Motel 6 Upgrades Technology to Offer Additional Payment Options to Its Guests

Economy Lodging Leader Partners with Ingenico Group to Enhance Transactions 

Ingenico Group, global leader in seamless payment, announced today that the economy lodging leader G6 Hospitality, parent company of the iconic brands Motel 6 and Studio 6, is upgrading its Ingenico Group terminals to prepare for the EMV liability shift and ensure PCI compliance, at its corporate owned properties in the US and Canada.

G6 Hospitality selected Ingenico Group’s customer-facing iSC Touch 480 touchscreen readers, designed for high-traffic and high-volume lodging and retail environments. The devices are fully equipped to handle all forms of electronic payment: EMV chip card, magnetic stripe, signature capture, and NFC/contactless, and fully support new payment options such as NFC, wallets and QR codes. Ingenico Group’s iSC Touch 480 was the first POS device in the world to meet the more rigorous PCI PTS V4 hardware and software security requirements.

The first phase of this process involves the installation of new terminals, which will provide the foundation for the ongoing payment strategy roll out. The Ingenico Group terminals will eventually enable the corporate owned properties to accept EMV and NFC payments. Future enhancements will also allow guests to check-in kiosk style, making the process easier and faster for travelers.

We are very pleased with our partnership with Ingenico Group as they have consistently pushed the envelope on innovation by providing cutting edge technology to better serve our customers,” said Jeffrey Winslow, executive vice president and chief information officer at G6 Hospitality. “We trust Ingenico Group to guide us through the U.S. transition to EMV, to ensure a seamless payment experience for our guests, and to provide us with best-in-class payment terminals that support the technologies that keep data secure.”

Gregory Boardman, Senior Vice President of Product and Development for Ingenico Group, said, “G6 Hospitality is known for its willingness to invest in technology that will improve efficiency and make for a great guest experience. Ingenico Group’s customer-facing touchscreen terminals offer guests plenty of secure options for payment, and support virtually every emerging payment option including chip cards and mobile wallets.”