Accor North America Opens 14 New Franchise Locations
New Additions Join Over 1,200 Economy Lodging Properties
Offering Great Amenities at Affordable Rates
CARROLLTON, Texas (July 19, 2007) – Accor North America, one of the nation's largest owner/operators of economy lodging, announced the opening of fourteen new franchise locations, which include eight Motel 6 properties, five Red Roof Inn properties, and one Studio 6 property. In line with Accor's plans to double the number of franchise properties for its economy brands, the following locations are now open:
Southgate, MI- 18777 Northline Road, Southgate, Michigan, (734) 287-8340
Saginaw, MI- 966 South Outer Drive, Saginaw, Michigan, (989) 754-8414
Grand Rapids, MI- 7625 Caterpillar Court, Grand Rapids, Michigan, (616) 827-9900
Los Banos, CA- 349 West Pacheco Boulevard, Los Banos, California, (209) 826-3871
San Jose, CA- 1041 The Alameda, San Jose, California, (408) 295-0159
Holbrook, AZ- 2514 Navajo Boulevard, Holbrook, Arizona, (928) 524-6101
Walterboro, SC- 1288 Snider Highway, Walterboro, South Carolina, (843) 538-6266
Moses Lake, WA- 2822 West Driggs Drive, Moses Lake, Washington, (509) 766-0250
Bay City, TX- 511 7th Avenue, Bay City, Texas, (979) 244-2400
Red Roof Inn:
Duluth, MN- 9315 Westgate Boulevard, Duluth, Minnesota, (218) 628-3691
Stockton, CA- 1707 West Fremont Street, Stockton, California, (209) 466-7777
Ann Arbor, MI- 3505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (734) 665-3500
Corpus Christi, TX- 3030 Buffalo Street, Corpus Christi, Texas, (361) 888-7663
Toms River, NJ- 2 West Water Street, Toms River, New Jersey, (732) 341-6700
"Our growth plans in North America are consistent with Accor's philosophy to maintain balance as an owner/operator, management partner and franchisor," said Georges Le Mener, president and CEO for Accor North America. "By increasing the proportion of franchised locations, Accor can achieve greater market share while maximizing shareholder return."
Accor North America currently has approximately 300 franchise properties representing 25 percent of its 1,200 Red Roof Inn, Studio 6 and Motel 6 properties in the United States and Canada.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 850 company-owned and franchised locations covering 48 U.S. states 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, 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.
About Studio 6
Studio 6 is the extended-stay arm of Motel 6. Located across North America in 46 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.
About Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn has more than 350 locations nationwide. Smart by Design® amenities include free local phone calls, complimentary gourmet coffee and USA Today in the lobby, rooms equipped with clock radios, voicemail, and an enhanced in-room entertainment package with video games and more than 14 channels, including HBO, HBO2 and HBO Signature. Red Roof Inn provides pet friendly accommodations, snack centers and photocopy and facsimile services. Most Red Roof Inn locations are equipped with T-Mobile HotSpot wi-fi service in guestrooms and lobbies. RediCard® Preferred Members enjoy faster reservations via a dedicated toll-free number, express check-in, complimentary room delivery of USA Today, priority room requests and free faxes, along with a generous awards program for free room nights or Delta SkyMiles.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 870 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Studio 6 and Motel 6 and the upscale Sofitel and mid-scale Novotel and Ibis hotel locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Accor Worldwide
Accor, European leader in hotels and tourism, global leader in corporate services, operates in nearly 100 countries with 160,000 employees. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands: over 4,000 hotels and 475,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;
- Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 21 million people in 35 countries benefit from Accor Services products – meal and food vouchers, people care, incentive and loyalty programs.
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