Economy lodging brand becomes the app’s first-ever hospitality partner

DALLAS, May 4, 2020 – Motel 6, the economy lodging brand that enables you to “save more for what you travel for™,” and Trucker Path, America’s most popular app for truckers looking for truck stops and available parking, announced today a partnership aimed at helping professional drivers, who are keeping the lights on for America by continuing to haul essential goods during the current global health crisis, effortlessly find any of the nearly 1,400 Motel 6 locations through the app while on the job.

Motel 6 shares Trucker Path’s passion for celebrating hardworking truck drivers all over the country, and has provided them with an affordable, welcoming place to rest on the road wherever their journey takes them since the first Motel 6 opened in 1962. Since the onset of the global health crisis, Motel 6 has launched enhanced protection protocols for guests and team members, supporting social distancing and increased cleaning frequency for common areas, so drivers can feel safe no matter where they stop along the road.

“At Motel 6, we are committed to leaving the light on for drivers who are bravely continuing on their routes, bringing much needed medical supplies, food and goods to communities across the U.S.,” said Rob Palleschi, chief executive officer at Motel 6. “These heroes are putting their own safety on the line to keep America moving, and we are pleased to work with Trucker Path to easily pinpoint our locations for drivers so they can take a break and get the rest they need.”

To locate properties while on the road, users can simply download the Trucker Path app and make any upcoming reservations at Motel 6 locations directly through the app.

“Trucker Path is excited to partner with Motel 6 to  say thank you to all truckers and help provide convenient access to an economical and clean place to rest their heads so that they can get back on the road safely,” said Joe Chen, CEO at Trucker Path.

The Motel 6 brand was established in 1962 when it turned the lights on at the first property in Santa Barbara, California. Now, with nearly 1,400 locations in the U.S. and Canada, the brand is known for providing a clean, comfortable room with great service at a fair price. Motel 6 has evolved into a household name synonymous with value, making it an ideal partner for Trucker Path.

Visit motel6.com to learn more about the brand or to book additional stays.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for with nearly 1,500 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

About Trucker Path
Regarded as America’s most popular app for truckers, the Trucker Path app is a trip planning companion for truck drivers, enabling a large community of drivers to help update the real-time status of places on their route. It helps truckers find truck stops, available parking, rest areas, open/closed weigh stations, and much more. It improves truckers’ lives by reducing the frustrations of unproductive stops and sleep deprivation.

DALLAS – JANUARY 16, 2020 – Motel 6, a leader in the economy lodging segment in the United States and Canada, today announced partnerships with Truckers Against Trafficking and New Friends New Life as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking.  These two partnerships come as the nation recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, which highlights the growing problem worldwide.

“We’re deeply committed to the fight against human trafficking in all forms, and we continue to expand our efforts through new initiatives and partnerships,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO of G6 Hospitality. “Through vigilance, education, training of every single Motel 6 team member, and coordination with local, state and national organizations, we are focused on doing our part to battle this global problem.”

Truckers Against Trafficking (https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org/) is a national not-for-profit organization that trains members of the trucking, bus, and energy industries to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, in order to aid in the recovery of victims and the arrest of their perpetrators.  The organization created the Freedom Drivers Project, a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit educating audiences about the realities of domestic sex trafficking.

“We are thrilled to welcome Motel 6 as a new partner and sponsor,” said Laura Cyrus, director of corporate engagement for Truckers Against Trafficking. “We recognize the overlap between the work of our two entities, and the team at TAT is excited to see what we can accomplish together in the fight against human trafficking. As more professionals from both the transportation and hospitality industries are made aware of this crime and how to combat it, we know our combined efforts will have a meaningful impact.”

Motel 6 will also begin a three-year partnership with Dallas-based New Friends New Life (www.newfriendsnewlife.org/) to support survivors of human trafficking through programs such as job training, interim financial assistance, education, mental health treatment, and spiritual support.  The company’s commitment includes financial support and in-kind donations, fundraising initiatives, and educational trainings and workshops.

“New Friends New Life is pleased to have Motel 6 joining in our efforts to combat human trafficking,” said Kim Robinson, CEO of New Friends New Life.  “The hotel and lodging industry can play a critical role in helping identify victims and in creating barriers for traffickers. Our partnership with Motel 6 will undoubtedly help change the lives of trafficking survivors here in Dallas and will impact survivors across the country.”

