My Place Hotels start in Aberdeen and continue to expand nationally

Thursday, October 25, 2018

ABERDEEN, S.D. - The co-founder of Super 8 Motels is from Aberdeen, and he used this hotel chain's business model to start My Place Hotels. The first was in Dickinson, N.D. in 2012. Now in South Dakota you can find a My Place Hotel in Brookings, Sioux Falls, Fort Pierre, Rapid City and of course Aberdeen.

Now there are more than 40 My Place Hotel locations with more than 100 in the works.

According to, here is a little backstory:

"My Place Co-Founder and Chairman Ron Rivett co-founded Super 8 Motels Inc. in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1974, along 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 to both short and long-term stays. Offering modern amenities at an affordable price is My Place Hotels of America's vision.

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