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Leaders Honored for Service, Performance and Management Excellence

DALLAS, Texas – Motel 6, known for offering a clean, comfortable room for the lowest price of any national chain, and Studio 6, known for putting more in your room and less on your bill, have announced the network’s top performers for 2011. Two winners claimed the honor of General Manager of the Year – as Elizabeth Robbins, general manager for Motel 6 Greensboro – Airport and Ravinesh Singh, general manager for Motel 6 Sacramento – South, both produced outstanding results in 2011. Robbins and Singh were selected from among more than 600 of their fellow general managers of company-owned Motel 6 and Studio 6 subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada.

Ryan Reed, area manager responsible for the leading the exceptional performance of 11 Studio 6 locations covering five states in the western U.S., was named Area Manager of the Year for the network. The company named its Franchisee of the Year, William Lawson, owner and operator of Motel 6 Anchorage, Alaska, and its Canadian Franchisee of the Year, Don Rosten of Motel 6 Red Deer, Alberta, last fall at the brands’ annual franchise conference.

Recipients of these awards demonstrate commitment to the company’s core values of innovation, the spirit of conquest, performance, respect and trust. The chosen general managers, area manager and franchisees excel in three primary areas: guest service, efficient property management and financial performance.

The company also awarded Regional General Manager of the Year honors per Motel 6/Studio 6 operational region and recognized top performers per franchise operational area. The winners include:

Dennis Gilbert – Motel 6 Los Angeles, Rosemead, California
Annalyn Rhodes – Motel 6 Scottsdale, Arizona
Tina Peters – Motel 6 Chicago, Illinois
Richard Hucks – Motel 6 Biloxi, Mississippi
Kay Dhaliwal – Motel 6 Everett (North) Washington
Brian Estelle – Studio 6 Houston, Texas
Ravi Ponnudurai – Motel 6 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Keith Stoterau – Motel 6 Avoca, Iowa
Kamlesh Bhakta – Motel 6 Pasadena, California
Sunil and Selma Wadhwani – Motel 6 Pharr, Texas
Harshad Patel – Motel 6 Lodi, California
Robert Gueli – Motel 6 Pottstown, Philadelphia
Vinay Patel – Motel 6 Atlanta, Georgia
Jim Collins – Studio 6 McAllen, Texas

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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 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, 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

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 and Studio 6, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and upscale Novotel locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with more than 4,400 hotels and 530,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons/ibis Styles, Etap Hotel/Formule 1/ibis budget, 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.

Laura Rojo-Eddy
Director, Corporate Communications

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