The lights at the first Motel 6 come on in Santa Barbara, California, welcoming people and pets for just $6 per night.
Motel 6 opens its largest location, Motel 6 Tropicana, amid the glittery lights of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Motel 6 reaches 300 locations and introduces rentable color-TVs in guest rooms.
1986Motel 6 begins its award-winning “We’ll leave the light on for you®” advertising campaign featuring the voice of Tom Bodett.
Motel 6 turns 25 years old.
Motel 6 launches Studio 6 Extended Stay suites featuring fully-equipped kitchenettes designed for longer stays.
2000Motel 6 goes international, opening its first location outside the U.S. in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
2002Motel 6th celebrates its 40th birthday at the first location in Santa Barbara, California.
2006Motel 6 invests more than $6 million in properties to help rebuild New Orleans and Gulfport following Hurricane Katrina.
2009Motel 6 introduces its first, newly constructed Phoenix prototype in Northlake, Texas, revolutionizing the economy lodging experience with energy-saving features and a sleek, modern design.
2010Motel 6’s all new room design wins the 2010 Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Large Hotel.
2011Motel 6 opens its 1,100th location in Cleburne, Texas.
2012Motel 6 turns 50 years old and celebrates 50 years of still saving you money.
2014G6 Hospitality increases its network of properties to more than 1,200 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
2018Ranked as the #1 Military Friendly Employer by Viqtory Publishing; Recognized with Best with Vets award from Military Times; Inducted into the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership
2019Franchise Times awards the Zor Home Away from Home Award to Studio 6; Ranked in the top 75 of Entrepreneur Media’s Franchise 500 list
About G6 Hospitality
G6 Hospitality LLC owns, operates, and franchises more than 1,400 economy lodging locations under the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada and the Hotel 6 brand in India. Having opened its 1,000 franchise location in 2018, G6 also has plans to franchise the Hotel 6 and Estudio 6 brands in Central America. Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, G6 Hospitality recently placed 73rd in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 40th Annual Franchising 500. The company has also been named a “Best for Vets” employer by Military Times and in 2018 was inducted into the Military Spouses Employment Partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.