Escapes month is all about gleaning inspiration for our homes from the places we experience on our travels and, lets face it, Motel 6 was not all that inspirational in terms of design. Budget friendly, yes, but cutting edge interiors, no. British design firm Priestmangoode was brought in to change that...
...aiming for a design that is "simple, functional and straight to the point", according to their website. Jim Amorosia, president of Motel 6 and Studio 6 says "This design embodies the heart of Motel 6 – it's no-frills, uncomplicated and efficient with a new modern edge".
One big switch for the better, according to a post on Dwell about the redesign: Carpet is now out, with faux wood hard flooring replacing it. Platform beds and a multi-use entertainment unit are also new additions.
BusinessWeek's coverage of the redesign states that "The first all-new Motel 6 was introduced on May 22 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and to date nearly 60% of the chain has been revamped."
So, in your travels this summer, has anyone seen the new Motel 6 look? Do you give it a thumbs up?
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