Motel 6 Sold for US$1.9 Billion

Accor has agreed to sell the Motel 6 and Studio 6 lodging chains to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in a transaction worth $1,900,000,000.00, which is expected to be completed in October 2012. Although Hilton Worldwide and LQ Management LLC — which is the La Quinta chain of inns and suites — are both already owned by Blackstone, Motel 6 will be operated on a stand-alone basis, according to…

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Chain of Friends Promotion: Save 15% on Weekends at Hampton Inns

Hilton HHonors forum FlyerTalk members react positively to the Hampton 15% off – Chain of Friends Offer promotion and are taking advantage of it.

The promotion is good on stays between Friday and Sunday nights from now until September 4, 2010, but restrictions apply.

As a bonus to accompany the promotion for those who feel lucky, there is also a chance to win an entire hotel for a weekend, or 100 rooms for 2 nights, in the Hampton Inn Chain of Friends sweepstakes.

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Should a Hotel Property That Offers Complimentary Breakfast Pay for Breakfast for a Dissatisfied Guest?

FlyerTalk member Hhonor Gguard is a Hampton Inn employee who was confronted by a guest who was so dissatisfied with the free breakfast food items that she wanted that Hampton Inn property to pay for her breakfast. Hhonor Gguard politely responded that there was not much that could be done and informed the guest of a recommended place to eat breakfast. She responded that she thought that Hhonor Gguard was rude.

What should Hhonor Gguard have done? Could Hhonor Gguard have done more for the guest? Find out how FlyerTalk members respond when Hhonor Gguard requests: “FTers, back me up (or condemn me)!

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