My Place breaks ground on brand's first Virginia hotel

American Hotel & Lodging Association President/CEO Chip Rogers, local leaders, community members and representatives from MP King George and Cornerstone Hospitality attended the My Place King George's groundbreaking ceremony. Photo credit: My Place Hotels of America

MP King George broke ground on Virginia’s first My Place hotel in King George, Va. Cornerstone Hospitality will operate the three-story, 64-unit hotel when it opens next year.

“With its close proximity to nearby Fredericksburg, [Md.], Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., My Place King George is truly a gateway for us to cement our presence along the East Coast more than ever before,” Terry Kline, EVP of franchise sales at My Place Hotels of America, said in a statement.

The My Place King George will, like all My Place hotels, include on-site laundry facilities and a 24-hour store. Its guestrooms will feature a cooktop, a microwave and a full refrigerator. Currently, the King George hotel is slated to open in early spring 2020.

“Our decision to build a My Place Hotel in King George was a very easy one to make,” Craig Larson, COO of Cornerstone Hospitality and an owner at MP King George, said in a statement. “From the very first call we made to Terry and Eric [Myers, VP of franchise sales and development at My Place Hotels], it was clear that this new brand of extended-stay hotels would be a perfect fit for us and for King George.”

My Place Hotels of America is an Aberdeen, S.D.-based franchise company focused on the extended-stay market. It has 49 hotels open across 22 states with more than 120 locations in its pipeline.