Accor Hotels’ revenue for the first half of 2011 rose 4.4% from the same period a year earlier, as higher demand at European and Asian properties more than offset sluggish sales at Motel 6 in the U.S.

Accor’s first-half revenue increased to 2.97 billion euros ($4.2 billion) from 2.85 billion euros, the company said.

Strong demand in cities, including Paris and London, helped boost first-half revenue per available room 9.3% at European upscale and midscale hotels, which include Sofitel and Pullman.

Some countries in Accor’s emerging markets, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, saw more than a 10% jump in revenue.

In the U.S., Accor’s economy-hotel operations (Motel 6 and Studio 6) saw a 5% drop in revenue.

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