Ongoing Commitment to Fighting Trafficking

These new partnerships further enhance the broader efforts by Motel 6 to combat human trafficking.  In addition to working closely with local law enforcement and not-for-profits with expertise on the issue, Motel 6 has proactively introduced a range of internal initiatives emphasizing awareness, education, training, and survivor support.  Additionally, the company has put in place a Rapid Response Team to address potential instances of human trafficking.  To learn more about these initiatives, visit https://g6hospitality.com/about-us/combating-human-trafficking/.

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About Motel 6

Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for with nearly 1,500 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

About Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is a 501c3 organization created in 2009 to educate, equip, empower and mobilize the members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to fight human trafficking as part of their everyday jobs. It does this by saturating the industries with TAT materials; partnering with law enforcement and government agencies to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking; and marshalling the resources of TAT partners to combat this crime. For more information, visit https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org/.

About New Friends New Life

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1998, New Friends New Life (NFNL) restores and empowers formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women, teen girls and children. By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women, teen girls and children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities. In 2019, NFNL served 372 members (clients). NFNL also educates the community and works to eradicate the epidemic of human trafficking through advocacy, legislative reform and strategic partnerships that address systemic causes. In 2018, NFNL opened a drop-in Youth Resource Center (YRC) in partnership with the Office of the Governor to serve trafficked and high-risk teen girls. More than 100 girls visited the YRC during its first year. In 2015, NFNL organized its Men’s Advocacy Group to engage men in the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation. For more information, visit http://www.newfriendsnewlife.org.

Highly skilled, dedicated agents lower call abandon rates, maximize voice revenue for the leading economy brand

CHICAGO (January 08, 2020) –Cloud5 Communications Contact Center has been engaged by G6 Hospitality LLC to help deliver on the Motel 6 brand promise to  “leave the light on” for millions of hotel voice reservations callers to its contact center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  A leading hotel communications technology and call center services provider, Cloud5 has increased revenue for the iconic Motel 6 and Studio 6 hotel brands through higher call conversion rates and reduced abandoned calls after a record-setting implementation time for hundreds of properties.

Since taking on G6 central reservations, Cloud5 has reduced abandoned call rates by 46% compared to the previous year—all while improving service levels and delivering industry-leading call conversion rates. Within seven days of commencing work, Cloud5 had selected and trained agents to take and convert voice reservations calls for Motel 6 and Studio 6 property locations. The operation was fully staffed in less than 60 days.

“Our top priority is ensuring the highest quality guest satisfaction and we believe that through our partnership with Cloud5 we have been able to enhance our guest experience,” said Jessie Burgess, Chief Information Officer of G6 Hospitality. “We have been extremely pleased by Cloud5’s seamless integration and ability to handle reservations in an expert manner which has resulted in greater booking revenue through higher caller satisfaction and lower abandoned call rates.”

Cloud5 provides around-the-clock call handling, including evening and weekend support for the loyal G6 customer base. The Cloud5 Contact Centers that service G6 have a deep talent pool with dedicated North America-based agents trained in the G6 reservations system, G6 brand, and culture, handling an average of 8,500+ calls per day. Cloud5 agents deliver top-rated guest loyalty plus conversion rates up to 10 points higher than competing hotel call centers, driving millions in incremental revenue.

“The collaboration between G6 and Cloud5 is an example of how guests benefit when hospitality companies know their guests and deliver what they want. Both companies are focused on delivering the complete lodging experience that is required in this specialized niche market – that’s fast, friendly service and an affordable, welcoming place to stay,” says Mark Holzberg, President & CEO, Cloud5 Communications. “G6 has a tremendous relationship with their guests and we are honored to have been selected to be an extension of their brand.”

Using the game-changing artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Afiniti, G6 Hospitality and Cloud5 can match each caller with the best available agent that transform how they engage with each other, ultimately improving the customer experience. The AI-based technology measurably increases call conversion and total booking value.

Cloud5 Contact Center services include Voice Reservations, Overflow, and After-Hours Calls, Sales Optimization, Loyalty Desk, 24×7 Customer Care, Multilingual Support, and AI-based Agent Pairing Technology.

