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Groundbreaking January 25, 2024

Double the Fun! Two groundbreakings in one day for My Place

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ABERDEEN, SD - January 25th, 2024. My Place Hotels threw some dirt AND a little snow during a brisk, albeit exciting day for the brand.

My Place celebrated not one, but two groundbreaking ceremonies on Wednesday, January 17 — one for a hotel in Bentonville, AR and one in Pooler, GA. While the team clearly picked the colder of the two cities in which to celebrate (Bentonville was a whopping 23 degrees when the My Place team arrived on site), the low temperature couldn't dampen the celebration as members from the TGC Group, My Place Corporate, the City of Bentonville, and the Bentonville Chamber of Commerce gathered to commemorate the occasion.

The Hype Coffee Co. truck kept hands and mouths thawed as the group heard from Debbie Griffin, Director of Administration for the City of Bentonville; Nick Esterline, President and Founder of TGC Group; Ryan Rivett, President and CEO of My Place Hotels; and Leslie McClure, President of Hospitality at TGC Group. The consistent sentiment across the board was an alignment in values between the ownership of the properties and My Place Hotels.

Nick Esterline, President & Founder, TGC Group

"When we were looking to expand our portfolio, something that helped solidify that this was the right fit for us was we felt like we were joining a family. We call ourselves the TGC Family, and they told us we were joining the My Place Family, so it just made sense."

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A group of 5 men posing for a groundbreaking photo at a construction site

The 63- (Bentonville) and 64- (Pooler) key hotels are part of a multi-development agreement between My Place and TGC Group, who plan to develop nine My Place hotels over the next several years. MPHOA is extremely excited about TGC's part in continuing to grow the brand's footprint and can't wait to see what the future holds for this partnership.

In addition to celebrating two properties at once, it shouldn't be understated that this will be the first My Place Hotel to open in Arkansas, and will bump up My Place's presence into 30 states across the country. There are two Arkansas projects in the works, but Bentonville is slated to open its doors first in the fall of 2024. As the My Place brand continues to expand into new markets, it's reassuring to receive such warm welcomes from the communities they're entering.

"We're very excited that you chose Bentonville as your first city in the state of Arkansas," said Debbie Griffin, Director of Administration for the City of Bentonville. "Not only does it show confidence in our region and our state, it also helps drive economic development to our city, so we appreciate the investment in Bentonville, and we want to welcome you to our city!"

Two groundbreakings, a new territory, and entering My Place's 30th state — just another day at the office! 2024 is going to be a monumental year for My Place Hotels, and January couldn't have kicked it off any better!

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About My Place Hotels
All My Place Hotels locations offer modern amenities at an affordable price, including nightly, weekly, and monthly rate options. Each guest room features My Kitchen, complete with a cooktop, microwave, and a full-sized refrigerator. My Place Hotels offers pet-friendly accommodations, and includes on-site laundry facilities, complimentary high-speed internet, and a 24-hour My Store located in the hotel lobby and stocked with an array of supplies for the guests’ convenience.

My Place Hotels of America is a franchise company that focuses on providing a clean and comfortable facility with modern amenities and great customer service, all at an affordable price. The company is based out of Aberdeen, S.D. and offers franchisees a new construction brand, designed to ensure quality, consistency and the highest of standards for delivering marketplace value. The brand currently has 70 hotels open across 29 states, with over 120 hotels in the pipeline.

For more information on franchising with My Place Hotels, please visit myplacehotels.com/franchising or contact Terry Kline at 605-725-5685.

To book your stay at My Place, please call the toll-free reservation line at 855-200-5685 or visit myplacehotels.com. All guests are invited to Stay Rewarded® by enrolling at myplacehotels.com

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