My Place opens in North Aurora
My Place, an extended stay hotel chain, completed construction and opened its first Illinois location in North Aurora.
Construction started 14 months ago at Randall Crossings, at Randall and Orchard roads, said N.A. Lodging Principal Ed Roberts, a group of local investors who also own commercial real estate holdings in the suburbs.
"Considering everything the North Aurora community has to offer in addition to the westward expansion of commerce along the I-88 corridor, our work with local leaders identified the very needs our brand-new hotel addresses," said Roberts. "With the comfort and conveniences of home, we are confident Chicagoland's first My Place Hotel adds value to every traveler's experience for every length of stay."
The three-story, 63-room hotel marks America's 43rd My Place location across 21 states. It is located two miles from the Fox River, less than five miles from downtown Aurora, and 40 miles from downtown Chicago.
Roberts said they developed this land years ago and because of the growth in manufacturing near I-88 and a feasibility study, were encouraged to build a hotel for extended stay use. "There isn't an extended stay hotel in North Aurora and the nearest one is in Naperville," he told the Daily Herald when the property was under construction.
My Place, based in Aberdeen, South Dakota, was co-founded in 2012 by Chairman and CEO Ron Rivett, co-founder of Super 8 Motels in South Dakota in 1974. The company has 43 My Place branded hotels operating nationwide and nine more are expected to open later this year, according to the company website.
Each extended stay guest room features a two-burner cooktop, a microwave and a full-size refrigerator. The property is pet friendly and includes on-site laundry facilities, an in-house bar, complimentary high-speed internet service and electric vehicle charging stations.