About Cloud5 Communications 
Cloud5 is hospitality’s leading communications technology & services provider. Its two world-class business units serve the unique needs of thousands of hotels from global brands and independents to management companies. Cloud5 Technology Services designs, builds and supports high-performance Internet and Voice solutions for hotels committed to offering the best guest connectivity experience. Solutions include guest HSIA, conference WiFi products and services, back office Internet, cloud-based and on-premises PBX, SD-WAN, and predictive network managed services. Cloud5 Contact Center is an award-winning voice reservations and agent services provider dedicated to hospitality and serving the full range of operations from economy hotels to the world’s top luxury hotel brand. Its highly skilled agents deliver higher conversion rates and brand loyalty for 24X7 call center, group bookings, concierge, social media management, email and chat booking services. For more information on Cloud5 solutions, visit www.cloud5.com, or call 877.241.2516.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for with nearly 1,500 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

Economy lodging brand enters racing scene in 2020 with new partnership

DALLAS, Jan. 8, 2020 – Motel 6, the economy lodging brand that lets you “save more for what you travel for™,” recently launched a partnership with racecar driver Blake Mount ahead of the 2020 IMSA Prototype Challenge season, providing both fans and sponsors with first-hand access from the pits to drivers and more.

Mount, in his second season in IMSA Prototype Challenge with Performance Tech Motorsports, made his on-track debut in the No. 6 Motel 6 Ligier JS P3 at the Daytona International Speedway for Round One of IMSA Prototype Challenge on Jan. 3, finishing thirteenth in the three hour-long endurance race.

“It means the absolute world to me that Motel 6 is supporting my 2020 run for the championship,” said Mount. “Everyone I have met and worked with thus far at Motel 6 has been very genuine and honest, and I am thankful for the opportunity to represent the brand on the racetrack. As a driver, the championship will always be my central focus, but I’ve grown to realize how grateful I am to be able to wear the blue, red and white of Motel 6 while I chase that goal.”

Motel 6 looks forward to a year full of motorsport action and shares Mount’s passion and drive for success. For nearly 60 years, Motel 6 has provided guests with an affordable, welcoming place to rest on the road wherever their journey takes them.

The iconic brand started in 1962 when it turned the lights on at the first property in Santa Barbara, California. Now with nearly 1,500 locations in the United States and Canada, Motel 6 is known for providing a clean, comfortable room with great service at a fair price. Motel 6 has evolved into a household name synonymous with value, making them an ideal partner within the IMSA paddock.

The opportunity to work with Blake and his team made sense to us on so many levels. Not only is Blake a passionate and ambitious driver, but he embodies the adventurous spirit of Motel 6 and its guests,” said Mike McGeehan, Chief Development Officer of Motel 6.

Motel 6, Mount and Performance Tech Motorsports share a passion for bringing people together and this partnership is an opportunity to share the fan-centric, high-energy sport of racing with Motel 6 team members and guests. The partnership will simultaneously introduce new guests to the Motel 6 brand and create new motorsport fans as they cheer on Mount throughout the season.

Racing is not just a spectator sport, it is an immersive experience for all. This partnership with Motel 6’s team and guests serves as a great opportunity to provide both fans and sponsors unparalleled access to the inner-workings of the sport, from the paddocks and the pits, to the drivers and mechanics,” said Rob Palleschi, Chief Executive Officer at Motel 6.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for with nearly 1,500 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

Motel 6 survey reveals one in four have hidden in relatives’ house for a moment alone; Cyber Monday sale offers alternative to hiding in the pantry!

DALLAS, Nov. 21, 2019 – If you need a moment away from family during the holidays, you’re not alone, according to new research from Motel 6. Today, the economy lodging brand that lets you “save more for what you travel for™” released its second annual holiday travel survey, revealing that while Americans prioritize family get-togethers over the holidays, it takes less than four hours before they need a break from their extended family.

The survey, which polled 2,000 U.S. adults traveling to visit family for the holidays, found that 75 percent will hit a point where they need time away from the crowd, and they can be creative in their ways of escaping. One in four Americans surveyed have hidden in a relative’s house to take a moment alone, while 37 percent have gone so far as to make an excuse and leave the house altogether.

