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MOTEL 6 IS LEAVING THE LIGHT ON IN COLLINSVILE, ILLINOIS

3/3/2008

Newly-Converted Franchise Motel Joins Motel 6 Family of Properties in Collinsville area

CARROLLTON, Texas (March 3, 2008) – Accor North America, one of the nation’s largest owner/operators of economy lodging, announced the opening of a new Motel 6 property in Collinsville, Illinois. The property is located at 552 Ramada Boulevard in Madison County near Highway 55 and Highway 70. The franchised property is owned and operated by Tall Brothers Incorporated, and Mitzy Schutte has been named the new General Manager overseeing the property.

Motel 6 offers a low price and great value without sacrificing comfort at more than 880 locations in the United States and Canada. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, and a channel line-up including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. All Motel 6 properties welcome pets, and most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. Guests can save even more with Click 6 Internet bargains, available only at motel6.com. For reservations or information, visit www.motel6.com or call 800-4-MOTEL6.

The new Motel 6 is located at 552 Ramada Boulevard, Collinsville, Illinois 62234. For more information, contact Mitzy Shutte, General Manager, at (618) 214-4404.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 900 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 21 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, 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 Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 950 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Studio 6 and Motel 6 and the upper-upscale Sofitel and upscale Novotel hotel locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.accor-na.com/.

About Accor Worldwide
Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands, representing more than 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre.
- Services, with 23 million people in nearly 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in human resources, marketing services and expense management.

CONTACT:
Laura Rojo-Eddy
(972) 360-5970
lrojo@accor-na.com



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