With the new friends we made, the old friends we were reunited with and the prospect of long-lasting relationships with everyone we met, our first taste of Wisconsin was even sweeter than expected. Join us as we reflect on our memorable experience at the Grand Opening of My Place Hotel – Mount Pleasant, WI, on August 6th, 2019.
Fast Facts: Wisconsin’s first My Place Hotel officially opened on June 21, 2019, nearly nine months after construction began in late-Summer 2018! Located at 13320 Globe Drive, the three-story, 64-unit hotel marked the 48th My Place location at the time of its opening!
From the moment the My Place HQ team touched down in the quaint town of Kenosha, Wisconsin welcomed us with beautiful sunny skies and a great deal of enthusiasm from friends, both old and new.
As we caught up with our friends from True Hospitality and VMP Holdings, LLC., we were introduced to new friends who shared our excitement for the future of Mount Pleasant and the surrounding area.
Here are some snapshots of our friends Lynn Eller and Megan Tjernagel from VMP and Eller Enterprises!
It was very clear that the many communities throughout the Milwaukee area were uniquely connected and supportive of each other, very reminiscent of our own network across the US. We would learn just how tight-knit the communities were as we met more and more people throughout the afternoon.
As the event drew near, the size of the crowd grew rapidly as we were joined by members of community, the Racine Chamber of Commerce, village officials, and many other friends and fans of the brand. Making a surprise appearance, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave even found time to join in the excitement, which left Team Mount Pleasant and us in awe.
Before we were ready to officially cut the ribbon on Mount Pleasant’s newest hotel, several guest speakers came forward to offer a few words about the momentous occasion.
Racine Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Matt Montemurro
Guest speakers included Racine Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Matt Montemurro, Village President Dave Degroot, VMP Holdings’ Matt Eller and Tom Caruth, True Hospitality’s Jeremy Murray, and My Place Hotels EVP of Franchise Sales Terry Kline!
Local leaders made it clear that Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities were extremely excited for My Place’s arrival. Our ability to offer guests a quality lodging experience for any length of stay has proven critical as several high-profile, long-term projects kick off in the area.
With the large scissors at the ready, My Place Mount Pleasant’s General Manager Robert Brown had the honor of cutting the ribbon! Cheers and smiles erupted throughout the crowd moments later.
With the ribbon officially cut, it was time to take in Wisconsin’s FIRST My Place Hotel and enjoy more quality time getting to know one another (all while enjoying delicious food and acoustic guitar music provided by My Place Mount Pleasant GM Robert’s father)!
Event attendees were encouraged to sign up for our loyalty program Stay Rewarded® during their time at the Grand Opening event. They even had the opportunity to win prizes for signing up and filling out our event passports!
We spent the rest of our afternoon sharing memorable moments with Team Mount Pleasant and everyone who took time to welcome us to Wisconsin.
There’s no greater feeling than reuniting with old friends and making new friends along the way!
With the Grand Opening of Wisconsin’s first My Place Hotel in the books, we look forward to our return to the Badger State in the near future and wish Team Mount Pleasant the very best of luck as they prove themselves to be the best hotel in Mount Pleasant and the Greater Milwaukee area. Welcome to the family, My Place Mount Pleasant!