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The visionary team behind My Place Hotels of America has been involved in nearly every aspect of the hotel business for 40 years. My Place Chairman and Co-founder Ron Rivett, co-founded Super 8 Motels Inc. in Aberdeen, South Dakota,1974 with long-time friend Dennis Brown. After selling the wildly successful Super 8 Motel system in 1993, Ron remained in the hotel business developing, building, and operating Super 8 Motels and other branded properties as a franchisee until 2011.       

On the heels of economic recession, it became apparent to Ron that the original Super 8 philosophy of a ‘clean, comfortable room for a few bucks less than the guy next door’ was more relevant than ever. This time, however, it would be different.  In order to meet the needs of today’s individuals, families, workers, and business travelers, My Place Hotels would be well-suited for both short and long-term stays. The hotels would demand clean, comfortable rooms with modern amenities, and all at an affordable price, and so the My Place Hotels of America concept was born.

In February, 2012 the first My Place Hotel opened for business in Dickinson, ND and began what would become a two-year proof of concept period, wherein the founders of My Place Hotels would develop, build, supply, open and operate 5 My Place hotels.  Locations include the energy development driven North Dakota markets of Dickinson, Minot, and Bismarck, the heavily traveled intersection of interstates 80 and 25 at Cheyenne, WY and the dual seasoned, demographically diverse vacation market of Bozeman, MT.  Fast forward to January 2014 with a rapidly growing pipeline of properties on the horizon, and the objective of transforming a concept into a reality - proving that the My Place concept works in various markets behind them, My Place Hotels of America was set to embark on the next phase as we began to welcome franchisee’s to join us on our journey!

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