My Place Hotels: History, and parallels, in plastic tubs

Back in 1993 when the Super 8 brand was sold, a treasure-trove of information from decades of its history were put into a warehouse at the franchise birthplace in Aberdeen, S.D. Later it was stashed safely out of sight in a My Place Hotels headquarters storage room. Super 8 founders and former corporate employees still…

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The Guest Post: Finding Home on the Road

While My Place Hotels are a welcome overnight stay for weary travelers, they’re more than a one-nighter for more and more people who need a place to call home for longer. The extended-stay concept offered by My Place continues to see unprecedented growth. We spoke with guests who told us why My Place is theirs…

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The Guest Post: Connecting with Influencers

Influencers inform, entertain, draw readers to My Place Hotels You may have seen social media posts featuring stories and photos by our carefully selected travel crew that stays at My Place Hotels of America locations across the country. They’re our “influencers,” people who do more than just tell others about My Place Hotels. They take…

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Notes on Being a New Employee at the My Place Company Picnic

Company picnics could be stressful for new employees – all those long-time folks know each other well and can easily chat about most anything. Meanwhile, the new people are busy observing the landscape of conversation topics, balancing food plates, and are probably avoiding any causes for embarrassment, like spilling on your boss and other likely…

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The State of Great

Never having spent much time in Pierre, South Dakota’s capital city, I was a tourist myself during the Jan. 15-17 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  It’s usually just a quick drive-through on the way to and from the Black Hills. But spending a few days there made me appreciate those attractive rolling hills surrounding the town…

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