Ninety-five percent of respondents believe it’s important to spend the holidays with family, but two in five of those planning to stay with family admit that it can be a stressful experience. Almost one-third (30 percent) of respondents believe they would enjoy the holiday season more if their family came together without all sleeping under the same roof, and the same number (30 percent) say their family would actually get along better if they had some space.

“We know how important it is to be with family during the holidays, and whether you need a place to stay or just need to get away, Motel 6 will leave the light on for you,” said Rob Palleschi, chief executive officer at Motel 6.

Stressful sleeping arrangements

While two of the top reasons Americans stay with family over the holidays are because it is cheaper and more convenient (47 percent), this doesn’t equate to comfort.

That could be because there is not enough space for everyone: Americans report an average of two people will end up sleeping on something other than a bed this holiday season. When hosting family, nearly 40 percent say organizing sleeping arrangements is one of the most stressful parts of preparing for guests.

With these cramped conditions, it’s not surprising that when staying with family, the top concerns are a lack of privacy (22 percent), family getting on each other’s nerves (20 percent) and drama between family members (20 percent). That’s in addition to feeling like they’re imposing (19 percent) and having the house be too loud or busy (18 percent).

“Family dynamics aren’t the only stressors this time of year,” Palleschi said. “No matter how you travel, the experience itself can be a source of anxiety for many. We want to keep your holidays stress-free, and your sleeping arrangements couch-free. We’re also pet-friendly, so it’s easy to bring the whole family with you when you stay at Motel 6.”

Cyber Monday deals

Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said that it would be appealing to stay at a nearby budget-friendly hotel, so to help travelers get into the holiday spirit this year, Motel 6 is giving the gift of discounted stays! From Cyber Monday (Dec. 2) through Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m. CST, the hotel brand is offering between 12-25 percent off bookings for stays between Dec. 2-29. No minimum stay requirements. These special rates are available exclusively at www.motel6.com.

After spending an average of 4.3 hours traveling to visit family this holiday season, travelers can make sure they are well-rested and refreshed before joining in on the fun (or chaos) by visiting one of more than 1,400+ Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations across the U.S. and Canada at www.motel6.com.

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About the Motel 6 Holiday Travel Survey

The holiday travel survey was commissioned by Motel 6 through SWNS Media Group, who conducted an online survey among n = 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18+ (nationally representative sample) who are traveling to visit family for the holidays. The survey was conducted Nov. 1-6, 2019 and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage at a 95 percent confidence level.

About Motel 6

Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 1,400 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Growing faster than any of its competitors, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

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DALLASSept. 24, 2019 — Motel 6, the economy lodging brand that lets you “save more for what you travel for™,” today announced a new collaboration that will bring its music-loving guests exciting opportunities this fall. The brand is partnering with frequent Motel 6 guest and rock star Barns Courtney to give fans exclusive content, concert tickets and immersive music experiences throughout his tour.

Courtney, an English singer, songwriter and musician, is currently on his 24-stop 404 Tour across the U.S. With more than 2.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, his recent single, “You and I,” has more than 3.4 million global streams. Motel 6 has made frequent appearances in the touring life of Courtney, who, with his band, has toured 15 times over the past four years, staying at countless Motel 6 locations along the way.

“Motel 6 is inherently a part of emerging musicians’ lives, many not having a permanent residence due to their tour schedules,” said Maggie Giddens, managing director of external communications for Motel 6. “With more than 1,400 locations, we have lodging options along all the major highways that musicians travel while on the road. At Motel 6, we welcome all touring musicians, and always leave a light on for them.”

Throughout his 404 Tour, Courtney and Motel 6 will give an inside look at life on the road, host free ticket giveaways, offer opportunities to meet him backstage and share the chance to attend a private show at a Motel 6.

“As a musician who lives on the road, I’m always looking to save money when I’m just crashing for the night,” said Courtney. “Whenever I can, I choose Motel 6. They have locations everywhere I travel, the rooms are always clean and the staff is friendly. Without Motel 6, I couldn’t do what I love—tour and play music.”

To follow Courtney’s tour with Motel 6 and get chances to win these exciting experiences, follow @motel6 and @barnscourtney on Facebook and Instagram. Book tickets to Courtney’s 404 Tour here.

