Accor North America’s global portfolio of brands includes Motel 6, Studio 6, Softie, Nonvoter and Ibis. The lodging company’s corporate headquarters are in Carrollton, TX.

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Lock Safety Issue Tops 2012 Hotel Stories

There wasn’t a stop-the-presses moment in the lodging world in 2012, but there were several major deals closed, continued revenue growth and some significant changes at the tops of the biggest hotel organizations. It wasn’t a year as strong as 2006 and 2007, but it wasn’t down like in 2008 and 2009....

Evolving Extended-Stay Lodging Continues to Thrive in U.S.

While Europe may be the new frontier for U.S.–based extended-stay brands, the ground here in North America remains fertile. Average rate increased 7.2% in the first quarter of 2012 in the U.S., the highest gain in more than four years, according to a report from the Highland Group. ...

Brace Yourself For Hotel Merger Mania

One sure sign an industry is trending upward is an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity. Given the lodging industry’s stellar performance over the last 18 months, it’s no surprise, then, that merger mania is about to break out in the hotel business....

Motel 6 Celebrates 50-Year Milestone

Fifty years go, homebuilders Paul Greene and William Becker built their first motel on the sandy shores of Santa Barbara’s Cabrillo Beach. That no-frills property offered rooms for just $6 per night. Today, 1,100 hotels in the Motel 6 chain still offer some of the lowest rates in the nation. In fact,...

ScanINN Shortens Hotel Lines at Motel 6

Check-in lines will be shorter at Motel 6 properties with the implementation of Intellicheck Mobilisa’s ScanINN technology. Guest services representatives simply swipe a guest’s driver’s license to capture information and populate forms. ...

What’s Ahead For Hotels in 2012

2011 may not have been the hotel industry’s best year, but it sure could have been a hell of a lot worse. As we discuss in this month’s industry forecast story (starting on pg. 22), lodging demand, rate and RevPAR all improved in 2011, and this should be another year of gains. But what else is ahead for 2012 and beyond for the industry? Managing Editor Eric Stoessel and I present our thoughts on what will be the big news stories and trends in the coming 12 months...

North Dakota Is the Hottest Hotel Market

Follow the energy may be the best advice for someone looking for promising development opportunities in the U.S. hotel industry during this year and beyond. And if you follow the energy, you may end up in North Dakota, the hottest hotel market in the U.S....

Top Hotel Industry Stories of 2011

In many ways, 2011 has been a quiet year in the hotel industry. With most owners, operators and brand companies focusing on maintaining sales volumes and protecting margins, there was little time and resources for significant product initiatives, new brand development or mergers and acquisitions among chains, management companies or big ownership groups....
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