MO 
Springfield, MO
Independence, MO
Missoula, MT
Omaha, NE (2)
Buffalo, NY* 
Niagara Falls, NY
Albany, NY
Cleveland, OH* 
Mansfield, OH
London, OH 
Mason, OH  
Dayton, OH 
Altus, OK 
Norman, OK 
Oklahoma City, OK
Hermiston, OR 
Portland, OR (2) 
Harrisburg, PA 
Santee, SC 
Rock Hill, SC 
Kingston, TN 
East Ridge, TN 
San Antonio, TX 
Fredericksburg, TX 
Canton, TX 
Fredericksburg, VA 
Virginia Beach, VA* 
Pasco, WA 
Douglas, WY 
Claresholm, AB 
Grand Prairie, AB 
Stony Plain, AB 

Studio 6: 
*Indicates Corporate Property

Holland, OH 
Greensboro, NC*   
Kissimmee, FL*  
Beaumont, TX
Pascagoula, MS*   
Grand Prairie, TX
Ocean Springs, MS* 

“Our growth plans in North America are consistent with Accor’s philosophy to maintain balance as an owner/operator, management partner and franchisor,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO for Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “By increasing the growth of both franchised and corporately-owned locations in our network, Accor is getting closer to achieving our goal of reaching 1,200 North American properties by 2010.” 

The 2008 additions cover 29 U.S. states and one Canadian province and include 67 new franchises (17 of which were corporate conversions). Accor North America currently has over 1,000 economy lodging locations in the U.S. and Canada, with roughly 30 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 21 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 free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, Wi-Fi Internet access, 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 

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 or call 1-888-897-0202. 


Accor North America
Laura Rojo-Eddy, 972-360-5970 


Also See: New Motel 6 Room Design Includes No Carpet; A More Hygienic Laminate Flooring Replacing Carpet at Property New Builds and Retrofits / October 2008
Accor Fashions New Prototype for Motel 6; Dubbed "Phoenix" the Prototype Expected to Set a New Standard for Economy Hotels / March 2008

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