Motel 6 Celebrates Grand Re-opening in Mississauga, Ontario

Location Showcases Stylish New Look, Celebrates Pet-Friendly Legacy

August 31, 2011 // Franchising.com // MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Motel 6 celebrated the grand re-opening of its renovated Mississauga, Ontario, location on Thursday, August 18, 2011, alongside local dignitaries and Motel 6 leadership. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, and Councillor Pat Siato joined Motel 6's executive vice president of franchise, procurement and international development, Bernard Rudler, and community guests for the event. The celebration included speeches, a ribbon-cutting, tours of the renovated rooms and several canine guests commemorating the brand's long-standing pet-friendly policy.

"Motel 6 Mississauga is the first existing Motel 6 location in Canada to receive the Phoenix design renovation," said Bernard Rudler, EVP of franchise, procurement and international development for Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. "We are proud to be part of the vibrant growth of the city by bringing the new look of Motel 6 to Mississauga, and it was an honor to share the occasion with Mayor McCallion."

The award-winning room design boasts a modern, European-chic look, including sleek new features such as wood-effect laminate flooring; bright color scheme; 32-inch flat-screen TVs and black granite bathroom countertops. Guestrooms are equipped with a multi-media panel with A/V plug-ins for mp3 players, video game systems and laptop computers as well as free Wi-Fi Internet access.

In addition to its modern styling, the Phoenix design incorporates a number of environmentally-friendly features. The renovated rooms feature Motel 6's current energy management practices including a fluorescent light bulb and battery recycling program, reduced water consumption with low-flow aerators for faucets and shower heads, and 1.1 gallon low-flow toilets. The wood-effect laminate flooring is made of 80 percent pre-consumer recycled material.

In Canada, Motel 6 has a network of 20 locations covering the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick. Currently, Motel 6 locations in select markets across the United States and Canada are being renovated with elements of the new design. For more information on Motel 6, please visit www.motel6.com. For images of the Phoenix design rooms, please visit http://accor-na.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=148&cat=10&mode=gallery.

About Motel 6

Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain at more than 1,100 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 25 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 and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer Wi-Fi Internet access, swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.

About Accor North America

Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,100 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

Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,200 hotels and more than 500,000 rooms.

Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, hotelF1 and Motel 6 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.

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