Who are the sportscasters in the Motel 6 Skipper commercial?
The Skipper is played by actor Ivan Allen. He's a funny actor, he can be seen in several other TV commercials including the famous Southwest Airlines commercial where the girl mistakenly goes into the men's restroom to replace her contact! He's the guy at the sink next to her and gives her a look of confusion. You can check him out at http://imdb.com/name/nm0020594/.
Motel 6 was developed as a plan to build motels with rooms at bargain rates. It was decided on a US$6 nightly room rate that would cover building costs, land leases, and janitorial supplies; hence the company name "Motel 6". Motel 6 also operates Studio 6. Studio 6 hotels are located in 15 U.S. states and Canada. Its competitors include Extended Stay Hotels in Washington, California, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Choice Hotels' Suburban Extended Stay…
BX ...Motel 6 was owned and operated under Accor Hotels until May 22nd 2012 when The Blackstone Group NYSE: BX agreed to acquire the chain for $1.9 billion (Source USA Today Money Section 2012.05.22) Blackstone says it plans to invest significantly in Motel 6's properties and speed the expansion of its franchise base. The private equity firm already owns Hilton Worldwide and other hotels.