March 19, 2013 // Franchising.com // Dallas, Texas – Motel 6, known for offering a clean, comfortable room for the lowest price of any national chain, and Studio 6, putting more in your room and less on your bill, have announced the network’s top performers for 2012. Shan Nadarajah claimed the honor of General Manager of the Year, producing outstanding results at Motel 6 Hayward, California in 2012. Nadarajah was selected from among more than 500 of his fellow general managers of company-owned Motel 6 and Studio 6 subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada.
Scott Wright, area manager responsible for leading the exceptional performance of 18 Motel 6 locations covering Orange County and South Los Angeles, was named Area Manager of the Year for the network.
The company named its Franchisees of the Year, Carole Larsen and Anna Sain, who own and operate Motel 6 Missoula, Montana, last fall at the brands’ annual franchise conference.
Recipients of these awards demonstrate dedication to the company’s commitment to people, product, guest, cost, sales and partner excellence. The chosen general managers, area manager and franchisees excel in three primary areas: guest service, efficient property management and financial performance.
The company also recognized general managers of the year by operational region and franchise operational area. The Regional General Managers of the Year for 2012 include:
Noemi Harris – Motel 6 Anaheim, California
Betty Lindsey – Motel 6 Tucumcari, New Mexico
Trina Williams – Motel 6 Arlington Heights, Illinois
Denice Greene – Motel 6 San Angelo, Texas
Sherri Parker – Motel 6 Nashua, New Hampshire
Sandra Garrin – Motel 6 Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Nelly Gibson – Motel 6 Dallas, Texas
Dorothy Romanowska – Studio 6 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Keith & Pat Stoterau – Motel 6 Avoca, Iowa
Joe Ferguson – Motel 6, Norman, Oklahoma
Tim Grooms – Motel 6 Newport, Tennessee
Anil Patel – Motel 6 Willows, California
Todd & Jaime Maragakis – Motel 6 Youngstown, Ohio
Pat Patel – Motel 6 Martinsburg, West Virginia
Gene Bhakta – Motel 6 Eagle Pass, Texas
Jay Patel – Motel 6 Redmond, Oregon
Mike Patel – Studio 6 Bakersfield, California
Subodh Patel – Studio 6 Lubbock, Texas
Bob & Mike Chaudhari – Studio 6 Vernal, Utah
Justin Schinkel & Theresa Sexton – Motel 6 Headingley, Manitoba, Canada
Sales Excellence: Donald Sauer – Studio 6 Spring, Texas
Renovation of the Year: Sameer Patel - Anaheim, California
Principles of Excellence: Keith & Pat Stoterau – Motel 6 Avoca, Iowa
Partnership Excellence: Kumar Koneru
Guest Excellence: Baljit Dhanoa – Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
For more information on Motel 6, visit www.motel6.com.
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 26 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, Wi-Fi Internet access, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.
G6 Hospitality LLC owns, operates and franchises 1,100 economy lodging locations under the iconic Motel 6 brand and the extended stay Studio 6 brand. Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, G6 Hospitality employs 10,000 team members across the U.S. and Canada.
SOURCE Motel 6
Director, Corporate Communications