ATLANTA, Ga.—My Place Hotels of America crossed another state line with the opening of Georgia’s debut My Place Hotel in Lithia Springs. Having opened its doors to the professional drivers of Werner Enterprises on Oct. 7, the nation’s 27th My Place location now also serves Atlanta area travelers as their newest hotel, located at 907 Bob Arnold Boulevard off I-20, exit 44. The convenient location is only minutes from Six Flags Over Georgia and provides guests easy access to Turner Field and downtown Atlanta. My Place Hotel-Atlanta West/Lithia Springs, GA is independently owned by Werner Enterprises, Inc. The property is operated by TLC Management.
While a premier transportation and logistics company may be an unexpected franchisee to the hotel brand, the unprecedented collaboration between Werner and My Place yields an extraordinary answer to Werner’s growing need for driver accommodations in the hub of transportation. Together the teams addressed drivers’ lodging concerns with design solutions, and modified the My Place prototype to include 50 newly designed double rooms made specifically for Werner’s professional drivers.
During the property’s grand opening celebration, My Place Chairman and CEO Ron Rivett shared his remarks with his long-time friend and Werner’s Founder, Clarence “C.L.” Werner at his side. The brand new hotel isn’t only unique to the hotel industry, it’s a newcomer to both hospitality and transportation industries Rivett said.
“We’re extremely happy to be here at this new facility, the first of its kind,” Rivett said. “I’m certain that of all the trucking companies in the United States, this is the only one providing facilities like this for its drivers. It’s brand new, really nice, and I’m told by the staff in this company that they’re really enjoying the rooms. I’m hopeful that Mr. Werner will be having some more of these at various locations throughout the United States.”
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics provider with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, offering a diversified portfolio of transportation services.
Werner’s Vice President of Terminal Management Randy Kraft said these specially designed driver accommodations will exponentially improve drivers’ lodging options.
“We’re excited to offer these unique accommodations, which were designed specifically to meet the distinct needs of our professional drivers,” said Kraft. “Our company was founded by a driver, for drivers, and we still operate on that fundamental principle today.”