My Place Hotels of America recently opened its first Idaho hotel in Meridian, bringing the brand into 16 states with 32 locations. A second Idaho location is underway in Twin Falls.

The new four-story hotel in Meridian has 85 rooms and offers economy options for short and extended stays. It’s at 3050 E. Jewel St., near Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, across Eagle Road from The Village at Meridian.

After seven months of construction, the Meridian hotel opened on April 10, according to a press release. The owners will host a grand opening event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 24, which will include a food drive for the Meridian Food Bank. Meridian’s Great Harvest Bread Co. will cater the event.

The hotel is independently owned by MP Meridian, LLC, and operated by Channel Point Hospitality, LLC, a division of Aimbridge Hospitality. The general manager, Chris Vaughn, has lived in Meridian since 1991, according to a press release.

The hotel’s extended-stay rooms will feature a kitchen with a two-burner cooktop, a microwave and a full refrigerator. The hotel will allow pets and have on-site laundry, internet and a 24-hour store.

My Place Hotels of America was co-founded by Ron Rivett, who also co-founded Super 8 Motels Inc., and is headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The first My Place Hotel opened in North Dakota in 2012, according to the company’s website, myplacehotels.com.

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