Kristin Taylor Named Executive Vice President Of Technical Services, Real Estate And Development For Motel 6 And Studio 6

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Accor North America (ANA), one of the largest hotel chain owner and operators in North America, announces the promotion of Kristin Taylor to Executive Vice President of Technical Services, Real Estate and Development for Motel 6 and Studio 6.

In her new role, Taylor joins the ANA executive committee and will lead the company's real estate, development, asset management and technical services departments. Taylor will continue ANA's commitment to property excellence by leading priorities and initiatives related to property renovation, capital expenditure management, property maintenance, ADA compliance and energy reduction.

Taylor began with ANA in 1998 as manager of real estate and development, was promoted to director in 2002, named vice president in 2006, and senior vice president in 2010. Taylor has been instrumental in several company initiatives including the transition of company-owned locations to franchises and ensuring the best representation of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in each market through a comprehensive market screening process. Taylor was also involved in the development of Motel 6's "Phoenix" prototype and the brand's first LEED-certified property in Northlake, Texas.

Taylor earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree in finance and banking from the University of Arkansas. Taylor is a certified public accountant; serves on the City of Carrollton's Planning and Zoning Commission as chairman and is a member of the American Planning Association.

### 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

About Accor 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, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, hotelF1 and Motel 6, and its related activities, Thalassa sea & spa and Len�tre - 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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