Moto Hospitality is a company which operates motorway service stations in the UK. They were known as Granada until about 2000, when bought by Compass, becoming the Select Service Partner UK division. Cafes included at Moto service areas (which differ between location) include: Burger King, Fresh Express, Harry Ramsden's, Upper Crust, Little Chef and Caffe Ritazza. Retailers include Birthdays, The Body Shop, Fonebitz, Ladbrokes, Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Scoop, T2 and Thorntons. Moto service areas also have Esso petrol stations and many Moto service areas have Travelodge UK hotels. Unlike rivals Welcome Break and RoadChef Moto are the only major service area operator to only provide cash machines which charge a fee on withdrawal. It was recently announced that W H Smith will open outlets in all Moto service stations.
Moto have won awards for the high standards of cleanliness in their public toilets, winning the 'Loo of the Year Award' in 2006 (for the fourth year running). Moto's Operations Director Brian Larkin was quoted as saying: “To be declared as having the best loos in Britain is quite an achievement in an industry like ours where around 100 million people a year use our toilets. They are open around the clock, every single day of the year so keeping them clean is a mammoth task. But hygienically spotless, fresh smelling toilets are a vital part of our customer care package and the people who look after them do a first-rate job. “This accolade – and all the individual awards we’ve been given – is a glowing tribute to the hard work put in by our cleaning teams. We are delighted with the results.”
The competition judges visited more than 1,000 public toilets all over Britain, scrutinising cleanliness, overall management, signage, accessibility, décor and the standard of fixtures and fittings.
Moto are currently constructing Britain's first carbon neutral service station on the A1(M) at Kirk Deighton near Wetherby, lying across the border line between West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. It was reported in the Wetherby News that the new service station will utilise all the available 'green technologies'.