My Place Hotels of America proudly announced the major landmark of reaching their 100th franchise at the 2022 My Place Hotels Convention at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in West Palm Beach, Florida. The exciting news was shared by President and CEO, Ryan Rivett during the Opening Ceremony of the convention.
“I had the opportunity to announce our 100th franchise and that’s a huge milestone for any company. I’m really glad we got here when we did. The people that have been involved in the first hundred franchises of My Place couldn’t be any better.”– Ryan Rivett, My Place Hotels, President & COO
Centered around the theme “Rising to the Eau-Ccasion” the convention represented one of the brightest aspects of the hospitality business that My Place values most: relationships. The record number of attendees were able to connect with a network of ever-expanding developers, owners, operators and industry partners.
Breakout sessions focused on impactful initiatives while general sessions gave insight into the brand’s direction and role in a rapidly changing hospitality environment. Panels consisted of many hospitality all-stars and held a variety of highly engaging discussions including how extended stay has proven to be a leader in the industry and continues to grow at a rapid rate as well as a political update on the industry and what to expect in the future. Another incredible break-out session included Women in Hospitality, which top female industry leaders gave an inspirational panel discussing how they navigated their pathway to success.
Other topics included overcoming the challenges brought on by the pandemic. “I think that our proof of concept was really proven during that time,” said Terry Kline, Executive Vice President of Franchise Development at My Place Hotels. “We never had a chance before the pandemic to really prove the premise that My Place was designed to really withstand the ebbs and tides of the economy. Overall, I don’t think we expected a pandemic to be the reason, but we certainly found out that it worked well during it.”
The final chord of the convention, however, was a celebration of its current community, a close, passionate, and engaged group of participants. The following awards and recipients were announced during the closing general session of the My Place Convention:
Stay Rewarded Elite Ambassador
This award recognizes properties that are actively supporting the Stay Rewarded program by achieving enrollment goals determined by My Place Hotels of America. These locations have achieved Stay Rewarded Elite status a minimum of 6 months in 2022.
Platinum Award for Commitment to Cleanliness
This award to recognizes the top 10 percent of Quality Assurance Inspection Scores
across the chain, year-to-date in 2022Rising Pineapple
This award is given to property-level talent that makes this industry so unique. These individuals were nominated by their peers as having distinguished themselves through their outstanding commitment to hospitality, embodying the spirit of hospitality, through their desire to learn, grow, and constant improvements. Rising Pineapple award winners inspire others to better themselves along with improving the hotel’s overall experience.
Stay Rewarded Elite
These awards recognize and reward properties that are actively supporting the Stay Rewarded program by achieving enrollment goals determined by My Place Hotels of America. We recognized Total Enrollment & Conversion Rate leaders.
My Place Hotel – St. George, UT
My Place Hotel – Moab, UT
Spirit of Hospitality
The Spirit of Hospitality award is given to a General Manager who contributes professional expertise and service to all of their guests and staff. This individual goes above and beyond expectations to make the most of their encounters. Additionally, this award winner contributes significant dedication to brand initiatives and improving the guest experience at all My Place locations.
Rich Rosa: My Place Hotel – Meridian, ID
The Top Dollar Award goes to the hotel that not only brings in a strong top line revenue but positions itself appropriately in the market to achieve success, maintains a strong RevPar, ADR, and Occupancy relative to market, demonstrates excellence in sales, takes initiative to locate new business, thinks outside of the box in operations, and participates with Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management on a regular basis.
My Place Hotel – Kalispell, MT
Property of the Year
This award recognizes the GM, Management, and Staff on a combination of all brand metrics including Quality Assurance, Guest Reviews, Stay Rewarded, and participation in brand initiatives. The direct result of the hard work of this property ensured rooms were available and clean to meet the strong demand of the hotel. They executed strategies to ensure effective operations…and again these results lead to significant YoY ADR increases, one of the highest occupancies in the chain, and high guest confidence.
My Place Hotel – King George, VA
About My Place Hotels of America
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. The company offers two branded hotel options to franchisees. The brand currently has 66 My Place Hotels open across 29 states with over 120 hotels in the pipeline. For more information on franchising with My Place Hotels of America, please visit myplacehotels.com/franchising or contact Terry Kline at (605) 725-5685.