SOURCE: Accor North America

Accor North America

November 17, 2011 13:10 ET

Motel 6 Seeks Cuddly Donations for Fourth Annual Great Teddy Bear Roundup

Teddy Bear Donations to Comfort Children in Need

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - Motel 6, known for providing guests with a clean, comfortable room and great service for the lowest price of any national chain, will help bring comfort to children experiencing stressful or traumatic situations with the fourth annual Great Teddy Bear Roundup. New teddy bears can be donated at any participating Motel 6 in the U.S. and Canada now through Dec. 8 and will be delivered to local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) that will utilize the teddy bears to soothe children in need.

During the Great Teddy Bear Roundup, Motel 6 collects new, small to medium-sized teddy bears on behalf of each location's local service agencies. As a supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Motel 6 has included RMHC as a beneficiary of the Great Teddy Bear Roundup in 2011, assisting locally in their mission to improve the lives, health and well-being of children.

"We are grateful for the support of our guests and those in the community who have generously donated over 32,000 teddy bears for the cause over the past three years," said Jim Amorosia, CEO of Motel 6 and Studio 6. "Local police, fire departments and social services are invaluable to our communities, and we are honored to support their efforts comforting children."

Motel 6 encourages guests and community members to contact their local Motel 6 or Studio 6 to confirm the location's participation in the Great Teddy Bear Roundup prior to dropping off their donations. To find the nearest Motel 6 or Studio 6 location, guests can visit www.motel6.com.

As an additional avenue of giving, Motel 6 raises funds on behalf Ronald McDonald House Charities year-round. Contributions to RMHC are accepted online via http://www.motel6.com/promotions/rmhc.aspx.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain at more than 1,100 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 25 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 and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer Wi-Fi Internet access, 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 1,100 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.

Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,200 hotels and more than 500,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands -- Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons/ibis styles, Etap Hotel/ibis budget, hotelF1 and Motel 6 -- provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.

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