My Place hotel in Marion celebrated grand opening Wednesday

My Place Hotels officials stressed they are working to “make My Place your place” in Marion at the grand opening ceremony of its first Ohio hotel on McMahan Blvd. Wednesday.

For the Aberdeen, South Dakota-based hotel company to open its first Ohio hotel in the community, many are asking, “Why Marion?”

The warm Wednesday afternoon gathered local business leaders and executives from My Place at the new hotel for a tour of the new rooms and a ribbon cutting ceremony held by the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce.

Though My Place, a company working to provide all the amenities of home to guests whether they’re staying two days or two months, opened its doors in October 2020 to its Marion location, the grand opening celebration was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the My Place team wanted to hold the in-person event to get to connect with the community.

My Place President and CEO Ryan Rivett (center) shared with the guests why the company chose Marion for its first Ohio location.

One such distinguished visitor, President and CEO of My Place Hotels, Ryan Rivett, addressed the question of, “why Marion?” for its first Ohio hotel location, explaining he was first tipped off to Marion’s market potential through someone he did business with in the past who is based in Piqua.

“The gentleman called me one day and said, ‘Hey you gotta look at Marion, Ohio,’ and I said, ‘Where’s that?'” he joked to the crowd.

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