For more information on Motel 6 and its parent company G6 Hospitality, please visit www.g6hospitality.com.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 1,400 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Growing faster than any of its competitors, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2019 –Iconic economy lodging brand Motel 6 continues to be recognized for its commitment to serving the military community. In 2019, the organization has received the following designations:

  • Military Friendly® Employer: For the second year in a row, Motel 6 ranked No.1 in the Military Friendly® Employer’s $500 million-$1 billion revenue category. The 2020 Military Friendly® Employers list is based on extensive research compiled from public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating organizations.
  • Military Times’ “Best for Vets” Employer: Motel 6 was recognized in Military Times’ 2019 “Best for Vets Employers,” placing 11th out of 100. The annual Military Times “Best for Vets” rankings are the result of a meticulous, months-long survey process. Military Times invites companies to complete its nearly 100-question survey, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the top-ranked companies in its published rankings.

Motel 6 strengthens the military and veteran community through its Operation Next Step program, an initiative designed to support veterans and their families as they transition to the next phase of their careers. More than four percent of the company’s 2019 recruits are veterans and/or military spouses. The company offers veterans great benefits, such as the opportunity to attend networking events and professional gatherings and the ability to easily transfer job locations across the U.S. Chief Information Officer Jessie Burgess is a former U.S. Air Force officer and can attest to the support Motel 6 provides to veterans.

“Serving the veteran community by establishing a workplace that allows our military men and women to easily adapt to the civilian workforce is a top priority at Motel 6,” said Burgess. “We are honored to be recognized by Military Friendly® and Military Times for our continuous efforts to fortify our Operation Next Step program.”

For more information on Motel 6, please visit www.motel6.com. For details on working with Motel 6, visit www.6jobs.com.

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About Military Friendly® Employers:

The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating organizations. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm (EY) and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Employers list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools and employers that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Military Times

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times and Rebootcamp for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 1,400 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Growing faster than any of its competitors, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2019 — G6 Hospitality LLC, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada, today announced its 2019 franchise award winners.

At the 2019 Motel 6 Brand Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, G6 Hospitality executives honored 16 franchisees and partners whose contributions have helped accelerate growth in North America and deliver high-quality lodging experiences for guests.

“This year’s 2019 franchise award winners have demonstrated an unwavering focus and outstanding commitment to G6 Hospitality, the local communities they operate within and the guests we have the privilege to serve,” said Mike McGeehan, Chief Development Officer. “Today, we celebrate their contributions to the brand which have been instrumental in helping to maintain our leadership in economy lodging for more than 57 years and strategically position us for continued growth in the future.”

  • Franchisees of the Year: Presented to franchise properties that go above and beyond expectations and have demonstrated excellence in all quality indicators, year-over-year revenue indicators and sales growth.
    • Winner: Motel 6: Neil Gopal, Bristol, Va.
    • Winner: Studio 6: Rajan Bhakata, Colorado City, Colo.
    • Winner: Canada: Josef Tesar, Moosomin, Sask.

G6 Hospitality Division Vice President, Brand Performance Franchise Tina Burnett said, “We are very excited to recognize the continued growth and success of our franchise network. Our franchise owners consistently deliver the highest quality guest experiences and continue to raise performance expectations. As a result, G6 Hospitality now has one of the largest pipelines of any economy brand in the industry.”

Other 2019 categories and winners include:

  • Top Performers: Presented to the top franchise properties excelling in operational performance, year-over-year revenue and sales growth.
    • Winner: Motel 6: Bankim Patel, Willows, Calif.
    • Winner: Motel 6: Sam Patel, Atlanta, Ga.
    • Winner: Studio 6: Amar and Amit Patel, Commerce, Calif.
  • Guest Experience: Presented to franchise properties with the best online review scores, guest satisfaction surveys, LRA and CRN results as well as favorable reviews on the brand website.
    • Winner: Motel 6 Guest Experience: Mike Patel, Houston – Greenspoint, Texas
    • Winner: Motel 6 Guest Experience: Thomas Yenish, Mankato, Minn.
    • Winner: Studio 6 Guest Experience: Turk Cobell, McCarren, Nev.
  • G6 Partnership: Presented to a multi-unit franchise partner who has contributed to the growth of the brand over the past year.
    • Winner: Motel 6: Jim Sortino (multi-unit in Ohio)
  • Brand Champions: Presented to actively engaged franchise partners who understand what the brand stands for and are leaders among the franchise community.
    • Winner: Motel 6: Jeremiah Bigelow (multi-unit in Iowa)
    • Winner: Studio 6: Mike and Raj Patel (multi-unit in Texas)
  • Outstanding Renovations: Presented to franchise properties with a well-executed and on-time renovation that led to an updated quality product.
    • Winner: Motel 6: Pranav Patel, Metropolis, Ill.
    • Winner: Studio 6: Ricky Patel, Greenville, S.C.
  • G6 Outstanding New Constructions: Presented to franchise properties that completed their construction in the best and most timely manner resulting in an exceptional product.
    • Winner: Devin and Mayuri Bhakta, Corpus Christi, Texas
    • Winner: Vijay and Dina Patel, Austin, Texas

