My Place Hotels, a popular extended-stay hotel chain based in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is making inroads into the Alaskan market with three new locations in Ketchikan, Anchorage, and Fairbanks. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015, with expected completion dates by fall or winter 2015.
The Alaska construction is expected to begin on a lot on Ketchikan’s Tongass Avenue, across from the city’s post office and next to an Alaskan and Proud grocery store. When finished, the Ketchikan My Place Hotel will feature 64 rooms and is expected to employ at least 10 people.
Two other My Place Hotels are already in operation in Washington state.
The My Place Hotels franchise was cofounded by Ron Rivett, the cofounder of the well-known Super 8 Motel chain, and his grandson, Ryan Rivett, who serves as president and chief operations officer of My Place.
My Place Hotels operates on an economy model that provides comfortable, inexpensive extended-stay lodging for customers. Each room features a kitchenette, for example, but larger amenities such as swimming pools, exercise rooms or complementary breakfasts are excluded.
The hotels offer guests a laundry facility and Internet access. Pets are also allowed.
Planners and executives believe that the Ketchikan market will fully support the hotel. At base, the hotel will serve many of the tourists in the area. The nearby hospital is expected to bring in guests who are staying in the area because of a family member in the hospital.
Guests with connections to the industrial shipping industry are also expected to make use of the My Place Hotel. Vigor Alaska, a heavy industrial shipyard, is within walking distance of the hotel’s proposed site.
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