Motel 6/Studio 6 Collect New Teddy Bears to Help Local Agencies Comfort Children in Need
DALLAS, Texas (October 30, 2009) – 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 – continue to support community safety and the important work of our law enforcement officials, fire fighters and social services by launching the second annual “Great Teddy Bear Roundup.” Between November 9 and December 11, members of the community can drop new teddy bears in collection boxes at participating Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations across the country.
The goal of the “Great Teddy Bear Roundup” is to collect new, small to medium-sized teddy bears that will be donated to each Motel 6/Studio 6’s local law enforcement agencies, fire departments or hospitals in need of a means to comfort children experiencing stressful or traumatic situations. Each year, police and fire departments across the country collect teddy bears to donate to hospitals, child protective agencies or to hand out to children they encounter everyday.
“The astounding success of last year’s inaugural Great Teddy Bear Roundup has challenged us to do more and collect even more teddy bears for the community,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO of Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “We respect and appreciate the work of our local police, fire departments and social services, and we look forward to having a mountain of teddy bears to help support them in their efforts to comfort children in need.”
Last year’s Great Teddy Bear Roundup garnered more than 10,000 teddy bears, benefitting local communities nationwide. This year, as an added benefit for a local community, Motel 6/Studio 6 will donate $6,000 to the local fire or police department of the location in North America that collects the greatest number of bears. Those interested in contributing teddy bears can find their nearest Motel 6/Studio 6 location on motel6.com and should verify participation by calling the location.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain at more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. For 23 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 Wi-Fi Internet access, free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.
About Studio 6
Studio 6 extended stay hotels offer the affordable comfort of furnished studios, low weekly rates and accommodating hotel amenities. You will find Studio 6 locations in the United States and Canada Conveniently located in major business complexes, offering easy access to shopping and retail centers, entertainment areas, and restaurants.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,000 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Motel 6, Studio 6, Ibis, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and upscale Novotel locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit accor-na.com.
About Accor Worldwide
Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;
- Services, with 32 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and motivation, and expense management.