The residents of East Moline, Illinois are working hard to welcome events to their booming town. And with the opening of My Place Hotels’ newest property, event goers can now Stay Connected — literally.
Earlier this fall, the doors opened at My Place Hotel-East Moline/Quad Cities, IL, a 64-room hotel directly connected to the town’s only customizable event space, Bend Xpo.
And last week, Quad City business leaders, Chamber of Commerce representatives, and My Place corporate team members cozied up in the lobby and toured the hotel’s rooms — then cut a ribbon to make it official.
“Today’s turnout was great,” East Moline Mayor Reggie Freeman said. “When you look at the point of what’s going on in this area and within our city, we’re really excited about My Place coming to town. Representation from the whole of Quad Cities was here today, and that’s what makes it great about doing business here in East Moline.”
Located at 940 Mississippi Parkway, the hotel, managed by Golder Hospitality, not only offers an enclosed walkway to Bend Xpo, but sits in an up-and-coming neighborhood near the Rust Belt, Vibrant Arena, River Center and has views of the beautiful Mississippi River. During the grand opening event, guests were treated to beautiful views of the area’s amenities and dined on appetizers from the Combine, located just across the street.
“As I look at our hotel here and the market we’re in, I see a lot of kinships,” My Place Hotels President and CEO Ryan Rivett told QuadCities.com last week. “You have a lot of history here, a lot of stories that go back in your community, and you have a lot going on today that’s pushing economic development, pushing economic growth. You have a great group of people in this community we’ve been able to interact with.”
The murmur around town is that of excitement, a spark that is currently fanning East Moline’s growth and potential as a destination for travelers across the globe. Rivett said the property owner, Aaron Tennant, has been a driving force to continue the momentum the city has set forth.
“It’s been a pleasure interacting with Aaron and his group throughout the project,” he added. “I applaud the city of East Moline for being engaged and for its residents being engaged.”
And for Rivett and his franchise development team, the future looks bright for the area.
“I’m excited about East Moline,” he said. “I’m excited about this location. It’s so well situated inside of an area — imagine what this is going to look like five years from now, seven years from now.”
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 69 hotels open across 29 states, with over 120 hotels in the pipeline. For more information on franchising with My Place Hotels, please visit www.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 www.myplacehotels.com. All guests are invited to Stay Rewarded® by enrolling at www.myplacestayrewarded.com.