For more information and details on franchising with G6 Hospitality, please visit www.g6hospitality.com/franchising.

About G6 Hospitality LLC

G6 Hospitality 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 1,000th franchise location in 2018, G6 Hospitality 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 also ranked No. 1 in the 2020 Military Friendly® Employer survey in its revenue category and named a 2019 “Best for Vets” employer by Military Times. For more information please visit www.g6hospitality.com.

DALLAS – JULY 30, 2019 – G6 Hospitality LLC, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada, today announced a partnership to help combat commercial sexual exploitation of children by signing ECPAT’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code). The announcement comes on a day designated by the United Nations as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

The Code is a joint venture of the tourism and hospitality sectors and ECPAT-USA, a leader in advocacy and efforts to shape policy designed to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.  Built upon a set of shared business principles that travel-related organizations put in place to prevent human trafficking and exploitation, The Code establishes a framework for companies to provide training, education, and collaboration with other stakeholders.

“ECPAT-USA is proud to welcome G6 Hospitality as our newest corporate partner and member of The Code,” said Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement at ECPAT-USA. “As a leader in the economy lodging space, G6 Hospitality will bring an important perspective to our work to end child exploitation and sex trafficking.”

In addition to its partnership with ECPAT-USA, G6 Hospitality requires trafficking awareness and prevention training of all team members at all locations, both owned and franchised. The company also mandates human trafficking prevention training developed by the non-profit Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) and sponsored by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). This training teaches team members how to recognize and report human trafficking.

“When hotel employees are trained to recognize and report potential human trafficking situations, it can make all the difference in the life of someone who is being trafficked,” said Mar Brettmann, PhD, executive director for BEST. “Our training clearly explains the risks and indicators of human trafficking, and how hotel employees can report incidents to managers.”

G6 Hospitality teams regularly assess properties to ensure safety and security measures are in place and training is completed and takes action, up to and including terminating contracts or closing locations, as appropriate. The company is an active member of American Hotel and Lodging Association and its industry-wide No Room for Trafficking campaign.

“Organizations in the travel industry are often on the front lines of this deeply troubling issue.  Our partnerships with ECPAT-USA and others are critically important as we come together to fight back against trafficking and exploitation in all its forms,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO of G6 Hospitality.

Members of The Code include more than 40 of the world’s leading travel, tourism, and hospitality businesses.  To learn more, visit www.TheCode.org.

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 1,000th 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. For more information, please visit www.g6hospitality.com.

About ECPAT-USA

ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-child trafficking policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation. ECPAT-USA is a member of ECPAT International, a network of organizations in more than 90 countries with one common mission: to eliminate the sexual exploitation of children. For more information, visit www.ecpatusa.org.

About The Code

The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, known as The Code, is the world’s first and only voluntary set of business principles that travel companies can implement to prevent child trafficking. The Code provides awareness, tools, and support to travel companies, with the aim of creating a highly aware and well-trained tourism industry that can recognize and prevent potential abuse. Since its launch in 2004, more than 40 US companies have joined The Code, including some of the world’s most notable airlines, hotels, and travel management companies. To learn more, visit www.ecpatusa.org/Code.

About Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST)
Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with the mission to align and equip leaders to use the power of business to prevent human trafficking. BEST is the first organization in the country dedicated entirely to working with businesses to disrupt human trafficking. BEST has provided consultation and training to hundreds of businesses on how to prevent human trafficking, and they have trained thousands of hotel employees in how to protect their hotel from human trafficking. For more information, visit www.bestalliance.org.

DALLAS, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — G6 Hospitality LLC today announced the opening of two new-construction, dual-branded hotels, Motel 6/Studio 6 Austin, TX-Airport and Motel 6/Studio 6 Corpus Christi S. Padre Island Drive. The openings, both in Texas, signify a growing interest for owners to provide multiple lodging experiences for guests. G6 Hospitality expects to open nearly 30 of these dual-branded properties in key markets across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2019.

“The launch of these purpose-built, dual-brand locations underscores our commitment to providing travelers with trusted, affordable lodging in sought-after destinations like Austin and Corpus Christi,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO, G6 Hospitality. “Offering both our Motel 6 and Studio 6 brand experiences under one roof caters to our guests’ varied lifestyle and travel needs, be it leisure or business, and allows our owners the opportunity to attract two different guest segments to fill rooms.”

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
The new Motel 6/Studio 6 hotel in Austin is conveniently located near the major artery connecting the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to downtown, amid major office and industrial areas. The hotel is represented by Humble Origins Hospitality Management and operated by G6 Hospitality.

This four-story property features modern design throughout its 98 guest rooms – 54 in the Motel 6 brand and 44 in the Studio 6 brand. This building also offers free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and common areas, a guest laundry facility and free parking.

The development is Humble Origins Hospitality Management’s second project with G6 Hospitality. The company, which has a long history in the Austin hospitality industry, also recently purchased the Motel 6 Austin Central-North location, which is also now managed by G6 Hospitality.

“Working as a hotelier in Austin for many years, I know that affordability is a tremendous challenge for travelers to the area,” said Vijay Patel, president and CEO, Humble Origins Hospitality Management. “My goal in partnering with G6 Hospitality on this and other locations is to help make visiting Austin affordable, whether guests are looking to stay for one night or an extended period of time.”

The property is located at 1901 Airport Commerce Drive in Austin and can be booked online now for Motel 6 and Studio 6.

Corpus Christi/South Padre Island
Ideally located in Corpus Christi near S. Padre Island Drive, the new dual-branded development is a three-story building featuring modern brand design touches, including sleek wood-effect flooringbrand-new flat-screen televisionspedestal beds, granite bathroom countertops and a bold and inviting color scheme.

This location boasts 123 total guest rooms, divided almost evenly between the Motel 6 and Studio 6 design layouts. The building features an outdoor pool and a large social area for optimum guest relaxation and enjoyment. A guest laundry facility, free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas are also available. The Studio 6 accommodations offer fully-equipped kitchens including coffee makers.

This is Corpus Christi-based ZJZ Hospitality’s first development project with G6 Hospitality and in the economy segment.

“As we looked at the long-term outlook for the Corpus Christi market, we knew the economy segment was one that we could help enhance and support,” said Deven Bhakta, president and CEO, ZJZ Hospitality. “Knowing our local community is a popular spring break destination, we worked closely with G6 Hospitality to prioritize this development and ensure we opened our doors in time to welcome guests traveling to the area with an affordable place to stay.”

The property is located at 5850 Williams Drive in Corpus Christi and can be booked online now for Motel 6 and Studio 6.

For more information or to book another Motel 6 or Studio 6 location, please visit www.motel6.com. For details on franchising with G6 Hospitality, please visit www.g6hospitality.com/franchising.

About G6 Hospitality LLC
G6 Hospitality LLC owns, operates, and franchises more than 1,430 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 1,000th 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 Viqtory Publishing and in 2018 was inducted into the Military Spouses Employment Partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. For more information please visit www.g6hospitality.com.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 1,400 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Growing faster than any of its competitors, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, 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.

About Studio 6
Studio 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 125 locations in key extended stay markets in the U.S. such as Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Seattle. The first Studio 6 location opened in El Paso, TX, in 1998 with the transformation of an existing Motel 6, allowing guests to “Extend your stay, not your budget®” as the brand’s tagline suggests. The brand was recently named “Home Away From Home” by the Franchise Times’ Zor Awards. The studios feature living areas and fully furnished kitchens along with linens and cookware and free Wi-Fi at an inclusive, transparent rate, competitive to the economy extended stay tier. Studio 6 is managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC. For more information, visit staystudio6.com.

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